I had my appointment with my psychiatrist on Wednesday, and there will be a small med change. First, was getting chewed out again for not contacting her while manic. TO BE FAIR, this time only lasted four or so days, and my husband caught it quickly so I didn't spend too much money or hurt … Continue reading Another Small Manic Swing and Med Change
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
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