So, I went to the doctor yesterday. I was SO nervous and scared. It was such a long trip and that caused me to hurt all over...but its a really nice place.. Paper work...then I went into a private room, with, get this, my very own plasma tv and a cushioned bench! lol Normal doctor rooms are so very boring and uncomfortable! So, I watched Spongebob!
The doctor was really nice. He was WAY more into it then ANY of my others. He took all the time in the world and asked every question imaginable. He NEVER seemed to be in a hurry or anything and I LOVED that part. He talked and listened to me talk. He checked everything.(good news:no arthritis!)
He said he believed I have Fibro. (I was dx with Fibro this time last year when I TOLD my doctor about
it and he started me on Lyrica) So, did I actually dx myself 3 years ago?!
But, he pretty much told me everything I already knew. But, I must brag on him and say he said it in a simple, made sense kind of way. So, thats good for my dad!
But, he gave me a script
for physical therapy, to do more aerobics. He says in the study they did that it actually helped to be more active. Basically pushing through the pain desensitizes your nerves so then even if there is pain, it just feels normal I suppose. So..then, he recommended I get counseling because he says some part of it is stress related and counseling would help to get to the root of that stress. He also said I may want to try anti-inflammatory....
I also got a DVD about
the different Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain syndromes and how the intense exercise is "supposed" to help...but it is also supposed to get worse before better...
So, by now your thinking, "wow, that sounds stupid!" ....I understand.
The only thing I didnt agree with was that he said Lyme disease does NOT exist in Alabama. I disagree. He thinks it only in the northeast. I found out yesterday that I know someone personally that has Lyme, and shes a doctor herself! She used to be my doctor, and she a family friend. My dad said that before we do anything he wants me re-tested for Lyme by IGenex just to make sure....
So, I think yesterday made a LOT of progress. I think my parents(more my dad...) are getting involved more now, which is good. And I hope we follow through with the counseling thing. Stress...heres my little list I made: school, grades, homework, friends, parents, world stuff, (the past) self harm, depression, anxiety, everything from the past year and a half...etc..
So...sorry this is so long, I was TOO tired to post last night. But, I feel more excited because I feel like they believe me more now. It just feels more real now. Anyways, I hope everyone(who celebrates) has a wonderful Christmas or Hanukkah and anything else we may be celebrating!
Thanks SO SO SO SO more for everything, my Fibro family!
Lyrica and Paxil (both working quite well might I add!)
"Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart
no matter how strong you are"
"Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"
"Im going to
smile like nothing is wrong, talk like everything is perfect, act like its all a dream, and pretend its not hurting me."