Tuesday, October 7, 2008


A brief version of my visit to the new doctor on Monday:

*MRI referral
*A new cocktail of Lyrica, Robaxin, and Vicodin to add to the Effexor XR and Xanax
*A referral to a NEW psychiatrist in order to adjust / change my Effexor & Xanax prescriptions since they seem to be failing me

The doctor was understanding.  She actually acted like she GAVE a damn.  Which, compared to my LAST GP?  Wow... she should be given a medal.

I'm technically at the end of Day One with the new medications, so I can't say much on their effectiveness.  However, it seems like SOMETHING (most likely the Lyrica) has lessened the pain that shoots down my right leg about 99% of the time.  So, STILL keeping my fingers crossed.

Of course, Lyrica IS a fibromyalgia drug, so if it DOES work?  It's a little bit bigger of a nudge in the way of that diagnosis suspicion.

All in all, I'm pleased with the doc.  I have to see her again once I manage to get this damn MRI scheduled to evaluate exactly what is going on with my lumbar spine and assess what, if anything, can be done.

Another set of tracks has been added to this medical rollercoaster...

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