Remember I have said my neuro doesn't listen. He was treating me for food allergies and depression!! I am not depressed,nor have I ever been. When I would try to tell him what was going on..he would say just follow your medicines and take them on time. I said I do,and it does not work! So he would keep upping it..then I found out it was sulfa..no wonder I had huge rashes and bad indegestion..The stupid jerk when I called the office the receptionist told him what was going on..he says go to er go to er. I told her I stopped taking it Friday night,this was Monday. I said he knew I was allergic..or whether he forgot or ignored it..thats how it is. She found my chart and there, big as life..Sulfa allergy. She took a red marker and marked the file. Needless to say, I was not going back. My symptoms are getting worse instead of better.
My Pain Management doc..the one taking care of my discs,spondylosis and stenosis, said this..Get away from him..he then referred me to a female neuro down by Carbondale,IL..I live in IL..Where the dodo on the first visit and all visits,would never be in with me over 15 mins, Dr.K was in with me almost 2 hours. She was doing all sorts of things. And what do you know? The dork ex-neuro lied..they never sent the records..as promised.
That dude never even read any of my reports from my EEG and CT Scan..he said he barely glanced at the pictures from the CT and says..I never seen anything.
Dr.K told me she doesn't place any trust or confidence in anything dodo says, I am the six patient she has taken over in less than 8 weeks.
She did all sorts of things to my legs,feet,reflexes,she would touch places and they would jump wildly. I told her my symptoms that have either started or gotten worse since the former PA-C dropped the ball on my health..(Anyone know any good lawyers Southern Illinois or St.Louis area..seems no one wants to fool with this case..and my SS caseworker told me to sue her til shes broke. I have had other caseworkers and such say this.)
I have pain and tingling in my legs and feet.
Hot burning cactus needles and the more numb my hands get the worse the pain and burning gets..
My right hand shakes a lot at times..she noticed this
I have severe vertigo,have to take meds..
hearing has gone south,now have a hearing aid
memory really has gone south..short term is basically lost. I have to write a schedule for each day,and if I get off it,Lord help me,I get confused and aggravated. I never did this before.
Some long-term memory is gone
Eyesight is bad..very myopic It's blurry at times..
Eyes are dry a lot..have to use artificial tears
I have sometimes nauseating pain in and behind my eyes.
I have no peripheral vision.Have a while.
I cannot feel my hands and feet 75% of the time..but I can feel the hot cactus needles..
my balance is way off at times..today was a bad day..legs were heavy...cramping..which they do a lot..
and they were tingling from hip to toes.
I have severe issues with heat
I never used a cane before the viral infection,nor all these issues.
I told all this to Dr.K
that Friday I had 6 large vials of blood taken by the vampires..
the next week,
I had an MRI in an
open MRI..thank goodness it's
open..I hate MRIs
the next day..I had one with contrast.
I seen the films,I have to take them to her the 4th.
I told my friend..at least I see something..at least I have a brain...
I know one thing,I am tired of this..
But I don't give up,will be volunteering with a family friend who is director of palliative care at the local hospital. I said I would when I could get there..and now I live close enough to take the bus. She told me this. If I ever have to use a scooter..everything is wheelchair accessible..And to not let it bother me. I won't..
Even a man who is pure of heart and says his prayers by night will become a wolf when the wolfsbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (27 years) Neuropathy (from RA 11 years) Genetic Nerve Deafness (10+ years) OsteoArthritis (12+ years) GERD (17+ years)Myalgia(15+ years) Mild HBP (one year) Complicated Migraines ( 15+ years) Vertigo( 3 years) Allergies and Chronic Bronchitis, (all my life)Chronic Diarrhea (16 years)Cervical Spondylosis..just diagnosed. Osteophyte Disc complex..just diagnosed..Cervical Stenosis..just diagnosed..4 bulging discs..just diagnosed.
Chromium (to regulate hypoglycemia)
Biotin (also to regulate hypoglycemia)
Papaya ( for replacement of enzymes lost from gall bladder removal.)
Post Edited (HighlandWolf) : 9/25/2007 10:03:28 PM (GMT-6)