Debaser, my doc is super lenient with me on meds. He pretty much lets me do as I wish with them. I'm soo sensitive to them, that I can not hit a "normal" dosage. For pain, I take lortab.. which I take the lowest dosage (5mg) and break them in half. Usually just have one a day, some days two. I take Flexeril for a muscle relaxant, usually just twice a week. And I take Klonopin for relaxation of central nervous system for the fibromyalgia. The Klonopin is the one I'm leery of. I'll take it every night for a couple weeks, then go to every other night, then every third..then stop. It's never bothered me to do this. I've never had withdrawal from it. It's pretty low dosage, .5 per night. I was taking Zoloft, but I stopped that.. and had a tiny bit of withdrawal.. about
He says it's rough on me, because I live with pain. And he says fighting pain wears your body/immune system down. Supposedly.. they are "maintainance meds".. which I am supposed to be on constantly. But I can't stand the dopey feeling I get from them. I can't drive at all if I take any of them. I can't use power tools. And have even gotten a couple nasty burns from cooking while on them. Sooo... I push as far as I can get without them.. and usually just take them in evening or at night.
I am pretty active. I was far more active before this bombshell dropped on me. I never sat down..going, going, going. Now it's go, go...sit down and be a slug... push myself up and groan..and go. I think the hardest part is fighting off the constant low level anxiety. If I stop to concentrate on it... I'm done for. It will raise wayyyy up and it's hard to bring it back down to a tolerable level. All my docs have said it's a "live with it" thing. So that's what I am learning to do.
It's broiling here in Tennessee. I've been outside once, to make kids a slip and slide. Turned on oven to make a cake. Decided supper was sandwhiches. LOL
Hope everyone is having a great day!!
I'm not procrastinating----I'm still doing yesterday!!!!
I have no medical training, any medical opinions expressed in my posts are just that....opinions.