Staying positive is hard. Am I working hard enough towards health or hardly working at all?
I have to ask myself these questions since I do not feel well.
At the 1st phase of my treatment the doctor placed me on DHEA- hormone. It does not seem to work as since starting to take it, I have gone worse. I took 1/4 of a 25mg tablet, then 1/2 and went back to a quarter again. Dhea seemed to restore my joint aches, sweating hard ect. but in addition it affected my sleep. I wake up every night at 2-3 a.m. (I go to bed around 00 hours, so I do not get to sleep long...) and stay awake around 3 hours, then fall asleep and wake up around 8-9 a.m. OR WORSE I am forced to wake up because teenagers go to school around 8 a.m. (yes I hate school, too!).
So, to me dhea does not seem to be a solution. But milk-free diet has worked well enough and I am not so worn out any longer (I mean fatigued). It is good, since I can be more alert about my other health problems now, even if I am deprived of good sleep (because of dhea??). Well, I will stop taking dhea and see what happens.
What I really meant to ask you, my dear readers, is all about low blood sugar, sugar crash, neuropathic feet (dry, scaled, aching feet)...
I was the one with diabetes during my last pregnancy and since then I have had these ailments. They have checked my blood sugars regularly and there is nothing wrong. I still have these bouts of low blood sugar and fatigue and a nasty feeling of fullness after eating (and I eat really small amounts of food). My feet ache and they look awful, even though I try to take care of them. I still have pains on my left side and I have foot pain on the left aching at rest and aching when I walk. This grew worse a week ago.
I am about to have a consultation time with my doctor (via cell phone) if possible on next Monday (I have not reserved the consultation time yet).
Should I ask her to check my blood sugar? What else should I ask?
I know she is willing to treat me further and now I desperately need the phase II -treatment options. Maybe she will put me on Thyroxin just to test (that is OK with me; thyroxin is a cheap drug to try). I will try anything she suggests.
Well, what do you suggest? Has anyone had similar problems with feet? Million thanks in advance!