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Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update

Posted by jealibeanz on August 17, 2006, at 20:36:45

In reply to Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update jealibeanz, posted by Phillipa on August 17, 2006, at 18:32:04

Nahhh... this has been going on since April(ish), just walk around w/tears in my eyes at all times, then sometimes full out crying. Actually, when I'm around other people, I try very hard to act super happy, which is extremely draining. So, sometimes when I am by myself at the end of the day, the tears come from the exhaustion, both mentally and physically from putting on my huge smile day after day (I just don't want to be a downer, plus I try to make other people comfortable and happy.) In some ways it's almost better when I'm sleep deprived b/c I'm so out of it I "feel" a little less. I don't really think it's the Straterra either. While both of these factors don't help my situation, I am certain they are not the cause.

 

Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update jealibeanz

Posted by Jost on August 17, 2006, at 22:44:20

In reply to Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update, posted by jealibeanz on August 17, 2006, at 20:36:45

Jealibeanz, I'm extremely glad you did it. You deserve lots of credit!

So, when is your next appointment? (Not to rush you, but the sooner you feel better...)

I'm also glad you're back. Don't be a stranger.

Jost

 

Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update

Posted by jealibeanz on August 18, 2006, at 0:46:56

In reply to Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update jealibeanz, posted by Jost on August 17, 2006, at 22:44:20

Thanks for the caring and encouragement...

No, it really wasn't that hard. I should have known better. I've become more comfortable expressing problems and have grown up a lot in the few years I've been with him. In the past year gone through hell and back emotionally. I'm just one big unstable open wound at this point between him and his PA's assessments (although I'm bever treated this way, which makes it a little harder to bring up new problems).

He's the kind of guy who tremendously downplays symptoms to make the patient feel comfortable. I can actually remember the first time years ago when I told him about social anxiety (gasp! seriously still can't believe I had the guts back then as a kid!) He casually empathysized saying something about the overwhelming atmosphere I was in, which was true, and thought it would be a great idea to try Paxil.

I don't have a follow-up as of now! Hahaha... this is the trouble I got into with my first longterm trial of an AD a few years ago (awww just a child back then, had no idea of how this all worked) when I ended up quitting when my 4 months of refills of Wellbutrin were out b/c I was unhappy with my one major side effect, and lack of relief from anxiety (well, Wellbutrin doesn't help much with that anyway, but does have enough serotonin retake to blunt the emotions enough to not spiral into major depression).

This time, I think I don't have a recheck because he knows I'm going away to college 3 hours away. He actually would feel bad asking me to come back. He just tells me not to feel the need to drive down for the Xanax refills, just to call.

However, I don't feel that way! The drive is insignificant to me, considering the more appts. I have, the closer I'll get to some sort of success. I'm the type of person they need to schedule for 4-6 wk. appts no matter what!

It's those in between times where I become very unsure of my treatment (and sometimes make my own adjustments for the sake of control) and develope new issues. I do need med adjustments/new trials, but I also just need that person of authority asking/telling me that I'm doing alright and heading in the right direction, and if not, we'll work to get to a point where we are going in the right direction!

That being said, I do plan on coming back within the next 2-3 wks. I don't really think the increase from 2mg to 3 mg of Lunesta is going to do the trick, especially since the insomnia had gotten sooo very bad during the past few months(I'm actually eyeing Rozerem since it's so different). I keep telling him how much I've always loved Lunesta, until it stopped working, that is. Ha, even if Lunesta does help somewhat, I'm making an appt anyway about it.

I'm kinda up in the air as to the ADHD treatment. He said stop since it seemed to cause problems and since I have a week and a half off from school anyway. I don't know where I'm supposed to go from there. These questions don't always come to mind as I'm standing there and he didn't make it clear one way or the other.

I think that's because he's not sure, so just would like to see how my mood levels out and then address whether I need to pursue another ADHD medication and the possibility of an antidepressant if it is still an issue. I can say with quite certainty at the moment, all 3 will need to be addressed and adjusted! But like I said before, I have brought up my concerns, it's just a matter of treating them properly now.

