I hope it's ok to top post, I didn't want my answer lost in the original post below :)
Thank you for the reassurance on the malic acid. Yes, my NP has absolutely no clue on the effects of this, he said he wanted to do some more research. And being the good little patient that I am, I always follow doctor's orders! lol. Well, I've given him his chance, I will go ahead with it now. We spoke about this 2 visits ago, and at the last one, I reminded him again about checking my vitamin levels (I've had b12 checked, but not much else I don't think. He had also mentioned checking D especially.) but there is still no requisition made for blood work. I am tired of waiting. At my last appointment (1 1/2 weeks ago), he said he was referring me to a rheumatologist, and he prescribed 5mg of amitryptaline. This was to be monitored weekly to increase the dose until I saw relief. I've had no call for an appointment to the rheumy (which I'm sure will take at least a couple months once I do) and no call to monitor the drug. And now he is gone for 2 weeks on holidays. I really liked him when I first started seeing him, but not so much anymore. Siince my first visit at the beginning of May, he has done nothing but told me to wait and monitor my symptoms.
Couple more questions; once I start taking the malic acid, how long until you start to see effects? And will this cover up any symptoms/ or make it harder for the rheumy to diagnose me once I get the appointment? I don't have a dx of fibro yet, does that make a difference? Thank you so much for your help!!!
Oh Sherrine... I bought myself some Birks, knockoffs, lol. I do find a difference with the heel pain, but now the rest of my feet hurt. Like cramping all over the top of the foot. Did it do this for you until you got used to them? Or have I developed a new symptom do you think? I've had them for about
2 weeks I guess, and the other pain has started for about
in the land of Limbo, taking OTC meds only.
Don't know what's wrong, can't fix it, doctors are so sloooow!!!