Big Changes Medicinally
My doctor made some major changes to the medications I am taking during our visit Monday. I am now on Depakote instead of lithium. He also put me on EffexorXR for the depressed moods that sometimes plague me. I was very alarmed when he prescribed me Haldol – an ancient and seldom now used anti-psychotic. I have heard horror stories about it, but my only side effect so far is extreme drowsiness and a little bit of restlessness. My mind is very quiet and clear for the first time in weeks and for that I am thankful.
“Surprise me,” I told my mother when she asked what groceries I would like yesterday. “Shop as if you were shopping for yourself.”
Well, I didn’t think out this course of action clearly enough. Mom likes to snack all through out the day instead of eating three regular meals. She decided to do my grocery shopping last night and got me all kinds of snack and junk foods. It was kind of like giving a kid a hundred dollar bill and telling him or her to go shopping. I got stuff like hotdogs, Chex mix, ice cream, and all kinds of snack crackers. Mom also got me a big assortment of candy to eat. I am sure I will weigh ten more pounds come my next P-Doc appointment.