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Old 09-11-2010, 05:28   #61
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Or, her dr is as clueless about diabeties as most non-endos are.
. . . that too, unfortunately . . .




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I see the doc again in 2-3 weeks. I need to make that appointment. I'll ask him then "what is the difference between diabetes and insulin resistant?" Hopefully he'll give me a real answer. I don't see the difference yet.

Doc also diagnosed me as having bursitis, not fibromyalgia. Which I thought was weird but ok. He put me on Relafin twice a day. It's helping some. Bad thing is I can't take ibuprofin/advil while on it, I have to take tylenol if I need extra pain relief and tylenol doesn't help me much, unless I take a full 1000mg. And I don't like to do that if I can avoid it. But we'll see how it helps during the next 3 weeks.

Apparently the nurse who called me told me I had protein in my urine. I asked the doc and he said no, it was Micro protein in the urine. He said it's nothing to worry about.

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I see the doc again in 2-3 weeks. I need to make that appointment. I'll ask him then "what is the difference between diabetes and insulin resistant?" Hopefully he'll give me a real answer. I don't see the difference yet.

Doc also diagnosed me as having bursitis, not fibromyalgia. Which I thought was weird but ok. He put me on Relafin twice a day. It's helping some. Bad thing is I can't take ibuprofin/advil while on it, I have to take tylenol if I need extra pain relief and tylenol doesn't help me much, unless I take a full 1000mg. And I don't like to do that if I can avoid it. But we'll see how it helps during the next 3 weeks.

Apparently the nurse who called me told me I had protein in my urine. I asked the doc and he said no, it was Micro protein in the urine. He said it's nothing to worry about.
Just be sure that your doctor is doing kidney function tests. If you didn't get copies of your lab work, start asking. Most doctors don't have a problem giving you a copy of your lab work.

I have bursitis in my right knee and I can't take Advil or Aleve, my doctor just prescribes Lortabs and I just take them when my knee acts up.

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I am always relaxing on the couch with a table in front of me with my laptop on it. so I'm always laying on my left side with my legs up. That's why it's always hurting there. I always thought it was fibromyalgia but the doc poked and prodded my legs/hips and decided I didn't have fibro but I had bursitis. Weird. Ok... Man it hurt for him to do that. H pressed hard with his finger tips on my hips and thighs. Ouchy! So I'm taking Relafin for it but it doesn't seem to be helping, then again I'm still relaxed on the couch that way. :P I guess I'll just have to grin and bear it. I'll see if the relafin helps down the road. I see him in 3 weeks for a follow up for the metformin.

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"i told the doctor that it hurts when i do this and the doctor said, then don't do that"

i dunno but listening to the old ladies in this complex, they may get cortisone shots every 6 months or so, and use anti-inflammation products like Omega-3 fish oil, have you started taking Omega-3 Oil yet, it is great for reducing free radical inflammation, also hope you are not forgetting your vitamin C.

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I am always relaxing on the couch with a table in front of me with my laptop on it. so I'm always laying on my left side with my legs up. That's why it's always hurting there. I always thought it was fibromyalgia but the doc poked and prodded my legs/hips and decided I didn't have fibro but I had bursitis. Weird. Ok... Man it hurt for him to do that. H pressed hard with his finger tips on my hips and thighs. Ouchy! So I'm taking Relafin for it but it doesn't seem to be helping, then again I'm still relaxed on the couch that way. :P I guess I'll just have to grin and bear it. I'll see if the relafin helps down the road. I see him in 3 weeks for a follow up for the metformin.

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It took a few days for the relafen to kick in and fully help. I don't have any pain anymore now that I take it. Yay. Yes I need to take a multivitamin but I am sick of taking pills. I take too many as it is. Especially now that I was put on relafen and metformin. Ugh.

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It took a few days for the relafen to kick in and fully help. I don't have any pain anymore now that I take it. Yay. Yes I need to take a multivitamin but I am sick of taking pills. I take too many as it is. Especially now that I was put on relafen and metformin. Ugh.
Brittany, taking Fish Oil can really help with alot of health problems and it does help with inflammation. You might want to consider taking this supplement. I understand how you feel about taking pills, I need 2 pill organizers for all my prescribed drugs and supplements. It just has become part of my life. I am glad you are not in any pain.

