Doctors and More Doctors

I went to the allergist Wednesday, and he read my profile, talked to me for awhile and did a physical exam of allergy prone areas. He then told me I had no indicators of allergies, and he would do two simple blood tests that are good markers for allergies instead of scratch testing me since he was pretty certain I did not have allergies. He then declared that I had classic fibromyalgia (he did do the pressure points test) so the allergist was not the place for me to be.

I already had an appointment with my family practitioner scheduled for the following day and we talked about the allergist and his conclusions. We discussed that there are many, many things that we have not tested for yet (cortisol levels, better thyroid tests…) and that eliminating everything is probably a good course of action, but that we can more forward with other things with testing. Family doctor is sending me to a rheumatologist. I know he’s being thorough and in the long run the rheumatologist will probably give me the best care, but I have to wait who-knows-how-long for them to schedule me an appointment that I will have to reschedule to a more convenient time… and in the meantime, I have no relief.

Honestly, I’ve never had an allergy test and I would like the peace of mind of knowing that I am not being affected by wheat or dairy or something else I consume every day. It’s unlikely, but it’s possible. I’m just tired of hurting all the time, and being so exhausted. I know other people suffer much more, but it’s still not fun.

4 responses to “Doctors and More Doctors

  1. it seems like at least half of my online friends are being diagnosed with lupus, fibro, or ms these days…

    i hope things go well with the rheumatologist.

  2. Rachael Companik

    I’m sorry you’re going through all this! I hope you find relief soon.

  3. My prayers are with you. :-(

  4. Sorry to hear of your health problems. My sister-in-law was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few yrs ago. Your symptoms sound a lot like hers (although she was to the point of not being able to walk). The good news is that it can be overcome. Looking at her today, you wouldn’t even know she had been sick. I pray you find relief from the pain as well.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *