Tuesday, 12 January 2010
I finally have a GP who is more interested in finding out what's causing my symptons rather than just treating them. It turns out that, while my iron is often low and even very low, there are reasons for it and ways to fight it. I'm on a miracle drug now a few days a month *ahem* that has transformed my life. Far less pain, far less mess *ahem*, and far less low iron. Thank you, mefanemic acid! I don't even care that no one know how or why it works-- it works, and I love it. Of course, I had to get my iron back up to normal-type levels (which for me is always slightly low anyway), which meant about ten tons of iron pills.
I've been on anti-depressants since May. I don't really notice that they've made any difference, but I'm chalking that up to either so many other random issues that lead into me feeling bad OR I don't notice what they are actually doing. Either way, I'm going to stay on them til I get my thesis turned in. If I don't need them, they aren't doing any harm. If I do, now is not the time I want to find that out. =D
Of course, that was before he saw this:
This, on the other hand, took much longer to deal with...
I have been much better this winter than I usually am. I am normally just under the weather all winter, with sniffles and sore throats and minor coughs and headaches and stuff like that. It never gets bad, but it also never quite goes away. This year has been much better. My nose still runs all the time, especially when I'm outside, but I'm just used to that now. I have had the odd migraine or upset tummy from time to time, but overall my health is largely better. Thank God for that.