Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Sarc Saga Survives

This saga of Sarcoidosis just keeps on and on. It is a tough cookie and just keeps surviving no matter what... it rears its ugly head in numerous ways to try and show who is boss. What this monster of a disease hasn't quite figured out yet ... is that this chick that it decided to mess with is a stubborn fighter! All of the many trials and problems I have been through in my lifetime have prepared me for this new battle! The Prednisone that I have been on for the last six months has really not made any difference in my symptoms for the better. Instead I have been having more issues than ever before while taking it. My headaches are now a daily occurrence, bone and joint pain are constant, extreme fatigue, insomnia, and on and on the list goes. The latest discovery,  is that I have developed cataracts in both of my eyes. This has come fairly quickly since I had an eye exam last March and there was no signs of anything wrong other than my nearsightedness. I suspect that the Prednisone has caused this not so welcomed side effect. This next week I will be going to see a new specialist at a University medical center. I am hoping for some answers and hope they can come up with a treatment that will actually do more good than harm.