Geez, I wonder what his reaction would be if he asked about my mood and my next appt and I told him the full truth... I'm not happy. I haven't been for a good portion of my life, on and off, since my late teens. This recent manifestation of the teary type of depression has been going on for about six months, but actually closer to a year, with the exception of my Effexor trial, which I hated, but got me out from the rock bottom state I'd hit... I've come to accept that this is one condition I'll always have. I don't expect to be happy or ever feel real pleasure or joy. I just work on acting happy b/c I want to at least live a successful life doing something I'm passionate about, even if that comes with near-suicidal (noooo plans I promise!!!!) feelings at times.

I think that would upset him. He's a very compassionate, family-oriented (great and very proud daddy to his 2 little ones-theres always and advantage to dealing with people who are good parents, in my opinion, in any situation) guy and truely wants the best for every person he comes along. Hmm... we shall see... BTW, the 3 mg of Lunesta plus extra Xanax tonight has not touched the insomnia!!!!

 

Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update jealibeanz

Posted by mayzee on August 18, 2006, at 1:02:28

In reply to Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update, posted by jealibeanz on August 18, 2006, at 0:46:56

Hi Jealibeanz,

Glad you're back! So it sounds like things worked out OK with your continuing in the PA program... is that right? (hope so!)

So what meds are you taking now?

Best,
mayzee

 

Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update

Posted by jealibeanz on August 18, 2006, at 1:46:31

In reply to Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update jealibeanz, posted by mayzee on August 18, 2006, at 1:02:28

Yes! Studied like crazzzzzy and did great on my remediations! So I'm still eligible. Whether or not I truely want to pursue such an important and influential career at this current time in my life is another story. I don't feel emotionally stable or ready to be working as a professional, yet that is 1-2 years away. A lot can happen by then. Right now I'm just a student and perfectly comfortble in that role.

I'm taking .5 mg Xanax t.i.d and 3 mg Lunesta. All for now... hopefully some mood enhancements at a later date to help out the slightly dysfunctional brain of mine.

 

Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update

Posted by jealibeanz on August 18, 2006, at 23:20:46

In reply to Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update jealibeanz, posted by Jost on August 17, 2006, at 22:44:20

Do you think next time I happen to be in the office, I should ask my doc when I should make myh next appointment? (sorta a subtle hint, when I realize he's not scheduling a recheck). The funny thing is that my PA alllways scheduled a recheck for meds, be it 2 weeks or 3 months into the future. I wasn't just left hanging there indefinitely. (He's pretty young though... therefore very thorough with correct procedures and realizes he needs to do such things for his own protection.)

P.S. Jost... I'm jealous of your AD!! :)

 

Maybe, Jealibeanz ....

Posted by UgottaHaveHope on August 19, 2006, at 14:56:12

In reply to Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update, posted by jealibeanz on August 18, 2006, at 23:20:46

Maybe you were meant to go through all of these emotional challenges to help hundreds of patients when become a PA. Heck, I know that stinks for you, but if you start to see things in a great purpose or greater good, then it might help you in dealing with your own situation.

They say, what, 75-percent of time someone sees a doctor for the first time about a particular issue, that issue is tied to emotional issues? Is that the stat? It is high up there, I know that. My internist said he learned real quick about that, and if someone thought they had something, but really didnt, he would go ahead and diagnose them with something (minor, like Irritable Bowel Syndrome), just so they would think they would have something and then know they have something concrete to deal with, rather than saying "Hey you got some emotional issues here ... "

I will say one thing: I would much more prefer to go see someone like you, who I could relate to, rather than a doctor who has never felt my experience and just writes out a prescription for the drug that whichever drug rep brings in the best lunches when they drop by samples.

You are going to touch so many people's lives for the better.

 

Re: On sleep

Posted by UgottaHaveHope on August 19, 2006, at 15:00:31

In reply to Maybe, Jealibeanz ...., posted by UgottaHaveHope on August 19, 2006, at 14:56:12

JB, I am sorry to hear about your sleep issues. For me personally, nothing is worse than a lack of sleep, simply because it intensifies everything else. It's likes makes everything 100 times worse. It's like if I don't get my sleep, I have started off the day on the wrong foot, etc.

I would advise you to try 25mg of Seroquel (or even half of that if you can cut it). You will not have to wait 3-4 weeks to feel it. You will know that same day whether or not it works. You seem to function well, however, on fractured sleep. Perhaps you could take the Seroquel on an as needed basis. Good luck

 

Re: Maybe, Jealibeanz ....

