Will My Holistic Doctor Help The Pain?

It’s been a painful week! Monday was the day scheduled for me to see my doctor. I saw my holistic doctor and nurse practitioner in person for about an hour. The appointment was for him to go over my recent blood tests. It was a little different than usual. Not only did we discuss the typical bloodwork readings, but I was also shown the body systems and nutritional evaluations.

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Most of the bloodwork was staying true to all of my other tests. I had similar readings on my inflammatory markers and kidney function. They were both abnormal, but not any worse than the last tests. The blood sugar reading was at the lowest pre-diabetes number. That was probably the reading that scared me most.

The nutritional readings were all new to me. Of course, this is the reason I changed doctors. I wanted to try a new approach that would be holistic and hopefully bring some positive changes to my health routine.

Up until now, my health routine has been to take my prescriptions. Since this method hasn’t done much for me, I have been eager to try something new, anything new! After this discussion, the doctor prescribed certain supplements. They are now ordered and should arrive soon.

My instructions are to try all of these new supplements and continue meeting with the nutritionist and wellness coach. I’m honestly not feeling too optimistic, but then again, I signed up for this.

It’s so discouraging to want to see good results and then to not see them. I asked the doctor about how long it would take to see results from the new prescriptions. Some of them should be making a change within 2 weeks and some could take up to two months.

This amount of time seemed pretty normal to me, and similar to the time needed for prescription drugs. In the meantime, my suffering has been great.

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My pain levels have been so high lately! I’ve had to take 3 Advil every 4 hours, just to be able to keep from crying. The addition of extra muscle relaxers has allowed me to get through the day. They really knock me out, though.

Using lots of heat and massage on my neck has been helpful. My right trapezius muscle has felt like a rock and boy does it throb! My pain usually is at a 6, but it’s been 7 to 8 this past week.

So, with all this extra pain comes a low emotional state. When my pain is an 8, I really need to chill. This pain level means that I need a quiet and darker room. Often, I don’t feel like talking or moving.

I’ve been asking God to help me and for healing from some of this pain. I also find myself praying for all the other pain patients. God bless you all this week and coming weekend. I hope and pray that you’ll have peace-filled days with those you love.

@2020, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Disclaimer: I’m not a medical expert. This post contains only my opinions and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. If you have a medical concern, please consult your personal physician.

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