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Update on Medicine Issues

Saturday, July 20, 2013

I've let several of you know this today, but I want you all to be aware of what has transpired this week.

I contacted my doctor and got the go ahead to decrease my medicine by 2/3, saving quite a bit of money of the medicine. I may even be able to decrease it more once I see him on the 30th. He seemed confident that I should do fine with the decrease. My medicine is for mood stabilization relating to my bipolar disorder. I would ask you all to keep an eye on me. If I start getting depressed and it shows consistently in my writing, or if I get manic, and start writing a lot of stuff that no longer makes sense, please point it out to me. Sometimes I am unaware of these signs and may not go for help very quickly. But I trust your friendship and I will appreciate your feedback. Fortunately I have a good support system in my family and friends. My hubby is very tuned into my moods and actions and can tell very quickly when something is not right. He directs me to my doctor, but sometimes it would help me be serious about getting help if I am hearing it from other people as well that things don't seem quite right with me.

I had to go through 4 days of withdrawal symptoms while I decreased my dose, but that is over now and I feel back to normal. During this week, with all the turmoil about my medicine, I ended up not getting to workout... due to not feeling good, and I didn't control my eating very well. Time to get back on track, and today is going well in that regard!

Thank you all for continued prayers and encouragement!
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    1578 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I am glad you are feeling better and that you feel like yourself again..but with a lower dose. We are all here to support you. I am so glad you have a wonderful family. I know you will get back on track with healthy eating..

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    1582 days ago
    We got your back babe! I'm hoping this is a wonderful new chapter in your life!

    Keep on writing!

    1582 days ago
  • POPSY190
    Will do. All the best.
    1582 days ago
  • _JODI404
    You know I will be here for you! I hope that the decrease continues to go successfully for you.

    Very glad you are feeling better and ready to get back on track!

    Prayers & best wishes for continued health & well being... body, mind, & spirit.

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    1582 days ago
    You sound very positive about your decision to reduce your meds! I'm glad the physical symptoms from withdrawal are subsiding now.

    Great work on getting back to workouts and eating well today!

    Absolutely will keep an eye on you, and praying you continue to do well!
    1582 days ago
    Good luck with the med change. We'll be keeping an eye on you! emoticon
    1582 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    You got it.

    I'm so happy to hear you're feeling more "yourself." Also proud to see that you're continuing on your way!
    1582 days ago
    Good luck with cutting down on your meds! My daughter has bipolar as well and it's quite a wild ride. emoticon I really wish you well.
    1582 days ago
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