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Nov 21, 2011 11:27AM dogeyed wrote:
When you go see the breast surgeon and they do the biopsy, could be the results might be delayed a few days, but seeing that doc will do wonders for your nervousness, because she will have some idea of what the situation might be. I might addd that since you have been experiencing hot/cold type feverish episodes, your thyroid and general endocrinological picture needs to be checked, ask your regular doc about it. When the thyroid goofs up, it can do exactly what it's doing to you, as far as anxiety goes.
I would also suggest you consider not taking benadryl, it makes the heart beat faster, and could be one of the causes of perhaps the rash you have. See can you find a "natural" sleep aide, some teas do this, and just look around in the drugstore and see can you find something without antihistimine in it or the active ingredient in Bendryl. Exercise during the daytime helps people sleep better, and extra water helps balance the temperature out in a person.
You could visit the local county health department or county psychology clinic, low-cost, and ask to speak to a psychologist there, tell her you're a nervous wreck, etc., and ask if they could perhaps give you some medicine for it, that your regular doc doesn't want to give you any more than 10 Xanax. They can maybe prescribe you some Valium, that's good stuff, not as addicting as Xanax, either. But Ativan I don't think you should try, it is rather addicting, in my own experience.
IBC, IDC, Melanoma/ 5 mos ACT chemo, mastectomy, rads to 11/2011, Arimidex 1 mo, NED 9/2012, two+yr survivor 5/2013Dx 2/14/2011, IDC, 5cm, Grade 3, 2/11 nodes, ER+