Jul 02, 2010
My neuro appt. went pretty well. He is a kind and soulful doctor. You can tell he cares. So, he said that my peripheral neuropathy is caused by my active Epstein Barr Virus and that more than likely, most if not all, my symptoms are side effects of the virus because when it is active, it is nasty. It causes numerous things,including cancers, like leukemia and esophageal, so will keep on top of that, especially as I have GERD and a hiatel hernia already. So....he said I probably won't get worse with the PN because I don't have an underlying condition that causes it, like diabetes. BUT, he did say that he thought I had fibromyalgia (and when I told him about my rheumy and the things he said, he was shocked and said it was totally uncalled for). Anyway, he put me on medication for the fibro and it also helps the PN so kill two isses with one pill. I am on Gabapentin for now, to see how it works. I have only been on it for 1 day so can't say yet. Also, he does want to do a brain MRI to rule out Multiple Sclerosis. I am sure that will come out fine, but ok, just be sure LOL - you never know. so that is Tuesday. I am extremely claustrophobic and so they are giving me Valium for the procedure, please pray it is enough Valium. I am still worried as I had that recent bone scan in which I went into panic attack mode. So....that is basically it.
Just alot of stress in my life right now.
My ex is fighting me over child support, my mom is decling rapidly and I have had to do most of the stuff with and about her, my son who is going off to college is being extremely difficult, so although I am really sad to see him go, I might kick his butt out the door in August, and Jerry's daughters are being a pain in the ***, well one in particular. So, with all this, just too much stress and I am finding it a very hard time to keep up on the forum and emails/notes, so if you don't hear from me, don't worry, I will be back!!