Well, I'm half way through Week 4
and since my new GP won't do any blood tests for me, I've contacted the Clinic where my previous GP moved to, he's on leave until end of the month but doing some weekend work at another clinic. I've managed to get in on Sunday, 14th Feb. I know he will support me, as he has monitored me for 8 years already. But won't have any results until week 6, probably.
My sx have remained consistent in the last couple of weeks.
* I have a bit more energy than pre-tx during the day but very tired and lethargic in arvo/evenings.
* I am sleeping very soundly, although I 'snap' awake around 5 am, to take my dog out, then go back to sleep easily and 'snap' awake after about 2-3 hours. Very wild, lucid dreams - I'm remembering and 'feeling' all the details, which is unusual because I often only remember bits and pieces and forget as the day goes on.
* Some nights, e.g. very hot ones, I can't get to sleep and my mind is wired and my body is in pain.
* I still have the burning, prickling and numbness in hands and feet 24/7.
* Intermittent sharp, stabbing headaches from base of skull upwards - occurring less frequently.
* Severe sweats and dehydration, I always drink lots of water but this needs electrolytes to improve, otherwise I'm very dry, skin and mouth, dizzy and weak.
* I still feel very emotional and teary at times, sometimes over a song, a memory, a news topic or just generalised and no associated thoughts.
* I have been having short-fused outbursts but resolve quickly; not feeling sociable at all.
* I've improved regarding anxiety - no more persistent low grade anxiety and agitation; but still have acute episodes that are resolving quicker than usual. Depression still present and having my typical highs and lows - some very low.
* Persistent bloated abdomen, no pain, just discomfort; GI problems and restricted diet as before.
* Kidney pain comes and goes.
* Blurry vision, sometimes so bad I can't drive.
* Severe fatigue and going on 'the nod' -again, very scary when driving.
* Appetite normal to low and craving sweets at times which is not normal for me.
* Some days clear-headed and others still very brain foggy and have speech problems - can't find my words and things come out all jumbled up.
I do feel reassured reading other people's posts regarding their physical and psychological symptoms, knowing I'm not alone in this experience.
All the best to you all