Posted by jealibeanz on August 19, 2006, at 17:30:26

In reply to Maybe, Jealibeanz ...., posted by UgottaHaveHope on August 19, 2006, at 14:56:12

Honestly, I'm OK with my suffering. It's not absolutely horrible, terrible, and completely disabling. It does, however, decrease my quality of life. I had come to accept that my life would always be like this until I made my first attempt to seek medical treatment four years ago. I've never found that "magic bullet", but in my heart feel that it's out there somewhere.

The lack of sleep is bad, but like I've said before, I'm used to being very fatigued from my days as an athlete. This time, the fatigue just happens to be caused by something out of my control.

Yes, I do believe, if I do decide to continue and am confident and emotionally stable enough to practice as a PA, I will great (that is, after I learn what I'm doing! everyone says you'll be clueless for the first few years). Having emotional problems is not something others can even begin to empathize unless they've experienced issues themselves.

Most patients, regardless of the reason for the visit, are very emotional and vulnerable (both b/c of illness or causing a physical manifestation of illness). I actually just did a report on a particular minor, common disease. It turns out, that although there are many medications used to treat physical symptoms, they rarely work because the disease is rooted in severe anxiety. Treating the anxiety is actually the best approach, although not currently taken by many practitioners at this point. (most patients don't want an SSRI because they're stomach hurts)

 

Re: On sleep

Posted by jealibeanz on August 19, 2006, at 17:32:53

In reply to Re: On sleep, posted by UgottaHaveHope on August 19, 2006, at 15:00:31

What is Seroquel? Is it an antidepressant?

I can't think of the other meds off the top of my head... Prosom, Sonata, what else is available specifically for sleep?

 

Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update jealibeanz

Posted by Jost on August 19, 2006, at 17:35:41

In reply to Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update, posted by jealibeanz on August 18, 2006, at 23:20:46

Jealibeanz,

Next time, maybe tell your Doctor that you'd "like" to schedule a follow-up. Sometimes (I'm not the best example of this-- but makes me more aware of it), you can be perfectly nice, when you can say, "I'd like to do x," rather than "would you like to do x," or "would it make sense to do x? "

Because you're the one who knows what you want/need. It's not really about whether you GP wants it-- you know? and he sounds like if he knew that you wanted or needed it, he would be happy to.

Plus: it would be great if you tried Emsam.

I honestly think it's also great that you're more confident. This is probably part of the work of getting to be the professional that you want to be. Knowing your gut reaction, and trusting that, and your judgment. You're definitely getting there.

Jost

 

Re: On sleep jealibeanz

Posted by Phillipa on August 19, 2006, at 19:53:59

In reply to Re: On sleep, posted by jealibeanz on August 19, 2006, at 17:32:53

Seroquel is an atypical antipsychotic used a lot for sleep and anxiety. Hope that helps. Love Phillipa

 

Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update

Posted by jealibeanz on August 19, 2006, at 20:40:17

In reply to Re: OK, I'm over my self-imposed leave... update jealibeanz, posted by Jost on August 19, 2006, at 17:35:41

Whoaa... must apologize for the incredibly long post up-front, but I assure, it's an easy read!

Yeah, I think that since it's a fairly busy office, (They're overcrowded/overbooked... as a coincidence, this week, my father and I both had 1PM appts w/ the same doc! It's supposed to be every 15 min or so, plus my was a full physical, not a quick med check!) He may not reschedule unless it's something completely new and he really feels the needs to checkup on the patient for safety/compliance issues. I know enough to call and leave a message or get myself an appt if I feel it's necessary, as proven in the past. Although, I tend to wait til things are on the brink of causing a meltdown! So early and often checkups would be good for my over-reactive personality and ever changing disorders (in relation to their relevance in my life).

I really don't have a problem asking him when he wants me to come back. Like I said, I know he is aware of the fact that I'm not local, and can usually only come on the half-day Saturdays, which he rotates with his partners. He just figures if there's a major problem I'll call and tell him.

Strange how my PA doesn't feel that way. He does have more flexibility and time just to do med check ups, but aren't doc's supposed to bedoing this as well? (i.e. my Wellbutrin example- me, with 4 refills and no rechecks, as an uninformed 18 yr old!- This was before the careful monitoring of teens and AD's though,(But was I a teen or, part teen/part "college student who wants to be in the adult category")?.

