So I’m a teacher. I’m one of those crazy teachers that give more than I have on a regular basis. After 5 years it caught up with me.
For over a year I’ve had no appetite and nausea. I lost a great deal of weight (70 pounds) for running around like an idiot in class and not really eating.
Turns out the nausea (which reached a hellish peak last night) is a symptom of fibro. Could have saved the trauma of the endoscopy. But that’s another story.
It’s more complex than I’m making it out to be, but I mentally and physically collapsed about a week and a half ago. I was severely dehydrated, exhausted and malnourished.
I’ve had the fun of the hospital shrink changing my meds around to simplify them. I take it she’s not a great fan of TCAs. We’ll see what my regular pdoc says when I see him. She also started me on Cymbalta. I had read it can be used to treat pain. I take it a lot of fibro is in the serotonin system.
So that’s pretty much it. I thank the person or people who decided on national health care. First week, 500 or so dollars. It’s definitely one reason I stay in Korea.