After getting increasingly angry and upset, a HUGE abnormal burst of energy,no sleeping and just not feeling well I had called yesterday and gotten L an appointment to see about getting his medication adjusted. I have to say that I LOVE the VA clinic here. I had called at about 10am and they saw him at 1pm. His doctor adjusted his meds: upped his dosage of Abilify and added Lithium. He will continue to take the old dosage of Prozac and is being weaned off of the Depakote. Let the fun of trying new meds begin. He also has a follow up appointment with his social worker tomorrow (wasn't supposed to be seen until late next week) and will go in for a fasting lab on Monday to check his Lithium levels.
After yet another sleepless night for L filled with a lot of cleaning and middle-of-the night yardwork (the 4th in the past week) this is very much overdue.
Changing meds can be a very challenging time but I am hoping that this will go pretty smooth. We'll wait and see. Anyone have any experience with Lithium?
And with this we are off to the doctor because L's backpain he has had for over a week is finally at a point were he agrees that he needs to be seen for it.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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