Blog changes

Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Chronicle of an illness with Addison's: Warning signs

I'm going to chronicle this kidney infection.  I'm not doing it to get people to say they hope I get well or anything.  We, with Addison's, share many of the same fears and concerns.  Today I'll start with warning signs.  Sorry if this is boring.  Some of you out there can relate to what I have to say though.

Please keep in mind I have not been seriously sick since I got bronchitis in early 2002.  I don't consider my migraines a sickness so much as a chronic condition that I have to live with.  

  • Early last week, Monday, I started getting extremely intense and short lived headaches.  They were nothing like the Classic Migraine with Aura that I usually get.  Just intensely painful headaches with exertion.  I also got twinges of a bladder infection (girls, you know what I mean) but not bad enough that I tried to avoid peeing.  Additionally I was completely apathetic about everything which is very unlike me.  
  • Started a new workout routine Tuesday, intense headache from the pull ups.  
  • Wednesday I had a sore back, which I assumed was the new workout routine, coupled with the headaches, bladder twinges and apathy.  
  • Thursday I went to work and had to leave because my back was hurting in a pulsating fashion.  Still had the exertion headache, apathy and bladder twinges (really, the bladder twinges felt like nothing, just perceptible).  Made an appointment at the clinic for Friday.
  • Friday I went to the clinic where they confirmed the bladder infection.  When I asked about the back pain, she said people get that with a bladder infection.  I accepted that.  She suggested antibiotics and because nothing hurt too badly and she didn't seem to concerned, I asked about trying alternative methods.  She concurred, made suggestions and gave me followup instructions.  I felt fine Friday night.
  • Saturday I felt like shit.  Kept taking the herbal stuff.  Pain increased, headache sustained, started to get a fever, slept on and off during the day.  Stayed hydrated and took 10 mg extra HC.  Slept fine Saturday night.
Tomorrow - Chronicle of an illness with Addison's: Trip to the ER
Wednesday - Chronicle of an illness with Addison's:  Adjusting meds for illness (what I've done because there's no one to help figure this out that knows better than I do, except Wanda!)
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