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GP appt and a week off! GP appt and a week off!

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Unread 05-26-2003, 12:51 PM
GP appt and a week off!

ok so back at work today.......and two hours in I've now developed hives on my chest.....I tell ya the fun just never ends.....and I haven't even eaten anything new
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Unread 05-26-2003, 06:22 PM
GP appt and a week off!

((((Gidge)))) I hope tomorrow is a better day
Unread 05-27-2003, 08:16 AM
GP appt and a week off!

I'm glad you enjoyed your holidays. A little R&R goes a long way.

Perhaps there is something in your office making you sick??? Or you are allergic to something there? It's just a thought. Take a look around and you may also want to check the a/c vents and see if they've been cleaned recently.

Sending s and a big
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Unread 05-27-2003, 09:36 AM
GP appt and a week off!

thanks girls

I've also been having alot of hot flashes so am wondering if I'm lacking in the estrogen dept suddenly?? Of course my GP won't do any bloodwork to test my estrogen levels cause he says they're meaningless now that I don't have ovaries and that he likes to prescribe based on my symptoms..............doesn't matter really can't increase my bcp anyways cause then my bp goes up.

Am super tired today and my bladder is giving me heck again as well as I seem to be moving back into that "crampy time"........someone remind me did I have holidays last week or was that all a dream???

PS While I was away on Friday the new uro's office called my work to see if they could move up the appt and the girl that was covering for me didn't suggest they try me at home so I didn't get the message until yesterday and then they're closed till today so looks like I'm still stuck with a July date.....figures the one week I'm away they call!
Unread 05-28-2003, 05:12 PM
GP appt and a week off!

Ok girls had a bad thing happen yesterday and wanted to run it by you and see if anyone else is feeling this way or has.....if it's related to FMS or is it hormone related??? Yesterday afternoon (and alot lately) I've been feeling very overwhelmed, and while it's understandable considering all we've been through and still are going through, I've not been handling it well at all.......I have mentioned it to my GP and he just sorta shrugs it off.....

yesterday afternoon I had some things happen at work and I got very very uptight and my tummy was in knots and I just couldn't get myself "unupset"....went home and I just kept more and more anxious and then about 9:00 I got the worst chest pains ever......felt like when you swallow something the wrong way, only I hadn't swallowed anything and it went from my left side of my chest to my right and squeezed and squeezed and it went on for about 4-5mins and I was scared to death and then it eased off.....wasn't an allergic reaction as I hadn't eaten anything and I assumed it had to do with my anxiety level but my left calf has veen swelling as well (no bloodclot they already looked)

anyways......should I ask my GP for something to mellow me, were the chest pains anxiety or something else??? Thanks for listening girls!
Unread 05-28-2003, 06:05 PM
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((((Gidge)))) I typed a long reply to you yesterday, and it vanished in Cyberspace as the servers at work were acting up... See here's a great big just for not being there when you needed it.

I don't know what caused those chest pains and the continuing problem with your leg, but I really think you need to discuss this with your doctor. I know it must be frustrating to always be calling/dropping in with all these issues but, ((((sweetie)))), you need help and that's what he's there for

I wanted to address the issues of pains in your wrists and ankles, because I'm having the same pains!!! It's always the wrists and ankles, the base of the thumbs and, sometimes, the knees (especially in the morning). I also had lots of tests last year, for possible arthritis, but nothing showed At the time, I was also puzzled that they were having my hands x-rayed, because it was my wrists and ankles that were causing me grief, not my hands. If I remember correctly, either the doctor or a friend of mine who's father is a doctor (having been raised in a medical family and not being a doctor only as an act of rebellion, he has a lot of knowledge in the medical arena), but someone told me that it was because, with arthritis, the fingers are normally the first to show signs of inflamation/difformation... still didn't explain why it wasn't the part of my body that was hurting that was being x-rayed.

It also was very hard for me to get a referral to a rheumy. It took me sitting in the doctor's office, crying from pain despite taking Celebrex and Tylenol for break through pain for her to, finally, agree to a referral. Same thing practically happened when I asked for a referral to a urologyst... it's like they think it's no use bothering these specialists unless they know for sure our problems are real. The way I look at it, isn't it the specialist's job to find just what it is that is causing these problems, especially when the GP's are at a loss????

I know that by the time I went to the rheumy, I was actually pain free for the first time in 6 months. It kind of made it hard for me to explain my pain and hard for him to appraise the pain, considering that it wasn't flaring. So, I think it would be important to get a referral so that you can see the rheumy as the pain is flaring.

I hope you feel better soon. Please keep us posted. You know that ((((hugs))))) and ers are going your way.
Unread 05-29-2003, 12:06 AM
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In this condition — also known as Tietze's syndrome — the cartilage of your rib cage, particularly the cartilage that joins your ribs to your breastbone, becomes inflamed. The pain from costochondritis (kos-toe-KHON-dri-tis) may occur suddenly and be intense, leading you to assume you're having a heart attack. Yet the location of the pain is different. Costochondritis causes your chest to hurt when you push on your sternum or on the ribs near your sternum
I have this condition ((((Gidge)))) Yet another FMS symptom Please have it checked by your Dr tho & keep us posted.... ((((hugs)))))
Unread 05-29-2003, 09:24 AM
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thanks for your replies and hugs girls!!

Last night was abit better, less anxiety, no chest pain........although the cramps and bladder pain is still there I"m doing ok.....will see the GP next week and take another shot at the rheumy referral.....I think I will also ask for something for the anxiety...although I don't do well with antidepressants they all seem to have something in them I'm allergic to (sulphites?)

I also took an extra half of my bcp last night in hopes that a little more estrogen might help (at the suggestion of one of my favourite sisters that it could be hormonal), I had cut back to one pill per day when my leg started swelling again (I was on 1 one day and 1 1/2 the next before that) if I take 1 and a 1/2 everyday my BP goes up and I get these rotten headaches we'll see if that helps and hopefully the leg doesn't get worse.

other then that I wish this darn exhaustion and bladder pain would take a hike funny eh, that almost seems secondary to the rest of it.......this road just gets funnier and funnier doesn't it for us "long timers".........thanks for listening 's!!!

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