I loved my GP today!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Applyn59, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Applyn59

    Applyn59 New Member


    I saw the GP today for the 2nd time. The last time
    I saw her I didn't like her at all. Today she was
    absolutely wonderful!

    I told her all about the lyme, etc. She seemed
    confused about it but she was very nice. She
    gave me clarinex to see if it helps with my rash.

    I asked her about Great S. Labs and she never
    heard of it but after I told her about it she said
    she would order the tests for me.

    I can barely type this. My fingers are shaky
    and I am experiencing herx symptoms I believe.

    SHe also gave me zestril to take with ziac
    because I had the high microalbumin protein

    I can't wait for this night to end. I see my chiro
    tomorrow and will update him on everything.

  2. tansy

    tansy New Member

    in just a short time a whole lot has changed for you.

    Now all you need is some test results and then you, your chiro, lyme specialist, and GP will know what to do to help you.

    Just goes to illustrate the importance of not giving up.

    Rest well, sounds like you need it.


    [This Message was Edited on 07/24/2003]
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I'm glad she has turned herself around. I'm happy for you.

    Love, Mikie
  4. Applyn59

    Applyn59 New Member

    Forgot to mention that when she came in the room
    the first thing she said was "Did you get a haircut?
    It is so pretty!" Gee, I could have used this manner
    when I went there petrified two weeks ago!

    She was probably rushed and overwhelmed by
    me last time. Can't blame her.

    I just hope I live through tonight to get to the chiropractor. This herxing stuff is very scary.

  5. tansy

    tansy New Member

    I know I overwhelmed her too. Due to consequences of heat reaction was all over the place thought wise. She gave me loads of time though and permission to take as much of her time in the future as I need. First time this has ever happened to me.

    Was ill for over 20 years before I found her and even then had to tread very carefully because her practice partner had made so many bungles and not checked anything out. Didn't want to blow things by putting her in a spot.

    She's over cautious though so it's going to take a lot of negotiation for some meds, on the other hand this is because she's concerned that no harm be done.

    Just wish the local hopstial was the same. On the NHS we have little or no choice specialist wise.

    So I've had to learn for myself and thanks to this board I'm slowly getting there.


  6. Jen F

    Jen F New Member

    I hope it goes well with the chiro tomorrow and glad that went okay/well with your GP.

    Must be scary to go through the herxing symptoms, you have enough problems already, eh?

    My father phoned today to ask if I would like to go to a wedding of a friend of his on Aug 8 north of here. I told him I am too sick to go. He asked if I would like to go up for the night on the 7th, I said I didn't think so, and my Neurologist appt here is for the 7th and i would be too tired and probably too sick. {and now I wonder how he thought i would get up there, i used to sometimes take the bus, but I couldnt' do that now, cause I can't carry an overnight bag up the steps with my neck/arm problem! I can only manage a few pounds of weight carried for short periods, I still can't use a purse, wear a fanny pack when I go out.]

    When I mentioned the neurologist, Dad wanted to know what NEW thing I was trying/looking into NOW. i.e. why seeing the neurologist???

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Does he not listen? Does he not retain anything from my emails?? I have been in tons of pain for 10 weeks now with numbness down my left arm, [remember Dad?????]

    My Dad is not very old, he's only 55, so can't blame this on old age or cogn problems. IMO, the problem is just plain: his head stuck so far up his own butt that he just barely has a clue what's going on with me...

    Recently when I spoke to him on the phone [been a few weeks since we've spoken now, cause I've mostly had it with him] and were talking about the really hot weather, he was #1 - unaware that it was over 40 with the Humidex in Toronto and that I was really suffering, and #2 - when we spoke about the hot weather coming again I could tell he wasn't thinking about me, he was just wondering how the heat would affect HIM, a 4 hrs drive north of me, where it was cooler anyways. He mulled over in his mind, and partly out loud, well, okay, he has the air conditioner, and the basement, and he could take a dip in the pool [not an expensive pool, a cheap above ground one, but a pool nonetheless], so yeah, I guess I'll be okay he says. OH!!! Talk about deaf dumb and blind when it comes to his daughter and what she is going through! But, as long as HE is okay...

    And you know, he's not a really horrible person. He can be nice and he can be giving and sensitive. But lately, practically clueless. And I'm tired of trying to explain. He obviously doesn't want to know.

    So, that's it. I didn't bother asking him how HE was doing when he phoned today. Why should I be asking my parents how they are and listening to them and trying to amuse them when I speak to them anymore. Forget it. I'm disgusted [and hurt].

    However, I am also desperate, so I have asked him for help with errands if he is ever coming down this way. He MIGHT come and help me with a thing or two in August. I hope I can put up with all the smoke that wafts off his clothes next time I see him and I hope he washes his sneakers before he comes this time. It's a really cramped apt and I can't handle really stinky shoes and feet with the nausea I've had sometimes lately. I don't have the cojones to actually tell him that. I think that would be really pushing it. But, he lives alone and has developed many antisocial habits which can make spending time together in my cramped apt even more difficult. And I think I might scream if he watches the Simpsons here. Nothing much against the show on its own, but he loves it and when i see it and see how he actually bases his parenting on this bloody show [on Homer Simpson] I feel very resentful.

    Sorry this has turned into a rant. I hope you don't mind.

    I feel like there is no way to get through to my father and no point. I have even worried, like you, some of the time that I might have to go into a nursing home. I'm sure my father would be absolutely, completely mystified if I had to do that.

    When the doc at ER asked me if I had any friends or family that could stay with me while I went through the drug interaction problem, I said no. He said "really??" And I said yes. It's so pitiful. I do have my one close friend, but with conditions as you know and he has his own problems.

    Speaking of family, How is your Mom today, Lynn?