Thursday, August 24, 2006

Saw the GOOD doctor!

Posted by JeanellePaige at 8:40 PM
So I had my appt today. She was nice as always. She sat, heard my concerns and explained things to me. She *thinks* that I might have muscles spasms in my esophagus and because of my anxiety I start to have a panic attack and it makes it worse. She is sending me to an ear, nose, and throat specialist and I am also going to go for that barium swallow test. She explained that they will look for much more then just an abstruction when they do the test. She also upped my anxiety meds. I was taking the lowest dose, 5 mg, but now I have 15 mg. I am a little hesitant to jump from 5 to 15, so I think I am going to just double up on the 5's and wean myself into the 15's. The meds make my head fuzzy and snappy for about an hour after I take them even with the 5's so I want to wean into them slowly. They do work though so I am hoping the higher dose will get me back to when I wasn't having any heart palpitations or bad thoughts. I hate them!!
So, in other news, I did some designing today. I made some really cool Zodiac Charms!!
They're only $2.50 for all 12 charms with the 3 different 'hangers'. You can see them HERE!

Well, I am off for now!

3 friends stopped by to say...:

Rebecca on 8/24/2006 9:19 PM said...

Oh I am so glad your doctor listens to you. It is frustrating when one says it is all in your head. I had one do that to me when I was younger called me a hypochondriac. Turns out he missed that my gallbladder went bad for four months. I hope they can find out what is going on and find a solve to your health issues.

Anonymous said...


I haven't read all your archive, but I'm wondering if you've ever done breathing for relaxation? That helps loosen throat muscles enormously. Best wishes. :)

caryl said...

Hi Jeanelle! hope everything is well with you... the charms look great!


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