I broke one of my two New Years Resolutations and I'm paying for it already

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 1/2/2007 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
One of them was to take my meds on time every day. Well, yesterday I thought I'd take a nap at 4pm I woke up this am at 4!!! I skipped a meal and two sets of meds. NOT GOOD.
So today I couldn't go to work. I'm completely out of whack. Sigh.
I learned my lesson. Although in the year (today's my one year BPII diagnosis anniversary) I've been BP that's the longest I've slept, which is saying something.

Anyway...Diana must take her meds on time. Talk about learning a lesson the hard way! nono
Happy New Year all. I pray this year is better than the last.

Diana Hunter
Earth Angel
BPII, Anxiety, and a broken heart

"of all the things I've loved and lost,
I miss my mind the most"
~Ozzie Osbourne

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 1/2/2007 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Uh-oh! Are you feeling better? We'll restart the resolution clock to today! :)
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 1/2/2007 11:27 PM (GMT -7)   
On the other hand, Diana feels rested. Diana will probably do just fine because she IS rested!

I am terrible about not taking medications of any kind. If I don't hurt so badly that I can't breathe with pericarditis, I don't take my meds, I forget. Please don't beat yourself up about this. I think the sleep was probably a lot more important than the meds. You'll take them today, and tomorrow and after that too, you'll do okay. We all screw up. It what you do with it that counts. Feeling good about your long sleep is positive. Feeling angry and directing that inward about not remembering your meds is negative. Focus on the positive! One day does not the rest of the year make, nor does it make the rest of your life.

Try not to let yourself get too tired, too hungry or too lonely and you'll do a lot better.
The Lady Dragonfly
Yes, it was me...I know because I was there when I did it. Lupus sufferer, bipolar II sufferer. Currently on Indocin for chronic pericarditis related to lupus, and cherishing every deep breath without pain. Currently in graduate school for mental health counseling, class of Fall 2007. Vegan and loving it!

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 1/4/2007 1:49 AM (GMT -7)   


Look on the bright side, atleast you got some sleep.  It almost always helps.  Wow, you must have some really fast acting medication.  What have you been taking?  I'm just surprised because most meds take some time to build up in the system at low doses (atleast mine do).  I too have missed taking my medication more than once in the past 15 days.  The funny thing is, I can't seem to tell the difference. If anything, I feel slightly more mental clarity without the Lamictal and more calm without Welbutrin.  I don't know... I think these meds are built up to prevent slight disturbances.

I really feel for the people who have experienced less than adequate effects from their meds.  Handling life is hard enough without these things tossing people around.  

Good Luck, and that's a good resolution


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