- upset stomach
- stomach irritation
- increased hair growth
- easy bruising
- irregular or absent menstrual periods
Insomnia? Yeah. Like nothing I have ever experienced. I mean, not only am I NOT tired, I am WIRED at 11:00 at night. Knees jiggling, can't sit still, wired. Luckily the meds the psychiatrist gave me do make me drowsy, but only if I take them by 8:30, which I don't always remember to do. They take a good hour to an hour and a half to kick in. At least then I am able to drift off to sleep. Only to be awakened two-three times a night to pee. Yup, because of the Prednisone. Often I don't make it back to sleep, so I'm up from 4:00 a.m. Yippee.
Anyhoo, back to what the doctor said. He told me because of the very large amount of protein in my urine, my kidneys will deteriorate at a very fast rate if we can't get the amount lowered. With the Prednisone. And if the Prednisone isn't effective the first time around, I will take a short break and then try it again. What? I thought this was a one time deal! I will never lose all of the weight I have to lose if I have to perpetually take Prednisone! That is so unfair. Also, I cannot have a hysterectomy for at least a year. A year!? We hope to have a kid in a little over a year! I need to have it before then. Who's going to take care of my one year old while I recover from a six week surgery? (I have to have "the full cut" because I have never given birth. Yet another way the infertility is managing to mess up my life. I swear, it's neverending)
He said some other things too, but my brain is getting fuzzy and my hands are shaking so badly it's hard to type. My mantra for this week will be "One day at a time, one day at a time." I'm sure this will all look better in the morning. Hey, at least tomorrow is Thursday already!