Okay, so this one's 100% silly. Tundra loves going to the vet to see The Ladies, and he'd been going and getting blood draws because he's getting older and on a pain med. So he has new meds to take, and we stopped in to pick them up. He loved on The Ladies of course, … Continue reading Our Vet’s Office Ladies Are SO SWEET!
One of my bipolar medications has a possible side effect of causing diabetes and excessive weight gain. My psych doctor added Metformin to my list of meds to try and slow down my weight gain... and, 'lo! I have energy! I'm not crashing all the time! I don't need a caffeine IV drip! I've been … Continue reading Can’t Win for Losing
For the first time in a few years, my medications have changed. I thought I was doing okay with all the stress, the pandemic, everything, but I was getting shorter and shorter tempered and melting down more and more frequently. Then I had a Zoom meeting with my psych doctor. She's easier to talk to … Continue reading A New Antidepressant
Recently, I was put on a new medication, and I had two follow up calls with my psychiatrist, and then a meeting this last Wednesday. It's actually going very, very well. Not that I want to invite trouble! But this is the best I've felt in a very long time, with more energy than normal … Continue reading New Medication Going Well
UGH. I was doing SO WELL on the meds I was on, fairly stable, rarely swinging full manic and a livable amount of depression. But I made the mistake of mentioning, at my most recent psych appointment, that I was lactating from the Invega. My doctor immediately wanted to know for how long. Four years? … Continue reading Everything Was Stable So Time For New Medications: Let’s Talk About Weight Gain
It's a well known fact among my family and friends that I'm impossible to wake up and just plain stupid once I'm awake, not to mention snarly. It's bad enough that to get up for work each day, I have a bottle of caffeine pills across the room with the alarm. An old fashioned, metal … Continue reading Ring, Ring! And How I Was a Jerk to My Momma
(and the adventures and angst involved therein) I have allergies. This is a pretty well known fact among friends and family, most notably because I'm deathly allergic to mushrooms, and break-out-in-hives-and-swelling allergic to wheat. Mushrooms, contact causes a rash. Wheat only bothers me if I eat or inhale it. Like when it's harvested and kicks … Continue reading The Quest for Sudafed
(And 3 Helpful Tips for You to Do the Same!) I know it's not always easy to be compliant with your med regime. You forget a dose or take it later than you intended. One med always makes you dizzy, so you can't take it right now because you need to drive somewhere. This med's … Continue reading 5 Reasons I’m Compliant with My Meds