Re: I was diagnosed with polymyositis a year ago
Hi and I sure hope it's not Poly either, but I should know on the 16th. I hope that all that read this will consider a couple of things.
I found out that the Ibuprofen that I was taking from Costco, has a dye in it, that might be contributing to this. Of course I stopped taking it. It's the Thyroid medicine, Lexothyroine that also has the same thing in it. I stopped taking it during the period that the doctors were trying to figure out what was wrong with me. Needless to say I thought I better not, that maybe it would make my symptoms were. So after a few days I tried one pill and the next day my lungs felt heavier. I tried this three times. Because of what I found out, all three doctors kept me on my recommended 1/2 dose. Well here's the weird part. Last Monday I had to do blood work for the biopsy. I also did another test for my thyroid and Vitamin D levels. The test results revealed that I am clearly in normal range if not better than normal range. How or why I don't know. My Vitamin D levels are also up. I'm taking 7000 ml a day. However, since I just found out about the dye thing. I have to wait till Tuesday to have my primary send in the script for the one that doesn't have the dye. Sorry the name is Armour?, but I can't remember it now. I have changed my diet to be more alkaline and will also ask my primary about the test to see if I have the disease that causes us not to process Gluten products. Celiac Disease. We all need to work together, since I can't help that it's part of what we are doing to ourselves, or at least hope so.