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asleep at mal 9/09
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9/10/10 6:13
asleep at mal 9/09
State of Alumiere:

The Doctor I've now wasted 6 months with has decided that even though Armor and Natural Thyroid that included T4 with T3 causes increased pain, falling out of hair, allergic reactions I've never had before, and severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, she "doesn't feel comfortable prescribing synthetic Thyroid medication" AKA Cytomel which works without the side effects. This after every appointment we've had I've discussed the fact that I don't convert T4 properly which increases Fibro and Chronic Fatigue symptoms, and I may need to be on Cytomel instead.

And it's 5:30am here, but I caught a cold from my boy, so I woke up coughing like mad. I'm tired, sick and furious, and Doctors can die now. This isn't fucking rocket science, I don't process T4 correctly as we've known for years, but no, we need to try "natural thyroid" - I did, it made things worse, now put me back on the medicine that doesn't do that as you promised repeatedly. Fucking hippie doctor! I'm doing everything else you've suggested including going back to taking 40+ medications, hormones, vitamins, and supplements a day.

Quote of the Day:
QOTD: "Dance like the photo's not being tagged, Love like you've never been unfriended, Tweet like nobody's following." (via http://twitter.com/jyarmis)

Link Soup
A Federal Judge in CA has ruled DADT unconstitutional! Should have happened years ago, but good.
False rape allegations are rare; less than 6% in a study of over 10 years worth of cases.

Daily Science
Yep, stem cell ban lifted pending case, huah!
Vitamin B: A revolutionary new weapon against Alzheimers? Will this help my Transient Global Amnesia (just started on mega doses of Bs)

Friday Memeage!
Wearing: black microfiber nightgown, the usual necklaces/bracelets, and mohawk twisted into a loose roll around itself. I suspect I'll stay in this all day, probably with added over the knee socks from sock dreams - comfy and warm is the goal.
Reading: Neuromancer by William Gibson ("comfort food" books are good)
Sewing: Must finish vinyl/holographic cheerleader skirt with ELWire for a photo shoot Sunday
Planning:
Today - finish above mentioned skirt, try to get rid of this cold
Art show tomorrow: http://nateseubert.com/
Dancing at Malediction (www.ladead.com) Sunday
Comments 
9/10/10 19:33 (UTC)
Fuck your doctor. Seriously >:(
9/21/10 15:16 (UTC)
I Second, Third, and Fourth this motion. >:(
9/10/10 20:16 (UTC)
Neat factoids and quotes - going to steal the twitter one
9/10/10 23:00 (UTC)
1. I'm going to open with something you've probably heard about a gazillion times, but someone reading it may not have:
Make sure you take a balanced B supplement-- some of the b vitamins can be toxic if not balanced by an equivalent dosage of some other b vitamins, and some of the B supplements on the market are not balanced, so make sure you are using a good one-- and you probably know more about B vitamin dosages than I do, but had to do the public service announcement thing just in case.

2. Thrilled about the stem-cell ban ruling being suspended--- I was a little PO'd about the fact that they just had to suspend the ruling against Prop H8, because allowing a same-sex marriage that's banned by a law that hasn't yet been sufficiently authoritatively overturned was somehow too horrifying to contemplate; but the fate of the research that could give me my life back was apparently no big deal. That state of affairs made so little sense that I don't even understand the above description of it-- and it's my description!
9/10/10 23:03 (UTC)
Oh, and the new health reform bill has a patient's bill of rights that more overtly protects your ability to switch doctors for any reason, or no reason, so take a look at your options. You may be able to tell her *cough* where to go after all, or you may become able to do that soon, so I hope it helps.