Friday, August 1, 2008

Health Update

Well, Tony and I are back from meeting with a neurologist in Fargo today. While we still have no definite answers, Dr. Fitzgerald seems to think that MS is probably not the culprit, but that there is something going on with the nerves. He has me scheduled for an EEG in Fargo on Monday, August 11. He suspects this may be something called peripheral neuropathy...I'm googling this to find out more about it as I'm blogging! Not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but we'll see what happens as more tests are done and more results come through.

Dr. Fitzgerald also gave me a prescription to help with the fatigue and the shaking/trembling I've been experiencing, but after reading more about that, I have even more questions! I'm going to talk with my regular physician first before filling the prescription. I do NOT like the side affects that are listed, yikes! And I'm not sure if I'm at the point where this prescription is really necessary. Please pray for wisdom for both me and my doctors in this decision. The doctor I saw today assured me there were no side affects at the level he is prescribing, but that's not what the drug site I read says!

Tell me, is the internet a help or hindrence for physicians? Self-diagnosis, patients looking up drugs to see what all the information is about them, you name it! Or is it better to be informed about one's health?

So many questions...God grant me wisdom and the doctors answers!

Thanks so much for your prayers and continued prayers.


Martha said...

Thankful to hear MS is out, but now I want to google the other. :)


I'm just catching up with your blog now! I will keep you in my prayers. Thanks for the update. It helps me know how to pray!