Posted 06 November 2007 - 07:40 AM
Lots of great suggestions for all of us who are having the issues described.
I sure like what Janey has suggested that works for her. I'm going to try that too, Janey
I don't know how you do it, being on your feet... a grueling schedule for most, but explains alot!
You are a real trooper, Tammy... is there any way you could sit during part of your work day? I realize the demand there must be on all of you working in the pharmacy.
I agree with the suggestion by Jensue, Janey and others who suggested you try eating a little bit several times a day. It's so much easier on the digestion.
(I should practice the same )
Take care, Tammy et al!
Special Hugs, Susie
Posted 07 November 2007 - 02:34 PM
Everything I'm reading though tells me that it's the sclero disease. What I want to know is this the way it's going to be? I can't imagine having this disease for these poor people that have small children. My husband has been very good in realizing that I can't do much and doesn't require big meals and is OK with cereal and toast if necessary.
So you and I just need to realize that we have to rest when our body is telling us that's what it needs and cherish the times when we feel good.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 03:24 AM
Thanks & Hugs
Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:17 PM
Another scary thought, but everyone should keep it in mind is coronary artery disease. For women especially, one of the first symptoms of a blockage is severe tiredness. The month before my first heart attack, I slept like crazy. It happened again and again. (I've had three and the doctors think my arteries are compromised in part because of the scleroderma) My cholesterol is low, I'm on plavix and aspirin and yet I get blockages. Just be aware is what I'm saying, everyone was shocked that my problem was so serious.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 05:57 PM
It is not uncommon to have some fatigue with Scleroderma. I did mention to primary physicians during the last visit. He went over all the blood tests to find any deficiencies and he found very low level of iron. He asked me to start over the counter iron tables over 300mg a day and in case I am constipated due to iron, he prescribed medications to relieve constipation. I am glad other necessary elements such as B12, Folic acid are within normal range. Still my CBC stays below 3.5. So I have some more work to do.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 06:15 AM
Hopefully, doctors will better recognize the signs, as well as the ladies themselves so these attacks can be prevented.
Quite awhuile back, I posted about a friend of mine who had been doctoring becaus e of pain she had been having. They figured it was Carpal Tunnel! Two weeks after they had pretty much given up, she had a heart attack and died. It was very heart-breaking, as she was so proactive, where taking care of herself was concerned.
Appreciate your post... Take care of yourself.