It was time to up my meds yesterday. I’m now up to 600mg a day. I take 300mg 7am/pm… I had one blood draw two weeks ago and my blood work came back fine. There was no sodium depletion, which is what they were looking for. That night is when I had upped the meds from 300mg a day to 450mg. They are titrating me slow. The only side effects I have noticed so far is a bit of a headache and or nausea after taking meds the first couple of days after upping the dose.
I’m starting to feel slightly better. I can tell especially because I’m not yelling and freaking out as much, and I’m starting to “feel” again. I have major remorse over the amount of money I spent last month, as I stare at the credit card bill *sigh* But I’m trying hard not to be pushed down into depression over things I did when I was hypomanic. I’ve felt a little weepy, but I started my period, so that is to be expected. I’ve been getting a lot done around the house. Hoping to take one step at a time and not go to overboard or go the opposite and get too overwhelmed.
Just trying to find a balance, not there yet, but working on it..
I also really need to get back into counseling, haven’t been since before the holidays..