Thursday Thoughts ~ 6/9/22

I have a doctor’s appointment via telemed at 3:15 today. Not gonna lie, I’m shaking in my shoes nervous. I blew off the painful/invasive procedure that I wrote about HERE. I know my doctor thinks I’m a drug seeking quack but in my notes from her predecessor my file says I am drug adverse. Well excuuuuse meeee if I don’t want to be her guinea pig taking drugs to treat symptoms without a known cause. And have you seen my daily pill count?

I take Crestor for high cholesterol, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, Acidophilus and a colon health probiotic. My pee is vitamin fortified I tell ya what. TMI but I read that somewhere. All those supplements likely don’t help the way we think they do and go straight to flush. I figure they can’t hurt.

I stopped taking tylenol or ibuprofen because I didn’t want to destroy my liver but now the pain is such that ya, I’m taking it. Doesn’t even take the edge off though. I hope this appointment will get me back on track to a firm diagnosis. And once I get a firm diagnosis, I will jump on the pill popping band wagon. Like a diabetic takes insulin, there has to be a cause and effect.

B, medical doctor that he is, says “it’s your back” and that my back can cause pain that radiates. And yes I have slight scoliosis and all the osteo stuff. Maybe he is right? But something is twisted in the front which goes straight to the bones. For the life of my I can’t understand why nothing definitive shows on the CT or MRI. There are quite a few remarks in all the notes which have been dismissed by the doctor. Something is there. I’m sure of it.

Wish me luck. Ta-Ta for now.

As always, more to come.

11 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts ~ 6/9/22

  1. What’s the probiotic you’re taking? Mary and I used to take Healthy Trinity (not sure on the name).

    Have you tried naproxen sodium for pain? I take 660 mg (a little over the pescription dose) twice a day. The usual OTC dose is 220 mg once a day, but that doesn’t deal with my pain…

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    1. I take 2 probiotics, acidophilus and then a blend called colon health, not sure what all is in that one. But the GI doc said take it so I am.
      B has a prescription for naproxen sodium and a friend of mine takes that for her planters fasciitis. If it’s an upgrade from tylenol and ibuprofen, I’ll ask my doctor about trying it

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