With my physical conditions, the symptoms are like those of MS.
Recently, I got curious about the blood pressure medicine I am taking. There is another medicine I have been prescribed and I wanted to see if it would interact ok. Let's face it, Dr's have prescribed me meds before that do NOT mix well together!! They are only human thought.
Come to find out...the side effects of the bp med that I take, causes muscle aches and pain, and flu-like symptoms. No wonder I am struggling that much more with these particular symptoms!!
Here is the list and I'm putting an asterisk beside the symptoms I'm experiencing daily!
Lisinopril side effects:
hives; severe stomach pain; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
* feeling light-headed, fainting;
* urinating (*more) or less than usual, or not at all;
* fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
* tired feeling, muscle weakness, and pounding or uneven heartbeats;
chest pain; or
* swelling, rapid weight gain.
Less serious lisinopril side effects may include:
dizziness, * drowsiness, * headache;
*nausea, vomiting, *diarrhea, *upset stomach; or
*mild skin itching, or rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
So...there are a lot I have checked off. But these can also be fibromyalgia symptoms as well as ms symptoms. Frustrating! Looks like I'm making another trip to the Dr soon. But it is always the same thing...more tests, different medications, and then side effects from the meds that can make things worse in other areas!
Sometimes I think I should just stay off of everything, and live life to the fullest, take care of myself best I can, and trust God for the rest. We are all dying from something! These earthly bodies were not meant to be healed forever here on earth.
Our healing comes through Christ, when He returns we will receive our heavenly perfect bodies! I've seen very healthy loved ones die an early death...the picture of health! Then, I've seen folks who aren't as physically healthy, who live long happy lives too. In my opinion, when my work is done here on earth, and God is ready to take me home...He determines when my time is up! Try as I might, I'm not God and I don't determine that...