Well, the Align probiotic that my Gastro’s nurse told me to use has definitely helped my stomach. I’ve not been nauseated this morning for the first time in almost two weeks, and it feels great. I’ll continue to be more careful than usual with what I eat for another day or so, just to be on the safe side, and I’m going to finish out the month’s worth of the Align. Then I’ll go back to using the generic Acidophilus I’ve been taking daily for the last couple of years.
I did go back to using the Triavil, which is used to treat IBS, for the full 3 doses. My Gastro had just recently suggested that I cut back to 2 doses a day, and to see if I still did OK. I had cut back a few days, but then all this stomach upset hit, and it just didn’t seem like a good time to be changing things. So I’m not sure when I’ll try cutting out a dose just yet.
I did lose another pound this week, which isn’t too surprising, since I haven’t felt like eating a whole lot. I was actually hungry last night by supper time, and that’s another good sign that things are returning to normal. I haven’t felt like exercising, and really didn’t think it was a good idea while I felt so bad, so now I need to slowly work my way back into that routine.
The mouth tics subsided a couple of days ago, but I’ve been waiting to be sure they were under control again before jinxing it by saying anything about it. I’m not sure if the strong antibiotics neutralized the Primidone, or if it was just because I felt so bad. Maybe it was because everything, including medicine, was going through my digestive tract at high speed for a change. Who knows…
The important thing is that I can tell I am finally getting over it, and that’s a wonderful relief. Particularly since Thanksgiving is getting so close, I’m glad I can look forward to being able to eat with the family. I had already decided that I would ignore my glucose readings for that day and just enjoy being with everyone and enjoy the food. Then I’ll go back to the 1200 calorie diet I’ve been on since April and continue to limit my carbohydrate intake. I’ve been giving myself a splurge meal about once a month, anyway, so this month it’s for Thanksgiving.
In a effort to prevent another UTI, which started this whole snowball effect of digestive problems and Myoclonus tics, I’m trying to consciously be sure I have completely emptied my bladder each time I urinate. When I became so conscious of it, because it was painful, I realized that I haven’t been emptying totally, probably for some time. The nerves that send such messages just don’t work as well as they did when I was younger, or before the neurological disorder reared its ugly head. And, from what I’ve read, diabetics are more prone to this problem, too.
So, it’s a good day today, and I can look forward to many more, as long as I continue to persevere with a good healthy diet and exercise program and take my meds religiously.