Friday, July 11, 2014
So been working on learning to eat to help keep the IBS under control. I had been having a lot of shoulder and upper back pain, increasing hip and thigh pain; but had severely low Vitamin D level, in reading up on that it said it can cause pain. So figured with being on the high dose vitamin D and now daily low dose vitamin D it would soon be going away. My last level had gone from 12 to 19 and I am due to have another one drawn next month. But lately the pain has gotten pretty severe. It now affects my whole arms, my thighs, hips, shoulders, neck, back. I was talking to my best friend the other day and finally just broke down in tears and had to go because just holding the cell phone up to my ear made my forearms ache so badly I had to hang up. Her husband has Fibromyalgia and she wonders if I could be starting with that. I have no clue. I don't know what it is. I only know everything seems to hurt, and it's a really deep pain, not just like a pulled muscle kind of pain. I don't sleep much because I am constantly waking at night repositioning myself especially my arms...because if they stay in one position too long they begin to hurt too badly. I did read hypothyroid can cause muscle pain, my last TSH was barely high at 4.51 (last year it was 3.1) but my T4 was normal at 1.04 so they weren't concerned about it. I have an appointment next month with my primary care MD so I will talk to her then about it. Tylenol doesn't really work for me and due to the chronic kidney failure can't take ibuprofen or anything along those lines. Needless to say it is affecting my exercise, one good day of exercise gives me 2 down days because of the pain. Anyone else ever had anything like this? Or a suggestion for what I should ask my MD about? Would appreciate any suggestions/help.
Thanks. Have a blessed weekend.