I feel like a pin cushion.
Just this week, I've had my blood drawn on three separate occasions. This afternoon I got my usual two allergy shots (one in each arm). Earlier this week I had my weekly Glyceron Plus injection for my CFIDS and will be having a glutathione IV treatment tomorrow (also for my CFIDS). I suppose it's all for a good cause: helping me on the path back to good health.
And some people wonder why I stopped my acupuncture treatments! (If you're still wondering, it's because I got tired of all the extra poking.)
I've already gotten my results back from the blood test on Monday. My vitamin D level has gone up from 29 several months ago, to 41 about a month or two ago, to 49. Yeah! I've been on 1,000 IU of the stuff for months, so it's nice to see my numbers improving. The goal has always been to get my number to 50, so we're pretty much there.
Unfortunately, it's now official that my iron level has gone down. It started at a mere 17 earlier this year and went up to 50 about a month or two ago, but it's gone down to 41. Boo! Well, at least it's still safely above 17.
I'm looking forward to receiving the results of my comprehensive micronutrient blood test that I got done Wednesday morning. I think it will be interesting to see if I am missing any essential vitamins or minerals.
My appointment with my regular doctor yesterday afternoon was productive. I've been running a low-grade fever on and off for about the last two weeks. I've also been having problems processing what people are saying lately. My doctor thought this was likely due to my CFIDS, as opposed to anything else (I had an MRI less than a year ago which ruled out MS and other brain problems). Some of her other CFIDS patients have described similar issues comprehending people. When I discussed my hair falling out, she also thought it might have something to do with my CFIDS. Great, just what I need...more weird CFIDS symptoms...
The doctor ordered blood tests to look at my EBV and HHV6 levels, as well as my glutathione and cyclic-AMP (ATP) levels. We're not going to worry about my triglyceride levels for now because my cholesterol is fine. We'll test the triglycerides another time when I am able to go in for the test after fasting.
I'm also excited that my doctor approved a new treatment protocol researched by Rich Van Konynenburg, Ph.D. that I was hoping to try. You can see a full description of the treatment plan here and background information here.
Now I'm in a wait-and-see mode. I'm waiting on various blood test results and waiting on the supplements I've ordered for my new treatment plan. I'll be going out of town for a little while, so I'll have to wait to start the new treatment plan until I get back from my trip.