Mar 09, 2010
Swelling increased (bra size 40 to 44). Have lost 1/2 of hair (according to ponytail holder), and remainder is like straw. Skin is bad, nails are bad, weight seems stuck. Feel awful (like I'm sick), internal thermostat has gone haywire; freezing cold to hot flash, then back to freezing cold again. Hands are ice cold and will not warm up; wearing winter coat and gloves in the house. Intense sporadic muscle pain (sometimes hurts to write). Struggling to get through the day, sit down in the evening and fall fast asleep during the news (5p.m.). If sit of 5 to 10 minutes, become terribly stiff and can barely walk upon standing. Eyes dry, eyelashes falling out, hands shake badly sometimes. Skin hurts to touch (sometimes clothes hurt), lungs burning, chest is tight. Face seems mildly puffy - eyeglasses leaving dents in nose.
*Discharged by GI, referred to Mayo Clinic*