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Well, here I am. Again. Contemplating meds. Again.
I am so afraid to be on meds. What are they going to do in the long run to my mind. Yet, it seems my mind is getting worse as time goes on. I know meds have helped me in the past. My prescriber says that I got pretty stable on a particular combo. But the one makes me really shaky (but if I remember, it went away, I think) and the other one made me sooooooo drowsy for awhile when I first started it. Like it was so hard to keep my eyes open. I know that changed after a while to where I didn't feel sedated at all. The other part though was I would have these terrible times that I would wake up and I couldn't keep from moving. An agitation/restless leg kinda thing. Now I know I was going through a tremendous amount of stress but....it was AWEFUL to feel that way. My prescriber ordered Cogentin but it really didn't help. It would come and go. I don't want to go through that again.
Anyway-Im just writing because I am looking at meds again. Ive gone a little over a year being off. Anyway-don't know if there is anything anyone can even say, but I appreciate just being able to put it out there that Im considering this. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Well, here I am. Again. Contemplating meds. Again.
I am so afraid to be on meds. What are they going to do in the long run to my mind. Yet, it seems my mind is getting worse as time goes on. I know meds have helped me in the past. My prescriber says that I got pretty stable on a particular combo. But the one makes me really shaky (but if I remember, it went away, I think) and the other one made me sooooooo drowsy for awhile when I first started it. Like it was so hard to keep my eyes open. I know that changed after a while to where I didn't feel sedated at all. The other part though was I would have these terrible times that I would wake up and I couldn't keep from moving. An agitation/restless leg kinda thing. Now I know I was going through a tremendous amount of stress but....it was AWEFUL to feel that way. My prescriber ordered Cogentin but it really didn't help. It would come and go. I don't want to go through that again.
Anyway-Im just writing because I am looking at meds again. Ive gone a little over a year being off. Anyway-don't know if there is anything anyone can even say, but I appreciate just being able to put it out there that Im considering this. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.
If you feel like you aren't doing well or could be doing better, I would definitely think about restarting meds
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not really sure. sometimes, meds buy peace at the cost of long term adverse effects, not to mention having to thru "the system" again.

but we live in a fast paced world. no time to process stuff, no time for sick leave, etc. so...i don't know. try to be selective about what you consume, to whatever extent possible.
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