I've Been SO Sick, Lately
Monday, March 06, 2017
Long story short: I've been running fevers, had several Upper Respiratory symptoms, dizziness, fatigue and some GI issues. I got the results back from my last tests/scans from Friday. I have Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis, another name is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver. I have Syndrome X, a type of metabolic insulin resistance. While not diabetes can be a pre-cursor to diabetes. I also have a gallbladder full of stones!
I haven’t had any pain, like one would typically get with the gallbladder issues, so they’re assuming my temp has been spiking when I’m having a “flare-up”. Which would then explain my elevated inflammatory markers. And so on and so on. My temps have been ranging from 99.0-102.9 for the past few weeks.
As for the liver thing, well, in and of itself, the only way to “cure”, or reverse, it is to lose weight. But the Syndrome X makes it difficult to lose weight, and/or if I do, it doesn’t stay off. Between this and the liver diagnoses, my body isn’t taking carbs and converting them to energy. It’s storing it all as fat; which is what your body does with any “excess” carbs you consume that you don’t use for energy. It’s kind of a weird cyclical thing.
With all of that being said, I will most likely be referred to a GI doctor for the gallbladder issue and a specialized dietician for the liver/SX diagnosis.
I am slowly getting over Influenza B…but am feeling a bit better. Talking makes me cough up not only a lung but every other organ that might follow suit. In other words, it’s pretty harsh. I’m still running fevers…flu, gallbladder, combo?? The dizziness only seems to be evident when my temp gets over a certain point. I’m glad I’ve been tracking all of this for the past 6 weeks! Lying down to sleep is pointless, as I only begin coughing. So while rest is needed and coveted, it’s not really happening. I did get some codeine cough syrup, so hopefully that will allow me to rest some.
They took me off the anti-depressant because it wasn't really helping, and could have been causing some of the symptoms I was having - come to find out it wasn't, but why take something when it's not helping?
I go back to my PCP tomorrow, Tuesday, at 1:30 for a follow up on all of this and a couple of referrals.