If you have been following along, you will know that I have been nauseous with a low grade fever since September and no one has been able to find the cause.
A couple of weeks ago, I had an Upper G.I.series which came back normal and it’s like my Gastroenterologist has washed her hands of me. I am going though perimenopause and I am taking something OTC for my hot flashes which has worked beautifully. Nausea IS a symptom of perimenopause, though not a common one. I emailed my gynecologist to ask her for something for nausea, I mean what does she give pregnant women who have morning sickness(?) and she told me I should follow up with my Primary Care doc, which brings me right back to the beginning.
I am homebound due to this. I haven’t showered in days because I am too sick.
A couple of weeks ago, Tyler, Jacques and I all came down with the stomach virus and ever since then it’s been even worse. In fact, this whole thing started with a stomach virus.
I cancel everything; dental appointments, appointments with my sleep specialist. I haven’t been to therapy in months. One thing that I did cancel that I could kick myself for is an appointment with my Rheumatologist. I am sick, but I have no Rheumatological symptoms, no pain or swelling. I thought he would laugh at me but he would have been a good doctor to go to and now I will have to wait until June.
I can’t go to Tyler’s doctor’s appointments and yesterday Jacques took him for a haircut, thank God for him! The last time I went out was for Tyler’s tae kwon do tournament, over a
It’s also frustration with the little things; my eyebrows need waxing and I am in desperate need of a pedicure. Plus looking at my dirty self in front of the mirror does nothing for my self esteem. I can’t do the things I need to do to feel good about myself.
I am so desperate for relief that if I wasn’t afraid of the paranoia I would even try marijuana for nausea relief. I’ve never done an illegal drug in my life, I am the straightest arrow, so you know I’m getting desperate!
My day goes like this: wake up, the nausea hits immediately, get Tyler off to school then take some sedatives to make me fall asleep so that I can sleep through at least part of the nausea. I try to make calls and I’m ordering a lot from the internet. I do a lot of reading but sometimes I can only just lay. Even this laptop is bothering my stomach.
At this point I don’t know where to turn. I’m open to nausea remedies, possible causes of this, and prayers and good thoughts for this nightmare to end.
Very often I feel too nauseous to blog and I am not even going to bother to find a cute photo for this post. I haven’t even proofread this like 10 times. Deal with it.