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Catching up

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Friday morning just started off bad for me. I am huge on schedules and DS managed to get off schedule to throw a monkey wrench in my morning routine. Needless to say, I managed to get out the door and to work on time. I felt like crying all day long. I kept my appointment with the therapist that afternoon. I was able to get a lot of feeling out in the open. She then put me on 3 meds to help stabalize my mood. Here is the breakdown:

One med for tearfulness and depression
One med for anger and anxiety
One med to aid in sleeping

Once my mood is stabalized, I will begin talk therapy. I will be on meds for approx. a year. After about 8 months, she will gradually back me off of meds. I did voice my concerns and request meds that would not increase my appetite or make me feel like I was drugged. She took this all into consideration and I am trying out the 3 she prescribed.
I didn't do much this weekend. I did watch a lot of movies. Saturday evening, we went out for a "family Valentine's" dinner. It was nice and quiet, just the 3 of us. Sunday, I slept in and watched 2 more movies followed by a 2 hour nap yet again. Yesterday, I felt well rested and woke at 5 am for a run. Work was a little stressful, but I have noticed a slight difference since being on the meds. I am more calm and less anxious. This morning, I was in no hurry to come to work as DS had a doctor's appointment. I woke at 7 am and had a session with Jillian and 30DS. Still on level one but plan on moving on soon. Completed the workout with no breaks!!! Took DS to the doctor because he is having headached 3 days a week. They are painful enough to where he must come home and go straight to bed after school. I believe it could be his ADHD med contributing, but our family does have a long history with migraines. We will try a preventative med and get a CT scan done. If the CT scan is normal and the preventative med doesn't help, then we will try a med for ADHD that doesn't have a stimulant.
I haven't lost any weight the last 3 weeks, but I am really just trying to get my mindset right then the rest will follow. The good news is that I haven't gained any weight. I am looking forward to my 5k on Saturday.
Anyhow, gotta get back to work.
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  • LESLIES537
    I'm glad you were able to express your concerns to your doc and start some meds to stabilize your moods. You're taking care of you and that's exactly what you need to be doing. Once your mindset is right, everything else will start falling into place. Keep on doing what you're doing, rockstar!

    Good job on maintaining! That IS good news! emoticon
    3568 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/17/2011 2:32:26 PM
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