I just want to sleeeeeep.
Due to being diagnosed as diabetic, I had to stop another medication I was taking because it can raise my blood sugar. I had been taking it for about 2 years now. Unfortunately, my psychiatrist went about taking me off it the wrong way and I’m now off work for a bit because of it.
I’ve only had about 18 hours of sleep in the last 9 days, if that. The vomiting only lasted a couple of days thankfully. There’s also been some major hot/cold sweats going on. Super annoying.
Saw my family doctor to see if she could help. She said I was supposed to be weaned off the medication, and quite a bit more. Way more apparently. I was regularly taking 300mg daily - was supposed to go to 150, then 100, then 50, etc. all the way to 0. This was supposed to be done over a few weeks to a month or something. Supposed to be done slowly. He had me drop to 150, take it for 2 weeks and then just stop cold turkey after that. So apparently that’s why my body’s gone haywire. Not too impressed. This has been hell. My doctor gave me a prescription for sleeping meds which unfortunately aren’t doing much so I’ll have to go see her again.
Can’t wait for this to be over, such a terrible feeling. I wish this upon no one!
Allergic reaction to medication?
The last few days have been rough.
First, I got a really sore throat last week. It got progressively worse, with swollen glands on the left side of my neck. Stuffy nose. Went to walk-in clinic this past Saturday, explained that I was nervous because my symptoms are listed as serious side effects of a new medication I have started for my Bipolar Disorder [it’s called Lamotrigine]. The doctor tested me for strep throat, that was negative. He told me it was just a virus, didn’t think it was connected to my medication.
On Sunday, I still felt uneasy that it could be side effects. I was perfectly fine up until I hit around the one week mark of taking the medication. So I went to the ER. Doctor there said the same thing. Just a virus, not my medication. Should all go away by this week.
By later that night, I was vomiting.
Yesterday I still felt very weak, my head ached any time I stood up. Figured that was just due to being sick the night before.
Today I feel okay…but a few minutes ago, I just so happen to get a glimpse of my arm as I go to grab my phone. Red dots ALL over!! I check my other arm, red dots ALL over! They don’t itch, but I’m still scared.
All of my symptoms are listed in either the serious or rare list of side effects with my medication.
I am trying to stay calm, hopefully it’s something to do with this so-called “virus” both doctors said I had.
Luckily I was able to book an appointment with my family doctor for later this afternoon.
Wish me luck!
Silver Linings Playbook. Bradley Cooper plays a man with Bipolar Disorder [which I was recently diagnosed with myself]. I need to see this movie when it comes out. Can’t wait! November 21st is too far away.