Just wanted to update you quickly on my doctor's visit before I head out the door. Not much news, my NP is stumped... still. He says my symptoms are too varied. When he thinks it might be one thing, there is nothing to support it. He was leaning very strongly towards fibro, but my pressure points have disappeared, other than the 2 at the knees and 1 elbow. Has this ever happened to anyone? Also, my pain and fatigue aren't consistent with fibro. Well, he says that, but what I've learned from reading all your experiences is that no 2 cases are alike, and very few are 'text book'.
Neurologically, everything till checks out, other than the hyper reflexes everywhere but the left foot, where there is decreased sensation. And I still can't feel the vibrations on my skull from that 'tuning fork' thing. lol, sorry, I have no idea what that test is called! It looks like a tuning fork for music, and they place it on bone, I tell him if I can feel the vibrations.
More of his findings:
My headaches aren't consistent with migraines...
The halos I see around lights are only there at night, so not consistant with glaucoma... And I was checked just in January.
The floaters are harmless, but why did they happen at the same time?
My facial pain is not consistant with TMJ or TN...
He went through a depression checklist, but I don't seem depressed or anxious (although probably very stressed, if my back is any indication. Yet we could think of no stress factors that have changed since March)
He told me he is going to do more research (the list of symptoms I brought him was very helpful, if even more confusing for him) adn confer with his supervising doctor again. If they can't figure something out, he will send me to both a neuro and a rheumy. In the meantime, I have to go for more blood tests, he wants to check all kinds of vitamins now. He wants to wait until those results are in to put me on supplements. And he is sending me for physio for my back. The trapezoid muscles are so tight, that was very painful for him to even just touch.
He said he will call back next week. I hope they will have an idea by then, and I'll know a little more! I just want answers so I can start to heal!
Now I'm off to enjoy this sunshine with the kids. I'll check back tonight adn get caught up on the posts from the last few days. Hope you are all having a good day :)
in the land of Limbo, taking OTC meds only.
Don't know what's wrong, can't fix it, doctors are so sloooow!!!