MY PA checked up on my Lunesta at least every couple months (and what ever meds I was supposed to be taking at the time, but prob wasn't cause I like to control and D/C myself when I feel the need... and I'm psycho and have moved on to a different subcatergory of my illnesses... Anxiety/Insomnia/Depression/ADHD which needs to be treated).

Hmm... maybe my goal at my next appt. will be treat all 4 at once! This would be a better approach than collectively deciding than one or two have subsided for the moment and the other, more serious and prominent matters at hand need to be stabilized. While I realize polypharmacy is difficult when starting new meds- you don't know what's contributing to side effects, all my conditions are chronic and DO need to be medicated for me to be at my best.

i.e.

1. Insomnia would lessen if depression and anxiety were controlled. We need to move past the fact that I don't like SSRI's and just therefore treat only other symtoms w/o lessening the depression itself. I need to be sure to tell him it's recurrent since high school. It may go away, but will certainly come back. It's been building over the past year, with the exception of my Effexor trial, which saved my life, but was unwilling to continue.

I neeeed a long term tolerable med. This means not going through SSRI's like he would I'm a typical patient. I'm not his typical patient. Although modest, I'll admit that I'm more intelligent than most, as demand to live a high quality life. Although I haven't been presenting any examples of meds, it's obvious I know there are atypical treatments out there for all my disorders, as well as unorthodox methods of treating side effects. This ultimately is what I will need to achieve success.

I also, probably due to my high anxiety nature and very intolerant to adverse effects, while some patients might just put up with them or not even correlate the occurances to meds. So sticking me with the lastest and greatest from the drug rep might not work out, esp. b/c I want better/more specific treatment!

2. Improved sleep would result in less depression, anxiety, moodiness, and better concentration and energy levels overall to be at my best and most productive.

3. If ADHD were controlled, I wouldn't always be frantically scrambling to study and catch up on classes lectures, while at home, that went way over my head b/c I wasn't listening in the first place due to my ADHD. (I have the inattentive subtype- I'm horrible at listening to lectures and internalizing verbal directions, although on a personally level, one on one, I'm the best and most empathetic friend/listener you'll ever meet!-- often recruited as mediator or counselor to good friends)

4. If the ADHD didn't have me scrambling, I'd certainly have much less anxiety, annnd more free time, to relax, and thus decreases anxiety.
4. And of course, depression worsenes if any of these factors is out of balance b/c I feel bad that I can't control my life and that I was born with my "messed up" brain. None/most of my friends don't have these issues. They don't have severe problems w/ classes, studying, emotionally, and socially that just pop up out of nowhere when my brain goes slightly wacky and meds are correcting the balance. I do realize evenyone struggle to some degree with these issues, but mine are related to clinical disorders, making it a little more difficult to manage and cover up.

We're getting there though... My doc is beginning to realize this. It's good that I'm sticking with just one practitioner now. It's also helping that he's beginning to see me more and more as a peer (in training!) every time he sees me. He realizes that I'm able to assess and report my symptoms well. And he can describe certain things to me in detail that he wouldn't do for most patients.

I'm glad I stuck with him! Even though I don't feel like I'm emotionally better or made and great improvements with meds, if I'm persistent, we may reach the finishline together someday.

 

Re: On sleep

Posted by jealibeanz on August 19, 2006, at 20:45:03

In reply to Re: On sleep jealibeanz, posted by Phillipa on August 19, 2006, at 19:53:59

Yes, Phillipa, I thought so. That scares me and I'd rather not go that route right now!

 

Re: On sleep jealibeanz

Posted by Phillipa on August 19, 2006, at 20:58:28

In reply to Re: On sleep, posted by jealibeanz on August 19, 2006, at 20:45:03

Me either and despite our age difference we're a lot alike symptom wise med wise. Love Phillipa

 

Re: On sleep

Posted by jealibeanz on August 19, 2006, at 21:50:57

In reply to Re: On sleep jealibeanz, posted by Phillipa on August 19, 2006, at 20:58:28

I'd like to stick to meds FDA approved for sleep right now. The only off label med I'd consider is a benzo, but not Xanax since I take it during the day. I just don't see that as a good plan to be 24/7 Xanax'd!

You think we're similar? Maybe you're confusing me with someone else, or I with you. I'm not so sure if I remember correctly. Haven't you had meds that you responded to for a while?

