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Old 04-22-2019, 06:58 AM #821
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I was up a majority of the night because I decided to suddenly stop one of my meds due to weight gain. I ended up giving in and just taking at some point it because I don't want to screw up my stability. I'll just have to work really hard to offset the weight gain with exercise and healthy eating.
I know that feeling of wanting to stop a med because of side effects. It's awful. I'm sorry you have to go through that.

Hopefully you're able to find a happy medium. Or maybe a new med if necessary.
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I'm finally feeling better -- less depressed and all.

I'm now more motivated to do things, so I started cleaning my apartment this morning about 2 hours ago. I've cleaned up a good portion of it already, but I still have lots of cleaning work to do. However, at least I'm making good progress. I'm trying to clean up the floors (yeah, I have stuff on the floor) so that I can vacuum. I also have to take out a lot of trash and boxes/recyclables. Ugh. But it must be done!

Tomorrow, I have my pdoc appt. I'm not sure if I should admit to having been depressed for a while, or if I should just ignore the topic and move on since I'm not depressed anymore.

I have occasional paranoia, but nothing too serious. Some nights, like last night, I get paranoid that someone is going to break in, steal my car keys, and murder me. I know it's not a logical fear, yet it often feels so real in the moment that I am compelled to lock every door and even put up barricades when things are bad. Then I wake up in the morning and sometimes I feel better, sometimes not.
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I feel better today in terms of depression. I feel more normal. Which is good. Maybe Iíll just have week long mild depressions from now on. That would be awesome. I can deal with that.

The burns look pretty bad so Iím going to the dr today to make sure Iím doing the right things. I really have no idea how to care for burns. Especially when the blister pops. Right now Iím in yoga pants and an extra large tee shirt because I figured loose comfortable clothing is best. Iím afraid if I put on jeans Iíll pop the blister on my leg too. Bonus though, Iím already dressed to work out so I think Iím going to the gym later. See how long I can go on the bicycle. My legs are stronger now so hopefully Iíll be able to get a good workout in.

Regrettably I bought a pack of cigarettes today because I ran out of cartridges for my vape. Iím so weak willed that I canít even wait for them to arrive today. But whatever. Iím trying to quit itís just taking me a long time.

Iíve got to plan my meals for this week. I cancelled the meal subscription because I was wasting too much food. They come with vegetables I donít like and I find the recipes too complicated for me, even though I am a good cook. I am a lazy cook and if I have to cook a main meal, a starch, and a vegetable Iím just like **** this. Hence the wasted food. Plus the portions were ridiculous. Plenty for me and my son but not enough for me, RS, and my son. I see RS three times a week so that would be one wasted meal a week. It was a good idea but just not feasible. Must go back to my meal planning.
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Yeah......well didn't sleep last night despite taking both ambien. Sometime after dawn fell asleep for a couple hours. Feel like something my cat dragged in. Apparently there was a big storm while I slept. Storms have never bothered me.easter went fine. I survived. I just don't spend the energy I used to on hearing people. Even with the most powerful AIDS they make I can't hear normal, takes lots of energy to listen and lip read. So I'm fine sitting in another room by my self, chill'n.

Hmmm....going to have to try peeps in the microwave....how long do ya put them in for?
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Beautiful day here- sunny and going up to 76!

I wrote in my blog last night and now Im posting all over the boards here. This morning, I put up a post on the Adult Children of Alcoholics board. I'm ok where I am with that these days. Writing it all out really shows how not great Ive been feeling during the last 30 years re my alcoholic dad. However, its not a raw wound anymore and I don't mean to downplay things. Im just mostly sad inside for my dad and how this disease has affected his life.
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So far things have been really great after changing my meds. I was taking a nap almost every day before and now I feel normal again in the early afternoon. I didn't nap yesterday and I'm good today as well. Now I just need to figure out how to fill all the free time I have up. Today I called my brother to catch up and I'm watching the birds. It is a beautiful day.Tonight will be my 3rd night taking my Geodon at night, and I am loving it so far.
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Iím really struggling today. The depression and anxiety have me afraid Iím losing my mind. Iím trying to hold out for therapy on the 29th. Currently curled up in a ball on the couch trying to distract myself.

Iíve caught up on my sleep the past two nights. Really, I should feel great instead of like a hot mess. I miss the beagle. He gives me purpose and focus. If I can get off the couch, I will get him out of the kennel early.

Not doing well. I started keeping a mood log and it gave me a secret achievement award for being an emotional roller coaster. Wow...thatís just...great. Awesome. Might be time for a medication change.

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Iím really struggling today. The depression and anxiety have me afraid Iím losing my mind. Iím trying to hold out for therapy on the 29th. Currently curled up in a ball on the couch trying to distract myself.

Iíve caught up on my sleep the past two nights. Really, I should feel great instead of like a hot mess. I miss the beagle. He gives me purpose and focus. If I can get off the couch, I will get him out of the kennel early.

Not doing well. I started keeping a mood log and it gave me a secret achievement award for being an emotional roller coaster. Wow...thatís just...great. Awesome. Might be time for a medication change.

Warm wishes and hugs to all.
Sorry youíre struggling so much. Can you call your therapist and speak on the phone, even if itís only for a few minutes? My therapist will let me talk to her outside of an appointment if Iím really struggling.
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Been doing ok symptom wise. I have a foot in reality and things are going well. Looking to start working and get some sort of stability in my life. It's time I stand on my own.
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Off to hospital. My stomach pains are getting worse as is the constipation. (Sorry, tmi). Will let you know how I am when I can. Just hope itís something simple.
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