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Old 02-19-2009, 12:21 PM   #16
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Re: guess im out of my league

Kapula,

How well does fish oil work for you? Have you noticed any positive change?
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:09 PM   #17
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Re: guess im out of my league

Dreams,

Yep, between the Fish Oil, the advil I take for my osteoarthritis, and the tylenol that's in the Percocet for the chronic pain, my blood is like water, and it gets me in a lot of trouble in SH/SI situations. So I told my pdoc i'm stopping the fish oil for a while, he had me on a high dose, 3000 mg a day, and I really didn't notice a diff, but mine was as much for dietary reasons as any, he gets irritated with me because I forget to eat so often. Oh well, you just can't make everyone happy can you?

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Re: guess im out of my league

Kapula,

*sigh* you've made me sad, Seriously you don't know anyone else on more BP meds than me???? There has to be someone. This wasn't a contest that I particularly wanted to win! *LOL*

 
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Re: guess im out of my league

Kapula,

I thought that your Pdoc had put you on the Fish Oil. You have to be really careful adding any meds to your BP regime including vitamins and minerals. Many many meds cross barriers and raise or lower the efficiency of other meds. I would not start any new meds including the Fish Oil until you talked to your Pdoc, even if its just to call and ask.

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Re: guess im out of my league

Kat,

That's okay. I haven't been completely honest with my pdoc about how much I don't eat. He already knows that I don't eat when I'm manic or depressed, but he doesn't know about all of the episodes I've had over the past 2 weeks. I'm afraid to tell him for fear that he will take me off of the Fluoxetine and the last thing I want to do is be taken off of an anti-depressant since this time of year is so difficult for me. Come May, I'd be willing to drop it since I tend to be hypomanic or manic in the spring/summer and depressed during the autumn/winter. I'm hoping that my move to Arizona will help my moods. My sister doesn't think it will, but I believe otherwise. I can't stand the long, cold winters we have here. The endless string of dark, overcast days makes me feel angry/irritable and depressed.
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Re: guess im out of my league

Kapula,

Thanks for sharing your experiences with Lithium and fish oil. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I just found out I'm having difficulty with dizziness due to my cochlear implants and may need to take an 8th med to relieve it. If I add fish oil to the list, that will make 9 things I have to take and I'd rather not if I don't have to. We'll see.
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Re: guess im out of my league

Dreams,

Yeah just be careful and check with the pdoc about the fish oil. Geez girl your starting to get up to my med list numbers! *LOL* I can tell the Abilify has been making me gain weight because I only eat a bowl of cereal and 2 high protein slimfast a day and I've lost 2 lbs since I started it but not have gained any even though I'm eating like "nothing".

I hate winter this year, one day it's 20 the next 65, I can't take it. Both my knees are killing me, even with the large amount of narcotics I'm taking each day. It's also triggering my migraines with all these "fronts" and weather systems coming and going. Every time the barometric pressure starts moving, I know I'll have a migraine soon. I hate it!

When do you plan to move to AZ? Do you have family their? Is your sister going to move their with you?

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Re: guess im out of my league

Kat,

I can emphasize with everything you mentioned in your post. I have a 21 year history of migraines which are aggrevated by the environment, weather, food allergies, you name it. I also hate winter. Today the high temperature was only in the single digits. I will be moving to AZ this summer -- most likely in June. If not June, then definitely August, September or October. It really depends on how much preparation I have to do in order to find a new tdoc, pdoc and psychiatric hospital down there. I'm telling you, it won't be soon enough for me. I could care less if it's 125 degrees in the summer. I'll take that over -30 windchill in the winter and 95 degrees with 90% humidity in the summer. The only thing I'd miss would be our spring and autumn seasons. In May, June, September and October, the weather is just delightful around here.
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Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

 
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