Sadly, but I suppose not surprisingly, all of Jessie’s initial symptoms from 3+ years ago returned when she went off the medication. We had a telephone appointment with our Chronic Fatigue/Celiac specialist this morning and she told Jessie to begin again with the meds. She even added another supplement to the list. Also, if she doesn’t begin to feel a little better soon, we’ll add a low dose thyroid medicine to the pile. I’ll have to try to take a picture. This is what she’s taking:
Pamelor, Lyrica, Florinef
Multi-Vitamin, Fish Oil, Calcium, CoQ10, Magnesium, B Complex, B2, B12 and now D3. Her pill box runneth over.
Jessie has to drink at least one large gatorade a day, increase her salt and protein (she’s eating those little salt-laden packets of peanuts each day.) The doctor suggested making our own beef jerky to give her the needed protein and sodium and to keep her blood sugar up. I picked up a package of Turkey Jerky today, which is loaded with sodium (700mg) and protein (15g) and only has 80 calories. The girl would not TOUCH it. That is a topic for another day.
I’m pleased to say that we need to add a pediatric gastroenterologist to our little party of physicians as well as a new primary care physician. I like to think we’re doing our part for the economy by helping out the poor, starving, severely underpaid medical specialists.
That’s all for now. Have a wonderful evening.