So I had my annual exam today..I mentioned that I'm still having fatigue after donating blood like 5 weeks ago, and I had to stop taking the iron supplement because of nausea. She did suggest taking ferrous gluconate instead of ferrous sulfate, which I have no problem trying, but she also wants me to cut my Amitriptyline in half because it can cause fatigue. I've been taking it for fibro for 6 years now so I'm really not convinced that it's causing the fatigue that started suddenly the day after donating blood. I'll do my due diligence and try it but I know it's not the problem. She also recommended lighter exercise, stretching etc for the fibro..which I already do. And I know if I stop running altogether my pain gets worse, so that's not something I'll do unless I need to for an injury. I honestly didn't even mention my feet...the ball of my feet and the first and second toes are red and sore, they feel similar to my hands. Not worse from running, they hurt just as much if I stay off them more. But she would probably just tell me it's either from running, fibro or "dermatitis" that she's convinced is why my hands/fingers are bright red, swollen and painful. But there's never been any raised lesions, itching etc, and steroid ointment didn't touch it despite taking care of eczema near the same spot. And I don't think dermatitis makes me unable to completely straighten certain fingers. Basically, I know this ain't no dermatitis, and she doesn't seem interested in looking into what it actually is. I'm strongly considering finding a new PCP, but would like other people's opinions on her advice. What would you do if you were me?
For August 10, 2020! Hi, all! I'm... mostly okay? Still heavily fatigued, but then, who ain't these days?I was going to check in tomorrow morning but then I realized I have a doc appointment at 8 AM ----- OK, then, this'll be interesting?Early to rise and then early to fall onto an ice pack afterwards.Also, I have a horribly sore arm. See, I was trying to knock something loose from a can... And I...
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