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estherchaya
estherchaya
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Two owies:
I have done something dreadful to my foot/ankle. I am not enjoying it. This pain has been around for some time now, but it's getting worse. And there's an odd thing that happens when I wake up in the morning... it's VERY hard for me to walk on either feet. It feels like there's no padding on my feet and I'm stepping on sharp things. It hurts. A lot. It has always been like this... it takes me 15 minutes or so before I can walk normally. But, again, it's getting worse and I want to know why. Problem is I can't go see a podiatrist. I think they're weird. I have a "thing" about podiatrists. Seriously, what kind of wacko would want to spend their lives looking at FEET? EW. Of course, if I saw a podiatrist, I might be able to solve the great shoe mystery (as in, why is it that shoes with any kind of support give me shin splints immediately?). But I still refuse. There MUST be another option.

Second owie is my head. My stupid head refuses to stop hurting. I went almost 10 hours without a migraine and I thought maybe I'd passed through this cycle. Now it's back. Aleve will not help. I don't have anything stronger, nor could I take it if I did. I was recently pointing out to Seth that the last time I was off Depakote, I was getting migraines almost non-stop (5-6 a week), but this time that I'm off the Depakote, I wasn't getting them so often, but they were incredibly stubborn and unresponsive to pain medicine. I think I have now merged the two categories. I'm getting a lot of them AND medicine doesn't help them. Drat. I am unamused. So let's review my options: 1. headache-free (or close enough), fat(ter), and not allowed to risk getting pregnant (on the Depakote) OR 2. Lots of headaches, still fat (but not continuing to gain weight), and possibly still not capable of having children. Hmmmmm... Yeah, they didn't sound like very good options to me either.

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either_or From: either_or Date: October 28th, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
have you looked into any holistic or herbal treatments for your headaches?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 28th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes. By and large, they don't work.
either_or From: either_or Date: October 28th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
that sucks.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 28th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup. What sucks worse is when treatments exacerbate the problem.
either_or From: either_or Date: October 28th, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
or create new problems entirely.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 28th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup. To be fair, I had some limited success taking magnesium supplements. But the benefit just wasn't great enough for me to want to continue taking them.
either_or From: either_or Date: October 28th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
once i had a stomach ache and my great-grandma massaged my foot and that made me throw up. and then my stomach felt better. another time, i dropped a can opener on my foot and i felt dizzy. i believe in reflexology, but i don't know why you would want to throw up or feel dizzy given your condition.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: October 28th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Time to get out the rubber mallet, or I could just throw a piano on your head...sorry, inside joke.

Neither option is a good option...what are you gonna do?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 28th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Neither option is a good option...what are you gonna do?

Suffer.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: October 28th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
(shaking my head) that's no good. But I know you have been to the specialists, so suffering might be the only option, for now.

What about that operation you were talking about some time back?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 28th, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, that's why I have a consult to the cardiologist (though still no guarantee that it would be any help, it's only anectdotal evidence at this point). But the consult with the cardiologist is at 10:20 on the 16th. That's my first day with IMSG. So I think I need to postpone the appointment. Again.
ginamariewade From: ginamariewade Date: October 28th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
The foot thing sounds like plantar fasciitis to me (i've had it) and a regular old orthopedist can help you there.
The relief is worth it.
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