Things Doctors Say

Things Doctors said to Me!

I was thinking today about how it took a long time to be diagnosed when I, was always at the doctors. I just had a few laughs about what I was told growing up until now. I don’t knock doctors because they are still learning, new illnesses are coming up every day. They are doing their best.

My Timeline

4 years old, complained of pain in my left middle finger. Overnight my finger became deformed, it  would become stiff and ache a lot. My mom took me to the doctor, Doctor’s said ” Oh, we can break it and hope it grows back normal”

10 years old, complained of a large rash on the side of my face. I was fine when I went to sleep woke and I had some sort of burn on my face. Went to the doctor, Doctors said ” It’s just an allergic reaction, put this cream on”

13 years old, complaining of horrible knee pain. The knee pain was so bad I would have to sock it to try to get to the deep tissue. I would just cry it was such a horrible ache. I went to the doctor they took x-rays. Doctor said, ” Oh, wow you have the knees of an elderly woman” . Nothing was done.

14 years old-15 years old, complaining of pain all over body, fatigue, swollen wrist/ankles, stomach pain. I wish I had all the meds he had prescribed me within a matter of 3 months. It was crazy. I know for sure it was Celebrex, Tylenol 3, prednisone, and much more. Doctor said ” I believe you are just stressed out” 

16 years old complaining of anxiety, really bad stomach pain and only able to go to the bathroom once a week. Doctors saidYou just need to eat more prunes and take these suppositories” 

17 years old complaining of a rash that covered by whole entire back. Doctor said ” Yikes, I don’t know what that is.

19 years old caught a fever of 105.0 that lasted for a week. Was given IV antibiotics never helped, the fever went away on its own. Doctor said, ” I don’t know its just a mystery”. 

To make my timeline short from 20-21 years old I got the same old mess. Doctors telling me I needed bi-polar meds, sleeping meds, pain meds, and gave me a prescription to go talk to a psychiatrist. I only wanted them to see my pain was real.

I was finally labeled with Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Anemia.  I was not happy I had a  label on me, I am happy I can research and try to heal this nightmare. It’s been such a long road, I’m glad I am not making a detour toward healthy living.

Never Give up!

Goodnight, Shawna 

 

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2 thoughts on “Things Doctors Say

  1. Archon's Den

    Poor baby! It must be fairly common, because both the wife and daughter also have these. Each took 5 to 10 years to diagnose. Some doctors don’t ‘believe in’ Fibromyalgia – it’s all in your head. The wife takes 8 meds a day, and is waiting for knee replacements. The daughter was treated for Lupus, which made the Fibro worse. She is waiting to get into a local pain clinic. Aside from her Lyrica and Naproxen, I drive her 50 miles every two months for Xylocaine infusion treatment. Best of luck! 😀

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    1. Shawna's View

      It is very common. I really hate that so many people have this problem. Wife and daughter thats gotta be rough! Both my other sisters have lupus. They want to test me for lupus, but im officially done with them.

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