July 2011

For those who don’t know, I was on a new mood stabilizer when I saw my doctor last (lamictal) as the seroquel started causing more and more twitching issues.

I had to go off of the lamictal about two weeks into it due to my lupus symptoms being worse (which the lamictal can cause…. well, technically it causes lupus like symptoms in lupus patients, but whatever, it made me feel worse with my lupus!) …. and I ended up having side effects that can be quite severe….. but I also had a virus at the time, which are the exact same issues as the side effects I had going.

My psych at this point can’t get me in until Sept, and she doesn’t want me seeing any provider except her until we figure out the right mood stabilizer. So I’m going to start the lamictal tomorrow and give it a second try. I’m not sure what will happen, and I’m pretty freaked out, but I also know that I need some type of mood stabilizer. I hadn’t realized it was helping until I went off of it and started cycling more again….. so obviously it was doing something with my thought processes and actual moods. Hopefully it works out better this time!

I’m on the cancellation list to see my psych sooner if an appt opens up!

This post may be TMI, but I don’t care. As I’ve said in the past, this is my life, and if it’s TMI… stop being a part of it!

I’m starting to wonder if there isn’t something wrong with my bowels, though it could just be adhesions from the endo….. every time my bowels get upset I get sharp pains in specific areas… the same specific areas….

Also, peanut butter seems to be one of the culprits… I know regular peanut butter definitely is…. I’m not sure if this morning’s issues are the natural pb I ate yesterday (I don’t think so, since this is the first attack of the bowels, and I have had it over the last couple days fine, and with the regular pb it strikes pretty quickly) or if it’s the med withdrawals because I slept through when I was supposed to take pain meds, and since I had to use them heavily yesterday and the day before I need to wean back down…..

I just know this is terrible and hurts and is gross. 😦

I don’t share good news often enough.
In fact I’m not even sure I’ve mentioned my IUD placement at all on my blogs.

I had an IUD placed in… I believe it was early May….. and although I have some discomfort physically, over all it seems to actually be working to treat my endo! The only other thing (aside from surgery) that has helped was the birth control patch, which I had to use without any breaks, so that I wouldn’t bleed at all!

Yay for working birth control and endo control! I wanted to wait until I had at least a couple months of it before really talking about how it’s helping, and I hope it continues to, because it’s so nice to not have to worry about taking a pill daily or anything!