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    I have twisted my @#$@#$*@#& ankle!!!! I wish I could say I tripped over a dog which I do about 100 times a day, but I was alone in the laundry room with nary a dog in sight. I pivoted and in so doing, twisted my ankle. Ice and elevation and it still hurts. I then spent 20 min. looking for the ace bandage that I KNOW we have, but that someone (my husband) didn't put back the last time he twisted his ankle.
    I am the biggest freaking clutz in the world. I need a bubble suit or an armoured suit or something to protect me from myself!

    But this means, I can't stand in the kitchen and load the dishwasher or cook dinner tonight. And no, I didn't do it on purpose. I have still managed to fold laundry sitting down. I'm thinking leftovers or pizza for dinner tonight.

    And tomorrow is my doctor's appointment where all mysteries will be revealed. Or so I hope, but highly doubt. Will have the results of the adrenal tumor test and other info relating to the "mystery" illness. Too bad this isn't the ortho doc as well.
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    Re: Talk about your troubles

    MRD, I think I remember that you injured your knee a while back and used a strap on cast. If you still have it, put it on...it will help. Good luck with your Dr.'s appt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuckinchile;2566947;
    MRD, I think I remember that you injured your knee a while back and used a strap on cast. If you still have it, put it on...it will help. Good luck with your Dr.'s appt.
    Yep, about a year ago, I hurt my knee. Funny thing, I had a laundry basket in my hand then too. I am staying away from laundry baskets, they are just too dangerous!

    Since this is the ankle, the knee brace isn't going to help. But wrapping it, icing it and a good nights sleep and the swelling has gone way down and it barely hurts. I didn't hurt it as badly apparantly as I did my knee last year.

    The dog hurt his leg the other day too, so my daughter was laughing at us last night as the dog follows me around and I guess we both limped by her and she thought it was funny.

    I could hurt myself in an empty room with padded walls. But I am staying away from those laundry baskets. Dispicable, dangerous, hurtful things!

    And thanks. I'm hoping to get some answers at the dr. today or I may have to go postal. This has dragged on forever and frankly I'm sick and tired and frustrated and may have to resort to taking one of those dangerous, deadly laundry baskets with me as a weapon if I don't get some kind of answers.
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    I think we should ALL boycott laundry baskets - and the nasty clothes that go inside them.

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    Hope your ankle is better MyRosieDog!

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    Well the ankle is better today. Saw the doctor and still no definitive answers, but at least I do feel a bit better after seeing this doctor.

    The adrenal tumor is benign and is NOT causing any extra epinephrine and nor-epinephrine dumping in my system. All levels are normal, so this is not the problem. The doctor I saw today is not one I've seen in the past, but is in the same practice. I really liked this one better and after talking with me he said: "let me guess, no one's seen you when you are having a bad flareup" when I said no, he said, "well, I want to see you when you do." I explained that I have had trouble getting appointments and have actually gone in when I was having a bad flareup and they couldn't get me in. He said I want you to call ME when you are having one and I will see you that day. He said to tell the receptionist that he had flagged my chart and I was to be firm with them that I was to be seen immediately.
    So at least that made me feel better, that maybe seeing my symptoms at their worst would help him figure something out.

    He is concerned that "something" is going on. I said "well something has been going on for almost 4 years now and I've seen several doctor's of varying specialties and no one can ever give me definitive answers. I keep hearing it's MS, it's not MS, it's MS, it's not MS."

    I've had ever test possible and a psychiatric evaluation and just about everyone agrees that there is something wrong, but they don't know what. He did say that in a lot of cases, even with MS, its more a what its not kind of thing. They test and mark stuff off until it gets narrowed down. He did say that the shaking needs to be addressed. Thank you, that was what I have the biggest problem with. So I'm on yet another medication now for that and he wants me to get a glucose tolerance test as we talked about the hypoglycemia, but that my GP had NOT ordered any testing and that I was trying to control it with diet and was doing fairly well most days.

    So anyone here want to take a stab? I've seen the professionals. I've had multiple testing, I've seen a wide variety of specialists and no one knows anything other than "something" is wrong. So you guys might as well have a go at it as I just feel really frustrated and tired of this. But at least most of my doctor's are in agreement that whatever it is is real and I'm not making it up. I really need House, because I need answers. Just about any answer at this point would be welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudTVJunkie;2565224;
    Hey all, I have Fibromyalgia and CFS. I was wondering if anyone on here has it and how they are coping... I have had to quit two jobs because of it, and I need the $...

    thanks.
    There's quite a few of us here at the FORT that have Fibromyalgia. I've had it for 18 years........You have to take rests, but not too long. Move, move, move....as much as you can handle. Mines always at its worse when I don't move around and when I over do it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vonna;2570158;
    There's quite a few of us here at the FORT that have Fibromyalgia. I've had it for 18 years........You have to take rests, but not too long. Move, move, move....as much as you can handle. Mines always at its worse when I don't move around and when I over do it.....
    The dr. I saw today talked to me quite a bit about the fibromyalgia and I said well that's funny because your partner told me in June, I don't have fibromyalgia and he doesn't believe in it. This one just rolled his eyes and said that it is something that gets a bad rap from a lot of doctors and that too many people have too many of the same symptoms and pain for it to be imaginary. He did say that Lyrica has just been approved recently for treatment of FM pain and that he could prescribe it if I needed it. I'm not in pain and haven't been in months. But I would like to try the lyrica next time I go through a bout of pain.

    I just feel like I'm the rope in tug of war. It's FM, it's not, it's MS, it's not, it's a tumor, it's not. And while I liked this doctor he had the gall to dis my football team. :nono I had my Gator purse and that was the first thing he remarked on. Even though he went to our arch rival, FSU, I still liked this doctor better than his partner. But he's going to have to quit on the Gator badmouthing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;2570175;
    I just feel like I'm the rope in tug of war. It's FM, it's not, it's MS, it's not, it's a tumor, it's not. And while I liked this doctor he had the gall to dis my football team. :nono I had my Gator purse and that was the first thing he remarked on. Even though he went to our arch rival, FSU, I still liked this doctor better than his partner. But he's going to have to quit on the Gator badmouthing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newfherder;2570854;
    You should listen to your doctor Your whole problem stems from Swamp Fever Switch your allegiance to a wholesome team, and you will live a wholesome life.
    Well Swamp Fever seems to be doing well. I man, 3 national titles in 2 years. I'd say those side effects are good ones!

    Well last night was hell! When I got the new medication, I talked to my doctor at lenghth about it and my concerns. I have bad drug reactions and always have. He looked at me like I had 2 heads and said he'd never heard of anyone having a problem. I was to take it at bedtime. I had already gone over all my current medications with him and I reiterated that I already took something at bedtime and would this interfere with it. "no, it wouldn't"

    So last night I take my new medicine and my old one. Withiin an hour I had hives all over my head, face, neck and chest. My vision was blurry, I had trouble balancing, I was nauseous and here's the worst. I kept seeing a calico cat. We don't have cats. That really freaked me out and at 10:30 we are on the phone with the doctor. Of course, he's never had a problem with anyone before, but he's concerned about the hives. Apparantly the cat hallucination only concerned me. So he had me take a benedryl and go to bed and I feel hung over and lazy this morning. But no more taking this medication. And the cat is gone this morning thank goodness. Just plain weird.

    I don't know why doctor's will NOT listen when I talk to them about my concerns. I know I've had bad reactions to medication in the past. I tell them about it and they reassure me everything will be fine and then its not. ARGH!
    I am frustrated this morning and not happy about last nights episode.
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