another disappointing drs visit....

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Donna39, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. Donna39

    Donna39 New Member

    I am so sick of hearing the same thing over and over again when you go to the doctor with a problem."IT'S JUST ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE CRAZY FIBRO-SYMPTOMS". I went to see mine dr yesterday because the day before my whole right arm went completely numb. I couldn't move it and I starting feeling so confused and sick. I called my mom and told her to come over,I thought I was having a stroke.It finally eased up after a couple of hours,but was sick the rest of the night. I told my doctor about it and all he could say was its just a malfunction with your body.DUHHHHHHHHHH is what I am thinking,so is a heart attack but that doesn't make it normal.As far as my pain goes,he said that if I wanted anything else I would have to go to a pain specialist,he has done all he can for me.He gave me some Lexapro to try for the depression.Has anyone here tried this? And did it help? It is a newer class,suppose to be better than celexa.
    Anyways,just needed to vent a little. Sometimes you feel hopeless with this DD.
    Love,
    Donna
  2. TNhayley

    TNhayley New Member

    Boy, do I know how you feel! Sounds to me like you need to get to a good experienced Physical Therapist ... best if they are trained in Myofascial Release Therapy. Anytime I've had numbness or tingling, it's ususlly some muscle freaking out somewhere. A pain specialist may not be a bad idea as long as they believe in Fibro. Seems like I've read mixed reviews here. That's at least a couple possibilities. I'd bet others have more suggestions.

    I tried Lexapro and I really liked it, except for the unfortunate sexual side effect. Within a week I had zero feeling *down there* which is very frustrating. Same with Effexor, but I don't know about Celexa. I'm on Wellbutrin now and it does not have that side effect.

    Warm hugs,
    Hayley