To shorten the story, my liver enzymes are way up, creatine kinase is way up, my potassium is elevated again, and I’ve got walking pneumonia. Pneumonia? There’s a first. I have an ultrasound scheduled for my gut to see what’s up with my liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. That’s not going to feel good. In all likelihood, this is a side effect of cimzia because I just had my 4th dose a little over a week ago, but he wants to rule out the other stuff. I may need to reduce my dose, or get one 200mg shot every two weeks, instead of 400mg every four weeks. Either way, I have to go see my CNP at the GI clinic after the ultrasound.
At least the shortness of breath problem has been decoded. I had to drink two shots of kayexalate to reduce my blood potassium levels. It never gets any easier to chug that crap.
I’m so sleepy, it’s all I can do to stay awake. It is a nice change from not being able to sleep at all, but a little in between would be nice. I guess I’ll sleep as much as I feel the need to, even if it’s 16 hours a day.