Short Update – July 7th, 2015

I feel awful without my meds. I am taking 2-3 Tylenol 3’s over the course of the day. My doctor prescribed them for me so I could take less of the OTC Tylenol w/ codeine and my high dose Naproxen. It is working out well. When I have taken my Naproxen it was for three days at a time, which I’ve done twice. Codeine kinda fucks me up but whatever.

Work is hectic and exhausting. So far the only good thing about it is I’ve been closer to home. And the cash I guess, we need the money.

We are in the middle of a heat wave and what I would call a drought. Too tired to find you sources at the moment. The forest fires are really bad and have blanketed my region in smoke. There was a fire on the other side of the mountain from us just the other day. Excitement. (Note the sarcasm). My breathing has been yucky. Need to call the doctors office about my lung function appointment.

There’s other stuff going on in my personal life that I won’t get into here but it is also exhausting.

I’m in a grumpy, exhausted, “just done” head space today. At least I have less walks then yesterday.

Returning Symptoms  

It’s funny the symptoms you forget about when they are being controlled by medication. The one that has most recently returned is itchy palms and undersides and sides of my fingers, generally located around the joints. Seems worse on the left. Occasionally there is itching on the top of my knuckles.

May 20, 2015

Sometimes the pain and exhaustion feels like a suffocating wave. I held it together for the day while I was out. My right side has been causing more pain then the left. Still hurts on the left but it is rarely debilitating. I knew after the first block or so of walking that it was going to be really painful later on. I did my best to take it easy. As soon as I lay down on my bed when I got home it started in my hip, then the ankle, now the knee and a twinge coming on in the shoulder. The pain has a life of it’s own when it gets this bad. It has a pulse. A personality. You find yourself bargaining with it. I’m scared because now that I’m finished my arthritis meds everything is going to get worse and worse. Until I get pregnant anyways, and that’s if I go into remission this time. We need to hurry up and move and get the tenant in so more cash starts flowing so I can stop working.

May 16, 2015 – Barometric Theory

Almost every person I have talked to that has a chronic and/or autoimmune disorder share the experience of their condition changing with the weather. A lot of this has to do with barometric pressure. I even started taking solar flares into account. I have tried to track pressures and my condition before and just couldn’t keep up with it. I’m going to note it when I do remember but I’m not going to stress about it. 

All this week the weather has been fluctuating rather drastically. A good ten degree difference from day to day. A five to ten degree difference just over night. There is possibility of rain and thunderstorms as the warm and cold intermingle.

My joints feel like they are filled with fine sand or ground glass. Sometimes it feels like what I imagine slow moving chainsaws would. The muscle/nerve pain associated with my Fibromyalgia is difficult to predict. Well all the symptoms really. Recurrent low level nausea multiple times a day right now. 

Current weather report…

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 18:45 PDT

  • Feels Like: 17
  • Wind: SE 6 km/h
  • Sunrise: 5:28
  • Sunset: 20:50
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Pressure: 101.5 kPa

Thursday, May 14 2015

My joints have been less painful which is nice but the drastic temperature changes from one day to the next are really throwing me off. I am boarding two dogs at my home right now so less walking which is also good. Had the chance for some alone time in nature before I came home from work. Now I just wish I had time for a nap.