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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.
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    751 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    I am also Type 2 Diabetic and I know what I put in my mouth caused my disease. Nothing more than that. I also know by not eating right, exercising enough has cause me to escalate the disease. I say get all the education you can on this. Get yourself an Diabetic Educator and nutritionist if your insurance covers it. There are many many free programs for diabetes sponsored by hospitals. See if you can get any classes there. I wish someone would of told me this long ago. I'm just being honest with you. I do understand your devastation, as I felt the same way. Remember the more you know and understand this the better off you are.
    751 days ago
    so very sorry. I am type 2 diabetic as well, and remember wel how devastated I was being diagnosed. That was back in 2010. did lots of research to learn about it, went to a diabetes educator and also joined a diabetic group here on SP. All of that helped. As much support as you can get, take it.

    751 days ago
    I hope you are well soon.
    752 days ago
    Wishing you the best
    752 days ago
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