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Dr. visit

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Well- the good news is that after just 3 weeks of using the 40mg/daily steroids, the lung doctor has determined that it isn't helping! I get to taper off the prednisone. Of course, some of the weight / fat distribution damage ( etc) has been done but, within a week or so, I will hit my maximum "worst-case-scenario".
Hopefully, after that, it's just working my way back down. I have a bronchoscopy and biopsy scheduled for 1/13- still no determination on why I'm still sick since August.. No clue as to the lungs/breathing/wheezing, or the fatigue ( as my top two complaints). Next steps are endocrinologist visit and infectious med visit ( supposedly doesnt mean it's contagious.. just they they are the "mystery diagnosis" doctors).

On a positive note, I did manage 400 calories on the elliptical on Wed morning.. Of course my lungs were burning after about 3 minutes but I pressed on, took it slow and kept on for the 400 calories.
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    Good luck with figuring things out. Are you seeing an endocrinologist to check your thyroid? I'm having all kinds of thyroid trouble myself. Not knowing is the worst, though.

    That's an impressive workout!
    2113 days ago
    Yay for getting of the prednisone!! I hope they can figure out what the problem is.
    400 calories is awesome!!!
    2113 days ago
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