Ouch! Yes, those compression ones are the pits! Hope you feel better soon. But, knowing there is nothing wrong will probably help.
Post Edited (sheryl=jk) : 8/27/2008 8:36:53 AM (GMT-6)
I have to go for the tests, breast cancer is big in my family. My DM is a 10 yr survivor. Thank God!!! I had some great aunts w/ it also, not so lucky. I have a very bad time w/ it. I am a B cup, after many yrs as an A- I have a hard time w/ the compression. I have to have someone drive me because I have to take a couple of Advil, and I don't drive after Advil. While I'm held as a prisoner, I get very sweaty, dizzy, and totally nauseous. The tech always asks if I want to stop, until I feel better. It is that obvious. If she released me, I would run away never to be seen again. So I just continue the 'fun'. Then I have to sit or lay down for a few, w/ a large glass of water to regroup. Yeah, I love that time of the yr. I wish I had a less painful way to do this, because I know it is sooo important.
Foolishly, I scheduled a Uterine Ultrasound and a mammo for the same day, one right after another. I should have had a CT scan to see if I actually had a brain lol. Never do two fun things like that on the same day. I was trying not to take too much time off from work.
I'm going to schedule for around my B'day. Hopefully, my PT and shots in the knees visits will be over, and I will be ready for a new round of pain. God bless. Alice.
Sheryl, I have been getting these shots from the ortho dr. my pcp sent me to. He wanted to give me steroid shots at first, I told him no Steroids, so they are trying to rebuild the cartilage in my knees w/ this stuff. I can't remember the name , but it is made from chickens (Sorry, Chutz). I'm still having a hard time w/ walking. The dr. said sometimes it takes a few wks to help. I go back to him next wk, I assume he will x-ray and give me an update. I personally think he will suggest MORE shots. I have been doing all the exercises he suggested, and yet, my legs still feel off.
The ortho also has me going to PT for my shoulder, I'm into the 2nd series of sessions. I can move my arm just so far, and then it locks and pops. They tell me I'm doing well, but I still can't lift much weight. The guy is nice, but he doesn't know much about FMS. I feel terrible when I go in, stiff, achy, nauseous, sweaty, or shivering cold, my arms shake while doing some exercises. He will ask what is causing this or that reaction. I tell him this is Fibro, his response is 'Oh'.
Sheryl, what kind of surgery did you have on your knees? I hope you get some relief w/ you knees.
God bless. Alice.
Hi Sheryl, I found the name of the shots, carefully hidden (stuck w/ a pile of papers) It is called Euflexxa. I also remembered incorrectly about it being made from chickens. Just a note, I have Dyslexia. It is the first and only US approved non avian HA therapy, not made from processed chicken or rooster combs. This helps to eliminate the chance of an allergic response in ppl sensitive to poultry products. It is manufactured through bacterial fermentation.
I will let you know what dr. has to say next wk after visit. But at least you can start checking out this med in case it could help you. Wish you the best of luck. God bless. Alice.
Sheryl, You're very welcome. I don't feel like it has done much for me YET. I keep exercising like the dr said, but my knees feel weak and 'shifty' if you will. I was walking this wk end and my foot twisted and my knee just didn't feel like it kept steady. I almost fell, caught myself on my bad hand/arm to keep from hitting the ground. I still have a hard time up/down steps, I have few in my house, but the dr/PT have several. I wear sneakers to try to support my knees. (Miss my flops)
I will let you know what dr. says next wk, hopefully it will be good news. Take care.