Spoonie Update: EKG + Meds + Chiropractor 

I haven’t done a Spoonie update in a while because there hasn’t been much to say.  Not much has changed.  Still throwing things at the wall to see what sticks.  Fortunately for me though, things have been sticking and I’m feeling alright.

There was some concern that prolonged use of two of my medications would cause heart problems so I had to get an EKG done.


I broke the machine.  True story.  Four nurses and the doctor came in to remedy the problem.  I felt quite accomplished.

Lyrica and Lexapro combination give me tears of joy.  I’ve had so much relief and I’m so thankful to finally find something that’s working.  I’ll be increasing my Lyrica dosage this weekend so I hope that doesn’t throw anything out of whack.  I’m having issues with my insurance company wanting to cover Seroquel anymore.  Surprise, surprise.  They covered it the first two months but have now decided they want to turn my nighttime world upside down.  My doctor is helping me contest it.  We’ll see how that goes.  Insurance companies really are the worst but United Healthcare is exceptionally awful.

I STILL haven’t begun my trigger point injections.  I went on Tuesday to try again and it turns out the doctor isn’t able to administer them to me while I’m on antibiotics.  (I currently have pneumonia.)  So as soon as my lungs are working properly again I’m setting up another appointment to get those started.  The more I read about it the more hopeful I feel.

Also on Tuesday I went to a chiropractor for the first time.  It was awful.  Well, he was awful.  The first thing he told me was that he doesn’t “believe in” Fibromyalgia as if its the Easter Bunny and his “belief” is required.  During his consultation whenever he would say Fibromyalgia he would make air quotes.  Nothing was accomplished other than I’ve decided it’s imperative I have one of those hydro massage beds in my house.

Next up on the list of experiments: acupuncture, cognitive behavior therapy and new chiropractor.
Until next time, may the spoons be ever in your favor.