The Problems With New Medication
Do to a recent health situation I was prescribed a number of new prescription medications to prevent that situation from happening again. The problem of course is I have been taking certain mental health medications for a long time to keep my brain from going into the dark side and never coming back. Before the health situation I was taking one antidepressant, one anti psychotic two times per day, a cholesterol drug and a blood pressure medication. Now I am up to seven pills in the morning and eight pills at night.
Thankfully pharmacists now a day are well aware of the interactions between prescription medications but that does not mean you are going to skate through side effect free. I have learned to take the prescription medications at night moments I am in bed for they tend to quick in really quickly and the dizziness sucks. The meds in the morning are a different story as they too have the potential to make me really dizzy some days.
Part of my mental health journey is keeping track day to day what I am eating and how I am feeling to be able to identify any patterns that may appear. Sugar seems to be the culprit when it comes to dizziness as days when my sugar content is really low the dizziness is not as strong and sometimes not even there. The days when my sugar content is higher the dizziness seems to appear sooner and last longer. Now we are not talking about a massive difference between the two as it can be measured by a teaspoon. The low days I have around a teaspoon in my coffee and the high days it is two teaspoons in my coffee. Very subtle difference but major differences in side effects.
Of course, I also deal with anxiety so any new or continuing health symptom puts my brain into over drive and starts the pattern of worrying which of course just ends up making everything worse. Just a cycle that I am unfortunately very use to and can not figure out how to make the negative health thoughts stop. It does not help that my major health situation had me driving to the local hospital, collapsing in the emergency room, three jolts of electricity, twenty-four hours on a respirator, two stents put into my heart and a host of new medication. Now my brain thinks every new twinge means the end is coming.