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Update: My First Appt With Specialist


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I saw Dr. Khurana yesterday at Union Memorial in Baltimore. I made the appt in January, so I was grateful to finally get in with him. He was excellent, and I felt like I was in capable hands. He did a thorough exam (unlike another neuro I saw over the summer) and outlined a plan for testing. He found my pulse pressure to be very narrow after 10 minutes of standing (not a tilt table, just there in the office) at 8 points. Yikes!

I have to get him some paperwork, but then he will schedule me to have tests done.

He said he has to wean me off the Cymbalta long enough to do the testing, but will put me back on it when it is done. This makes me anxious, as it is the only thing that has helped with my neuro pain.

I wanted to thank everyone here on the forums for keeping me sane while I waited to be seen by him. It is greatly appreciated!

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I saw Dr. Khurana yesterday at Union Memorial in Baltimore.

He said he has to wean me off the Cymbalta long enough to do the testing, but will put me back on it when it is done. This makes me anxious, as it is the only thing that has helped with my neuro pain.

I wanted to thank everyone here on the forums for keeping me sane while I waited to be seen by him. It is greatly appreciated!

I would have said the same thing about Cymbalta 7 months ago. However, due to insurance issues (workers comp) I ended up going off it after being on 60 bid for 4 yrs. It was not nearly as bad as I feared and actually some symptoms are masked on it so I am treating pain locally.

In the same time frame, my cardiologist was trying to get my cholesterol down and I had been going to the cholesterol clinic. By June my cholesterol and trig were down attributed to 4000 fish oil supplements and diet (had side effects with plavix, etc). A couple weeks ago I ran across a link between Cymbalta and high cholesterol - to my mind this explains the drop more accurately. During the cholesterol clinic despite great diet I would have unexplained rises in triglycerides - the diet was not nearly as good prior to my last visit and I had good numbers.

just my experience,

noreen

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