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Slightly good news [Aug. 30th, 2013|10:06 am]
John
My new doctor doesn't agree with my guesses re: causes for my problems, but recognizes the need for me to make a change, so we're trying a new med that may help.

I'm glad we're doing this, but I'm also nervous. If this doesn't work, we're looking at something really weird, and possibly neurological, and the neuro causes of stuff like this tend to have treatments that say "try to keep the patient comfortable via treatment of symptoms".

I'm sorry I haven't been more responsive to comments - I'm in training, and this has been stressing me recently. I hope to get better in each of these ways, soon.
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[User Picture]From: bkwrrm_tx
2013-08-30 06:24 pm (UTC)
**hugs**
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2013-09-03 06:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's good to see you around these parts again!
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[User Picture]From: acelightning
2013-08-31 07:14 am (UTC)
No matter how intelligent you are, no matter how much research you've done, you're still not a doctor; and doctors do have access to information that you don't. I think this new doc will find something that neither you nor the other doctors have thought of. I'm not a doctor either, but my gut feeling is that it isn't purely neurological - I think it's an esoteric chemical imbalance, and you're going to have to eat an artichoke every day, or stop using personal cleansing products that contain polyquaterniums, or drink mineral water instead of regular tap water, or something weird like that.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2013-09-03 06:33 pm (UTC)
Herm. Unfortunately, no, he figures we just need to fix my T-levels. And he's not entirely wrong, it's just, I have another issue too - I think I'm proving that now.
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[User Picture]From: acelightning
2013-09-04 06:31 am (UTC)
And it's entirely possible that once he's fixed your T levels, he'll be able to diagnose and correct other things. (Endocrinology isn't always an exact science - no branch of medicine is, really; there's always a fair bit of "poke and hope" going on.)
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[User Picture]From: erin_c_1978
2013-08-31 06:23 pm (UTC)
So glad your new doc is willing to work with you on this!
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2013-09-03 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It's wonderful to feel there's some forward motion, even if it's not as positive as I'd hoped.
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