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Brittany, taking Fish Oil can really help with alot of health problems and it does help with inflammation. You might want to consider taking this supplement. I understand how you feel about taking pills, I need 2 pill organizers for all my prescribed drugs and supplements. It just has become part of my life. I am glad you are not in any pain.
Thank you breezeonby. I'm ecstatic about not being in any pain. Oh I can't tell you how wonderful I feel now that I started on Metformin. I'm no longer extremely tired 24/7. I only get tired now when it's bed time!

I used to take fish oil but quit because they are huge capsules and I got sick of taking more pills. I still have some so I might start taking them again. I had not noticed any difference in myself when taking them though. But now that I'm monitoring my blood glucose, I'm trying to take better care of myself, including my acne and psoriasis. I think I'm actually caring now about myself because I feel so "normal" now. It's great! I actually suggested to my parents that we go out to eat as a family --together.. I had been staying at home nonstop because of being so darned tired and not feeling top-notch. But now I feel like getting out of the house more. It's a huge turnaround for me. I will make a note to start taking a multivitamin and fish oil. Although my pill container (large clear snap-close case that's like a foot long and 10 inches wide and like 4 inches thick) can't get any more full. So since I can't put ALL of my pills in it -- if i were to use fish oil and a vitamin, i end up cluttering up my side table. :P I already take fiber every day. At least that one is chewable. (and tastes like candy).

I guess I just need to go to the Container Store and buy a larger pill case. haha

I'll do some research about fish oil and see what I come up with. It might entice me to take it daily. Can't hurt to try.

I do need to lower my LDL and raise my HDL cholesterols. They were like off the charts when I went to the doc last (a few weeks ago). I am on a statin. I've been on one for a year or so. My levels were eh Okay... but something happened in the past 3 months (don't know what) that skyrocketed my LDL.

I'm going to have to tell my doctor to lower my dose of blood pressure medicine, he just doubled the dosage from 10mg to 20mg and I'm lightheaded much of the day and get dizzy a lot when standing up. Maybe a different med would help. Not sure. But anywho... That's what's going on with me right now.

My fasting bg has been creeping up and up since starting on Metformin. Not sure why. It used to always be below 110 now it's always in the 111-120 range. I just hope it's not D progressing.

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Thank you breezeonby. I'm ecstatic about not being in any pain. Oh I can't tell you how wonderful I feel now that I started on Metformin. I'm no longer extremely tired 24/7. I only get tired now when it's bed time!

I used to take fish oil but quit because they are huge capsules and I got sick of taking more pills. I still have some so I might start taking them again. I had not noticed any difference in myself when taking them though. But now that I'm monitoring my blood glucose, I'm trying to take better care of myself, including my acne and psoriasis. I think I'm actually caring now about myself because I feel so "normal" now. It's great! I actually suggested to my parents that we go out to eat as a family --together.. I had been staying at home nonstop because of being so darned tired and not feeling top-notch. But now I feel like getting out of the house more. It's a huge turnaround for me. I will make a note to start taking a multivitamin and fish oil. Although my pill container (large clear snap-close case that's like a foot long and 10 inches wide and like 4 inches thick) can't get any more full. So since I can't put ALL of my pills in it -- if i were to use fish oil and a vitamin, i end up cluttering up my side table. :P I already take fiber every day. At least that one is chewable. (and tastes like candy).

I guess I just need to go to the Container Store and buy a larger pill case. haha

I'll do some research about fish oil and see what I come up with. It might entice me to take it daily. Can't hurt to try.

I do need to lower my LDL and raise my HDL cholesterols. They were like off the charts when I went to the doc last (a few weeks ago). I am on a statin. I've been on one for a year or so. My levels were eh Okay... but something happened in the past 3 months (don't know what) that skyrocketed my LDL.

I'm going to have to tell my doctor to lower my dose of blood pressure medicine, he just doubled the dosage from 10mg to 20mg and I'm lightheaded much of the day and get dizzy a lot when standing up. Maybe a different med would help. Not sure. But anywho... That's what's going on with me right now.

My fasting bg has been creeping up and up since starting on Metformin. Not sure why. It used to always be below 110 now it's always in the 111-120 range. I just hope it's not D progressing.
This is great news about your feelings about your health! I just mentioned the Fish Oil because it has helped me with my cholesterol and trigs and I take Zocor. I did alot of research on Fish Oil and I thought I would give it a try. I take OmegaMint Fish Oil. It cut my trig level by 50%, but you need to take at least 3000MG per day for it to have this affect. The OmegaMint softgels are easy to swallow and there is NO fish taste or fish burps. You can get them at Meijer.

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