Hey yesterday I went to the Doctor because Lately I been having pain in my ankle and my knee. When I got there the Doctor said I have High Blood Pressure and I have lost Weight. The Doctor did the reflex test on my knee's and saw that I have no reflex in my legs. The Doctor decided it was best to run some Blood Work on me, He tested me for Diabetes, My Vitamins, and to see if I have any Nerve Damage in my Legs. The Doctor said I won't know the results until next week so I am anxiously waiting on the results. My Doctor just Prescribed me Medicine to help with my Leg Pain and my High Blood Pressure. I hope next week I will find some answers out to what has been going on with me other than my Bladder pain.
Hey! Well lately I have been having the worse Allergies ever. Today I woke up eyes were watering, nose running, coughing really bad, and with a sore throat where I can barely talk. My Doctor told me that Allergy Season is October through March. Allergies are driving me crazy and its hard to breathe sometimes. My doctor gave me Zyrtec D to try out for two weeks then just use the regular Zyrtec. So far it's been working really good for me if I take it everyday. I am just really horrible at taking medicine I rather just deal with it and I know I shouldn't do that but I am stubborn I know. I just hope my Allergies go away before Spring Break but I will probably have crazy Allergies during Spring Break because I am going to Hawaii for a week and I am not sure how my allergies are gonna act. I am just gonna have to make sure I bring my medicine and actually take it.
So my Bladder lately has been driving me crazy because I started my Period on the 11th and it's annoying because my Periods last up to a week. My periods are so horrible because of my IC and it causes cramps to be ten times worse where sometimes I can't even get out of bed and I would have to miss College and Work. Lately though I been having pains in my wrist, knees, and ankle. I made me a Doctor Appointment for next week to see what they think is going on. In my family there is a lot of us who have Fibro, so my Mom thinks I should get tested to see if thats what I have. I often don't get a lot of sleep because I can never get comfortable and because of my Legs wanting to hurt at night. Right now the only Medicine that I take is for my Bladder Disease but I haven't been taking it like I am suppose to, I know I should though and starting Monday I am gonna take it like I am suppose to. I have to take the Medicine 3 times a day which it annoys me.
I also ordered me my Medical Bracelet that has what Medical Conditions I have and I will need that because of Work and Plus for Spring Break I am going to Hawaii.
So Just a Short Update on How my Health has been for this Month.
Hey everyone! So in about a month I am going to Hawaii for Spring Break and I thought I should buy me a Medical ID Bracelet so just in case something happens people will know what Health problems I have since I will be in a different state. The Website I went to was:www.americanmedical-id.com/Bracelets
This is what the Medical ID Bracelets look like but you can custom them in any way you would like.
Information on mine:
First Name Last Name Birthday Health Condition Allergic to Emergency Contacts
Just some basic information but you can put anything you would like on your Medical ID Bracelet. Mine should come in the week before I leave for Hawaii so thats good.
The Cost may vary depending on how you customize the Bracelet. Mine though was $44.00.
I think if you have a Health Condition or a very Serious Health Condition you should get one and most Important if you are going to a different state or country and need to be in hospital that way they will be able to look at this Bracelet and know what you have.
Hey! So It's that time of the Month where Mother Nature loves to torture me. Since I have something wrong with my Bladder my Periods are ten times worse. So always the first day is the worse for me because it feels like someone keeps sticking a knife in my Bladder, I couldn't even get out of bed yesterday. The pain was so bad that I couldn't even go to work because it hurted to much for me to get out of bed. Sometimes I really wish I was a guy so I wouldn't have to deal with this torture every month. I tried putting pillows under my feet, rubbing my stomach, turning over to find ways to get comfortable but I just couldn't. The thing is my Period last for a whole week and it's very annoying. They are so screwed up as it is because some months I don't have a period then sometimes I start twice in a month. Yesterday I took a Bath and had put Epsom Salt in my bath water to try and relax but it was very hard when my Bladder didn't wanna relax at all. I laid in bed almost all day crying because of the Pain. It's just torture. I really need to find ways to relax when this time comes around. Today though has been a lot better I am still having cramps but not as bad as it was yesterday. I was also able to work today and make it so that was good. My mom been a huge help with helping me feel better, she is like my nurse when she knows I am in pain. I am glad to have someone like her around because when I am in pain I don't like being in alone.
So any suggestions on how to make the pain not so worse during the Monthly Women Torture as I call it.
Hey! So this is my very first post for my new Blog called Dealing with IC. So what is IC? Well it has to deal with my Bladder, The Disease is called Interstitial Cystitis. I just call it IC for a shorter name. Anyways IC is when your innner lining of your bladder wall is always inflamed or damaged.
This picture shows a Normal bladder to a bladder with IC to show you the difference. Over 750,000 Americans have IC, and so far there is not a exact cure for this Disease. This Disease is very hard to find by Doctors and the doctors are not sure what causes people to have IC. IC causes you to go to the bathroom twice as more than with a regular normal bladder, sometimes its very hard to deal with. Most people after going to bathroom have the urgency to go again and it's difficult to deal with in a busy day for people. Some people with IC have their good days and then when pain hits they can have pain for days even weeks. When I have pain my Doctor calls them "Pain Episodes" because of how long they can last. When I have pain I get really weak like I am going to pass out. With IC you have to watch what you eat because certain food or drinks causes the bladder to become irritated. My Doctor had put me on a diet and showed me what food and drinks are bad for you. I can't have any caffeine or chocolate because I get really sick.
I was Diagnose with IC in 2010 so it's been 1 year and in October of this Year will be 2 years.
So this is just a Overview of what IC is and what my Blog will be about. I will do post about how my day is with IC, Quotes, Pictures, just certain things I do to keep me having the worse pain.