Called in sick today and yesterday. My TOS is really flaring up, so I’ll make this entry short.
I feel totally health-screwed. The warning on my new meds for my Lupus/MCTD say “don’t take any meds in conjunction with this one, prescription or over-the-counter, without consulting your doctor!” in big all caps, and they include Aleve and Advil as things to check about because of the risk of gastro-intestinal damage from the methotrexate. So I’m scared to take Ibuprofen or Naproxen for the pain, and Acetaminophen doesn’t do jack.
I’m falling behind in my correspondences and my writing because I’m trying to avoid the keyboard so the pain will go away. But I’m 5.5K words into a new story that I’ve got the ending, climax, everything all mapped out in my head. It’s killing me not being able to write it. Wah!
If I could just take a big ole painkiller, the pain would recede enough for me to type. But I’m scared to because of my new meds.
Ooo, this is intolerable! I’m calling my rheumatologist as soon as his office opens!