You get that itchy twitchy feelin’
You start a rockin’ and a reelin’
Soon your arms and legs start flappin’
Like a hound dog mouth a yappin’
You’re a rockin’ and a rollin’
I went to the chiropractor early this morning and then this afternoon I took a really long nap. Now I am wide awake at one AM. I really feel good after that adjustment but I should have forced myself to stay awake until a decent bedtime hour. I probably slept four hours or more. urgh…
This Dr Ablanalp at Life City is a damn good chiropractor. He got his degree at Northwestern Chiropractic College. He claims to have trained in the Gonstead Technique as well and knows the Cox brothers who I used to travel down to Mount Horeb to get adjustments from before they retired. They were definitely worth the drive from Watertown. The fact that he’s less than a block from home makes him a treasure indeed. Plus he’s a really nice guy.
I particularly like the technique he uses to adjust the neck. I’ve always had trouble relaxing when other doctors do the traditional adjustment with the patient laying on their back. Dr A’s table allows him to do the adjustment while you are face down and there is no twisting and turning.
I have an appointment with the rheumatologists at the University Hospital Clinics in December. I suppose I should start keeping a symptom diary now so that they have an idea of what is going on with me. That means I have to take my temperature every morning when I get up and then at lunch and dinner and bedtime. What else? I dunno… I know there was something else I had to chart way back when. hmmm…
I’m slowly weaning myself off all the damn anti-convulsants I’m on. I am only taking 100 mg of topamax and 25 mg of lamictal now. The gabapentin is going to be the big chore to get off of. I want to go on lithium during the interim until the rhematologist has a chance to have at me without all of these drugs masking whatever symptoms I’m having and the gabapentin and lithium are bad matches. So I’m going to have to come off the gabapentin more quickly than I expected. I’m down to 600mg from 1200mg Not too bad.
I’m twitchy as hell. Do I really want to know why I’m twitchy? Frankly I don’t have a lot of confidence they will be able to tell me why but I have to keep an open mind about this. Medicine has made great strides in the past 7 years. Think human genome project. Do this for the sake of the kids. blah blah blah…