Thursday, December 9, 2010

The New Plan

I got a new plan from Dr Garza yesterday afternoon. He has given me specific instructions on how frequently I can take each of my rescue medications and he prescribed Amitriptyline as the preventative. One of the possible side effects is causing hunger, which would really be wonderful as I am presently under weight.

We have decided that my chest symptoms are most likely the result of anxiety. What's so interesting about this is that I was not at all aware that I was experiencing anxiety - and enough of it that it is causing some pretty dramatic physical symptoms. Dr Garza explained that it is a medical condition like any other where you feel the symptoms of anxiety even without a stimulus. It makes more sense now and I've been thinking to myself that perhaps the early sign of this anxiety creeping into my life is all the spasms in my muscles and tensions in my neck. The doc is going to seek the opinion of someone in psychiatry to see if I should be medicated for this or if I may just respond to mediation and such.

Overall I'm very pleased with the new plan and am hopeful that relief may be on the way by March. I'll wait until I get back home before starting the new plan. There is still so much going on here and I have that long drive home.


  1. Hoping the amitriptyline helps. It is supposed to make you sleep better!!

    Glad that the chest symptoms aren't anything bad physically. Enough bad news to have migraines, don't need any extra news!!!

  2. that is good news! Let's hope this works!

  3. I'm so glad you have a new plan! That is great news! I hope things are going well with your mom,too! Take care!

  4. Glad to hear you have a new plan. I sincerely hope that it works for you. Blessings.