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Medication making you wrecked? Fibromyalgia & Bipolar

Discussion in 'Wellness: Wrecked & Bonkers' started by Superstargoddess, Aug 20, 2010.

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  1. Rat2chat2

    Rat2chat2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Fantasy Island
    I've never heard of that but will do some googling on it. Thank you. Mine have been numb since 1994 and I have told every doctor I have gone to but no one seems to really care or think that it is a problem. Guess I have gotten use to it. I went to a podiatrist and he gave me shots in both feet for plantar fasciitis that really help that issue. I have recently started to have those problems again I guess due to the fact that I have started walking.

    I have never tried that combination to vape but it sounds quite tasty. I'm getting up a flavoring order so thanks for the tip.
     
  2. Rat2chat2

    Rat2chat2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Fantasy Island
    $55 a month? I know the water would help my joints but right now I'd rather spend that money on vaping. View attachment 233292 That's just sad isn't it?
     
  3. Amethyst_Star

    Amethyst_Star Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2011
    Southern Wisconsin
    Thanks for the info on the Easter Seals! Hope you are able to swim, problem free, in September!

    Sorry you didn't sleep well! I can tell when I miss a dose of my Arthrotec. My knees remind me! LOL! Banana cream sounds good. One of my favorites is Strawberry Banana.

    Thank you and thanks for the hope, too! I have too many negative people around me that keep discouraging me! I need more encoraging people in my life! I will keep you all posted, of course! :)

    Same here. We do have a pool, which is nice for the summer time. It is just a cheap one from Wal-Mart but it serves it's purpose. My husband never takes it down, as recommended in the winter, and its survived four years. *knocks on wood*

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  4. Rat2chat2

    Rat2chat2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Fantasy Island
    Maybe it is just something that comes with age or maybe is what I have grown into but I don't like being around negative people. When I was younger I tolerated a lot of things but now.... I've learned to ignore. In the long run I think I'm better off. It is sad but some of those people were family. I guess what it comes down to is I have no control over the way I feel but I can control how I let others affect me. Boy I don't mean to sound so philosophical tonight. Must be the rain. heehee :unsure:
     
  5. Amethyst_Star

    Amethyst_Star Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2011
    Southern Wisconsin
    I can't tolerate negative people, very well, either. Unfortunately, I live with two. My husband and brother.

    Well, I am tired and thought I'd stop by and say, good night! Sweet dreams!

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  6. Rat2chat2

    Rat2chat2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Fantasy Island
    You too. Nice chatting with ya. CYA tomorrow.
     
  7. glowplug

    glowplug Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2013
    Lakewood, CO USA
    G'nite all! Remember, if it is like the Easter Seals here, they will offset some (maybe all) of the cost in exchange for a little bit of volunteer work. I don't even think it has to be at Easter Seals. I haven't looked at it for about a year because I have just been too tired on the one day off I have in town. Driving truck can be exhausting some weeks. Other times, it is just very relaxing. Go figure!
     
  8. Rat2chat2

    Rat2chat2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Fantasy Island
    I kind of feel that way..... when I'm driving it is exhausting, but if I am the passenger..... it's relaxing. Heehee View attachment 233855
     
  9. Amethyst_Star

    Amethyst_Star Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2011
    Southern Wisconsin
    Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't been around. Just going through a difficult time in my life, emotionally. Hope you are all doing well!
     
  10. Rat2chat2

    Rat2chat2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Fantasy Island
    So sorry you are having a difficult time.:( Hope all is better real soon View attachment 233890
     
  11. Amethyst_Star

    Amethyst_Star Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2011
    Southern Wisconsin
    Thanks. I think this is an issue that will take a while to solve. In a situation that I need to get out of, but too dependent financially and physically.
     
  12. glowplug

    glowplug Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2013
    Lakewood, CO USA
    Good luck with that Tina. I will also be praying that you find the right solution to your situation. Stay strong (and vape on?)...couldn't help it...it just rhymes!
     
