I’ve been doing a lot of research lately, and I mean A LOT, on other things besides fibromyalgia that could be causing all of my symptoms (more on that soon I think…). So this led to me starting a quest to collect my medical records from every doctor I’ve ever been to…that’s a LOT of records! Yesterday I stopped by the naturopathic doctor’s office where I used to go during the summer after my senior year in high school to pick up the records from them. Back then I was having chiropractic manipulations and acupuncture performed in an attempt to alleviate some of my pain and fatigue, since I was still a minor and unable to see a rheumatologist. While I was there I randomly decided to ask if they take my insurance, and they do! AND they had free time to get me in to see the doctor right away! So I spent about 3 hours total in the office, laying on 2 different massage tables (one hydromassage and one with a thing that rolled up and down my back), having some testing done (which I’ll explain here once they explain it all to me!), having a chiropractic adjustment done, as well as spending some time relaxing with about 9 acupuncture needles placed in my lower back and right ear and an infrared heat lamp aimed at my lower back.
By the time I left the office it was incredible how good I felt!! I think I can honestly say that was the closest to my “normal” self I have been in close to a year!! And it lasted pretty much the whole rest of the day! It’s really sad how I had literally forgotten how it feels to not be miserable.
Needless to say I’m going to keep going! It’s only a $10 copay, and hopefully it will keep helping!