Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Med Trial, Part Three

I stopped taking my new med today. It was a last minute decision. I woke up this morning and decided that I didn't want to do it any more. I've had enough! The sensory overload side effect hasn't been getting any better, and for the past few days it has actually been worse. If the medicine was going to be helpful, I should have noticed it by now.

At first we thought the med might be helping with brain fog/cognitive difficulties, but for the past 3 or 4 days I have actually had more trouble than normal with brain fog. The "better brain days" that I was having must have been for some other reason. Maybe I was sleeping better and had less alpha intrusions during my sleep. Maybe my brain was just getting more blood flow and oxygen. Maybe my symptoms were just cycling. Who knows. There are so many variables, and so many little things that can have a huge effect on my symptoms.

All we know now is that if the med was helping, it wasn't doing much, and we do know that it has caused an increase in sensory overload. Normal sounds are overwhelming and actually painful. I'm tired of having to stay in my bedroom to keep away from noises. I'd rather be with my family and be brain fogged than have to hide away and be able to think more clearly.

I am done with med trials for a while. I need a break. I'm ready for "normal" life, such as it is. :)

1 comment:

emily said...

Sorry that this med didn't work for you. Med trials can be so frustrating and so draining and sometimes a break is a much needed thing. The sensory overload side effect sounds pretty miserable. That would mean that TV (with your free cable) would be pretty hard to take! :)

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