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Old 05-10-2019, 11:47 AM   #1
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I saw my pdoc today. I'm having a mixed episode (agitated mania).

She's putting me back on Lamictal, but it has to be increased very slowly. I HOPE the tiny dose (50mg) I started taking today starts doing something to help quickly, but I think it will take a while (I'm maxed out on my other meds).
In the meantime, I'm afraid I'm going to become paranoid, psychotic, or God forbid s/s...

I have an appointment with her in 3 weeks, but I can always call her if I need her, and her door is always open. I just need to keep an eye on things...
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I am sorry you are having a mixed episode.
I think that sucks.
when can you increase the dose of the lamictal?
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. Sorry that you are going through this mixed episode.


'I hope that the Lamictal works for you.


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I used to take 200mg of Lamictal twice a day.
To reintroduce it, it has to be increased very slowly... I will be on 50mg for 2 weeks, and it will be increased by another 50mg a week after that.
I don't know what 50mg of Lamictal is going to do for me... so frustrating!!!

Of course I'm manic because I was off my meds, but it's nobody's fault. I was way too sick to swallow pills. It just really f'ing sucks. I'm really miserable. My mind never lets me rest. It's torture. I'm trying my best to stay in the present and distract myself, and smoking MJ is helping me relax and sleep. That's really the only way I can deal with it.

I wish the constant vertigo from having the NG tube in my nose would go away. At least I think that's what it's from. I was discharged on Augmentin, so if I have a sinus infection, it should take care of it.

I'm still trying to be careful about what and how much I eat even though I have not had any abdominal pain or nausea. I do not want to have to go back to the hospital. I'm making sure that I do eat enough tho. I'm feeling a little bit better, and I think that's why.
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Thank you for checking in sweetie.
I am sorry that you are in this episode.
I hear your suffering.
I am glad that you have MJ to help with the symptoms.
So you have any anti anxiety meds? could you ask for some?
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I can take up to 1mg of Klonopin 3 times a day. The agitation I've been feeling is different than anxiety, so Klonopin doesn't help with it. I am having anxiety too, so I have been taking it, but I have to be careful with it because I'm not feeling well, and don't want to fall or pass out.

I feel MUCH better this morning
I'm still manic, but not feeling dysphoric like I was before. I don't know how much of it is that tiny dose of Lamictal, or how much of it is that I've somehow managed to block out most of the memory of being so f'ing sick/my experience off my meds/the hospital stay, or both...
But I'm VERY much relieved. This mood change means that the odds of me becoming psychotic and/or s/s and having to be hospitalized are very slim

I'm really worried because of BR problems tho. I was already struggling with them before I went into the hospital because of the surgery I had, and had to be careful about how I approached them, and I have to be even more careful about them now. I hated to do it. Was worried about doing it. But took Mirilax this morning. Then I added a FiberCon tablet twice a day to my pill case. I think it's been long enough since the obstruction/infection. Wish me luck

I have not seen my GI since before I had the surgery done in Boston. I had been relying on calling my surgeon when I was in dire straights. That's probably how I ended up in the hospital. I need someone to help me manage things better on a regular basis, so I'm going to have to make an appointment with him, or his lovely NP, soon.
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I wish you tons of luck. I have been having peppermint tea and chamomille tea to help with anxiety now that I don't take that much klonopin. It helps, I have been shopping on jet.com they have great deals and that haagan daz crispy chocolate with coffee and vanilla. Their little pies are great and under a dollar.
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Thank you, Bobby!

I’m so glad that the tea is helping!

I don’t understand how you can order ice cream off the internet?
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go to jet.com and see all the groceries they sell. they sell everything at great prices!
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