Hey everyone, well it's almost 12 midnight and im still at work. After this i work straight thru the weekend before i head home to see the family. God help me.
I am still adjusting to a lower dose of my respridone and it seems to be helping. Getting a bit more energy and creativity coming back. So far so good.
But there is so much going on in my family life that my wife wants me to slow down and take it easy. Not sure what that is. LOL LOL LOL
So i hope you all have a happy holiday. May it be filled with happiness and love.
Hello all, I hope you are all well today. Serafena, congrats for getting thru your semester, you should be proud; glad you treated yourself afterwards. And michelle, good for you!!!! I bet you are super excited! You need to celebrate Jan 20!! To all the rest of you I am glad you are with me.
So, yep, trying desperately to become balanced for the last 3 months and now Christmas = not fun. The Abilify is helping, but not enough. I think after this weekend once the holiday stuff is over I am going to increase the Ablify from 5 to 10mg. If I'm not doing better in the next few days; Pdoc suggested this, so I am not increasing on my own.....just to be clear
I cannot believe this episode; how bad it's been, and how long it's gone on. Mostly deep depression, mixed with some cycling and major irritability. That about sums it up. So all this holiday stuff isn't helping. Tomorrow we have one family gathering left; right this minute I don't feel up to it.
I have been doing housework all day for the last two days, so I guess tomorrow is my day to relax and let go??? Ok, that's the way I'm going to look at it.
Happy Bill, I wanted to mention when we shared pics that your dog is beautiful!
Thinking of you all,
Oh my gosh, this has been the worst few days!!!!
Today is a couple days after Christmas and the best thing about it is that it has snowed so much that I have not been able to leave the house since coming home on Christmas night. After getting hurt falling off the porch, freaking out in the Dr's office, having a real hard time dealing with pain that shot through vicodin and motrin and never left me alone, trying to afford Christmas presents while going to food banks, getting the house put together, and dealing with all the kids being in a Christmas play I was having a hard time with life.
I was crying while trying to wrap presents a few days before Christmas. I couldn't stop and I didn't even have a great reason for it. I cried so hard on Christmas eve that when it was time to go over to my parent's house I had red and puffy eyes. When my dad asked how I was feeling.. I had to quickly leave the room as I burst into tears! Durring the night I had to run off to make some emergency mashed potatos.. and it took me 15 minutes to calm myself and stop crying before I could leave and drive back to my parent's house.
On Christmas day I cried as soon as I left the family gathering and all the way home and most of the way through through the night. I have a little bit of stress going on in my family (my husband is BP as well and going through a bit of a downswing) but not enough to validate my response. I go back to the PSY after the new year, and my insurance won't cover any more visits until then. In the meantime I will just have to try to remain calm (and dry-eyed) when arround anyone else.
I hope your holiday was much better than mine.