Ah! A Psychiatrist…

Lets see…

Neurologist.
Neurosurgeon.
Psychologist.
(I know there’s other BIG words for the “people I see”)
And NOW a Psychiatrist… at least in my town.

This was cool. This is the type of Doctor that people go and see every once in awhile, to talk to and get a different medication for that reason. At least, this is the reason as to who this person will be…. for me.

Basically, I sat there and told my “story” (pretty much everything in this blog) and then we discussed medication.

Lastly, we talked about the next appointment…
“eh… I’ll see you next month.”

Works for me!

Neurologist Visit

When I visited my Neurologist, we had discussions about…

Changing the medications:
My thought, and agreement, is that I’m not interested in having to go through another medication “change”. Where I’m at right now is …. “OKAY”.

Fixing this worsened tremor in my right-arm:
Well, this is not going to be done through him. Too complicated to get it entirely done. So that’s out of the question by using a surgery (or anything like that). My Neurologist told me that it may be done by changing of medication (AGAIN) possibly. Again, I’m not interested in that. He said that I should get with a new Neurologist closer to home and discuss this more with another doctor to help work it all out.

So those were the main things. We’ll meet together again in several months.

Doing Much Better!

I’ve finished getting off these medications, as was OK’d by my Neurologist. Ohhhhh…. I feel goood. I’ve gone through my life having medication changes, but never entirely “getting off” one …….and never starting a new med.

Right now I have just TWO left ….and haven’t started to get off those for a different reason.

I’ve been feeling these side-effects slowly going away and I’m feeling sooooo good. I can FINALLY get my verbal communication entirely working again. I’ve always had the ability to “think” just fine, but could not get many words out my mouth in a normal voice. And if I’m unable to communicate, I would just NOT talk in different situations.

While speaking with several people (Parents, Son, Psych Lady and others), I was just comfortable and I could get most of the needed words out of my mouth. At least, that’s what I always thought… but I’m sure there was just somewhat of a problem. I can just say that there is “less” of a problem today.

Now… (should have started this earlier)… I’m getting signed up with a new Psychologist Doctor (not getting rid of the Psych Lady) to get these last two medications changed to another. Since my previous pills only controlled seizures, these last two are for seizures and Bipolar. My Neurologist told me I needed someone else to help me change those.

So, that’s what happened so far. All I can do is KEEP GOING!  🙂

Okay, It’s A Problem…

After getting off this medication recently, I’m finding one other reason that I was specifically taking THOSE pills. THE TREMOR ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF MY BODY.

While getting off of that medication, I have noticed this problem more and more. My arm (mainly my hand) is shaking MUCH worse. I am thinking about contacting my Neurologist (or someone! anyone!) to get this somewhat better than it is.

What would it be fixed WITH?
More medication???
I’m trying to get OFF these medications. Don’t want to INCREASE the medicine just for this reason. No!

In my last visit with my Neurologist, he was telling me that HE could fix this tremor. The only thing about it is…. this would entail ANOTHER brain surgery. Since I had not got off the medication that I could (so far), I didn’t see any reason to do that.

Now, after getting off this medication currently, I am wanting to remove of this worse tremor. I am REALLY shaking now.

Aaaaaarrrgggg!!!

So far, things have been okay. But this one thing is still around and BOTHERING ME!

Today I am feeling….

SOOOO GOOD! Finished with the process of getting completely off another medication, and that is making me feel (almost) like a “normal human” (whatever THAT feels like). Not completely finished… I have 2 medications left…

Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I’ve felt this good.

To take care of the last two pills taken, I need to do is get to visit with a Psychologist. That type of “doctor” is the one that has the ability to prescribe medical prescriptions. This person will allow only the change of these last ones that I take for both seizures and bipolar. Need to find another medication that ONLY controls the bipolar.

That’s where I’m at….

…and I feel incredibly awesome.

Feeling good.

Days ago, I mentioned about the “changes” that I have felt with the lowering of the medication. Today, I’m feeling that… well… I’m comfortable with this change.

It’s always been this way: My medication changes……my thoughts and feelings are different throughout this brain.

Same thing this time. Already to the point where I have become used to the different, positive thoughts and feelings throughout the brain and body…..so far, for this month.

This is ALL good right now and I still only have this (1 pill per night) until the end of February. Then that prescription is gone.

Next….

I have two medications left that I take. These I cannot get off for another reason I take them. What I need to do is find medication(s) that will only be good for that reason, and not needing to take them for seizures anymore.

I will keep going. I will make it. 😉

Medicine… lower… again…

A single medication has been lowered. Did it at the beginning of this month. The same amount as in January….one less pill.

For February, this has been a good month. Feeling a bit different….in a better way. Better ways of getting words out of my mouth from my brain. Ugh…. I haven’t been able to do this good for years.

Starting to see one problem. I’m guessing my brain has gotten used to feeling the way that these medications have really put me to sleep, and then keep me that way till the next morning. Without this, it seem that I am just laying there when I go to bed. Have to actually “learn” what it’s like to be without medication that uses side effects to put me to sleep.

Other than that, everything’s good…