I just called my mother for the fifth time in three days. She is 94 and I couldn’t get in touch with her. Finally this morning I talked to her and she said she was mad at me and not talking to me because I was going away to the Caribbean for a week at Christmas. I have seen her every Christmas for 66 years. I came up from Charlottesville, VA to Princeton, NJ when my husband was alive and my kids were little AND older. My boyfriend and I were going to see her at Thanksgiving. I write all this because I was very very ill all weekend. I have ringing in my ears , diarrhea, weakness, and my thyroid problem has gone haywire. I was finally diagnosed last July with MAC. I went to every doctor but i persisted for 7 years… yes seven years with a persistent cough that would come and go. My family in NJ was so used to me being sick for 3 months at a time that they trivialized my problem. They actually think I have pretended to be sick! Finally I got an internist and pulmonologist who believed me! Did anyone lose family support? Also, I need ideas on how to take the meds. Also, did anyone’s Thyroid go haywire? My TSH is 25 and I have been beyond exhausted. Help!!!