It's been a long time since I blogged. In fact, I wasn't using spark people or any other sites for a few months.
I am, like all people, dealing with challenges and some require medication.
3 months ago, I started seeing a new Dr. Every time I saw him (every other week,) he made major changes to my psychiatric medications.
Withing a month, I had gained nearly twenty pounds, was totally "out of it" and not functioning. I could hardly walk strait. I stumbled alot, and was sleeping 14 hours a day. Crying, issolating, and just miserable.
I finally demanded a second opinion. I had to see a Dr in a different clinic, in a different town.
I am so glad I did! When he saw the meds I was on at the time, he literally said "My God!" I was so over medicated, he was surprised I was upright. I was really sick.
My new Dr (I switched right after seeing him, I wanted this man to be my permanent Dr.) cut and stopped most of the psych meds I was on, and put me on two other medications.
I feel like a different person. It was a rough transition still, my 5th or so big medication change. But now, I am almost feeling like me again! I have lost 8 of the 20 pounds, and I sleep alot less.
Lesson learned...Be your own advocate! We are all human and every one makes mistakes. After my case was presented to the clinics medical board, the doctor that had me so overly medicated was fired.
It's good to be "awake' again.
This is me before the changes, I'll get back to this size in no time. It's all a journey.
Thanks for reading.