Hi HW community--haven't been on in a while

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   Posted 1/1/2008 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't been on since around Thanksgiving.  I just wanted to stop in and "update":
I TRIED to start taking Effexor XR (first 37.5 up to 75 mg)---OMG---had a bad reaction to that one too (as I did with Celexa and Lexapro).....I decided that I would just take the Klonnie PRN---b/c taking a 'base-line' med may not be for me....I don't know...
I started going to Physical Therapy for my uper right quadrant (you can see my crying session on Chronic Pain MB)----and have been experiencing numbness/heaviness/COLD right hand/arm, and my RIGHT leg!  I am constantly nauseous and dizzy----  the PTs won't 'say' what they 'think it could be' (god forbid someone try and give me an answer)........
I was doing quite well for a while----and am doing OK anxiety wise---but, when I experience NEW pains---like my arm/leg going numb/cold/heavy--and I can't do physical things--well, I get a little worried.
I figured I haven't died yet---so, I stop myself from thinking the worst---but, it's hard!  I have been better than I was the past 6 months---but, I am getting frustrated.
I go and see my Primary MD on 1/8------I feel like punchin' him out!  Where do 'we' go now?  Who should I go and see about this numbness?  Will he think I am overreacting b/c he's so convinced I am a 'stress ball'?  Or help out?
I was thinking of you all during CHristmas and New Years-----I just couldn't type on the computer---b/c my arm and leg would go numb---and I still have a hard time sitting/clenching the mouse too long...so, my time on the computer is verylimited!
I hope you all had a blessed, good holiday---we had a nice holiday-----but, I am glad it is 2008-----hopefully a better year!
thanks for listening!
Laurel :-)

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   Posted 1/1/2008 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Laurel,

Good to hear from you and I am sorry your having a hard time with the arm and leg.

It is good to hear your anxiety is better.

Try not to punch your Doctor to hard ..........LOL.

Take care and keep us posted on how you are.

Gentle Hugs


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   Posted 1/1/2008 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there Laurel...it is good to hear from you, I have been wondering about you.

I am sorry to hear things are not going so amazingly for you. I wish you were here with better news.

Know that I am thinking of you, and please come around if you need ANYTHING!

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   Posted 1/1/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Kitt and Tammy!

I am glad to "see' ya' here!

Tammy--I am hoping to share better news THIS year! LOL---that would be great!

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   Posted 1/2/2008 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I am glad to seee ya hun wasnt on all day yesterday ..........Took the day for myself and stayed in P'J's all day can U imagine waht a lazy Butt I am ...........

PLZ get this prob with the numbness checked out asap
and DO let us know how or what it is ............
YOU are always a part of this family Hope and you always will be

YES a better and happier NEW year to us ALL

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           Wishing all a Better and Healthier New Year in 2008  
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   Posted 1/2/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Lyn! I have an appt. with my MD on Monday. Today is Wednesday---tonight I go to Physical Therapy--and will cry to them about my pains! I am thinking of calling the Back Specialist right after I type here---and see if I can get into see him sooner (I have a follow-up on 1/18).......SIGH! Will keep ya'll posted!

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