I was never what you could call a "regular" member in here, but I came in when I could. I've been stuck in a really abusive relationship for the last six months. I was too ill to say no or argue and just did whatever she wanted, and that included not using the forums, including this one, that I was a member of. I finally got out, albeit rather traumatized, and I wanted to come back here and let you all know how I'm getting on.
The pain is a bit worse than it was when I was last here. My GP and I decided to try and reduce my pain meds and see if I remained stable. I did not. It'll probably be increased back to what it was when I see my GP on the 15th.
My sleep problems have been treated with a combination of mirtazapine (remeron) and zolpidem (ambien) and they're working pretty well together, and have done for the past month or so, so I'm not quite as sleep deprived as I was before. The mirtazapine is starting to work on my depression as well, not significantly, but I'm seeing my psychiatrist on the 15th as well, so I might make some progress there. My anxiety has been through the roof for obvious reasons since I staged my daring escape from the claws of my ex, and I'm not really sure where to go on that. I have a small supply of 2mg Diazepam (Valium) tablets, but I'm trying not to use them in case I run out and have an absolute breakdown and have none left. Because that would really not be good for me lol!
Anyway, there's my update. I hope that you've all had a relatively pain free six months, and it's lovely to see you all again.