Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Music to my ears...

I had my appointment with Donna, the nurse practitioner at the WISH program at Beaumont. I cannot recommend this program enough. She thoroughly went through my health history and non-health history to put together a timeline of not only my symptoms, but perhaps some causes. She also did a brief exam and gave me some solutions.

Two medical things she did for me--gave me a prescription for a lidocaine ointment for the vulvodynia and gave me a prescription for Lyrica for the PFD and the vulvodynia.

I have to be honest, I haven't used the ointment yet. I think I'm kind of scared of it. I also kind of feel like if I'm not doing anything down there, I'd rather not numb it up.

I have tried the Lyrica. (I thought it sounded familiar and I was right--it's the commercial with the woman that I can't stand her slow and deliberate rate of speech.) As promised it makes me a bit woozy. It does not, however, make me sleepy. It just kind of makes things less focused. I took one last night and it did help me sleep and then I took one this morning before I realized that it was why I overshot my alarm. The first half of the day at work was a bit out of focus. And I don't mean that in the "I can't focus today" kind of thing, but the "the screen looks fuzzy" out of focus.

But, I can tell you that I think it works. Though I'm about to start my period any moment now and usually that would have me doubled over in pain, I was fine throughout the day. I started to have some pain at the end of the day and took another pill when I got home and I was fine.

And in other good news, I start physical therapy on Friday. Though I was told the waiting list was going to take a couple of weeks, I got a call yesterday and I'm in on Friday. Beautiful.

So all in all, some solutions are coming.

In PCOS related news, I am thinking of switching endos. As much as I like my current guy, I have issues with him and it's impossible to get in. I got an e-mail from the Southeastern Michigan Cysters yahoo group talking about an endo out of Henry Ford. That's the other thing--I'd like to keep everything in Beaumont. But if he's going to work, then I'm all over it. I'm going to call tomorrow if I get a chance.