Worked too hard on the job and crashed about 1 week ago. Still home sick, but starting to improve today. Spent too much time resting on the couch and have a horrible back spasm too. Been a wonderful week... :In bed:
Had lab work done on the 15th and noticed that my Liver Function tests were above the normal threshold. They were also higher than they were when I started about 1 month ago. Remembering a comment from aquariusgirl on my Day 10 post, I looked into supping with "methyl b12 and folapro/metafolin". Started those yesterday when I got them in the mail, and I'm feeling a bit better today. I'll keep this going for a while and report back on the results of their use.
Here's an idea of what this past week had in store for me:
- Would get short of breath with walking across the living room.
- Short of breath by going up half a flight of stairs.
- Brain fog that made even watching TV difficult.
- Unable to sit up for longer than 20-30 minutes without lying down.
Lots of fun, huh?!
=== BY THE NUMBERS: ===
Weight: 261.5 lbs
Activity Level: ~5, now that I'm feeling a bit better. Was 2-3 earlier this week.
Current Dosing: 900mg Daily in AM.
Lab values of note:
- AST = 44 (norm 10-40 U/L)
- ALT = 66 (norm 9-60 U/L)
Valcyte - 1 Month, 12 Days
Blog entry posted by ArgyrosfeniX, Feb 25, 2012.
About the Author
Living with ME/CFS since the age of 16 (1989). Was persistent enough to get three Associates Degrees and get married through it all. Working hard to keep going for as long as I can before becoming bedridden. Current treatment plan is to use Valcyte for 2 years starting January 13th, 2012, then possibly switch to Valtrex for an indefinite period. "Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live." ~ Jean Cocteau