As for depression:

I did respond a little to the Effexor, maybe Wellbutrin, but never gave the Paxil or Buspar a fair trial. They all induced extreme apathy and weight gain. Effexor made me nauseous.

Anxiety:

Klonopin was depressing slightly and very sedating. Made me feel drunk too. Xanax is much better. I don't slur my words, it's not depressing, and not too sedating. Xanax actuallys calms me, while Klonopin just knocked me out to the point where nothing could bother me.

ADHD:

You don't have this do you? Mine is inattentive, caused by anoxia from a collapsed lung at premature birth. The combo of Klonopin + Adderall induced terrrrble depression. Can never be sure which is was. I think it was the combo. I've taken the small amounts that I had of each left at separate times and never had such a horrible reaction, just a slight decline in mood.

Straterra did seem to help with the ADHD symptoms dramamtically at first. After a while it was less noticeable. Maybe I should have titrated past 60 mg since I had been on it for 6 months. But I also think it contributes to anxiety, insomnia, and depression. We have since stopped this med.

 

Re: On sleep jealibeanz

Posted by Phillipa on August 19, 2006, at 22:37:36

In reply to Re: On sleep, posted by jealibeanz on August 19, 2006, at 21:50:57

No I don't have AdHD at least I don't think so. But the benzos and anxiety was what I was referring to. At one time I did take xanax at bedtime for sleep. Four hours later lmg more. But I slept. Now its's valium. Love Phillipa

 

Re: Have no fear of Seroquel

Posted by UgottaHaveHope on August 20, 2006, at 10:02:59

In reply to Re: On sleep, posted by jealibeanz on August 19, 2006, at 20:45:03

Even though Seroquel is classfied as an Anti-Psychotic drug, doctors are now using it ALSO as a treatment for anxiety (you can ask your professors to confirm).

When it is used for AP, it is prescibed in much higher doses (600-900mg). For anxiety, it's more like (25-200mg). For your insomnia, I would try 25 mg or even cut it in half at 12.5 mg. Again, the good thing is that you will know THE FIRST DAY whether or not it helps.

If you are taking other meds, I cant say whether or not it will help you (you will have to find out by experiment). However, if you are taking nothing else, I can assure you it will make you sleep, which goes against my "every med affects everyone differently" mantra. It's like taking a Benedryl on steriods!

 

Re: Have no fear of Seroquel

Posted by jealibeanz on August 20, 2006, at 11:16:54

In reply to Re: Have no fear of Seroquel, posted by UgottaHaveHope on August 20, 2006, at 10:02:59

Yes, but I do fear drugs I don't understand and don't have experience with. Atypical antipsychotics? Tricyclics? MAOI's? (although intrugued by EMSAM). Yikes!!!! I'd like to put on my running shoes and sprint away as fast as I can!

Remember, I'm the one who's always concerned with the potential for weight gain, since if it's a possible side effect (even when NOT "possible" Re: Wellbutrin), my metabolism gets wacked and this happens to me! (I'm still working a little on getting back to my norm after what Effexor did. I don't want to make life more difficult than it already is.) Plus I'm afraid of any other odd side effects that may occur with such complex medications.

Since Lunesta was so great before, I think I actually may be OK with a medication with less "punch" than Seroquel. My body has just grown accustomed to the Lunesta and needs to be tricked back in to sleeping. I was going through a very busy and stressful time (at the same intensity that I'm currenty dealing with) last year when I began Lunesta, and even then it was a wonderful Godsend and cure to my sleep issues.

BTW... if it's annoying anyone to death that I use so many parentheses in my posts, I'll gladly stop. I don't want to add to the irritability than many of us face. It's just my way of posting in a manner that makes sense to me, as if it were a speech, not a written essay.

 

Re: Have no fear of Seroquel

Posted by jealibeanz on August 20, 2006, at 11:59:37

In reply to Re: Have no fear of Seroquel, posted by jealibeanz on August 20, 2006, at 11:16:54

As a side note... my depression is now manifesting in a new manner.

I've gone from the anxious, fearful, teary-eyed, hopeless depression to the hypersomnia type. I'm usually extremely active and athletic. Right now, I'm glued to my computer because I'm too tired to move. This could be due to my lack of sleep for months. This could be due to withdrawal from Straterra, which is activating. However, based on past experience, this is not the case.

