I got back about an hour ago. Had a car full of groceries to unpack and dinner to get started. But here I am to give my account.
First let me say that this morning was rough - a lot of itching - much more than I have had in 2 months! My skin was tearing and bleeding. I thought "Oh no...there will not be a spot for the nurse to put an IV!". I must note here that I had run out of the oral glutathione on Sunday so this was a possible reason for the increase in itching. I was miserable and kept my ice pack on until ready to leave. I then went shopping and running errands. Made it to the ND office a few minutes early.
So I go in the back and the nurse has me sign a form - making me aware of side effects from the IV, not the glutathione itself - it states that no known side effects are known. I then pick out the vein for the nurse (us nurses make the WORST patients ever!!). She literally had 2-3 cm to work with around all the broken skin. She was beyond sweet and kind about it! Then the push takes 5 minutes, but she did it over 10 given I told her I am very sensitive to things. Again she was beyond nice about my controlling behavior!
The pinch of the needle was nothing - she was good at it! Then the glutathione itself made me feel funny in the head. Nothing major by any means! It was a very slight lightheaded feeling only when she pushed it. Afterwards I felt slightly nauseated driving home, but she did say that was normal and eating right beforehand helps. Of course with all the errands I had to run I had eaten a few hours prior. Getting home and eating took the nausea right away.
I do not expect miracles here by any means. I must say though that the itching is already way down. I of course started itching 10 minutes after eating like I always do. But it died down in 2 minutes. So weird how I itch like that for such a short time each and every time I eat! It definitely has helped me lose a few pounds though....I no longer graze or eat unnecessarily as I hate this short burst of itching! The food has to be way worth it! :)
According to the nurse, the IV glutathione lasts about 72 hours in the body. I should have a peak effect tomorrow. I will keep everyone posted! I did get more of the oral stuff to start taking again in a few days. I also have the script for the DNA testing - will call tomorrow for pricing and then determine whether to go tomorrow in the rain or wait til next week. Looking forward to knowing the results! I will be very impatient waiting WEEKS! Oh well, things like this are worth the time I suppose! :)
As for energy levels....this morning I felt much better than yesterday! I figured it had to do with working too much in a row. But after the injection, I must say I went up another notch in energy. I feel like I could clean my whole house, make dinner, and even work on a few projects. I will however take it easy. I have over done it in the past and I finally learned to pace myself. So the kids are cleaning, I'm making dinner, and maybe I will pull out one project. :)
OK, time to go! I have some blogs and emails to catch up with. Hope you are all having a better day today!!