Lowered doses added a Medication!

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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 6/1/2012 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
DOCTORS! aaarrrggghhh! Gosh, I feel bettter. cool
 
While I was inpatient 2 weeks ago the doc and I lowered 2 medications and chose one to cease when I see my PCP.
Now that I am Out Patient the DO wants to ADD Depakote ER.  I can not say that I do not need a mood stabilizer when the "bad" flash backs or new memories hit, but geez, couldn't we just try to stay with the Ativan? No was the answer.
 
My actions were not appropriate enough and I get to soggy in group to "suit" the trauma therapist.  So much for not being able to cry anymore.  Be careful what you wish for...
 
Anyway, I am now on 8, count them, 8 medications.  The only bright side is the mgs were lowered significantly on 2 and kept there.  The new one is supposedly just a "bandaid" until the "chronic PTSD" cools down. We shall see.
 
I spent 1/2 hour with my pharmacist making sure all my meds were safe, even she was concerned!  
 
All are marked with a sharpie so I do not take anything at the wrong time of day.  I need to get a multi-daytime pill box.
Goal is to still REDUCE medications. eyes
 
Happy Friday everyone!
Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

getting by
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   Posted 6/1/2012 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Friday to you too!!

I take about eight different things too. Maybe nine, not all for mental health though, some for fibro and the regular cholesteral and blood pressure. But I know it is hard maintaining your doses. I do think a multiple pill box will help. I hope you find one, look for a big one too... lol... It does take a lot of the stress off knowing if you took your meds or not.

Have a great day!!!

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Avian86
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   Posted 6/3/2012 2:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on being able to lower your meds! I have been up to 11 different meds which was in excess of 24 pills to swallow each day. I'm down to just 5 meds now on average. Hope you are having a good weekend.

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 6/3/2012 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Avian,
5 meds, wow, that sounds like paridise!
Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;
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