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24 January 2011 @ 05:46 pm
The flu sucks...  

I'd like to take one year and NOT get a flu style thing that gets me super sick.  I slept until 4:30 today and my head is still killing me.  But I can't lie in bed anymore.  It makes me nuts and I keep having these awful nightmares.

So, my neurologist wants to cut my anti-depressants in half because of some painful side effects.  The thing I don't like about him is that I only see him once a year, so he knows pretty much jack about me.  He thought I was pregnant and couldn't even remember putting me ON the depression pills that I have been on for almost ten years.  He's not a bad doctor by any means, he just never sees me.  I love my main doctor.  He sees me about six times a year and knows everything about me and all of his patients.  He's awesome.  Either way, I won't stop taking my full dosage of ant-depressants. I get horribly suicidal and sad when I don't take them.  My husband can always tell if I missed one.  It's bad.  So I'll either put up with the pain or just take over the counter stuff to counter the side effects.

For those who haven't seen my Facebook, check out my new toy.  I don't really have extra money to spend, but my last PC died on me this weekend.  Luckily, I had backed up everything on my external drive, so I put it on the new one.  

I feel: sicksick
I'm listening to: While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles
Kerri: Supernatural | Castielkaczurda on January 25th, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
Feel better! *hug*

Have you gone through different brands of anti-depressants? Maybe there is another type more suitable for you? But still, I think you're right with staying on the full dosage. It's better to have side effects than want to kill yourself, I think. OTC medication should help but you need to make sure not to get too dependent on it. :/
Lady Mansonladymanson on January 25th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)
I've been on the same meds the entire time I have been diagnosed as clinically depressed and they help SO much that I wouldn't want to have to change that. I take a lot of prescription pills for that and my seizures and getting a different medicine put in my body just doesn't sound like a good time, lol.

And I agree, I can't get too dependent on the OTC stuff. Luckily the specific pains I'm dealing with only happen about once every two month, so there would be no other reason to take it but then. In the meantime, I could take some vitamins that would help and are good to take anyway.
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Lady Mansonladymanson on January 25th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)
Thank you!! :)
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vamplover85vamplover85 on January 25th, 2011 06:00 am (UTC)
ooo nice computer, purple!!! :D <3 and I hope you feel better hon. You better stay on those meds!!! You don't want to feel that way. *hugs* feel better soon hon!
Lady Mansonladymanson on January 26th, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not going stop those meds - I'd sooner get a new neurologist than do that. Oh, and the flu was luckily one of the 24 hour things cuz I feel a lot better today. :)
vamplover85: pic#107742444vamplover85 on January 26th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
awesome new header!! :) I LOVE it. Your newest D/E wall!! YUM! <3 And that's good that it was only 24 hour bug!!! Yeah you should find a new neurologist find one that fits and listens to you and or just use your main doctor for that or can't you?
Lady Mansonladymanson on January 26th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
I have to use a neurologist because my main doctor is just a general practitioner. The neurologist specializes in the brain and since epilepsy is all a brain thing, that's what epelieptics get to see. I would LOVE it if I could just see my main doctor for it all. It would avoid a lot of really annoying stuff like referrals and extra costs to my (former) insurance.

Thanks for the comment on the header. I wanted something new cuz the other one had been up for so long. I've been looking to do a Boardwalk Empire one to match the gifs on the side, but I haven't had the inspiration for one yet.
Dennissedennycullenlutz on January 26th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
OH I LOVE THE COLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lady Mansonladymanson on January 26th, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
They have them in pink, white, and black too. The purple is a really rich purple, which I just love. :)
Dennissedennycullenlutz on January 27th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh its sooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Y love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!