Please Be Aware….and Don’t take me Seriously….

The medication I’m on makes me very loopy at times.

VERY LOOPY.  Not just drunk…we are talking drunk, eating pot brownies and possibly doing ludes.   (yes i was a wild child and was not a stable bipolar chick…I did not do drugs often, but when I did I was not responsible.)

It is not the same when you choose to do these things and it happens, and when it happens out of the blue.

I have found myself acting very much unlike myself, and saying things in ways I would not say them.

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE OFFENSE!!

I sometimes do not know where I am.  I woke from a nap yesterday and thought I was drowning because in my dream I was at the beach swimming, then all of a sudden I was tangled in my covers, which I assumed was seaweed.  Then i noticed things had changed.  Stuart came in and thought I was having vertigo, when I have vertigo I get very hot, he went to take my covers off and I jerked them back…how dare he!  I didn’t know him!  It only lasted a moment, then I realized he was familiar, but I was still scared….then I realized who he was I then it really got me scared that I didn’t know who he was.

But back to how I’ve been talking to people.

I ramble….yes me…but even more than usual…and I laugh a lot. and am very sarcastic.

Oh….I wish I just wouldn’t comment….but I don’t think about it until afterward…at least not coherently.

So….I’m getting used to the meds, but we aren’t there yet.

Thank you for your understanding.

Even The Doctor can’t fix this mess.

Even The Doctor can't fix this mess.

I’m still having a hell of a time with WordPress.  I wrote a whole post and put in this photo and the post was gone and only the photo remained.  I’m getting angry.  They better do something soon.  Or I’ll….oh I don’t know.  sic the New Dr. Who on him.  But Baker was one cool Doctor you do have to admit.

OK for all you geeks or nerds out there…who know who Dr. Who is….who is your favorite.  And you are allowed to have a favorite from the early series and one from the new series.

Now about me…I’m better but far from being fixed…but I don’t want to write it all again.

This medicine makes me loopy., it’s hard to concentrate and I’m very very tired.

so…I suggest sleep for us all.

and…for Fiona.  I love you my dear.  I may not be able to be there in life, but I will be there with all of my heart.  Tell Jeremy he’s a very lucky man…and I know he knows it!  You are so strong! You will have an amazing life as husband and wife.

Shaky Dance for All!!!

Good Days – A Charity to help with medications.

I came across a charity today that some of you may be interested in…or someone you know may need.

Click on image to go to Good Days website.

 

good days from the Chronic Disease Fund, helps people with (some) Chronic Illness pay for (some) medication they can’t afford.

When you first read their publicity, it sounds like they’ll help anyone with a chronic illness who needs help paying for medication.  However, when you read closer you find that only certain illnesses and drugs are covered.   They may not cover everyone, but it could be VERY useful to those who they do cover!  They are very strict about one thing.  The “require that patients are 100% compliant with their prescribed treatment. By maximizing compliance, we can achieve our goal of improving patient health and quality of life. To assist our clients in staying compliant, the Fund provides free access to DiseaseTrak™, an online therapy management tool.”  If you do not follow your prescribed treatment you will be dropped from the program to open up a spot for someone who will.  I understand this completely.  If someone isn’t going to take their medication as intended, why should the charity help pay for it?

Look over their website see if it can help you or anyone you know…then pass the information along…

Click on this image to go to the Good Days site.

 

What’s in your Medications?

I posted this on my other blog Wendy Cooks, but thought it important enough to post it here too.

When you have a food allergy or intolerance it is very important to know what all the ingredients are in our medications.  However, it can be hard to find reliable information about the inactive ingredients.  I’ve asked my pharmacist to be sure to check the ingredients, but they are busy, and I’m sure some of them don’t actually check.   When I was diagnosed with Fructose Intolerance (malabsorption), I asked my pharmacist to check to ensure there were no ingredients in my medications that would make me sick.  He told me that I wasn’t on any liquid medications so I didn’t have to worry.  I wasn’t really happy with that answer, so I looked up the ingredients in the medications I bought that day.  I soon found that one of my medications had Mannitol in it, something I should not be taking.  It was easy to rectify, I just called my doctor and got a prescription for the regular tablets.  However, if I had taken the pharmacist at his word I would have wondered why I was continuing to get sick.  (and unfortunately, I had to pay for 2 prescriptions)

I was looking at the Health Resources listed on my library’s website, and I found this wonderful site.  Pillbox, is part of the US National Library of Medicine, it gives “rapid identification, (and) reliable information” on medications.  Pillbox, has two ways you can check for your drugs.

One is a Quick Search, and one is the Advanced Search.  I used the Advance Search, simply because I found it first.  The Quick Search has photos of the medications, it is still under development, so some medications may not have photos.

In the Advanced Search, just fill in what you know about the medication, and it will give you a list, choose your medication and it will give you all the information you need.  I tried it on a few of my medications, including an over the counter allergy medication.  One I put in the name, one I just put in the description, and one I just put in part of a description.  For most it found the medication I was looking for, the only one it didn’t find was one that is labeled as a pharmaceutical food supplement.  It gave all of the ingredients on all of the medications except the over the counter allergy medication, but they are listed on the box.

I hope this will help you and give you more peace of mind about the medications you are taking (or giving to your children).

http://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov/index.html

Please let me know if you use the Pillbox site, and how well it works for you.

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