I have had a very productive day at work today so I am rewarding myself by blogging.

So, some updates on life. I went to the neurologist and I don’t have carpultunnel. However, I do have this thing called Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Basically whenever I get too cold or anxious my bloodvessels constrict and I don’t get enough blood going to my hands and feet. So now I’m on another medicine. My poor stomach just doesn’t know what to do anymore. By the way, these nerve tests are soooo painful. The first test they send these electric currents through your nerves. My doctor had told me it wouldn’t hurt, just feel funny. Yeah, liar! Oh my gosh it was so painful I just wanted to cry. Then they did another test where they stuck this long skinny needle through my muscles. The needle was supposed to be so thin I wouldn’t feel it. Too bad I am very sensitive to pain. Oh my gosh it hurt so much. The doctor was like, stop tensing. And I’m thinking, right, with a huge fricken needle digging through my arm! So the moral of this story is, if your doctor says a procedure won’t hurt, but it sounds like it will hurt, go with your gut. Granted there was nothing I could do about it all, but they could have warned me I would need an elephant-sized vicodin afterward. I had to make do with some tylenol.

Medicine update. My pdoc won’t prescribe me Seroquel like I want because he says my insurance will fight it. Oh I was so pissed at my thereapist when she told me. She said to pair the Risperdol with my Ambien if the Ambien alone isn’t enough. Plus the Risperdol will help with the hypomania. Okay see I want the Seroquel because it works better than the Risperdol and I know it will put me to sleep. The whole reason I went off it was because I didn’t have the time as a grad student to sleep a full 8 hours a night. Now that I sleep about a 10 the Seroquel would be perfect. If my pdoc doesn’t want to fight the insurance, can’t he just give me the generic? When my therapist called I was kind of in a shopping crisis with a student. Plus I’m not a very good advocate for myself. I have an appt tomorrow so will try to talk to her about it then.

Besides that I was very sick this weekend. My husband thinks it was a reaction to my flu shot a couple of weeks ago. It started out Friday with nausea and weakness. I ended up going home early. Then I spent all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on the couch. I felt so sick. I had a low grade fever and was so weak. I think the nausea was a combination of a bad GERD attack and my new medication. Because I was fine when I woke up this morning, but haven’t been for the rest of the day unless I’m sitting still. However the weakness and muscle ache was definitely some kind of bug.

Today, still exhausted and nauseous but proud of myself for being so productive.

I can only wait with trepidation for what tomorrow will bring.

  1. nondelusionalpsychosis says:

    I’m sorry you are having such a tough time. I went through the same nerve testings you did a few years ago, and it was not fun. I’m glad you are on the other side if that. I hope things start to look up!

  2. That sucks with the nerve and muscle testing and then the bug on top of that! I guess it’s been several weeks since you blogged, and you probably already know, but as far as I know they haven’t made a generic for Seroquel yet. I have to get the brand name — fortunately my Medicare Part D plus QMB pays for all but 6 dollars of it. I would never be able to afford my meds without government help. I hope they don’t screw it up in the process of health care reform.
    Oops, forget to introduce myself! I’m Angie, I have bipolar, borderline personality disorder, and DID. I just got home from a 5-day stay at Timberlawn Trauma unit in Dallas and I’m feeling much better! I hope you feel better too!

  3. I have Raynauds too. My Rhuematologist says I should accessorize with purples and whites to match my hands and feet lol. (I like docs with a sense of humor)

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