Chronicles of Professional Patient
In one of my brain fog moments, I thought that this would be a good feature to share with you what the path my journey has been taking. I see at least one doctor a week and sometimes several in a week. I try my best to only schedule one appointment per day as more than one really knocks me out with exhaustion and pain. I’ve tried to write so many blog posts lately but they never seem to get finished. I get really good ideas and get on a writing roll and then I can’t seem to finish them. I have seventeen, yes, 17 drafts in my folder. I was pretty shocked by that!
I’m in week 16 of a 12-week trial of pain care trial. I’m going to guess that I get to stay with the program. The doctor I see is actually pretty awesome. He’s so awesome that I want whoever is my driver to come in with me to meet him and sometimes his pretty awesome wife is working along with him. My mom, my kidlet, my hubby and even a sister=in-law have met him and all of them talk about how personable, informative, attentive and caring he is. What started out as a few shots in my lower back has morphed into back, neck and migraine treatments. I’m getting Therapeutic Nerve Blocks and Trigger Point Injections in many nerves and muscles in my back, neck, hips and head.
Therapeutic Nerve Blocks involve local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication injected near a specific nerve or group of nerves to relieve pain.
A New Symptom
I’m having some sort of seizure and syncope episodes. Syncope is the medical word for fainting. Seizures explain what’s happening at times when I faint but at other times I just seem to be shaking. During these episodes and after, I have lost some hearing, some memory loss and injured myself. I’ve had all kinds of tests to my heart with a heart specialist and I’m waiting on more tests to be scheduled. Since we don’t know what it is, I’m being safe and not going downstairs if no one is home and I won’t shower if there isn’t someone home either.
Low Dose Naltrexone or LDN
My Pain Care doctor brought up Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) with me this past week and asked me to research it in relation to me. On WebMD, there is a definition of Naltrexone is the drug that is commonly prescribed in the 50mg doses for narcotic drug addiction. There are not any definitions for the Low Dose Naltrexone.
One of the big things is you need to be off of any narcotics for two weeks before starting with LDN. This is a big concern because my migraine medication has a narcotic in it. So the pain in my body that’s not being alleviated by the Therapeutic Nerve Block would be helped by LDN. The thyroid medication I take for my Hashimoto’scould need to be monitored and reduced as well. I have done a lot of reading, in thanks to Donna at xxx for all the articles she’s shared. What I’ve learned is:
Pros: helps my pain, reduces my thyroid medications, improved sleep
Cons: No medication for migraines, detoxify from current pain medications
Will I try it? Yes. Why? Well, that’s easy, I want to be me again! I miss me and who I was!
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My Wellness Journey
I became a doterra wellness consultant. The simple reason was the discounts on the oils that I was going to get for my own personal use. If I can help anyone else while I’m on my journey, then that’s a bonus. I’m learning so much about the oils and their uses and really could kick myself that I didn’t try this before. I’m learning as I go and I have a great team that I can ask questions to as well.
I’m going to do a monthly blog Chronicle of a Professional Patient at the beginning of the month. I’m back to setting goals for myself and pulling myself up to continue to heal. I hope you’ll continue on this Journey With Me!