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Created in 2008, Phoenix Rising is the largest and oldest forum dedicated to furthering the understanding of and finding treatments for complex chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), long COVID, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and allied diseases.
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brain fog hits again, I just went to like someones post not realising it was my own... took me a bit to realise why there was no like on that post for me to click.
I guess the Multiquote option was too difficult for me to get right...
The idea of being in that state and suffering from tooth pain compels me to tackle my dental problems while I still (barely) can.
He's a nice guy and we have a cordial relationship, but he was very uncomfortable as I told him this. He told me I should postpone my dental work and focus on getting better (LOL). I took a break from seeing him for a couple of months, then went back in. I take about two hours to get ready, getting dressed, putting on jewelry and makeup and doing my hair so I can appear as normal as possible to put him at ease.
My partner drives me right up to the front door of his practice, and he is very punctual. If I get there early, I wait in the car to go in, thus avoiding sitting in the waiting room and expending energy on sitting down and then standing up from one of the very low waiting room chairs. (Damn you, mid-century modern furniture!)
Then I pretend I'm not sick, in order not to frighten him and make him feel disinclined to treat me.
"Hey doc, how was your vacation?" He just got back from a lovely anniversary trip to New Zealand, BTW, and liked it so much he'd consider retiring there!
I had daily flu symptoms (from 4-10 on scale of 10) for six years. My "7-10"days made me think a lot of using my scenic local bridge for a use for which it was not intended. The last five yrs(quit job and started on disability) the flu stuff has decreased in freq and severity by about half. Valtrex has been my go-to but am looking at more mitochondria friendly options w release of Nauviaux's research results.
The flu symptoms were worse than the fatigue. That's a bit like saying ( assuming St Peter is bending an ear) after being hit by a train and semi truck that the train hurt more. Oh, and did I mention the joint and muscle pain-that's the small plane that crashed into me at the train crossing.