So, just a quickie; was prescribed an ointment for my ... there's no nice way of putting this. For my bum. I must have a bowel like a string of shopping bags but an anus the diameter of a goldfish's. Imagine pushing a melon through a keyhole. You get the drift.
So the ointment is to help heal the ... resultant problems of a ripping nature. BUT, the real ar*eholes - the ones with the prescription pads - failed to flag on my notes that I'd had this stuff years before and had a very bad reaction to it. Not locally - my nethers were quite content with the warm and cosy feeling it imparted to the region, but my heart raced, my head was splitting and I felt sick and weak.
Now you'd think that this time I'd shoved the whole tube up and squeezed it out like a torpedo from a submarine, but no, I had stuck to the instructions for a 2.5cm strip along the finger to the first joint to be inserted into the ... keyhole. I thought the top of my cranium was about to lift off. Mt heart rate shot up to over 90, I had hot flushes wild enough to light up a 30 stone sumo wrestler and I still feel sick some 7 days later.
I informed the surgery of their error, as you would imagine, but this morning, lying in bed, pulse at over 80 (it's normally 60-65 - I'm happy at that) and a BP of 131/88 (it's normally 110/75) I suddenly thought - what if it's the LDN? What if it is actually now working on the T4-T3 conversion? What if I'm getting better?
I can be so stuck in this crap that I expect to be ill - it's the norm for me. So for the last few days I've blamed the symptoms on the bum rush. But, panicked, I also cut down the LDN from 4.5 to 3mg, just in case. But what makes sense is that my thyroxine levels are to pot. Or rather, my crappy thyroxine levels are actually beginning to normalise. It just might be that I am actually improving!
Can you imagine that? Someone with a thyroid condition that has bedeviled her for 30 years is beginning to recover through a stupid little drug that was primarily used for junkies? Could my immune system, gone mad and turned-in on itself actually be up-regulating and recovering sufficient to allow the rest of me to begin to work? (Aided by having also been deprived of wheat, by the way)
A blood test will be an interesting read. But since they are so utterly misleading it will be a purely academic exercise. Still, watch this space!