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    So much worse around my period

    Sorry for just seeing this, but no a physician would have to subscribe it. I am just now looking into supplementation for some of my symptoms so the responses above are helpful too. :) I do take magnesium, I'm not sure if it helps with the pre period symptoms or not, but it does help my legs...
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    So much worse around my period

    The muscle relaxer sometimes helps my headache and sometimes not. Either way I usually have to go lie down. Baths help too.
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    So much worse around my period

    Hi Clare, I'm 38 and my symptoms started about 5 years ago and one of the first things to go wrong was that the two weeks before my period became unbearable. And I'd never had any problems. Now I am in pain pretty much from ovulation to menstruation starting again. I do lots of gentle...
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    Dealing with doctors (specifically my Rheum)

    No I am not. Thanks for checking! I am on cymbalta (started last fall) but I have had these instances off and on over the last few years. My original thought was that maybe the cymbalta is making it worse. Rheum doesn't think so. I see my primary in the beginning of September, so hopefully we...
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    Dealing with doctors (specifically my Rheum)

    I had my tilt table test yesterday and I'm not sure if they will diagnose me, but my HR went up to 160 and I almost threw up and almost passed out so they put me back down the last ten minutes. I wasn't aware they give nitroglycerin during the test! (and I had researched it pretty thoroughly and...
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    Confusion, over thinking and memory issues

    Hi and welcome! I just got diagnosed this year but I've had symptoms for four years. Last year, the brain fog really increased a lot. I thought it was because of pandemic/2020/ my mom dying etc...and it's not that all that stress didn't affect it...it was just I started to not be able to voice...
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    Dealing with doctors (specifically my Rheum)

    I thought you'd like to know that I saw a nurse practitioner today (my PCP is on vacation) and told her my symptoms (after I checked out DI above) and she immediately was like "have you ever been diagnosed or worked up for POTS?" She ordered a heart monitor and a tilt table test! My EKG was fine...
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    Dealing with doctors (specifically my Rheum)

    Possibly, I have looked into it a little. I will check out that reference, thanks!
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    Light sensitivity

    Thanks! I have thought about it but got overwhelmed when I read people's responses to them online! My friend has a pair that he wears to our game night at a friends house (we both have trouble with the light there; he's got chronic migraines, and I get really bad tension headaches). Sometimes...
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    Dealing with doctors (specifically my Rheum)

    Thanks Jay. I have my regular appt with my PCP in September so I am just going to keep track of my blood pressures for a few weeks and cut back on caffeine. It definitely seems to be making things worse. I also have all kinds of problems in the deep part of summer usually, in general i feel more...
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