December 5, 2009

Today....

Today has been kinda tough.

As most of you know, I've been weaning from a really tough prescription.

I've reached the point where I'm on the lowest possible dose every other day.

But I decided it's time to cut it out completely.  Today was day three without a dose.  It hasn't been too terribly bad.  But I can't figure out if it was the lack of sun or the lack of medication.  Because I know how the lack of sun affects me (it makes me tired, cranky and miserable!).  The forecast tomorrow calls for lots of sun - so we'll see what happens.  I figure if I can make it through this weekend I'll be fine (although from what I've read - you can have withdrawal symptoms for up to two weeks!!!!  Yeah - but this stuff is "safe" :snicker, snicker:)

Yes, I've had a few "jolts" to the brain - but otherwise I've been operating with that "underwater feeling" for most of the day - with a few moments of total clarity.  I even had to have a nap (which I NEVER do - and wasn't really a nap as I never actually slept and I'm still tired and it's not even 7:00 pm).

I did get some Christmas shopping done (yay!) and some decorating done (yay!).  My Christmas cards and invites went out on Wednesday (yay) - you all know how I was stressing over that!  So some progress is being made in this area at least (the rest of the house?  Not so much.  Laundry - forget about it!  At this point in the game - these are the least of my worries).

I'm counting down to my vacation (only 11 more days and then I'm off for the remainder of the year!!  Am I gloating?  Hell yeah!).  After going over my vacation schedule for the year I can see why I'm in such a rush for it.  I've only had minimal time off - one week when my girlfriend from Texas came to visit (I LOVE HER!!  She needs to move here!  You must all innundate here with pleas to move here.  I will never be whole until she's near).  And one week when my dad was ill (not so much a vacation that one).

But, on the whole?  It's been a pretty good day.  (Yes, I'm trying to focus on the highlights here!) 

Now that I have spouted absolute drivel to you (which is completely un-interesting, I know) - I'm off.  I simply must go to sleep (but it's finally 7:00 pm - and it's completely dark so it must be okay!)

13 comments:

  1. I'll be waiting anxiously for my Christmas Card!

    I like you new profile pic. Remember what I said about you letting your hair grow back out...

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  2. You actually got alot done for not feeling the greatest. You are lucky to be going on vacation soon....enjoy.

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  3. Well Blasé, darling, there is simply NO way you can be added to THE list without an address!

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  5. Meds can mess you up. Hope you are doing o.k.

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  6. Sounds as though you're doing good Gigi - keep going honey!

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  7. Gigi I didnt know you were coming off Meds I came off cold turkey two months ago .. totally wrong thing to do and on a med that has a long half life but not too bad on immediate withdrawl as I have done it before.. Effexor and it was the worst experience ever like something out of train-spotting the movie hallucinations fever the lot.. but the brain jolt things I had this time and vertigo .. it lasted about two months but I am totally fine now and feel great. THis is part of the reason I started the diet blog to log food moods and booze lol I think the key has been to exercise especially the daily walk some natural light and it makes such a difference. I cry more now and so easily but I havent been able to for so long whilst on meds it feels good .. I am thinking of you xxxx keep going its worth it xxxx

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  8. I hope you are feeling better today. I just can't imagine it. Shows how much they alter the body though doesn't it. Take care and I hope the sun shone lots for you. xxxx

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  9. Hope you feel better soon Gigi, but you got a lot done so far! Good job. :)

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  10. Sounds like you are doing really really well. Yeah you!!

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  11. You guys are great!! Thanks for all the support!! Today (day 4) has been better-the sun helps as does keeping busy (and a glass of wine-or three!). If I can wrest the laptop away from M-C I'll tell you all about it-maybe. Much love!

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  12. Glad you got some stuff done!

    I was pleased that I managed to get all my Christmas cards done over the weekend. Whew. My hand is all cramped now.

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  13. Don't stay away too long, I'll get worried. Be careful with the weaning.

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