Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Times, they are a-changing...
If you've read my blog this year (or talked to me in person), you'll remember lots of references to being sick and feeling exhausted all the time. Bleck.
Most of my life, I've had "unusual" illnesses. I go to the doctor, they run a mountain of tests, and then they tell me they can't find anything wrong. Sorry.
So I go home thinking I'm a total hypochondriac wimp. Not a good thing to think about yourself.
But yesterday? I went back for a second visit at a new clinic. And things were different. VERY different.
As Trina reviewed my test results, she is saying things like, "This score tells me that your adrenals quit working around noon. I'm guessing somewhere in the mid-afternoon, you're feeling pretty exhausted, and once you sit down, you're done for the day."
Then she says, "And this score tells me that your adrenal function, instead of decreasing at night, it flattens out and stays steady. I bet you have trouble getting to sleep."
Then she says, "These three scores tell me that you're having attention issues—like getting easily distracted and having trouble remembering things."
Ding-ding-ding-ding-ding! I think we have a winner!
There were several other issues, but you get the picture.
For the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, here was a medical person telling me that my tests accurately indicated what I was experiencing! I just about cried right there in the office.
The solution? Not drugs. (Yay!) Vitamins, minerals, natural supplements. She also gave me what they call a Meyer's Cocktail—an IV mix of B vitamins, C, magnesium and some other stuff. This morning, I already feel much, much better!
Now playing on my iPod: Changes by David Bowie