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Wed Aug 5, 2020, 06:26 AM

30. I am very worried

My mom was on the diabetes medication Metformin and she stopped taking it 2 months ago (on seeing that it was pulled for unacceptably high levels of NDMA- which is a carcinogen). This was June. However, Metformin also is suspected oddly enough of having tumor suppressing properties.

Soon after she stopped taking it, her health started deteriorating: loss of appetite, 6-8 kg weight loss in 2 months, back pain, nausea, fatigue. We kept hoping it was nothing. But the doctors did a bunch of tests and currently her blood-work has come back with comments like: myeloid decreased and scarily plasma cell dyscrasia-the worst form of which is MM.

We are waiting on biopsy and serum protein electrophoresis results. I am very worried and scared. I keep googling myeloma tensely. I am a scientist and it isn't that I have no familiarity with some of the stuff involved but somehow I cannot seem to register anything. My mom was so healthy-I still cannot wrap my head around this. We are a very small family unit-I am an only child and I am child-free. It is hard to take in the sickness of one of our trio.

I am sorry about your diagnosis Captain Queeg (Caine Mutiny fan eh?). If you caught it early I guess you will have a good prognosis. I don't know mom's status. Her Lactose Dehydrogenase Level is 258, which is in range and I saw speculation that high LDH levels could be a sign of progression. I know they say not to google diseases but I am terrified.

If it is MM I guess we will come to the acceptance stage soon..I have crossed denial and am in the intense misery stage at the moment...I can't think straight..mom and I are very close...

All the best to you....any info is very welcome. We have to wait a hellish 3 days....

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