Saw the doctor’s nurse guy. I think Doc may want to pass me off to this person which would be fine, I think. Anyhow, whatever, this dude wanted me to try Neurotin, and I suppose I’m fine with that. He says that he has had some folks get pain relief from it. He says it is good for sleep and anxiety. He says he prescribes it all the time. I was so zoned and glazed that I couldn’t even say much to him. He probably thought I was terribly flat, put that “flat affect” in his notes. But I am going to read all about the Neurotin and then decide.
But the most important thing is that my head is clear and that clarity makes my body feel better. Yes, I must be in less pain this morning.
Another thing I tried was Tylenol. I am not a fan of this drug. It’s hard on the liver and should never be mixed with alcohol. As I do drink, this has kept me away from this drug for a long time. BUT, the big thing is that it has never been effective for me. But I just told myself, don’t take the oxy take the Tylenol and see what happens. I went to sleep at 8:15ish. I took my usual meds plus 5mg Valium plus 1000mg Tylenol. Dale came to bed at 12:30 and I took another 1000mg Tylenol and 5mg of Valium. When I woke up I didn’t feel rotten and when I sat up I didn’t feel like I was pulling myself out of quicksand. I sat there a minute then put icy hot roll on my hips, shoulders (this is a new joint ache) and lower back. Then I came downstairs and I smoked part of a cig.
I am dizzy and nauseated but not so horrible. I ate grits for breakfast, just grits. And I’m having coffee, so far so good.
I am stopping milk products and seeing if it has an effect on me, makes me feel any better. I was a vegan a couple years ago, until Rome actually—2011. At least that was the beginning of my starting up with milk and eggs again. Wait, that date doesn’t seem correct….I thought it all came down in 2012—that I stopped being a vegan, went off the Geodon, started Depakote, and went nuts. I will have to look at old journals. Anyhow, no milk for a while, which for me means no Greek yogurt and no ice cream. The no Greek yogurt is the hard part. I don’t even care about the cheese at this point. Just the yogurt.
I also stopped Diet Coke yesterday, which was hard as it is the thing that wakes me up, really, really wakes me up. But I will adjust to tea in the coming days and see what happens.
Will get in pool today.
Will get eye exam today.
Will research Neurotin today.
Morning mood=good=clear=watch for too much high.
Let’s all have a good day, okay? Yes.