Re: Confused & Medicated
hi ... i got sick thanks lupus (pericarditis) & then got sick from the meds, having more & more dx's more & more meds ... then had a breakdown, opted for alternative theraphy ... went into remission and was okay for a while now IT'S BACK and i've not been on any meds for over a year ... symptoms are quite hectic at times (they might suck but i am learning to listen to my body) Rheumie says depression, going to a new guy going fwd ... get bloodwork thru my gp and see other spclsts. as i can afford them.
my advice ... if you think it is meds messing with you & you need them maybe discuss changing meds with your doc, especially if you have a good relationship ... look into known side-effects of drugs and start a meds journal, it may be a process but how fast doesn't time go anyway at least you are taking control!
even in the middle of a flare i wonder if they got it wrong, if it isn't all in my head ... i put my mind in it's place by doing research and reading, seeing for myself, checking the bloodwork etc keeping an eye on my patterns, researching, did i mention reading espcly message boards are exceptionally insightful!