Actually, the drugs I'm weaning off of are Cymbalta, an anti-depressant and geodon for my bipolar. The doctor doesn't think they are helping and may be making my depression/bipolar worse. I'm just on Prozac and Imiprimine now and my body is reacting to the decrease in seratonin. I get these funky shocky things and my lips are numb. I don't know which is the cause or if it's a combo of the both of them. I have a scrip for Esgic which is a narcotic but am on nothing else that is narcotic. When I go to the doctor and get Stadol, I try and make it a last resort thing. Meaning I've taken as much Relpax, Maxalt, phenergan, esgic plus and xanax that is safe. I've also done my lavender therapy, bath, bubble bath, body wash, candle, lotion and body spray. I have a DVD that has several relaxation techniques that sometimes helps. After all other avenues are shut down, that's when I go. My usual dosage is 200mg Stadol and 50mg phenergan but I swear I heard the PA tell the nurse 300mg Stadol. I could be wrong but that would explain my falling asleep walking up the stairs and falling asleep in my dinner. I was hurting so much that I wasn't paying much attension to what was going on around me. I guess I learned a lesson from that, always ask questions about
what you are being given.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, bi-polar, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, sleep apnea
RX: synthroid, estradiol, cymbalta, prozac, geodon, lamictal, inderal la, klonopin, seroquel, imiprimine, aspirin, (relpax, maxalt, phenergan, esgic plus, xanax, PRN for migraine)
Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006