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dr appointment notes

Tomorrow is my first followup doctors appointment since August. I was supposed to go back 6 months later, but called to schedule an appointment late February (because I was nervous about it anyhow) and they didn’t have one open until tomorrow.

If you don’t wanna hear about my physical troubles, you might wanna go away!

My outline:

  1. Paxil Followup:
    • positives: increased creativeness and motivations. health consciousness. anxiety is lessened over everday occurances. able to change work schedule.
    • negatives: severe weight gain and major stretch marks [weight post]. no sex drive

      specific questions:
    • switch meds or go off of them? If I go off them all together, I’m worried about dealing with 2nd question.
    • reduced job down, so some work anxiety and stress has waned.

  2. Fatigue and Pain = CFS?
    • joint pain, recurring headaches, sore throat, concentration issues
    • severe fatigue - hard time getting to sleep, waking up in the middle of the night, needing to nap all afternoon
    • show checklist: Berne’s CFS/FM Symptom Checklist
    • Impacting daily life severely—only able to do about 50% of normal.

Resources -

  • substantial impairment in short-term memory or concentration - at times, not always
  • sore throat - check!
  • tender lymph node - check!
  • muscle pain - check!
  • multi-joint pain without joint swelling or redness - check!
  • headaches of a new type, pattern or severity - check!
  • unrefreshing sleep - most definitely - check!
  • post exertional malaise ["an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of or accompanying the onset of an illness"] lasting more than 24 hours - check!


Keep us posted, chickie... there’re lots of us who care about you a whole bunch! smile *hugs*

Things will go fine Kristine...Just makes sure that you bring up all your concerns... things will work out fine we are all pulling for you...

Good luck smile

I’ll be thinking of you!

oh girl! i know all to well what you are going through. keep us updated.

I hope your appt. goes well - I’ll be thinking about you. *hugs*

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