Friday, April 15, 2005

Dis and dat..... 

Still getting headaches. The docs as usual can't find anything amiss, so it is probably the fibro or the Sjogren's acting up. I go through cycles of these every once in awhile, and have tried every possible med to no avail, so I know I just have to ride them out.

The rheumatologist has found an anti-inflammatory that I haven't tried yet since Bextra and Vioxx are no longer options for my arthritis. I'm going to try something called Lodine. It's an old medication and supposed to be relatively safe.

The vertigo spells of late are getting worse and more frequent. I'm thinking it may be related to the increase in tinnitus, so I'm going in for another hearing test next week to see if anything has changed. I'm noticing that more and more people seem to be mumbling around me.

Saw the sleep specialist today about the periodic limb movement disorder. She said she's out of ideas for treatment that I haven't already tried except potent medications like Klonopin, which she won't prescribe. She suggested I try the specialists at a local hospital for a second opinion.

So for now, I'm going off the Neurontin since it wasn't particularly helpful and back on the Ambien. Ambien doesn't help with the twitching but allows me to sleep through it. I'm probably going to call the rheumatologist tomorrow to see if he can recommend a particular sleep specialist at the hospital.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Pain level: 8
Fatigue level: 9

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