Thursday, September 11, 2008

So I had a doctors apt this morning. We went over my pulmonary function test. The good news is the Lupus hasn’t set into my lungs. It does look like I have some asthma so I am getting an inhaler for when I need it…. Yippee. We are going to try and drop the Lupus meds to see if it makes a difference. I won’t know for two weeks if it will matter if I take it or not. I’m kinda glad I don’t have to take it. It’s hard to remember cause I have to take it on an empty stomach. Plus it is so stinking expensive.

The meds for the fibromyalgia are working, but there is one side effect that is terrible. Weight. Apparently 70% of those who take this med cannot lose weight and to make matters worse I have gained 9 pounds in 3 weeks. I am devastated. If this stupid med wasn’t working so well I would go off of it. I am the heaviest I have ever been, it’s so depressing. So what do I do? Keep getting fat and be 90% better than I was a year ago or go off the meds, lose 100 pounds and be in pain and MISERABLE? So frustrating, and losing weight has never been easy for me, so 100 pounds would take a long time. Decisions, decisions.

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