During my freshman year in college I was sooo depressed that basically hibernated. I slept a good 15-18 hours a day and was alllways tired and sleepy. I had slight insomnia, but it was just occassional waking, and would fall back to sleep.

It was my reaction to the overwhelming stress, anxiety, and depression I was faced by my new environment. I actually had no idea at the time, because I was basically a walking zombie. I wish I or someone around me had reacongnized this incredible abnomality. I seriously was in need of an antidepressant and stimulant.

I Didn't care about life. Didn't care about anything. I hated school and everyone around me (distorted thinking... these are the people who are now my very good friends!). I just wanted and desperately needed to sleep at all times of the day. This is how I feel right now.

 

Re: One day, Jelly

Posted by UgottaHaveHOPE on August 20, 2006, at 14:48:57

In reply to Re: Have no fear of Seroquel, posted by jealibeanz on August 20, 2006, at 11:16:54

Jelly, again, Seroquel may or may not be good for you. The good thing about it is that you will know the first day whether or not it will help you. You won't have to wait 4-6 weeks like with an SSRI. If it doesn't help. dont take it again, and it will be out of your system quickly.

They give away Seroquel in samples for free at the doctor's office. Id get the 25mg tab and cut it in half.

PS You do a great job of expressing your feelings on here. Thanks for sharing and hope you feel better soon.

 

Re: One day, Jelly

Posted by jealibeanz on August 20, 2006, at 16:14:27

In reply to Re: One day, Jelly, posted by UgottaHaveHOPE on August 20, 2006, at 14:48:57

Thanks to everyone for their input and support. It really helps to be able to bounce ideas off others. It's like therapuetic journaling, but with more purpose.

This is such a pivotal point in my life. I really do need to become much much more stable within the next year to continue with my professional course. Part of me wants to stop all treatment though. My doc did have to document a "positive" on my physical form on the emotional treatment line. He just wrote insomnia/anxiety. While it was barely noticeable and no description provided, I worry that in the future, disclosure of current treatment will hurt me.

However, I don't think I'm soooo far off that remission is out of the question, but I do believe medication needs to play a big part. (not spirituality/therapy/ect- although I admire those who can recover on such resources alone/in conjunction w/meds. I don't believe that's the optimal route for me.)

I'm young enough that my life can be turned around for the better. But this really needs to occur sooner, rather than later.

 

Re: One day, Jelly

Posted by Jost on August 20, 2006, at 21:43:18

In reply to Re: One day, Jelly, posted by jealibeanz on August 20, 2006, at 16:14:27

One thought, Jelly.

Seroquel sounds a lot worse than it is. It's used a lot for anxiety and especially for sleep. My pdoc is very cautious and doesn't take chances. There's a lot of fear surrounding the concept of APs, but it's an atypical AP with the lowest chance of causing problems.

A low dose like 25 mg, or even half that, might help you get sleep. It's effective and very simple. Even if you needed more (say 50 mg), it's a very low dose, of a drug where even much higher doses are unlikely to cause problems.

Even if your mood wasn't great, you might be much more effective and able to study, and work.

I'm glad anyway that you're determined not to let your life be stymied. You'll figure it out, I'm sure.

Jost

 

Re: One day, Jelly

Posted by jealibeanz on August 21, 2006, at 0:03:48

In reply to Re: One day, Jelly, posted by Jost on August 20, 2006, at 21:43:18

I'm not terribly concerned about the sleep right now. I'm most likely going to take some time off. Relax as much as possible, and obviously pursue a new career path since, they don't allow you to start and stop midyear. It probably was a poor choice given my tendencies toward minor, but chronic mental health problems. I'm thinking I need something a little less challenging, less stressful, and with more flexibility. Because right now I've gone into sleepy apathetic mode when I need to be into focused passionate overdrive!

 

Re: JB, in context

Posted by UgottaHaveHOPE on August 21, 2006, at 1:28:57

In reply to Re: One day, Jelly, posted by jealibeanz on August 21, 2006, at 0:03:48

Jost brough up a great point that I had forget to make the whole time: The 25 or 12.5mg of Seroquel is just a minor, minor dose, like 1/32 of the dose it is given for AP issues.

Wishing you well, Michasel


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