  13. Amethyst_Star

    Amethyst_Star Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2011
    Southern Wisconsin
    I wanted to apologize for being so short with you, R2C2! I do appreciate the prayers! :wub:
     
  14. Amethyst_Star

    Amethyst_Star Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2011
    Southern Wisconsin
    Thanks, glowplug! I appreciate it! :vapor: Yup, vaping helps relieve some stress and gets me through my days! :)
     
  15. Rat2chat2

    Rat2chat2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Fantasy Island
    View attachment 234873

    I couldn't decide to post this here or on the funny pages. Figured it was more fitting here. :laugh::unsure::laugh:
     
  16. Amethyst_Star

    Amethyst_Star Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2011
    Southern Wisconsin
    Morning!

    You made the right choice, because that is so true! It actually happened to me the past two days! It was my husband's "weekend" and the two days just flew by! I barely remember what happened! Most of it was me spending time on the PC, while he played his video game! :shock:

    I hope everyone is getting by alright! I've been a wreck, literally! Just so many emotions going through my head these past few days! Ugh! I think when my husband has his days off, it throws my emotions out of whack, as we sleep different hours than we normally do! My body can't do this much longer! He had an interview the other day for a promotion that would put him on second shift, which would be much nicer than third! I am praying, lighting candles, and if I had chickens, I'd be swinging them (I really don't understand that, just heard it on a weight loss group I belonged to...lol), just so he gets the position!

    Take care, everyone! :D
     
  17. Rat2chat2

    Rat2chat2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Fantasy Island
    Hope things are getting better for you. I think maybe we are both due a little change in luck. It wouldn't take a lot for me to see an improvement. I was suppose to go with a friend to a winery today but couldn't make it. That's the worse part. We had been planning this for a couple of weeks. I knew 2 days ago that I probably wouldn't be going. Oh well, this is my life and I really have no control of that part. Gosh I hope this is only depressing me and not you. :facepalm: Well take it easy and I hope you have a nice week end. :)
     
  18. Amethyst_Star

    Amethyst_Star Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2011
    Southern Wisconsin
    Hello, Rat2chat2, and everyone else!

    Things did go a little smoother! Talked with my counselor on Saturday. He wants me to take time off from school for my health, but I can't get the time off. That was very stressful talking to a student adviser, Saturday. I finally took a Klonopin and took a short nap and felt better, though. I know it's all because I mess myself up on those two days and it doesn't help that I forget my meds on the usual days, even! *sigh*

    I'm sorry you weren't able to make it out with your friend. I hope they understood. It's so hard to get out, sometimes, when you're feeling like that! All last week, I just wanted to sleep and put my homework off until the last minute. I know I did a crappy job, but I hope I passed my last class, at least! *sigh*

    Take care and I hope you are feeling better, Rat2chat2!
     
  19. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2011
    Boston MA
    Here's to resurrecting a thread that went silent:

    Anyone 'sripted Lamictal (Lamotrigine) for bipolar or "other"? It's FDA approved use is for biploar, but a lot of clinicians are throwing it at patients as a "mud slinging" (as in: let's just see if it works even though there are no clinical trieal to back it up.) off label treatment for depression and anxiety.

    Bloody hell. Going on it it was finally discontinued as a perpetual stomach ache just got worse the longer I was on it, combined with a "caffiene jitters" sensation of anxiety. 24 hours after discontinuing it I'm still up at this hour, because I'm toughing out this bizarre feeling of dread or doom that isn't actually connected to anything. It's so pervasive I can't get past/over/beyond it to fall asleep.

    Yeah, all this is listed as potential side effects.

    Can't wait to call the prescribing MD when the office opens three hours from now. :mad: Some input on how to best deal with this would be nice.

    Anyhoo, just another medication in the class of bipolar meds that may take you to a place you had not intended to go. Heads up.
     
  20. Bodhiknight

    Bodhiknight Full Member

    Dec 20, 2013
    Upstate NY
    tried gababentin and it made me out of it.
     
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