Happy New Year my dear friends,
Have not been around much lately as have not been well following my ridiculous decision to jump off my 4,50mg. My computer is not good either, and as I work out my pennies will not be able to get a new one until April. Oh well.
Can't believe that 4.5 would make so much difference (dumb and dumber) with new as well as old symptoms arising. Got this really throbbing right eye and blurry vision, could not read beyond the first line on the eye chart at the GP's and which may or may not have anything to do do with WD but am seeing an opthomologist next week as could be glaucoma? Anyone else have eye problems?
I am somewhat confused as I was told by my psychiatrist as well as my GP that I had developed Serotonin Syndrome when switched to Lexepro from Mirt. There was really no reason for him to swap me, and from what I have read and been told they are not contraindicated. BUT SOMETIMES THEY CAN CAUSE SS. Great! All I know is that I thought I was going to die.
I have re-instated to my 4.5mg and phoned the compounding pharmacy who said he can compound the mirt into capsules that will last me 6 weeks, and which I am going to stick with as still don't feel fully stabilised. Is it OK to stay on a dose for nearly 3 months without it causing problems?
I was confused in that I didn't know whether I had an extreme reaction to Lexepro, or whether it was true Serotonin Syndrome. Looked up problems that can occur with extreme reaction to Lexepro and lo and behold "closed end glaucoma" can be a result. Perhaps it has nothing to do with WD and is an independent problem that I have with my right eye, but it pounded and hurt like all get up and go and vision in right eye very blurry.
I'm not offering anyone much support here, just raving on about self with the main intent to make contact with everyone and hope you are doing well.
Thanks for not blaming me, that would have been the worst.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Thanks all for reminding me that my sense of humour has returned (hollow laugh), and I think I am going to go with the molten metal rather than the dead duck for my avatar when I get my new computer. Seems to have a more positive ring to it, and has fond memories of my Dad.
Tom, that was awful what you went though, my goodness gangrene is not pretty and very dangerous glad you got out of that alive.