FYI to my myLot friends regarding doctor visit for fatigue and fibro
May 8, 2007 3:49pm CST
I was gratified that once again my doctor really listened to what I said. [My spouse went with me to be sure I didn't minimize my symptoms.] She reminded me that there really wasn't a treatment for fatigue, per se, but we could address the things that support the fatigue. She ordered a sleep study to see if my apnea has worsened and had blood drawn to check my liver enzymes. I requested a B12 shot, since in the past it had helped, and she was happy to comply. We discussed new medications for the pain. I decided to make a decision about pain meds after the results of the sleep study, in case there is a change of medication for that. And on the way home we stopped at the grocery store so my spouse could buy some salad from the salad bar so I could have fresh veggies without having to prep them. I am well loved, aren't I? I am so grateful for that. So I'm hopeful that I will begin feeling better very soon. I really appreciate myLot for its "sounding board" qualities. It helped me identify things that I needed to address - like the fresh veggies I'd been neglecting - and gave me the feeling of a network of support from my new myLot friends. I'm grateful for that, too.
• Orangeville, Ontario
8 May 07
I'm glad you went to the doctor and that she was able to help you. I am also glad your husband went with you. My husband only went with me to a couple of appointments when I was still being diagnosed. I am surprised you are able to eat fresh veggies though. My IBS acts up when I eat vegetables so I have to be careful what I eat or pay the consequences. Sometimes I just go ahead and eat and deal with the cramps and stuff after. Other times I will pass because I don't want to deal with that. The IBS problem is "work" for my body and gives me all over body pain when dealing with it (I'm trying to be as polite as I can here without being descriptive). Are you taking any supplements at all? Particularly magnesium. Best is magnesium with malic acid (sometimes known as Mag-Citrate). I also take a B Complex vitamin. Because we don't eat properly we have to supplement in other ways. I also take a multi-vitamin. Hope you are feeling better soon.