Sorry I have been MIA the past few days. Its been a crazy/bad week. Bette, I normally see a nurse practioner at my PCPs office for paps/etc. I love her (as well as the entire office) however they said they have to refer me to a gyno because they dont handle this. I was referred to an OB/GYN practice in my area. They called me yesterday to schedule an appointment. I explained my anxiety issues and sedation and the person I spoke to basically said it would cost $3000 to be sedation but the doctor would prescribe me xanax, percoset, or vicodin. I explained that I already took norco so whoever I spoke to said fine, take the xanax then (didnt bother asking why I took norco or any other medications). I explained again that 1mg ativan does nothing for me and she got kind of snotty and said that xanax is a different medication and it might work.
I was not able to schedule an appointment until 12/2. I then asked if I could wait a week and a half until finals were over so I didnt have to worry about missing school and was told "no, this is something you have to take care of right away." (yet you are still making me wait 4 weeks).
At this point Im pretty upset and try to ask questions about what is actually going on because nobody has explained anything to me and the person I spoke to basically said they would mail me a pamphlet.
Im frustrated, scared and not sure what to do at this point. I asked some friends who they see and they either go to this practice or see nurse practioners who dont handle anything like this.View Thread
Hi Ladies, thank you for the words of encouragement. I am still a nervous wreck. I spoke to a nurse who said they don't perform it under sedation but she would explain my situation to the doctor and see what they recommend. ImI'm still waiting for a call back to see about scheduling the appointment.
I wish marijuana was legal right now. I think its the only thing that would calm my nerves (although I seem to be doing well going through my kids halloweeHalloween candy at the moment)View Thread
The pharmaceutical company that makes Savella offers a patient assistance program. I applied when I didnt have prescription coverage and was able to get three months for free. My doctor also increased the dose for the program (was taking 50mg, he wrote it out for 100mg with instructions to take 1/2 twice a day), so it worked out to six months. I "believe" its Forest Pharmaceuticals that makes it but I found it doing a google search for patient assistance and savellaView Thread
First I would like to thank everybody for the support on Monday. I spoke to the nurse at the Gynos office and Im expecting a return phone call to see it if they can do it in an outpatient OR (keeping fingers crossed since valium doesnt really do much for me)
We have been having some warmer weather which has been nice. I love being able to open the windows during the day and let the fresh air come in.
I had a doctors appointment yesterday for TPI. It went well, I was switched to zanaflex from roboxin (i seem to grow tolerant of my muscle relaxers after six months, its very frustrating). My doctor also recommended an EMT, but I requested a round of PT instead to see if that helps (wouldnt it be nice if you could be knocked out and had all invasive procedures done at once.)
Well thats about it for me. My DD is being unusually cranky this morning, better make sure she doesnt miss the bus.
Today has been a really awful day for me and I could really use some prayers and positive thoughts. I got a phone call from my FP today. The pap test I had last Friday showed abnormal cell growth and I also tested positive for high risk HPV. They want me to see a gynocologist right away for a biopsy.
I did some research on google and I am terrified to the point where I do not want to get the biopsy done unless I can at least get IV sedation which is not offered for this type of procedure. I have such medical phobia that the first time I received TP injections, my doctor wrote me a script for 1mg Ativan and I still had full blown panic attacks (he asked my fiance why i didnt take the Ativan and was surprised when he told him I did) Needless to say this is going to be a million times worse and I honestly dont think i can mentally go through it.
I know I need to get off google and do something else but I just cant stop crying right now.View Thread
Nancy, I have never heard of detergent to destroy medication. Will any liquid detergent work? I will take controlled substances to the pharmacy, however I normally flush regular expired medication due to having young children and a fear throwing them in a trash can.
I would suggest calling your OB ASAP. Abortion is not the solution. They have medications that are perfectly safe for nausea and even pain medications can be prescribed for pregnancy although its important to do everything under medical supervision. If you can't reach your OB, go to the ER and refuse to leave until they can help you.
Try meditation. I used to blow off that suggestion untiI I actually tried it. You dondon't have to do anything fancy, just focus on your breathing.View Thread
Jan, Im sorry you have to deal with our screwed up healthcare system. The medicaid system is horrible to deal with. Suggestion, can you take your prescription bottles (or a printout from the pharmacy) to the ER and ask if they would be willing to give you a few weeks of your meds or something to help you sleep until your medicaid kicks in. Of course bring any medical records and imaging tests with you too. You probably wontwon't get the same dose of pain meds your used to but maybe they could give you something. Perhapsperhaps you could bring a copy of your application to prove you have applied. Most states will pay three months of backdated medical bills.
*iI apoligizeapologize for the typos/double words. My keyboard/auto correct has a severe case of fibro fog and cantcan't decide what it wants to doView Thread
Bette, I love my crock pots. I have a four quart that I paid $25 and a 1.5 Quart that I bought for $10 at walmart. Even the 1.5 Quart is enough to cook a pound of chicken tenderloins with some veggies.
Cory, I have been to a chiropractor three times in my life. The first one was wonderful, took care of the problem in one visit. The second one told me he could cure me for $3600. I saw the third chiropractor when I was pregnant with my son for sciatic nerve pain and neck/headaches. He made things so much worse that now I am afraid to visit one although I know it could help. (ChiroCairo 1. Is in FL and ImI'm in PA so I ccan't return to him).
Linda, have you ever considered starting a stock pile? I buy six copies of the suSunday paper, pull the inserts and stick them in a zip lock bag and write the date. I then use a coupon website and figure out which items I can get for free or at a greatly reduced discount for the week and stock up. I am not exageratting when I say I have 70 bottles of shampoo and conditioner that I got for free as well as other household/personal care items. . Besides the cost savings, the largest benefit is not having to go to the store on a bad day because we ran out of toothpaste etc. ImI'm not sure if we can post links to a website but if we can iI will post the coupon website I love.
Mimi, I hope everything worked out okay for your DD.
*again iI aapologize for my typos. My keyboard/auto correct seems to have a case of fibro fog and can't figure out what its supposed to do.View Thread
I also woke up way too early today (3am!) with my usual back, hip, leg pain. Took meds and a muscle relaxer but I dont think anymore sleep is in my future. I should have gotten out of bed and some some homework but lo and behold I am still spending time with my heating pad.
Its supposed to be pretty miserable here today. They are calling for a high of 52 and some flurries in the forecast.
Mimi, Im keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers and hope for the best.
On a positive note the migraine from yesterday seems to be gone. I still have some residual neck pain but Im going to remain optimistic that it doesnt come back.
Okay, I will get up and do something productive now...View Thread