Looking for a Dr. in WI

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   Posted 3/27/2009 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
anyone know of a good dr. in Wisconsin? I am a 28yr old with crohns i have been sick and tired for over 2yr's now i have 2 kids at home. All i do is sleep all day everyday, its hard to do homework make dinner or give the kids there showers. i am a single mom and my family and friends think its all in my head. no meds have worked and my doctors keep telling me that its a virus. please help i cant keep going on like this. my 4yr old said to me one day when i picked him up from school "thanks for not falling asleep mom" and i just lost it . That day i checked myself into a mental hospital cuz i couldn't take it any more. After i got out i was feeling better for about a week but now its coming right back. HELP ME PLEASE :(

sleeping 15-18 hr's a day
body aches
pain all over
put on 50lb
10 ER visits
lots of blood work that comes back normal
i have seen a nutritionist
cant work
cold cold to hot hot
depression and on meds for it.
and they say my crohns is under control
i can just keep going on and on

Post Edited (cj2mama) : 3/27/2009 7:39:36 AM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 43
   Posted 4/13/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi cj2mama,

Depends on where you are at in WI... I am in Eau Claire and I have a wonderful doctor at Riverview Clinic in the Marshfield Group of hospitals & clinics. I would look into the Marshfield group.. every doctors is not great.. but most are. I have gone to a few doctors that when I walk out.. I cross them off my list of possibilities.. because they didn't listen to me. Then go back to my family practice doctor and tell him.. we are on to a new one because he sucked and didn't listen to me. I do have to tell him what happened at the doctor and why I feel the way I do.. and everytime.. he agrees.. and we move on to a new doctor in the specialty that I need. Right now looking for a new rheumy doc.. we only have one choice here in E.C.. and his dope gave me some cream and told me to rub it in where it hurts.. for my fibro!!! What am I supposed to do.. dip myself in it? What I am trying to say.. if the first.. second.. or third doctor doesn't work.. try another!! You will find the one that is right for you :)

I am kinda on the page you are with the sleeping.. I sleep for 3 days in a row then I am totally out of it the 4th day.. then back to normal(whatever that is) for 3 days. I am also trying to find the RIGHT doctor for this. I don't know if there is one.. I am looking at trying a med that helps you stay awake during the day.. you might want to look into it.. either Provigil or Adderall. I haven't been on either yet so I don't know if they will work.. but what the hell.. it's better to try then to sleep our life away.

I truly hope you find what you are looking for.. remember to keep fighting.. even if you feel down and out.. look to your kids ( I do ) and the fight always comes back. I don't want to live this way.. and I don't want it for them.. keep fighting!
Love & prayers from Eau Claire
Love & Soft Hugs,

Dx with: CFS '09...Fibro '02...Myofascial Pain '02... Gerd '03...Migraine Headaches...
Restless Leg Syndrome '08...IBS '99...Depression '99...
Early Menopause from Hysterectomy '00..removal of gallbladder '00 and appendix '08

Meds: Fentanyl Patch 75mg,Lidocaine Patch 5mg, Ropinirole 1mg, Zoloft 50mg, Aciphix 40mg, Darvoct as needed to help with RLS, Aleve & Tylenol as needed

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