Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Mystery Illness

I have been very sick since last Wednesday; and it's still a mystery what it is. I spent three hours yesterday at the doctor having tests run. I have had severe nausea, dizziness, profuse sweating, and fatigue. The doctor had a long list of possibilities....UTI, my pancreas, my gallbladder, a virus, Diabetes, Hepatitis, Thyroid dysfunction, mastitis, and of course, pregnancy.

We seem to have ruled all of those out. I kind of feel like a mutant guinea pig with some unexplainable disease. I am starting to feel a little bit better today, which is the first day in seven that I have seen any improvement. Hopefully I will continue to improve and no more testing will be needed...If you would like to pretend you are "House" and make a diagnoses, by all means, humor me. ; )

I have been pretty useless, and have spent a lot of my time on the sofa watching TV. Dmitri has gotten two new teeth, and is not very happy about  it. Needless to say, our house has been pretty pitiful lately.

Hopefully this week will be better...and I will have more exciting projects to share.

19 comments:

Leanne said...

I'm sorry you're ill. I've been sick since last Monday too. I finally got diagnosed with pneumonia. I have an autoimmune disease too, so sometimes it's hard to tell what's going on with me. I hope you get well soon. It's hard when the mom's sick, but the hubs has been running my house beautifully for almost a week now. Get Well!

Rachel and John said...

Yikes! I hope they figure out what it is/was and that you can recover quickly!

Carly said...

Do you breastfeed? Maybe its mastitis? I had it a few months ago & had similar symptoms.

Carly said...

Do you breastfeed? Maybe its mastitis? I had that a few months ago & had similar symptoms.

the thrifty ba said...

id like to say it is old age, but you are too young for that! i will be sending good thoughts you way (and your drs!) so that you will recover soon!

Kim's Treasures said...

Sometimes when my inner ear acts up all of those things happen to me. It's an awful feeling. Hope you feel 100% better soon!

barbie said...

I would say thyroid is a contender as well as adrenal fatigue. Most drs wont even test this and those that do don't test it correctly. See list of symptoms here:

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/adrenal-info/symptoms-low-cortisol/


I had this and finally was treated but had to look VERY hard for a good Dr. my symtpoms were dizziness, fatigue and nausea as well.

Exgf said...

Feel better honey! I'll say extra prayers for you!

paisley penguin said...

Wow, I hope you feel better soon!

Sarah @ Picture Window said...

Oh man, that sounds terrible. And scary! Hope you're better soon.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh no! i hope you feel better soon. i hope you are at least laying in the couch in the new blue room so you can enjoy its beauty. ;)

Sarah @ Dream in Domestic said...

Oh man, that sounds horrible! I hope you feel better!!!

Christopher And Tia said...

That sounds awful. Not only being sick, but being SO sick that you need to have testing done, and nobody knows what it is? Hang in there girlie :(

~Onreeone~ said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon. Take it easy and rest-thats about as much "House" as your gonna get from me.

Midwestern Mama Holly said...

That sounds horrible. Poor baby. I hope you feel better soon and they find out what is the matter w/ you.

Head Neatherer said...

Aw - hope you get to feeling better or that they figure out what is "wrong" with you. Maybe it is just sympathy paints for Dmitri teething??

Christin@Pregnant with power tools said...

FeelBetterSoon! We'll all be here hoping for the best

Janine said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been well. Praying that you get all your strength back super soon. Isn't it funny that no matter what ailments we feel as women "pregnancy" will always be one of the possibilities?! I must confess it was the first thing I thought when I read your post :) Get well soon.

Pat said...

With all the work you have been doing, could you have been bitten by something? Spider or a tick? Do you have a rash or redness anywhere? Hope you feel better!!