And if the dam breaks open many years too soon

 

Mom’s on new meds guys and they seem to be working!  It’s called Zyprexa aka Olanzapine.  Sounded scary but it’s working great.

Had to go back to see my MD after four days of smoking cessation.  We had said four months.  Was prescribed Zyprexa in the hospital and I improved, let it go as I moved into remission. That was fine until I quit smoking.  I have this stigma about Zyprexa, usually it’s prescribed for schizophrenia or bi polar and I’ve been feeling weird about it, because those conditions don’t apply to me.  I have had two forensic neuro psych evaluations and another for Bi Polar.  Then I got happy when I learned that this anti-psychotic is a major tranquilizer.   It checks lots of boxes as does the Gabapentin.  The big thing was that my counselor went on well deserved vaca. Left a message with her case cover person. Waiting to hear back.

Medications.
Hydroxyzine 75mg Bedtime
Zyprexa 2.5 Bedtime
Gabapentin 300mg upon waking 300 lunch 600 bedtime
Tizanidine 4 mg every four hours, recurring back strain

Prozac 20 mg 10 days per month-PMS

10 Week Smoking Cessation
Nicotine Patches
Nicotine Gum
Klonopin ***not for long term use***

It’s working, I can feel it.  If I was in patient it would be the same thing.  What I want is a group.  Found something but of course it’s off island. Meh.

Bottom line, thumbs up on Zyprexa, had to own it and be ok with it.

 

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