Chronic Pain Sucks!, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, Migraine and Headache

#ChronicPainSucks: Part VIII


On October 6, 2015 I went to see [6] Melissa McElroy, a Nurse Practitioner in Dr. Strickers Office in San Francisco.  They had a lengthy questionnaire and I spent an hour with Melissa discussing all my medical issues and getting an exam.  Her initially thought was that I have the typical story of someone with Lyme disease but wanted to run blood tests.

I had 7 test tubes of blood taken.

Lyme and co-infections, diabetes, hashimotos and many other blood tests were done.  But unfortunately it takes one month to run the lyme tests.  In the mean time, I had a lot of anxiety about everything.  I was happy to get all the blood tests done but anxious about the unknown.  Not knowing what’s wrong, having so many doctor visitors and given so many different diagnosis’s is really overwhelming and exhausting.

So at this point I have seen 6 doctors not including my Ex-Psychiatrist.  I’ve have also been given 5 different opinions.  #Fibromyalgia, #L5 pinched nerve, #Repetitive stress injury, #Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and possibly #Lyme disease.  

And the story continues……………..

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