All my bloodwork is checking out normal. He did vitamins this time. The only one that was off was potassium, it was high, but still fell in normal range. Does this mean anything?
I am so pleased with how I've been feelign this week, and hopefully it will continue. My good days far outnumber the bad ones now. I put it all to how much I am exercising and moving, b/c before Hallowe'en I was very lazy, adn in a lot of pain too. I still can't seem to run, the bottoms of my feet, shins and ankles just burn and hurt so much, but I can walk at a fast pace. My NP thinks I just need to condition my body, so I haven't given up the dream to run yet. But I am a bit discouraged, but I'll keep at it and see how it goes.
I told him about
the two days where I was very sensitive to noise and disoriented, and he started in on panic attacks. I really don't think that's what I was having, it was just being extra sensitive. I wanted to ask him if there was anythign I coudl do for that, but I dropped the subject liek a hot potato. I just don't think he 'gets' a lot of what I tell him from his lack of experience.
He is raising my dose of amytriptyline to 20 mgs, so hopefully I will sleep better too. I still have a hard time falling asleep, but more than that, it's how lightly I sleep. Oh, and did I mention I've had no more headaches since the last time he raised it? woohoo! My facial pain is still in sleep mode most times, but still there, and it revs up sometimes. I'm hoping the raise will put it comatose, lol.
And I am finally getting my eyes checked next week. I asked him if he was goign to write me a referral, or if not, I was goign to make the appointment myself. I've had floaters that started in June, then halos aroudn lights. At each visit, I mention it, and he checks my eyes and tells me I'm fine. So at first I dismissed it, but now I see after-images even worse than before, and sometimes movement out of the corner of my eye. Between that, the floaters and afterimages, in dim light I sometimes can't tell what is real and what is my eyes seeign things. It's very frustrating, and I'm a little worried that he is missing something.
Hoping for a good day filled with little blessings for each of you. (((HUGS)))
Waiting for appointment with rheumy (March 2009) to get an official dx. waiting, waiting, waiting....
Taking malic acid/magnesium combo, what a life saver! and amitriptyline
Post Edited (mamanan) : 11/11/2008 11:44:41 AM (GMT-7)