Friday, June 13, 2008

A&E update

Well, as it stands, my chest is clear at the moment, and I'm not wheezy, so the doctor I saw wants me to go back on the diclofenac. (which is what i've been taking for a week).

Cos i'm an asthmatic, we really don't have many choices. Ibuprofen and co-codamol do definitely make me wheeze, whereas at the moment the diclofenac is not making me wheeze. It's causing general tenderness, and weight gain and feeling like i've been hit all over with a big stick, but it's about the only thing that's going to deal with the underlying cause of the pain - which is the swelling.

The doc reckons that the breathing issues I've been having aren't so much the asthma, as the fact that the swelling is pressing on my lungs and making it harder to breathe.

He wants me to take the diclofenac (which is a 3 times after meals job) and add in 2 paracetamol 4 times a day. And to go back and see my doctor soon. Well I've already got an appoinment for Monday, so that's easy enough to do. He said also to make sure that they do blood tests/check the bloodwork from last week and look at thyroid and blood sugar stuff, to check whether there's anything else causing underlying problems.

And that's it really. Keep taking the meds and hope they work. Put up with feeling like I've been beaten with a big stick all over, and see what my doc says on monday.

Lucky old me!


Rosebud Collection said...

I am so sorry you have to be on the drugs..Some do cause problems..Kind of "damn if you do and damn if you don't" theory. Hope it gets better for you soon..Will keep checking in on our progress..

Kathleen said...

Ooofff! Well, maybe the "beaten with a stick" feeling will go away now that you're on the "good" drugs? I mean, after a few days? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you, at any rate.

SpinachNPeace said...

boo! i hate being sicky and drugged. feel better!