Friday, November 21, 2008

Depression, Exhaustion, and Fibromyalgia

I'm exhilarated to have finally seen a specialist on one of my health issues! It's bad enough to be sick, but to be unable to get help because of lack of insurance... well, I'm glad that's over for now.

Anyway, I saw a sleep specialist today, and I get to have an overnighter at the sleep study center in a few weeks. He went into a bit of detail about how he has to be a detective, as there are 84 different sleep disorders. I gathered that I have the classic triangle of symptoms: depression, exhaustion, and pain. He thinks he can help me, though it may take awhile to find the right combination of treatments. If nothing else, that gives me the hope I need to get through the day.

Wish me luck. I'll need it.