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Fibro Appt

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Yesterday I saw my doctor for us to discuss my fibromyalgia to see where I am at and how to work on improving the situation. She is glad that I see that exercise is a definite help to feeling better. Her big concern at the moment is that for the question about how many days I felt good over the past week, I answered "0." I get up, go to work and do the things I need to do, but I have not felt good. I have to push myself to go to the gym because I feel so fatigued, but I make myself at least do the treadmill. She said that a pain log, as I brought her, is a great idea, and that maybe we can use that as well as me filling out the fibro questionnaire weekly for a little while to try to figure out triggers and ways to improve. So I am going to start making my pain log notes a little more detailed, including in it my cycle, unusual weather, stress level and what I did to counteract, sleep quality, allergies, and maybe even what food category I had the most of. I think I also need to keep track of the sharp pain that happens occasionally in my left shoulder where surgery was done in 2005. We figured out that if I see her twice a year for the fibro, that will give us face-to-face so she can physically see how I am doing as well as being able to discuss major concerns/problems. In between we will use the phone and email for the basics of how it is going. I truly hope that we can find a pattern that will give us a path to look at. Things are looking up, but I am dragging right now...lol

BTW, it is amazing what taking vitamin D and calcium with a meal that has some fat in it can do for raising the blood levels. My vitamin D level had not changed from November to February, so she put me on the weekly one for 8 weeks. I reasoned that maybe I need to make sure to have fat with it since it is a fat-soluble vitamin, so I really concentrated on that.... My number went from below normal at 29 to 66 in 8 weeks.

Have a good rest of the week!
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    Glad you have a doctor that you are working well with, but sorry to hear that you not feeling well. I hope you are able to pinpoint the triggers.

    I've also had low Vitamin D -- this is a reminder that I should add that supplement back into my daily routine.
    2109 days ago
    Hope the diary helps in pinning down the causes. Must be really hard some days.

    Interesting about the vitamin D.
    2109 days ago
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