Thanks everyone. I took a third of a pill today and put a dab of peanut butter on the broken end before I took it, and didn't take it at the same time as anything else. I felt awful in the morning. I think what happened was I was out in the sun too much and the provigil seems to be increasing the effect of the evoxac, because I've had a ton of saliva and have been sweating, which I NEVER do. So I probably got my electrolytes messed up. I drank a sports drink today and made sure to stay inside alot and rested, and I feel better. I think I could probably do with half a 100mg instead of half a 200mg, and that may be the real solution, at least until I get used to it. It was sweltering today, extremely hot and humid, like well over 100 and our oaks aren't big enough yet to provide much shade around the house, so it is like a desert.
My rheumie warned me and got mad at me for going in the sun without sunscreen spf 50 in my case, and said that I really need to avoid the sun at all costs, which is kind of a bummer for me, having more energy now. And I threw my back out having all this energy and it really hurts, so I don't know, maybe even less than half a 100!
Thanks for the help. If it continues, with the gatorade and staying out of the sun, I will have to decide if it's worth it to take it.
Carol, my swollen huge liver and belly presses on my diaphragm and lungs like you say. If it gets inflamed, it pushes worse. What was weird was that I was squatting, not bending over, which would make more sense, but I guess I must have bent over getting up. I'm not real graceful anymore.
My heart is more regular too. Just probably need a lower dose. Its funny, steroids don't mess up my heart as much. I do better on them. But I have lost about
five pounds already on this medicine just from being more active, and my family is happier that I am less tired all the time.
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn