I finished 3 weeks of IVs earlier this week. I do feel better than I did BUT I’m still having coughing attacks. I’m attributing it more to asthma though. I was offered prednisone at clinic on Friday (yesterday) but I declined for the time being. I’m going to hold off and see if treatments and such can help. We all know how much I love prednisone, NOT! My lung functions were the same at FEV1 .96L/34%. My first two attempts were 33% and my last one was the 34%. I will follow-up in 6 weeks.
It is glucose tolerance test time of the year…booo. I need to get it done before I got back in 6 weeks. The reason for the GTT is my pancreas doesn’t work correctly as I am pancreatic insufficient and have to take enzymes when I eat to help with digestion. CF related diabetes is very common, hence the GTT. I hate it, so I keep trying to put it off as long as possible…hahaha. It gives me a bad headache to boot. We are checking my thyroid since I’ve been really tired. I’m thinking it is my depression and not having motivation to do anything. I have only been on the new antidepressant Pristiq for 2 weeks. Unfortunately it takes at least 4-6 weeks to get to a therapeutic level in your system. So I have some more time for it to kick in.
As you know I have been having pain in my shoulders for weeks. I had a MRI of both shoulders last night. It was torture!! You have to lay flat with a MRI and squeeze into a small tube. I tried not coughing but failed…hahaha. Laying flat was torture. I coughed quite a bit. They had to redo just one section on my left shoulder because I was coughing and moving. After all of that I hope it shows something and that it was worth it. It may end up being just “frozen shoulders.” I think taking Levaquin has something to do with the pain but I could be wrong. Who knows. All I know is that they hurt.
Until next time…