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    Had a very good doctor visit today. He upped my pain meds, thank GOD....... and also we are going to try "re-arranging" my blood pressure meds so that I get more support in the evening when my BP starts to spike. I hope it works!

    He also wrote an order for an Xray of my left hip which has had me hobbling like an old woman for several months now. I am not sure if it's fibromyalgia related or arthritis. Also I will be switching from Zocor to Lipitor to see if my triglycerides will come down to a better level.

    So everyone who was keeping me in your thoughts and prayers....thank you so much!!! Remember me again in a couple days when I go to my eye doc and see if I need glaucoma surgery or not. I am not liking these drops but if the side effects don't get any worse than the burning irritation that I am having now, as long as they lower the eye pressure I would rather keep taking them than have surgery. But if the side effects get worse (I had deep eye pain with a stronger eye drop in the same family as this one) OR if the eye pressure is not any better, then I will probably opt for the surgery.

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    Glad you had a good appointment! Those don't come along every day
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    Yes, Mari......I am lucky to have a doc who understands chronic pain......he himself suffers from several health issues, one of which is chronic knee pain.

    Throughout my journey of the past 29 years, I have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with difficult, mean, uncaring, arrogant and patronizing doctors. I have been invalidated, mocked, patted on the head (figuratively), ridiculed, called a liar to my face, been dismissed, and treated like crap in more ways than one. There were many more docs out there that did not understand or believe in or acknowledge chronic pain issues like fibromyalga way back then.

    Even though the medical community has a long way to go in learning about and understanding the issue of pain......we have come a long way and there are more and more out there who are beginning to take note of the huge number of chronic pain sufferers. They are coming to terms with their own bias and realizing that maybe there is something to all the people who flock to their doors in search of relief.

    For those open-minded doctors who are humble enough to step down off their pedestal and accept the FACTS.....we say Thank God, FINALLY!!! Now DO SOMETHING FOR US!!! We have been made to wait too long.

    My doc was schooled under my rheumatologist (now retired from seeing patients but still teaching) who is a world-renowned doctor, Dr. Alfonse Masi, who worked with Dr. Muhammed Yunus, the "father" of fibromyalgia (look him up on Google, "Dr. Muhammed Yunus fibromyalgia"). My doc studied under Masi for over a year during his internship, and learned alot about fibromyalgia, arthritis, lupus, and chronic pain. I am a very lucky patient.

    My doc has very serious heart problems.....so I am always worried about him and hoping that he will not become incapacitated and be unable to continue his practice. The thought of having to find a new doctor is daunting to say the least. I can't imagine trying to find one that is as compassionate and caring as my doc. I just take it a day at a time and hope & pray that I will always have access to what I need from him....pain meds, advice and just someone to acknowledge and validate what I go through on a daily basis.
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    That is so wonderful! Maybe you should start talking to your doc now about who he needs to "school"... just in case! LOL
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    glad to hear all went well.

    hope the eyes stop hurting.
    i will be thinking of you and your eye examination.

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    it is usual for our blood pressure to rise in the evening.
    during the day, we are upright, and active.
    as the day draws to a close, we tend to relax and put our feet up.

    the verticle distance from out toes, to our heart is reduced.
    when we lay down, we reduce this distance ti nill.

    i take blood pressure medications also.
    i take them in the evening, as most heart attacks are when people stop for the day, not when they are active.

    this advise was given to me by several different doctors, (all who care).

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    hi porchy,

    so happy to hear that your drs. appointment went well. you have a compassionate specialists who listens to you and makes necessary adaptations in your treatment....that sounds like a winning team.

    now, let's hope that eye surgery is not necessary....i will keep my fingers crossed for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve.bryce View Post
    it is usual for our blood pressure to rise in the evening.
    during the day, we are upright, and active.
    as the day draws to a close, we tend to relax and put our feet up.

    the verticle distance from out toes, to our heart is reduced.
    when we lay down, we reduce this distance ti nill.

    i take blood pressure medications also.
    i take them in the evening, as most heart attacks are when people stop for the day, not when they are active.

    this advise was given to me by several different doctors, (all who care).
    Very interesting. Thank you for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by porchy View Post
    Had a very good doctor visit today. He upped my pain meds, thank GOD....... and also we are going to try "re-arranging" my blood pressure meds so that I get more support in the evening when my BP starts to spike. I hope it works!

    He also wrote an order for an Xray of my left hip which has had me hobbling like an old woman for several months now. I am not sure if it's fibromyalgia related or arthritis. Also I will be switching from Zocor to Lipitor to see if my triglycerides will come down to a better level.

    So everyone who was keeping me in your thoughts and prayers....thank you so much!!! Remember me again in a couple days when I go to my eye doc and see if I need glaucoma surgery or not. I am not liking these drops but if the side effects don't get any worse than the burning irritation that I am having now, as long as they lower the eye pressure I would rather keep taking them than have surgery. But if the side effects get worse (I had deep eye pain with a stronger eye drop in the same family as this one) OR if the eye pressure is not any better, then I will probably opt for the surgery.

    I can't wait to get past this stressful week.
    hooray for good doctors who listen!
    As long as this body works, I am going to enjoy life to the fullest for each second of every moment that I can.



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    Glad you had a good visit and it's AWESOME you have a great doctor. It seems that is a VERY hard thing for some people to find.

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