I couldn’t take this Lithium again. It made me feel like on was on speed or high dose of caffeine. My hair on my arms stood up, I was thirsty, nervous, anxious, dirreaha, confusion, anger and could there be more. I couldn’t take it any more. I’d rather be manic! At least I would be happy!
Today, I went to my doctor and told her about the hard 2-3 weeks on this med. I asked her if I could get a refund on the medication – it was expensive. She just looked at me. She said, “Let’s try just adding 150 mg to the regular Lithium you have been taking – 600mg a day to 750 mg a day. Hum… It seems that my Lithium level is not quite up to what it should be. She feels that if it was things could be a lot better for me.
Lately, I’ve been having trouble with adding or deciding how much change to give. I don’t know if it’s my ADD or the medication. Can ADD gets worse with age?
It seems that the only I can do right is take pictures and to write in my blog. My grammar may not be perfect, but I’m trying. My best friend is my landlord. No boyfriends – they can’t handle being around me. I can’t keep relationships. I’m in my own little world most of the time. But, I do come out to be a grandma to my kids. And try to be a good mom to my son. He’s the world to me. My only child. My biggest fear is losing him.
Tomorrow, I start my new milligrams of Lithium – so we’ll see how this goes. We check back.
Check out my new photo for the day.
Sorry, I haven’t been here in a while. I’ve been having some hard times. Let me explain.
I was prescribed Lithium 450 ER (Extended Release) (Time Release), because the doctor said my Lithium level was a little low. When she prescribed it I was concerned with the price. Yep, it’s more than I wanted to spend. I didn’t want to order something that I ended up with and not being able to take. However, I knew when it was time to go to the doctor she would ask “Why?” So I ordered it. I usually take 600mg a day and this is 900 mg if taking two, which the bottle prescribes. I took two and the results are – nausea, fatigue, confusion, bad memory, and running to the bathroom every two minutes. In three days I performed a toxic cleaning with Lithium. It was horrible. I couldn’t go anywhere except very close to the bathroom. I became confused and couldn’t remember things that I was supposed to do 5 minutes earlier. It was noticed not just by me but others.
I decided not two take two 450 mg, but one. I feel a little better, but lazy. I don’t know if it’s laziness or just calm. I don’t know, because I don’t know how calm feels. For as long as I remember I’ve been living on the edge. Meaning, I’ve always been edgy. Never relaxed. I’m aways worrying about something. I get so tired of it!
I finally got my car out from the auto shop and for the first time I’m going exploring. I just hope I don’t change my mind in the morning. I’ve been living here for a year in a half without a car and now I have a car. A newfound freedom that I haven’t had. I don’t have to depend on anyone. It’s independence I have felt in a long time. I just hope this drug mellows out.
I’ll let you know. Wish me luck.