Monday, September 25, 2017
Did a follow-up visit with the doctor after he diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia and prescribed Effexor to help with the symptoms. Unfortunately, the Effexor cause my symptoms to get worse. I even contacted the pharmacy and he stated he felt the amount of symptoms I was having, he felt I should go every other day to try and see if my body would begin to tolerate the medicine. But after 2 weeks, I hated taking it. So I quit. I wen back to the doctor this past Friday and he agreed with the decisions made between the pharmacist and I and stop the Effexor. We went over my labs from the past visit and it concluded that I have Type II Diabetes. I was devastated. I have been trying so hard to not get it, but it became inevitable. Doctor even noted that it happened within this last year comparing all my results in the past 3 years, I was good until now. I wish I new what happened that changed, but now I have to kick my butt into overdrive for the next 3 weeks and lose 10 pounds to see if this will help my numbers go down per doctor's orders. It's going to be hard, but I believe I can do it. I have lost 3 pounds so far since Friday. So if I can keep that 3 pounds off this week and lose 7 more pounds in the next few weeks, I will be at the doctor's goal weight. And then I can restart my treatment for Fibromyalgia in three weeks providing that the symptoms I am having is not related to the Diabetes instead. He said that is unlikely that the particular symptoms I am having is Diabetes related, but he said it is not impossible. So we will have to see what happens.
Funny what your mind will think the moment something serious happens. After being told of my issues, I started to beat myself up because I feel I wasn't doing enough to prevent this from happening. I went home that night and we were watching TV and I saw a commercial of a skinny woman holding her rather thick husband and all I can think of, in a years time, that will be me!!! That is my goal.