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mamanan
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   Posted 11/11/2008 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
All my bloodwork is checking out normal. He did vitamins this time. The only one that was off was potassium, it was high, but still fell in normal range. Does this mean anything?

I am so pleased with how I've been feelign this week, and hopefully it will continue. My good days far outnumber the bad ones now. I put it all to how much I am exercising and moving, b/c before Hallowe'en I was very lazy, adn in a lot of pain too. I still can't seem to run, the bottoms of my feet, shins and ankles just burn and hurt so much, but I can walk at a fast pace. My NP thinks I just need to condition my body, so I haven't given up the dream to run yet. But I am a bit discouraged, but I'll keep at it and see how it goes.

I told him about the two days where I was very sensitive to noise and disoriented, and he started in on panic attacks. I really don't think that's what I was having, it was just being extra sensitive. I wanted to ask him if there was anythign I coudl do for that, but I dropped the subject liek a hot potato. I just don't think he 'gets' a lot of what I tell him from his lack of experience.

He is raising my dose of amytriptyline to 20 mgs, so hopefully I will sleep better too. I still have a hard time falling asleep, but more than that, it's how lightly I sleep. Oh, and did I mention I've had no more headaches since the last time he raised it? woohoo! My facial pain is still in sleep mode most times, but still there, and it revs up sometimes. I'm hoping the raise will put it comatose, lol.

And I am finally getting my eyes checked next week. I asked him if he was goign to write me a referral, or if not, I was goign to make the appointment myself. I've had floaters that started in June, then halos aroudn lights. At each visit, I mention it, and he checks my eyes and tells me I'm fine. So at first I dismissed it, but now I see after-images even worse than before, and sometimes movement out of the corner of my eye. Between that, the floaters and afterimages, in dim light I sometimes can't tell what is real and what is my eyes seeign things. It's very frustrating, and I'm a little worried that he is missing something.

Hoping for a good day filled with little blessings for each of you. (((HUGS)))
Waiting for appointment with rheumy (March 2009) to get an official dx. waiting, waiting, waiting....
Taking malic acid/magnesium combo, what a life saver! and amitriptyline

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Irish Babe
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   Posted 11/11/2008 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   

I'm so happy to hear you're feeling better, I, too, hope it continues for you. It is hard to run w/ the pain and burning in the feet on up, but you are able to walk fast, good for you. Don't give up on your dream of running (or any other dream), you are making progress, it will come in time. Don't get discouraged, things seem to be coming around for you.

Hopefully, the new level for medicine will help w/ the sleeping. I know how hard it is to sleep soundly, I sleep about 2-3 hrs per night and the slightest noise wakes me.

I'm glad you pushed for the eye dr., I have had some of your symptoms, also. I think it's best to go to the eye dr. and get his/her take on it. I hate driving (or riding in a car) at night, my eyes play tricks on me. It always seems as if there is someone in the road, it turns out to be a sign or tree on the side.

Just a thought, if you don't feel comfortable telling the dr something that is bothering you, cause he doesn't get it, maybe he isn't the right dr. for you. I would at least throw out my feelings to him and get his reaction to them. Then you know where you stand.

Hope the rest of your day is wonderful.   God bless.  Alice.


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   Posted 11/11/2008 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Go, as soon as you can to the eye doctor, the eyes are very important and
nothing you wanna have to worry about. I wish you good luck on that and
hope you continue to have more good days than bad ones...
lots of prayers and soft hugz
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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/11/2008 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad your appointment was so successful!  I do see an opthomologist once a year and she thoroughly checks my eyes.  They have special instruments that a regular doctor doesn't have.  So be sure to do that.  It's so important.
 
Sherrine
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mamanan
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   Posted 11/11/2008 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Alice, I saw in another post you really liked your new doctor. I'm so happy for you! She sounds wonderful. It's not that I don't like the one I have, actually he's a nurse practitioner. He is thorough and isn't afraid to look things up. But he doesn't have the experience with fibro, so I don't think he understands what I'm saying sometimes. He did get me a referral to a rheumy, but that isn't until March :(

Sherrine, will an optometrist be able to see if there are any problems? Or know to refer me to an opthomologist if needed? That's the thing here, I can't just say: this is what I want; I need to wait for a referral from the doctor. I could have made an appointment with my optometrist myself, but since the doctor didn't see any reason to, I was feeling liek I was making too big a deal out of nothing. I just got my eyes checked last year, so it didn't seem to be needed.
Waiting for appointment with rheumy (March 2009) to get an official dx. waiting, waiting, waiting....
Taking malic acid/magnesium combo, what a life saver! and amitriptyline


Sherrine
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   Posted 11/11/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I have my eyes checked by the opthomologist because they have more education.  If insurance will be paying for it, you should see the best.  I'm diabetic so I can have damage and bleeding in the eye.  Actually anyone can but a diabetic is more likely.
 
A couple of years ago I was gardening bent over.  When I stood up I saw sooo many floaters.  That can be a sign of a detached retina which can lead to blindness so I saw the doctor that afternoon to be sure.  That can be repaired if caught in time and an opthomologist can do that...an optomitrist doesn't.  So, that's why I choose opthomology.  By the way, my eyes were fine and the visit gave me total peace of  mind.
 
Don't think  you have a detached retina.  I have floaters.  They can come with age.  They can be cells floating in the vitreous fluid in the eye and you are seeing them as they float by.  But it still is good to get it checked out.  Obviously it is bothering you or you wouldn't have mentioned it on the forum.
 
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