Thank You Dr. P

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Dear Dr. P

Thank you so much for treating me with respect today. I was afraid when I came in because of the pain you would think I was just drug seeking. But you didn’t. You acknowledged the pain I was in. And you tried to find ways to minimize it. Knowing that someone believes me means the world to me. I don’t know if the new combination will help but at least I have some hope now. Even when I was crying you didn’t belittle me.

So here are the changes. I am to increase the Cymbalta to 60 mg. She also added Mobic. It’s an NSAID. She also increased the Trazodone to 100 mg to try to get my sleep regulated. Her opinion is that the nausea and pain is related to the fibro but wants to hear the gastrointestinal doc’s opinion.  She also said that the Gabapentin might not have had enough time to fully kick in.

Yes I still hurt. Yes I’m still anxious and depressed. But at least someone is trying to help. I’m just glad she didn’t want to do a hands on exam. I don’t think I could have dealt with the pain.

 

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About katm

I'm just your typical depressed donkey. I'm an abuse survivor. I deal with the pain and stiffness and other fun stuff that goes with fibromyalgia. I used to teach English for a living but because of my health, that isn't any option anymore. I love to cook and feel most in my element when I'm in the kitchen tinkering around.

5 responses »

  1. Good, good, good.
    BTW – I was impressed with Mobic and Gab together. I thought it was a really good combination. I forgot to ask for Trazodone for sleep so I’ve been popping 2mg of Klonapin to get about 5 hours of sleep each night. I’m going to ask for Trazodone though.
    It is good to leave the doctor’s office feeling validated and like there’s some sort of relief on the way. You needed this!!!!
    Faith

  2. I don’t know if it’s the placebo effect or the Mobic really works fast, but I feel better today. In fact, last night I noticed my fingers weren’t as still and sore. I really need some relief, just like I told Dr. P. I can’t go on much longer in a flare this severe.

  3. That’s great! Unfortunately, I have not had such luck. This is one of the reasons that make me run away from doctors. So, enjoy! I wish you all the best!

  4. Believe me, I’ve had my share of shitty doctors. This one was a stop gap measure until I got back to Korea. Tomorrow I’ll see my p-doc and rheumatologist. I lucked out with my p-doc. Mental illness is looked down upon in Korea so there aren’t many of them. And finding one with good English was a huge thing. There are more rheumatologists, but most of them practice within the hospitals. Finding one with a free standing office was awesome. He’s not the best, but I can tolerate him.

  5. I understand. Good luck!
    I’m gonna try to find a doctor that I can tolerate too. ^ ^

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