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Med Adjustment Today

Posted Nov 21 2008 3:00pm

I saw the P-doc yesterday. My lithium level was not at a therapeutic level, so it was moved from 1200 mg to 2100 mg. Klonepin, 5 mg has also been added to the mix, as well as my Cymbalta at 60 mg.

I will most likely be out of commission today, while my body gets adjusted to this. I hope to be able to write this afternoon, but in case I cannot, here are some more blogs I love, which I highly recommend. All blogs are on my blog roll.


(In no particular order)

1.
Is Something Not Quite Right With Stan?


What to say about this blog? Stan has clearly gone through hell in the mental health world, and when he writes about it, it is sheer poetry. It's also an inspirational blog, someone who has been through hell and back and by his example, offers hope to those still in the system wanting to get out.

2.
Psych Survivor 2.0


Mark has also been through the mill in the mental health world, and his story had me crying uncontrollably. He is an incredibly strong person, and the only person I know of under the age of 50 who knows the "Who's on First" comedy routine.


3.
Bipolar Wellness Writer


Susan (yes, another Susan!), writes about recovery and gives very good tools for recovery. I have learned so much from her, and besides- can anyone named Susan be bad?


4.
Seroxat (Paxil) Sufferers Stand Up and Be Counted

Fiddy writes and reports about Seroxat- Paxil in the USA- and is the champion whistle blower on the side effects on this drug. Personally, out of the 37 psych meds I have been on, Paxil gave me no major affects other than nausea, but I had some hellish issues on Prozac. Reading his blog makes me feel blessed I had no side effects on Paxil, some of the stories are horrifying.

Fiddy is also a cool dude and when he is not blogging about Seroxat, he is writing about AC/DC. The band. Not electric currents invented by Westinghouse, Edison and Tesla.


5.
My Medicated Cartoon Life


This little gem came to my attention from James of "Finding Optimism". The blogger writes about mental health issues via cartoons, and is brilliant at it. Besides, who doesn't like cartoons?


6.
Serendipity Dog


Yes I was only going to do five today- but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Koda the blue eyed doggie. Koda, is a therapy dog to both Stephany of "Soulful Spelchur" and her youngest daughter. Besides, I am a sucker for men with blue eyes.
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