Yes, the therapist is aware in my fibromyalgia and is a supporter. I guess that is why I'm so suprised by this request. I agree with you, I think it will only make things worse. Maybe I should go to her house after I scrub my self up. My mood might change her mind .
I suggest you try the rubbing, but with something soft. I'm sure she doesn't want you to use the loofa right away! But who knows, maybe it will help. I would use chennile or silk or something really soft. It might feel good after all.
That's good news about your shoulder. I hope you get relief from it soon.
Thank you everyone!
It sounds like maybe I should try it and yes the PT did say start with something soft. Her goal was to get me ok with a loofah. The thought of this just makes me gringe . I think my most sensitive spot would be my feet. I need to wear thin socks and seemless if I can find them. I need to adjust my sock several times before I can be comfortable in them. The seem needs to fall just right at the tip of my toes or I can't stand it. Maybe I should start with my feet, it would be nice not to spend a lot of time trying to get my feet comfortable.
I am going to start out slow but I will let everyone no how it goes, boy I'm nervous about this .
That all makes sense and things are getting worse. I wish there was a handbook for all of this stuff, it certainly would make things easier. If I had known this when I was diagnosed, my sensitivity may not be so bad now. Does this apply to noise and smell sensitivity also? I'm really bad with the noise also, and it brings on migraines. I have become an expert on putting away dishes without making any noise. Just wondering?
What makes me nervous about the ortho's diagnosis is that he spent very little time with me and I brought up the cervical MRI to him so that he was aware of all the tests I had done. All that he seen was a breakdown of the MRI on paper. The results state that there was nothing amiss with my neck. I also told him that I had an EMG on my right arm because of tingling and numbness in the hand. The EMG results showed nothing wrong with the nerves from my neck to my right hand; and I told this to the doctor but he insisted that there are nerve problems. He moved my arm a few times and read the shoulder MRI and determined that I needed cortisone and PT, this was a total of about 5 minutes. I left the office feeling very ignored. He didn't even look at my history (the sheet his office made me fill out). Another thing he told me, that may be true, is that the nortriptyline I'm taking is for the nervous system and that is why my GP is having me take it. My GP told me it was to help me sleep. So who is right ! I was so depressed the day following that appointment that I told my husband that I just give up. I will live with the pain, I'm tired of doctors not listening to me. I will give the PT a try but if it makes things worse, I'm just going to go it on my own.
So I probably won't see the ortho doctor again, I just wish I could erase his diagnosis from my records because I think he didn't have enough time or information to make that diagnosis.
I will keep everyone updated on the therapy, I'm very interested (and uncomfortable) with this theory of desensitizing. Could this be helpful with other symptoms?
I am feeling more hopeful today. I have had some time to think about everything. It just gets frustrating when professionals treat their patients with such disregard. I think I have seen to many doctors and had to many wrong diagnosis's. Oh well, I can't go back and change things so I will make the best of what I do have .
Thanks for the support!