Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Why My Genes Suck Reason #7342

Went to the doctor today for my fatigue. As I expected it could be one of a dozen things. They took two vials of blood and only had to stick me once which is basically a miracle. They will call me when the results come in, didn't specify how long that would take exactly. In the meantime I'm supposed to start taking a B complex vitamin because that's a lot cheaper than the blood test would be. Since depression is one of the possibilities she offered to give me some meds for that to try out as well but I passed. I'd hate to start taking both and then get better not knowing which one was responsible. I'm also a little iffy on getting that kind of help from a GP, so if all the tests come back fine and she does think it's depression I'll probably see about getting a referral.

Monday night/Tuesday morning I woke up with a sore neck/shoulder and couldn't for the life of me find a position to sleep in that wasn't painful. I don't have very much range of motion at all. Tried all the suggestions online but none of them seem to do any good. It is feeling a bit better today but not much. It really sucks feeling this fatigued but also not being able to sleep without hurting yourself. I joked to Josh that maybe my neck is tired of me sleeping so much lol. Mentioned it to the doctor while I was there but she didn't seem to worried. She said to just give it a few more days. I am a little concerned because sometimes when I move it in a way that hurts, I can feel it all the way to my pinky finger. That to me says something's going on with a nerve not just muscle. Both my sister and my aunt woke up like this one day and ended up needing surgery due to a herniated disc or something like that. I Googled it (I know, I know!) and you can be genetically predisposed to herniated discs so I do feel a bit paranoid right now.

Guys, I seriously promise I'm not hypochondriac. Really. These are just even more reasons I'm glad we are no longer pursuing a genetic child.

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