I'm back in hospital

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   Posted 6/2/2007 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys,
I'm back in hospital again. They've started me on Zyprexa as a mood stabiliser along with my avanza. I'm also currently cutting back on the clonazepam. I'm under another pdoc while mines away and I agreed to it because he was thinking of reducing it over months rather then the 5 day failure I went through last time. I was happy with that and went from 2mgs to 1.75mgs but after 4 days he decided I was handling it so well he'd go down to 1.5mgs. I've just started getting a bit of panic and don't know if it's the first drop or second one that's caused it. When I see him next I'll be on guard and say no more drops till the end of the month as I need to know if the zyprexa is working on my pms.
They've also found I've got high blood pressure so I've started on medicine for that and that my kidney function is out of whack (hopefully it'll improve now I'm on meds for the bp). I'm dizzy a lot of the time which I'm putting down to the zyprexa as it only really started a few days after starting the med.
Anyway I hope everyone is looking after themselves and I should be out on Tuesday barring anything drastic happening, so I'll catch up some more then. yeah

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   Posted 6/2/2007 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you do well. I'm glad you're in a good place and that you're taking an active role in your care.
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   Posted 6/3/2007 3:24 AM (GMT -6)   

  X2 on that Aussieangal and I hope that all go's well for you and keep us posted if you can

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   Posted 6/3/2007 5:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Sending prayers and hugs to you. We care!
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   Posted 6/3/2007 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Aussie!
I'm glad that you're being cared for properly! Take care and I'm thinking of you!
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   Posted 6/3/2007 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope you do well.  You are in our thoughts and prayers!

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   Posted 6/3/2007 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
My heart thoughts and prayers are with you
Please do post if you are able Tuesday and let us know how it is going for you

You have MANY caring friends here.....remember that hun please

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   Posted 6/3/2007 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear Aussie,

 I am glad your in a place that is safe for you and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Post when you are able. Your family is here for you.


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   Posted 6/3/2007 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
your BP med should be a beta blocker as this type is best for anxiety sufferers , sadly docs dont always think of this so ask

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   Posted 6/4/2007 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks everyone for caring, I actually got to go home after lunch yesterday (Monday). My pdoc said I'd done so well considering I reduced the clonazepam, added a blood pressure med and started on zyprexa. He now wants me to level out for a couple of weeks and see what happens before tweaking my meds again.

I found myself earlier having to label my thoughts as just that, as I was home alone and the rotten things started coming on. I actually found a really nice nurse this time who I could explain my thoughts too and she really reassured me that they were normal part of depression/ anxiety. I was also taught another technique to label thoughts so hopefully they won't become to overwhelming.

It's basically picturing a conveyor belt and your thoughts move along it. Picture also 3 boxes, 1 judgement, 1 worry, and 1 planning. I then see a giant boot stomp on the thought to squash it then boot it into it's correct box. If you do it for say 10minutes it can often help with slowing the thoughts down or completely away.

Harry I've been put on coversyl, but still need to see the doc next week to get the kidneys checked.

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