Since my last update I have started seeing a psychiatrist. In February he put me on Tegretol and I couldn’t wake up and was sick to my stomach so I stopped it. At my last appt (March 28) he started me on Lithium and so far so good. I haven’t really seen any side effects except I’m still sleeping a minimum of 12 hrs a day. Also am back on my abilify and hopefully will be back on Cymbalta in the next few weeks if the drug company will let me on their patient assistance program.
I started on a depressive spiral the middle of March and it was progressively getting worse, but with starting on the lithium 10 days or so ago, I am starting to feel better. Can definitely tell that it is working so far.
Aside from all that I got my Medicare card in the mail the other day and am now extremely frustrated with what plan to choose. Allsup (the company I went through for my disability) has a Medicare Advisor where they research the best options based on your needs and whatnot, but it’s $200 and that’s the DISCOUNTED rate because I am a previous consumer. Have to see what David says. I think that it might be worth it just to not have to deal with it, of course he will probably say that I have all this free time and I should just research it myself – coz I’m good at research, but for whatever reason this Medicare deal has my mind frazzled!