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In which i need new meds i think

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Today during spinning I made a decision. Yeah, I know that I should have been paying attention to the instructor but I was just in a dreary mood … again.

 

You see, it’s gray and misty outside and that’s how I feel inside too. It’ll clear up but I’ve actually not been in a great mood for quite sometime so I think I might actually need to change my meds.

 

I never used any until after I had kids but then my shrink put me on Prozac and while not perfect, I was so much happier and less moody. This year, since menopause basically I suppose, I haven’t really been in a sustained good mood for a long time.

 

He offered to switch medications but I said no. You see, before we hit on Prozac I tried a number of different drugs but I was very sick or dizzy or not well. I am very reactive to drugs; not just mood drugs but all drugs.

 

I can never wake up after anesthesia and it takes days for me to recover from it. It’s been so bad before that each time I have it I swear I’ll never have surgery again. That’s why once I hit on a drug that worked good enough I thought, “I’ll never change.”

 

However, since the time I went on it 20 years ago there’s a bunch of other drugs and while he offered to let me try them I said no since I was scared of how my body would react. Now I’m sick of this mood though and I think I’m game.

 

You guys who read this blog are great because you’ve stuck with me even though I’ve been a whiney unfunny bitch and hopefully I’ll get back to “good mood Lynn” and it’ll be a fun blog again.

 

I won’t be seeing him this week since I’m going to Atlanta to Mom 2.0 Summit but next week I’m going to broach the subject with him. Until then I’ll endeavor to be funny and keep you guys updated.

 

See ya

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10 Comments

  1. Julie
    April 30, 2014

    Sorry to hear this. You struck on GOLD when you recognised that there are a lot of new and different meds than were available 20 years ago. It may be an unpleasant experience finding the right one, but in the end it’ll be worth it. Go for it!

    • Lynn
      April 30, 2014

      Thanks Julie…I always love hearing from you

  2. Cathy
    April 30, 2014

    I was on Prozac for many, many years, and I experienced the same thing after a while. My doctor added wellbutriin to the mix, and it has worked perfectly for many years since. I’m another one of those people who has extreme reactions to meds, so I feel for you, but it’s worth it in the end.

    • Lynn
      April 30, 2014

      How do you like Wellbutrin? So you’re on both?

      • Name *
        May 1, 2014

        Yep. My doctor said the wellbutrin makes the Prozac work better. Whatever, they work fairly well for me. Hope you get taken care of without too much difficulty.

  3. Fran
    April 30, 2014

    I’m new to following your blog and not one to give unsolicited advise, but i think this is the one forum that is is allowed?
    I too have bad side-effects from medications and found that for my depression and more recent menopause changes that acupuncture and Chinese Herbs are a great alternative.
    My Menopause kicked-in a few months ago and I’m not one to fight aging, but DANG! is it really necessary for the hormones to be so unpredictable AND raging?
    I hope you find something that works for you Lynn. I look forward to more “good mood Lynn” blogs!

    • Lynn
      April 30, 2014

      Thanks for the comment…glad it’s not just me

  4. Fran
    April 30, 2014

    *advice :)

  5. Gigi
    May 2, 2014

    Wellbutrin :) I have ADD and it helps with that. Good luck. Your doc will know best.

    • Lynn
      May 2, 2014

      Thanks

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