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For me (neurological and psychiatric weirdness)
« on: November 10, 2015, 04:17:10 pm »
So those of you who know me fairly well may know that I've had a huge upsurge in the incidence of the migraines to which I have been subject for about the last ten years.  I used to get maybe one a month, and not always that many, but since about the beginning of October, I've had them with increasing frequency until they are now about a daily occurrence.

I've been to a neurologist, who sent me for an MRI on my brain.  I'm to see the neurologist again on November 23rd to discuss what the MRI revealed and what to do given whatever the MRI results are.

Those of you who've known me for a long time may also remember that I have bipolar disorder.  I have been on a medication regimen for this that worked very well for many years, but all of a sudden (of the last week or so), it just doesn't seem to be working anymore.  I've seen the nurse practitioner who manages my bipolar medication, and we're making a small change (adding a medication at a low dose), so we'll see how that works.  I'm to see him again the day after I see the neurologist to see how the new medication is treating me.

In light of all this mess, I'd like to request prayers/healing energy/etc.

Thanks.

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Re: For me (neurological and psychiatric weirdness)
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 04:49:38 pm »
You've got them.  I hope they figure out how to get everything sorted soon.
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Re: For me (neurological and psychiatric weirdness)
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 05:22:43 pm »
Lots of prayers :)
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Re: For me (neurological and psychiatric weirdness)
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015, 08:13:08 pm »
My thoughts are with you, DR, and I hope everything gets sorted out quickly.
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Re: For me (neurological and psychiatric weirdness)
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2015, 08:18:01 pm »
Thanks, y'all.

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Re: For me (neurological and psychiatric weirdness)
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2015, 09:30:42 pm »
Sending warm thoughts that all is well, and that the migraines are a simple reaction to something like the heater going on or to caffeine. Finger's crossed. Meanwhile, remember that self diagnosis and thinking the worst makes it worse. Make time for warm places and good thoughts.  Be well.

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Re: For me (neurological and psychiatric weirdness)
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 10:03:36 pm »
Yeah, I'm trying not to stress myself out over this, but it's not much fun to be sure.  It might be a shift in the weather, but the weather has been unseasonably warm here for most of the last month.  I have yet to use a heater for anything other than un-fogging my car windows.  :)

Caffeine is a possibility, but I haven't really changed anything in my tea-drinking habits or anything.

What I have to do is just accept that I'm not going to know anything until I see the neurologist in two weeks.  That's just difficult for me.  Waiting can be really anxiety-making.

Thank you, though, for your kindness and concern.

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Re: For me (neurological and psychiatric weirdness)
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2015, 05:49:33 am »
Prayers, and generally de stressing vibes from over the Pond.  Hope that you are able to be gentle with yourself.
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Re: For me (neurological and psychiatric weirdness)
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2015, 12:35:43 am »
Prayers, and generally de stressing vibes from over the Pond.  Hope that you are able to be gentle with yourself.

I'll take prayers from wherever, thank you.  :)

And I'm trying to be as gentle as I can manage.

Thank you again.

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Re: For me (neurological and psychiatric weirdness)
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2015, 08:20:09 pm »
I hope you find out what's wrong (And that it's not some scary NEW trouble) soon, and get new medications that give you relief from all your symptoms, DR! Sounds like a miserable time.

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Re: For me (neurological and psychiatric weirdness)
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2015, 08:27:43 pm »
I hope so too.  It's definitely a whole lot of not-fun.

I've had to resign my job at least for the time being because the symptoms are causing me not to be able to type very well, and that's a bit important for a medical transcriptionist.

So the silver lining to this storm cloud is that I now have LOTS of time.  Just next to no money.   :-\

Thank you all again.

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Re: For me (neurological and psychiatric weirdness)
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2015, 09:17:26 pm »
If you are feeling up to it, this might be the time to attack those mindless tasks that consume time - clean the fridge, re-arrange the closet, etc.  Things that keep you busy and are distracting. And can be done in small segments without large commitments.

Or a good time to curl up with Deryni novels, and our favourite heroes.

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Re: For me (neurological and psychiatric weirdness)
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2015, 09:20:42 pm »
Oh DR, I am sorry to hear that it has gotten bad enough that your typing is affected.
I am sending healing waves of hope that this resolves quickly. I think now would be the perfect time for us to all pitch in and buy you The King's Deryni book. Hard cover. I know you want the soft cover but you need to have read it. I mean as the admin of this site, it is an imperative. ;D
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Re: For me (neurological and psychiatric weirdness)
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2015, 09:32:34 pm »
If you are feeling up to it, this might be the time to attack those mindless tasks that consume time - clean the fridge, re-arrange the closet, etc.  Things that keep you busy and are distracting. And can be done in small segments without large commitments.

Or a good time to curl up with Deryni novels, and our favourite heroes.

My thoughts are with you.

I actually did clean my flat as thoroughly as I could manage last weekend, and I've been trying to clean up my sewing/craft stuff tonight.

I may well take another spin through the Deryniverse soon, but I might not be able to handle CTH-TBP emotionally right now, much as I truly love that era of Gwynedd.

And thank you, Jerusha.

Laurna, I have read TKD.  I got it from the library, and I think I was the first library patron to check it out.  I just don't own a copy, that's all.  I might ask my mom for the paperback for Christmas, so that TKD matches ITKS and CM.  :)

Thank you all again, and do forgive any typos I may make in chat.  Even now though I'm making more of them than normal, I'm still fairly good at catching them before I hit enter, but not always.  :)

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Re: For me (neurological and psychiatric weirdness)
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2015, 10:55:23 pm »
I really hope your doctors can get a handle on what's going on with you soon.  You've been through a lot lately. :(

You could always read one of KK's more cheerful Deryni novels in which nothing bad happens.  Oh, waitaminnit.....  ;)
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