MightyMouse Posted November 19, 2004 Report Share Posted November 19, 2004 Hey all. I've been studying for my comprehensive exams and the stress is getting to me.My guts are still exceptionally slow...despite adding a laxative daily. I've been very POTS-y too. But, at present, my spine is giving me ****.I haven?t been able to study yesterday or today and am feeling so overwhelmed that I've not been able to get anything done?I?ve had neck pain for weeks, but I?m now so knotted up and had to take drugs to stop the muscle spasms and shooting pains that are running down my arms. The meds then make me fall asleep. I slept from 6:30 last night until 8 this morning. I can?t take the meds at work, and sitting at meetings all day today was... Well... Excruciating. Couldn?t stay in one position for more than a minute or so...must have seemed like a heck of a fidgety girl to everyone!I came home and took more flexeril, but halved the dose I had yesterday thinking I might be able to study?but I can?t focus my eyes on the text; it?s too small!!!! HELP!!! (that's really rhetorical, I know there's nothing to do but be as I am at the moment). I can see the computer because I can set the screen to magnify text. Oh, and I had to buck up and call my neurologist about this pain, and he?s the one who had wanted me to get an MRI of my neck months ago...okay, last year if you say something like 11 months ago... And I had to confess to the nurse that I didn?t go and had ?lost? the script. I could almost hear the nurse?s eyes rolling on the other end of the phone as I told her I hadn?t gotten the test and couldn?t find the prescription. Basically, I have the same issue I went to him for last year but never followed up on because I was too freaked out about the thought of having something else go wrong with my uncooperative body, and my spine in particular. Not logical, I know, but I did it anyway. However, this morning I was scared into calling him because both my hands were partially numb when I woke up today and my right hand has never lost feeling before.I feel so unprepared for this test... not like me to worry about failure. Like everyone else, I have pretest jitters and usually I get it the day of the test. This has been building for weeks though. I?m having my own personal pity party right now. Okay, I?m done. I just have to take the test on Saturday and let it be. I?m apologizing now if I?m a wreck for the next few days.On a somewhat funny note--I was joking with a close friend of mine...she has IBS and has mostly problems with diahreah and cramping. We're taking the test together and I joked with her that we're exact opposites --my muslces and guts seize up and her guts just shoot everything out! We ought to make quite a pair on Saturady! The two of us will be trapped in that testing room from 8am to 4pm. Ranting done for the moment. I'm going to try to study some statistics stuff on the web so I can read some test related stuff and not feel quite as insane about losing my study time because my body is such an uncooperative playmate.Nina, twisted but still hanging on Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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