Med Changes and Hospital Stay

So last week at my routine psychiatrist appointment, after discussing how the holidays had been for me, Dr. M recommends we up 2 of my medications, reduce one that I can’t wait to be off of and leave the other the same. The goal is to get my moods to stabilize. I asked Dr. M. where he felt I was at, he said that I was a little stable, but not where he wants me to be.

Funny, what did you expect with the month of December sucking horribly, of course I’m not balanced!!

During Dr. M writing up his script changes he asks me if I will go to the hospital. This is not the first time he has done this. He said that I look very tired. He asked if I look tired because I was coming in from the cold into the warm? I said nope, I look like this because I am as tired as I look. The circles you see around my eyes, are real.

I have asked him before if I were to go to hospital how long would I be there. He said about a week, and I wouldn’t have to wait, now given how our medical system is, I am hesitant to believe a person can just “walk in” because the doctor wants you there.

So I didn’t go into hospital.

I have 2 groups I attend, my spouse was out of town, and my pets would have to go to boarding; the cats would need looking after at home. Then there would need to be someone to pick up my spouse at the airport in Seattle and that is over 2 1/2 hours one way to do that!

My therapist said is it possible that he wanted me to go to be observed with the medication changes? I said I dunno, but when someone says how tired you look, I’m willing to bet its not about the medication changes.

So now I’ve been on the changes almost a week now, still feeling exhausted, but hopefully the mood swings will not be so strong. Will know better next week when I see Dr. M.



Importance of Routine and Balance

As many of my followers know, I’ve really struggled for about 3 months or so with lack of sleep and routine. 

I’ve come to realize very quickly, that without support whether it be from my spouse, friends or family, I fall apart very quickly. Lack of sleep has been a huge problem for me, however, with my spouse’s suggestion of kennel training our dogs at meal times with the intent of having them sleep in there, which thereby releases the problem of having them sleep with us, thereby giving us more room on our bed to sleep. 

My spouse also helped by resetting up our spare bedroom so if I have to move in there to get some much needed sleep, I can. It has made a huge amount of difference. 

I also went and saw my chiropractor yesterday as I have been having troubles with numbness in my foot at my toes.   He did a full body assessment and adjustment. He focused on my knee(s) as they have been aching when I bend down and get up; turns out there is some tendinitis and have to use a cold pack and take advil when inflamed. 

As for my foot, he did an adjustment with both ankles and said that the numbness should go away. If it doesn’t it could be due to blood sugar and/or circulation. However, I am happy to go and see him in a month’s time or if earlier if it is necessary. 

All I can say is I feel so much better. My toe is still feeling weird, but I do know that after an adjustment, some body parts settle down right away and some time take a bit. 

This morning I can feel the numbness in only one toe, versus three, so that is progress. 

I am also in the early stages of working with a nutritional therapist who happens to be a good friend. I just filled out a lengthy questionnaire and emailed it back to her. She has replied with support and information that she will be able to get me on the right track. I am going to meet with her hopefully on Thursday.