Well the doc appointment went very well.
My carer went with me and said afterwards, how thorough she thought my GP is. She said she wished her GP was as interested and on the ball.
So we talked liver tests;
she`d asked for several tests to be done, I cant tell you exactly what words she used…medi speak, but it went something like this;
in the Oct 4th test, the level was 45, the following test level was 65 and last week`s level is borderline. The number to be at an acceptable level is 40. So it seems it was a fluke when it went high. There was no indication of why and how it happened.
She also told me my diabetes, thyroid, cholesterol and BP tests are all fine. She does want another liver test done in 6 weeks.
I told her I am having an abdomen and pelvic ultrasound on Friday. She asked how I am doing on the pregabalin and I said I am taking 125mg (50mg am and 75mg pm). She had said we should be aiming at 150mg, but I told her I feel a bit woozy some mornings, so didnt want to take 150mg, she was happy with that.
I told her that the heel pain is about 90% less (which is why I was put on it by the last neuro)and I am happy with that.
Then she asked me about the terrible pain I was having ever since the spc operation, which at times, kept me bedbound and in great pain. I even had a GP home visit, as it worried me so much. But he couldn`t decipher was what causing it.
When I saw the uro a couple of weeks ago, I told him about it and he mentioned gall bladder…then he ordered the scan.
I told my GP I wondered if it was nerve pain, perhaps caused by the op. She said if it is nerve pain, that wouldn`t show on the scan.
Then we talked about my wish to wean off some of my meds. I told her I had already cut the oxybutynin down by half and now have a much less dry mouth. Infact during the whole consultation, which was a lengthy one, I didnt need my water bottle at all! I will be dropping the last 10mg after my scan.
I asked about coming off quinine. I asked if I should go down to 200mg from 300mg, as I no longer have restless legs. She said that was a good idea to come off it altogether, as it can have side effects which affect the heart!!! There you go Tina, you said something on those grounds when you recently went on quinine, and it`s use alongside amitriptyline eh?
We will discuss weaning off balcofen in a couple of months. She was in agreement to look at the possibility.So there you go guys, a pretty good appointment I reckon! luv Poll.xx