Monday, September 17, 2007

Feeling much better

I've discovered the culprit responsible for my fatigue/malaise. I've been on 4 blood pressure medications. I decided to discontinue three of the four, the only one remaining was the one I had originally been on. That being Coozar. I believe the major culprit was Norvasc. I've read really intense, negative reviews of the drug, the main side effect being fatigue.

I can't tell you how much better I feel. I keep checking my blood pressure, and it seems to be doing just fine.

My thyroid hormones are still clinically low, but the endocrinologist doesn't want to do anything about it. Although I disagree with this, I won't press the point since it was not the culprit in my most recent bout of a half year fatigue fest.


Kappa no He said...

So glad you're feeling better! I have a very dear friend back home who suffers from chronic fatigue. For the longest time he was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. But nothing ever got better, no matter what they did. Then they discovered his adrenal glands were all but not functioning. I am very happy your fatigue cause was just a medicine that you can stop taking.

Waiting for that tattoo pic.

MDK said...

thanks for the well wishes, kappa. There are so many things that can cause fatigue and malaise, it can be hard to pin down at times. I hope your friend is managing his illness okay.

I hope to have the pic up by the end of this week.