Well, I finally got around to going to the Drs this morning. I have been putting it off since last July, when I decided to stop taking the duloxetine pills.
I came out wondering if she was actually talking about me.
To start with my blood pressure is back down to normal, so I am really glad now that I resisted having the monitor, which would have led to medication, because back then, my blood pressure was running higher than it should be.
I explained about taking amino acids for my depression and how my migraines had disappeared within a few weeks of stopping the duloxetine, and she surprised me. I met no resistance to my decision at all.
She was delighted that I have given up smoking in the last 10 months or so, and that I have lost 14lbs in weight.
In fact, she said I had done remarkably well to be where I am now “after everything”. It seems she feels I am doing better all round than she was anticipating 😀 and I was complimented on my “personal determination” :O
She reckons that my physical weakness is “only to be expected” and that it’s not impossible for me to get back to where I was a year ago, before all the shit began.
Mind you, how I was this time last year, was a shadow of how I was before I got FM and slipped my disc. But hey, if I can get back there, I will be grateful. (And I am resisting typing ‘gods, how sad is that?’ LOL)
I am having bloods done next week, including full thyroid testing. Apparently, this can only be done because a specialist has requested it!! WTF?? That’s mad, don’t you think? For the sake of a blood test for something that is easily treated, how much money is potentially wasted on investigating and treating other things that have the same symptoms?
I do not understand the logic of the so called ‘powers that be’, sometimes, I really don’t!!
But anyway, it’s all good.
Now I just need to pluck up the courage to go to the dentist ………yikes!!
Oh, and the new hair 😀 Back to all one colour now………………and that colour is………….