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   Posted 4/25/2009 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
So I finally managed to find a day the hubby didn't have tests or pre-op or surgery and scheduled my appt. I haven't been to see my doc since before Christmas, and now I'm terrified. I know he's going to lecture me about not seeing him for so long, but I haven't been able to do the physical therapy he wanted either, just haven't been able to afford it. My local social services office has LOST my disability paperwork 3 times since my last visit, so I'm still without a medical card.
On a good note, I do have a list of things to discuss with him, but I don't know how far it will get me, as he just wants to give me Flexeril, Celexa, and Despiramine until I get my medical card. He won't let me go back to work, and I don't think I could, I get winded just walking through a store for 20 min. But now.... I'm on the verge of a panic attack thinking about it all, so I'm gonna quit now, while I'm ahead.
FM, costocontritis, wide spread arthritis, fibriod tumors, 2 heart attacks at 22

Flexeril 30mg, Celexa 50mg, Despiramine 50mg, Ibuprofen 800mg Acetometaphen 500mg, Calming Sleep herbal suppliment, ActivOn topical pain relief, occassional cannibus

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   Posted 4/25/2009 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   

You are right to try to relax, the stress only makes the fibro worse. Along with the anxiety. Anxiety is fear, so try not to be afraid. Take things one day at a time, one minute if you have to. Try not to get tense. Do some meditation or relaxing breathing.

I hope that you feel better. Remember that we are here for you.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 4/25/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Gee, don't be terrified of your doctor!  Remember, you are his boss!  You hired him to take care of you.  You also have good reasons not to have seen him as often as he might have liked.  So, just relax.  I think things will be fine for you.  Let us know!
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   Posted 4/26/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm terrified by everything, or stressed by it, been out of my anti-anxiety meds too long and I've been on Valium or Xanax most of my life, PTSD that started at 7 so yeah.... I've been avoiding the things that make my anxiety and stress, thus fibro worse until I can see him and if I can't avoid it, I come home and soak in my tub with the lavender chamomile bubble bath and my chamomile tea LOL I explained it all to my husband and when he sees me head to the bathroom with my 'princess box' he corrals our son and dog so at least some good things are coming of it. Normally, my bathroom habits are public events LOL
FM, costocontritis, wide spread arthritis, fibriod tumors, PTSD, 2 heart attacks at 22

Flexeril 30mg, Celexa 50mg, Despiramine 50mg, Ibuprofen 800mg Acetometaphen 500mg, Calming Sleep herbal suppliment, ActivOn topical pain relief, Melatonin

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   Posted 4/26/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mrs. Cavbar!

Like Sherrive need to be afraid. What can he do? Doctor's know that many people, even those who can afford it, don't keep up with their PT. He likely won't say anything at all. And with your hubby going along you'll be fine. Might be a good idea to take him on as many doc visits as you can. I did for a long time. Now I don't feel the need.

Please let us know how you do when you return from your appointment. You'll be fine.
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