Trying to get caught up on stuff

My email inbox has got a bit swollen and I’m trying to get around to replying them to all. So, if some of you wrote me weeks ago and haven’t heard back, chances are you will soon. The same goes with corrections to minor errors on Charley. I intend to get around to those too.

My mood went totally kaput several weeks ago. I was desperately unhappy for no reason and could get joy out of nothing. My psychiatrist suggested a change in my medication — taking more of one drug and less of another. (I take three psychiatric drugs. For no particular reason I don’t feel like naming them on here.) So I started taking less of Drug A and more of Drug B. It had no effect and this disappointment made me more miserable than ever. I stopped working on Charley, stopped reading, etc. And slights that I would normally shrug off started hurting a lot more than they usually do.

Well, yesterday I was refilling my scripts at the pharmacy and they said, “You know the dose for Drug C has been raised, right?” And I was like, “Uh, no.” Turns out my doctor meant for me to be taking less of Drug A but more of Drug C, not Drug B. I don’t know how the miscommunication happened and it doesn’t really matter. Pobody’s nerfect. Now that I’m taking the doses I was supposed to be on, the medicine will start working and I will become cheerful and industrious again. Just the fact that I that this may make me better soon lifts my mood a little.

5 thoughts on “Trying to get caught up on stuff

  1. CarlK90245 April 12, 2013 / 1:51 am

    My father had Parkinson’s. His perscription called for three of Drug A and one of Drug B. On one occasion, he accidentally took one of Drug A and three of Drug B. He began having hallucinations and paranoia. Thereafter, he suffered from dementia and never recovered.

    He passed away in June 2000 almost completely paralyzed and unable to communicate,

    • Jeannee April 12, 2013 / 1:55 am

      (((CARL))) How awful – I’m so sorry to read this!

    • Meaghan April 12, 2013 / 2:13 am

      My dad’s father died of a hospital-acquired infection. He fell down some steps and broke some bones in his face. It was not a huge honking deal but because Grandpa was like 88 by this point Dad thought he’d better take him to the hospital just in case. The hospital thought that because of Grandpa’s age, he should be admitted overnight for observation. Then he caught some bug or other, which never would have happened if Dad hadn’t insisted he go to the hospital in the first place.

      I think Dad might still blame himself for this, although 88 is 88 and Grandpa, who had Alzheimer’s pretty bad, wouldn’t have lasted much longer anyway.

  2. Jeannee April 12, 2013 / 1:55 am

    A very loud cheer for psych meds that WORK and BRING CHANGE! Or, as my last doc said – “Jean, you’re suffering less.”

    • Abra April 12, 2013 / 1:46 pm

      Agree completely!!

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