So much for feeling better. After my little trip out the other day, I was crippled with terrible pains in my chest from Monday onwards. I was quite worried as it all seemed too similar to this exact time last year, when I developed neutropenia (thanks to Azathioprine) and then Pericarditis, and had to stay in an isolation room in hospital, and I really didn’t want a repeat of all that.
I rang my GP and he prescribed me some strong antibiotics, just in case the pain was caused by infection – he was worried by the recent low WBCs and Neutrophils. I emailed my Rheumy an update too, telling him about the increased rash, fevers, nausea and chest pain, and he suggested I also increase my Prednisolone to 40mg in case it was caused by inflammation. Both wanted to avoid me needing to be admitted into hospital thankfully – I’m much more comfortable resting at home with my laptop and books.
My Rheumy also wanted to know the results of the blood test I had on Tuesday, when they came back, as they might help explain things. Well, I rang for the results this morning and was told by the receptionist that they were all normal and that they’ve been forwarded to him. I’m glad they’re okay, but it makes me worry that he will think it’s all in my head – I don’t like being ill, but I do prefer to have evidence/answers when I am.
Thankfully, the pain has settled since Monday; although, it does still wake me up during the night. My Rheumy said he would see me in clinic next week if I needed, but I feel like I’d be wasting his time and I’m not sure what more he can do? I guess we just have to see how things go with the extra prednisolone and change to Ciclosporin.
Maybe I just over did things on my ‘walk’ at the weekend… ie. around the furniture store? I keep getting told that I’m doing too much.
If I move any slower though, I’ll be going backwards.