Hi everyone. My name is Kenny, and I thought I would introduce myself on this forum. For the past few years I started having vague "episodes" of fatigue, joint/body pain, temperature fluctuations, palpitations, anxiety, etc.
All this started after the death of my first son in 2008 and being diagnosed (now treated) with severe sleep apnea at the same time.
Recently, I got my physician, whom I love, to run hs-CRP and an ANA titer. My hs-CRP is elevated @ 3.3
and ANA titer came back positive @ 1:80 (homogeneous pattern)
. My Vitamin D also went down from 22
(mg/dL) even after taking 2,000 IU of D3 daily since March 2011. Going to try the prescription D2 next.
Anyway, I'm getting a referral to a rheumatologist for further exploration. I just hope I can find some relief so I can start living a semi-normal happy life again. In the meantime, she wants me to up my exercise and start taking Omega-3 supplements.
I'm scared but hopeful. Hope it's not something else horrible like lymphoma. <slap> Stop it, Kenny. Stay positive!