My anxiety since Friday has been zero. I knew there was something wrong with my treatment and not knowing was making me worse. Getting a dx was a relief, now I can go forward and learn how to deal with it. Spent the week-end educating myself, I can do this, it is do-able. Dr. put me on Saphris, brand new mood stabilizer, so far so good.
Thanks my dear Jamie. Have you been on mood stabilizers before? Do they really work that quickly, like within a day or two? I have also noticed that I have stopped beating myself up about every little thing, which is a break I really needed! Hope you are well.
Yeap, it is brand spanking new - Saphris - I have not had one single side effect - The very next day I felt in a better frame of mind - even my husband has noticed the difference - I do have a hard time getting to sleep - but once I do, I stay asleep and wake up refreshed - I have not felt like that in a long, long time. Thanks, I feel deserving as well, I have also noted that I have stopped beating myself up about everything and my mind went from racing 95 miles an hour to, oh lets say, 20 miles per hour. I can live with that. I am trying not to be too overly optimistic yet, but so far so good. The med is a little expensive but I have prescription insurance that pays 70% so I can/will handle it.
You are so sweet and kind to me, thank you. I hope your day is a good one
I am on Xanax .5, 3 times a day. I have felt very good until yesterday afternoon and I started getting very manic. Last night I was so angry and irritable I did not know what to do with myself. Still zooming this morning. On the Saphris just 10 mg a day, he started me low because I am the side effect queen. I did go ahead and call this morning before Dr.'s office opened and left a message. Just trying to hang on until they call me back. Also just found out I have to work tomorrow and I already have 50 hours in this week. Not a happy camper at this minute but trying to use all my coping skills!
I can do this, I can do this, I can do this...................................................