I think I’ve finally found the right words to explain to the doctor why I’m not so great now. The fibromyalgia diagnosis coming at the same time as the realization that I’m über sensitive to caffeine was good but also badly timed. With my asthma/allergies, I was self medicating pain, allergies, inability to focus, and fatigue with enough allergy medicine to knock out a grown man, caffeine, OTC NSAIDs, and alcohol. This also makes me assume I’m having trouble applying the right words and getting people to understand me…. So I have a typed out page of explanation of things that are bothering me or otherwise causing me additional pain, which I will provide my doctor with on Monday when we go over why she failed (?) to fill out the FMLA paperwork correctly the first time.
The caffeine was making my heart do all kinds of crazy shit but helping with focus while also helping my lungs to resist the effects of almost daily NSAIDs. The allergy medicine was helping to make the caffeine trips not so roller coaster ride esque while probably also alleviating asthma symptoms. Finally the alcohol well helping me relax so I could sleep while also numbing the pain.