No, I haven’t actually written about my health stuff…although the subject thread comes up.
They tested for everything it seems…over and over the tests come back (except once) that I have Chronic Lymphocytic Colitis. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/microscopic-colitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351478
Apparently the condition prefers post menopausal women. Hence, the confusion… as I am still in my 40’s and this has been going on for over 20 years.
Until…they reviewed my medical history from 20 years ago. That’s when I was put through a chemically induced menopause. Lupron injections once a month for a year. Year before and after, non-stop birth control pills to manage Endometriosis.
I now have the bones and the stomach of an elderly woman.
Wish I had researched much more 20 years ago. I simply trusted my gynecologist, and was so very sad I was “infertile”. The same doctor said I would never have children, and began preparations for a complete hysterectomy.
Wow…that was a long time ago.
It appears my body has not forgotten.
STRESS is the worst thing for this condition.
I feel strange talking about this. Taking the time to address my health has always been a struggle for me.
The thread about caretaker stress really struck home. 20 years ago? I was dealing with my unmedicated scz mother and her serious, very serious psychosis’…a few years after my brother had been dx.
I was a dumb 20 year old.
The “one med that may work”’ is too expensive for this pay period. (I was warned that most people can’t afford it.)
And now…I’m venting.