Thursday, November 20, 2008

Med Adjustment Today


I saw the P-doc yesterday. My lithium level was not at a therapeutic level, so it was moved from 1200 mg to 2100 mg. Klonepin, 5 mg has also been added to the mix, as well as my Cymbalta at 60 mg.

I will most likely be out of commission today, while my body gets adjusted to this. I hope to be able to write this afternoon, but in case I cannot, here are some more blogs I love, which I highly recommend. All blogs are on my blog roll.


(In no particular order)

1.
Is Something Not Quite Right With Stan?


What to say about this blog? Stan has clearly gone through hell in the mental health world, and when he writes about it, it is sheer poetry. It's also an inspirational blog, someone who has been through hell and back and by his example, offers hope to those still in the system wanting to get out.

2.
Psych Survivor 2.0


Mark has also been through the mill in the mental health world, and his story had me crying uncontrollably. He is an incredibly strong person, and the only person I know of under the age of 50 who knows the "Who's on First" comedy routine.


3.
Bipolar Wellness Writer


Susan (yes, another Susan!), writes about recovery and gives very good tools for recovery. I have learned so much from her, and besides- can anyone named Susan be bad?


4.
Seroxat (Paxil) Sufferers Stand Up and Be Counted

Fiddy writes and reports about Seroxat- Paxil in the USA- and is the champion whistle blower on the side effects on this drug. Personally, out of the 37 psych meds I have been on, Paxil gave me no major affects other than nausea, but I had some hellish issues on Prozac. Reading his blog makes me feel blessed I had no side effects on Paxil, some of the stories are horrifying.

Fiddy is also a cool dude and when he is not blogging about Seroxat, he is writing about AC/DC. The band. Not electric currents invented by Westinghouse, Edison and Tesla.


5.
My Medicated Cartoon Life


This little gem came to my attention from James of "Finding Optimism". The blogger writes about mental health issues via cartoons, and is brilliant at it. Besides, who doesn't like cartoons?


6.
Serendipity Dog


Yes I was only going to do five today- but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Koda the blue eyed doggie. Koda, is a therapy dog to both Stephany of "Soulful Spelchur" and her youngest daughter. Besides, I am a sucker for men with blue eyes.

10 comments:

Southernbelle said...

Thanks SO MUCH for all the cool blogs listed--I PROMISE I am going to check out each and every one of them! I know if YOU like them, they're the best!! :-) (Aside from yours, naturally!!)

And of course, anything by a Susan HAS to be superlative!!

I hope your med adjustments go smoothly and that it's just what you need. With the exception of lithium, I'm on the same basic meds you're on: 60mg of Cymbalta every night, and Klonopin. The Klonopin is only 1 mg each tablet, and I'm only supposed to take one, twice a day, but of course I cheat. *big shameless grin* Well, heck, I'm anxious--why not?!

Now I also have my beloved Ambien, so I'm feeling very, very mellow and sort of in love with everything and everybody.

But I always love The Striped One and her mama, regardless!!! :-)

BIG HUGS, to you and the furchild!

Love,
Patti

Ana said...

I hope you get well soon.
Love,
Ana

Wellness Writer said...

Susan,
Thanks for the mention. Hope you feel better. In my case, I never could tolerate the therapeutic level of medication. A small amount sufficed. But I hope this all works for you.

Susan

Fiddy said...

Thanks for the 'Big Up' Susan. To be honest the story I wrote today about Beyond Blue kinda drained me. I've also been reading through a timeline of my own personal experience on Seroxat [Paxil] - unpleasant reading.

Anyway, thanks again.

LET THERE BE ROCK

Fid

Stephany said...
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Mark p.s./Mark p.s.2 said...

Thanks for the shout out.
I hope your P-doc knows what he/she is doing.
As in if the boat isn't sinking or rocking, don't rock the boat with a change in medicine.

I wish a speedy recovery and adaptation.

Immi said...

Oh boy, Susan, those are always fun. I hope you get back to stable quickly. I can loan you my lamictal cane if you feel wobbly. :) *sending hugs and good thoughts*

Immi said...

You are one of my fave blogs, so I've got an award for you on my B2BInfo blog, because I think a lot of your blog, not that you have to do anything about it one way or another. All of which I of course forgot to say before. LOL Batting a thousand so far today ;)

Stephany said...
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Bitter Animator said...

Hi Susan,
Thanks for the mention! I'm really glad you enjoy the blog - if 'enjoy' is the right word. Probably 'tolerate' might be more suitable.

Yes, I'm really glad you tolerate my blog.

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