Catnapt, how would 4.30 be too late in the day for exercise? Most people, when working might only get to the gym from 6 to 8 in the evening, maybe even later. Perhaps you're overthinking things way too much?
it was too late for me, I think. I am awake from 4 am on, and sometimes even earlier. So I go to bed early.
I am winding down for the day after 6 pm, I don't eat after 6 or 7 at the latest, and spend the next couple of hours doing quiet things, making the house darker and cooler and getting ready for bed.
Also, I was already very tired when we went for the walk, I've not slept more than 3 broken hours for days now. We walked for 2 hrs straight and about half way thru, I was in a lot of pain (joints and muscles) and wanted to stop but it was another hour to get back to where we started)
So I don't know, maybe this is overthinking but I don't think so lol. I know what my usual routine is, and this was way outside my usual.
so, I need to listen to my body and do things in a time frame that works for me.
Now *this* may be overthinking: I had a headache, along with disturbed sleep and THAT may be a sign that it's time to decrease the lamictal (as per Alto's drs suggestions, that she shared with me either in my thread or elsewhere)
so along with keeping my exercise to earlier in the day, since that works for me (not saying it's wrong for anyone else!!) I'm going to decrease the lamictal and see if my sleep improves. Now to figure out how much to decrease it............ lol
at least my days have been busy, filled with lots of work, friends, fun with pets and the like, so it's not like before, where I had a sleepless night and a miserable day! thank heavens.
I do have a lot of joint and muscle pain- not sure if that's from over exercising or if it's a WD thing, or just my age hahaha
and pain tends to make me very tired.
so I've got some moderate to severe fatigue and have to push myself to keep going thru the day. I really had to push myself to get thru that walk, at one point I was afraid I was going to faint or something, I was just so drained.
See, that's what I mean by not listening to my body!! I felt that coming on, and instead of telling my friend, I'm sorry, I need to cut this walk short, I kept going for her sake. She was doing fine!
it's a balancing act, and sometimes I just need to think of myself first, and not last, and try not to be so concerned about disappointing a friend. I'm sure, now that I think of it, she'd be upset to know that I pushed myself for her sake. So I really didn't do either of us any favors
how are you doing, Lakelander?
1974-2002 many psych meds, all types; longest used drugs include lithium, seroquel, SSRI's zoloft & celexa; many CT's off drugs
2002-2015 on varying doses of lexapro, as high as 40 mgs, but usually 20mgs
June 2015: tapered too fast to 2.5mgs, then to 2.5mgs every other day Dec 2015: found SA forum; holding at 2.5mgs
Early May 2016: jumped off at 2.5mgs, not smart- crashed in late Sept.
Oct 26 2016 reinstated liquid lexapro 0.05ml/day at night, dose +/- til settling on 0.15BID (0.3/day)= windows and waves
Jan 8, 2017 too quick switch to single dose in the morning, 0.3mgs (bad mistake, led to a crash)
Jan 12,2017 added low dose zyprexa for SI, took infrequently as rescue med, last dose Feb.15
Jan 26,2017 lexapro 0.27mg Feb 25 lexapro updose back to 0.3mg due to unrelenting severe insomnia
March 1,2017 insomnia worse, back down to 0.29 to 0.27, to 0.25- improving!! March 17 0.24 April 7 0.21 May7 0.20
March 7, 2017 added low dose lamictal, adjusting dose based on response (currently ~12.5mgs)
Supplements: Magnesium taurate 250mg, chromium, pro-biotic, biotin, glycine