After a good chat and checking everything over, we now know what we are addressing when it came to my weakness and exhaustion, muscle cramps and the fact that I would have been better known as "Sea Biscuit" among other strange and rather unusual symptoms. We did have suspicions that I could have been developing Type 2 Diabetes due to my steroids. Turns out a lack of potassium in my diet (over the last 6 months, I have really not been eating much by the way of good food) and the use of bronchodilators had caused me to begin the development of early stage Hypokalaemia.
If left untreated, this could have been dangerous, but now we are packing as much fruit and veg as we can in to me. As well as eating dark chocolate and other things to really increase my mineral intake. Just as well because my feet are cramping to hell! It's getting better thanks to some good food, and a good rest, but it was so painful earlier because my feet and my right calf were just agony and I was shaking so much I could barely stand up, I was so pale that I looked like I would pass out at any minute and I had already fainted today which hadn't helped. My BP was 70/69 which is low. Very low. No wonder I was fainting and looking like a zombie.
On a plus, because Steve thought I needed a pick-me-up, we went in to Pets At Home. We stopped by the adoption centre and saw someone called Marley. Now Marley was an 8 week old, tortoiseshell satin guinea pig who no one wanted to buy. We had to adopt this little beauty and bring him back with us. He now lives under the name of Kadaj and is a noisy little devil!!
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