Friday, September 17, 2010

Sleep, where art thou? Washed away by a pill, I think.

I haven't written much about my random bizarre health issues here other than allude to the fact that they are hormone related.  It appears a little more than that may be going on and although thankfully it's nothing serious, it's a pain in the ass.  Well, not literally.  If I'm going to be literal I'd say it's a pain in my shoulders.  And a pain in my hips.  And a pain in my elbows.  I have inflammation throughout my body that has, at this point, an unknown cause.  My levels on all my bloodwork have come back time and time again extremely elevated.  The specific tests for Lupus and other autoimmune diseases have all be negative, thankfully.  Soo, this random inflammation has kept me achey and miserable somedays and just enough to make me cranky on others.  My rheumotologist put me on a 20-day regimen of Prednisone which I began on Tuesday.  Today is Friday. 

 Oh, and by the way?  It's Friday at 5:44am.  I could have written this post at 2:00am because I was awake then, too, but I was too considerate to let the glare of my laptop possibly wake up Chris.  Now I'm over it because I've been laying here awake for nearly 4 hours.  Sleep is my very best friend in the world so when I don't sleep, I know something is up.  Either I'm 9 months pregnant and am awake because it's hard to be like a manatee and be comfortable in a bed OR, apparently, I'm on Prednisone.  BUT!  Here I am, awake to the dark sound of the sprinklers outside, and I. don't. ache. one. bit.

Hmmmmm.  Now.  Would I rather feel a bit jittery, like I could bust out and do the Can-Can at any minute and not sleep or be achey.  The jury is still out  on that one.  I'll report back. 

That's me.  With no aches for the first time in 3 years.  At 2am.

1 comment:

  1. Why didn't you tell me? You know I have rheumatoid arthritis right? I tested negative for the RA factor as well. 30% of people with it do.

    I hope the prednisone works for you!!! <3


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