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Updating for Sunday…

Not much up today.  Feeling a little anxiety if I am honest.  Not sure what thats about.  Think it could be related to my meds.  I am finding the lyrica I am taking is making me sleep a little bit more.  Dr Barry wants to increase it but I said no for right now.  I want to wait for a month and see how I go first.  Its hard when the prescription keeps changing.  Today is a chilled out sort of day.  Moms coming over later to bring me dinner, and help me out with some house chores. I think my sisters coming too and bringing the kids with her.  My sister rang me late last night and she asked me if I wanted to go in half with her to buy tickets to take mom to see linol Richie for her birthday this year.  I jumped at the chance because I never know what to buy her and this would be a good thing.  Mom likes him and we could all go to the concert, the three of us.  It could be mom and daughter time.  The tickets were expensive though about 75 euro each.  Other than that not much to report.  Still reading my Cathy Glass book another forgotten child.  Am on chapter 11 now of the book.  Just bought a rosie lewis book on Ibooks this morning.  Its called trapped and it sounded good.  I think when I finish the Cathy Glass book I’m going to change authors and read that one on Ibooks.

 

Sunday update

Not much up today. Feeling a little anxiety if I am honest. Not sure what thats about. Think it could be related to my meds. I am finding the lyrica I am taking is making me sleep a little bit more. Dr Barry wants to increase it but I said no for right now. I want to wait for a month and see how I go first. Its hard when the prescription keeps changing. Today is a chilled out sort of day. Moms coming over later to bring me dinner, and help me out with some house chores. I think my sisters coming too and bringing the kids with her. My sister rang me late last night and she asked me if I wanted to go in half with her to buy tickets to take mom to see linol Richie for her birthday this year. I jumped at the chance because I never know what to buy her and this would be a good thing. Mom likes him and we could all go to the concert, the three of us. It could be mom and daughter time. The tickets were expensive though about 75 euro each. Other than that not much to report. Still reading my Cathy Glass book another forgotten child. Am on chapter 11 now of the book. Just bought a rosie lewis book on Ibooks this morning. Its called trapped and it sounded good. I think when I finish the Cathy Glass book I’m going to change authors and read that one on Ibooks.

Med wos

I’ve had a dreadful morning. I had a run around, which wasn’t any fun. Basically it was to do with my meds.

I got a prescription from Dr Barry on Monday to give to my GP. She usually faxes it to him, but on this occasion I told her I’d take it to him myself. And I did. I handed it in right after seeing Dr Barry on Monday.

Well this morning I rang the surgery to see if it was ready. The secretary said it was. So then I called a taxi to pick me up to go get the meds. A few minutes later while I waited for the taxi to arrive, the phone rang. It was the secretary. They’d lost my prescription. She looked everywhere and it was nowhere to be found. She said she’d call Dr Barry and have her fax it to them again. Meanwhile the taxi arrived, and I had to send him away. I’m sure he wasn’t real pleased about that. But there was nothing I could do.

So I went to make coffee. Just as I had it made, the phone rang again. This time it was my doctor, my GP. He asked me about the meds, Dr Barry had faxed the prescription to him. He wanted to know if I was still taking zimovane, which is a sleep med. I said no. He told me that I could only get a weeks worth of meds at a time. I protested but he said Dr Barry had written that on the prescription. I said ok but its a pain because now it means having to go to the pharmacy each week to pick up my meds.

So I rebooked the taxi and went and got my meds. And it worked out ok. I am just home, and I just took my first dose of lyrica. I hope it will be ok and there wont be any weird side effects. Also the taxi driver told me there was a sign on the pharmacy door about having meds delivered. So I may ring and ask about it and arrange that for next week. It will save me money and time.

Heading to therapy in 20 minutes. Better get ready to go…

Carol anne

Dr Barry and a new med for us

Just saw Dr Barry. Talked to her about the worry we had over Eileen being out sick. Told her we’ve been feeling an awful lot of anxiety over the past couple of weeks. Since xmas really. It all started with the winter solstace and escalated from there. Now its at heightened proportions. Its actually getting to be quite out of hand. I told her between that and our overwhelming emotional struggle its been a tough couple of weeks. She decided to give us a new medication for anxiety. So now we will be starting lyrica at a dose of 50 mg twice a day. Dr Barry said to take it for a while and see how we go with it. I was worried about starting a new anxiety medication because of the side effects it might have on us. Dr barry said that lyrica has been used for about the last 4 years for anxiety disorder, before that it was an antiepileptic med and it still is. She said to watch out for weight gain and sleepiness because its a sedating med. I put in my prescription when I left and I will collect it on Wednesday. I hope it works out for us. I’m nervous about starting it but I do know its something we need to do to get this anxiety under control. I trust Dr Barry. I know she’ll do right by us. She wouldnt see us suffer and she wants to do everything in her power so that we dont.
Carol anne