Well, my hair is again falling out. I had some success in keeping it while on Plaquenil and Medrol. I have been off of them for awhile, but on tons of vitamins up until a few months ago when I developed the poikiloderma and they had me go off all my OTC meds. I went back on the vitamin D lately since I was starting to hurt all over. This morning, I woke up to generalized pain. It has been gradually getting worse for the past few months also. I cant bend over the sink in the morning to brush my teeth or wash my face and God forbid if my husband leaves the toilet seat up and I have to put it down! I broke one the other morning when I just dropped it to get it down so I could use it! As the day goes on, I do move better. I think the daily aspirin helps some with that, but it does wear of part way through the day. I broke out some Celebrex this morning that I had stashed for emergencies. It screws up my stomach though and my reflux has been so bad, I have just been trying to tough it out. Oh well, maybe it is just the front coming in tonight and once it gets here the pain will be managable again. My son and grandson are coming to visit tomorrow. I havent seen them in almost a year. Since my husband had his prostate removed he does not want to do anything. That was in November. He will start on daily radiation for 2 months starting next month, so we will continue to be homebound, I guess. It is probably good since I am having issues right now.. but I miss my family that I usually go visit. Gripe, gripe, gripe!!!LOL! Hope everyone else is doing OK.
Today I went to see the Family Dr and the Rheumatologist. The family Dr took 3 tubes of blood to check my blood count, a metabolic profile, TSH, and A1C. My BP was 140/98, so he was concerned and talked about upping my meds. After some errands and a meal, I went to the rheumy who was concerned that my BP was too low. It was 103/70. You see, my meds had finally kicked it! Anyway, he took my hair...
Scoring a 71 with normal being less than 20 units.71 is a moderate to strong positive, 80 is strong.Tricky test to read, will explain later.