Things are going much better now with the med trial. We lowered the dose, and this has helped tremendously. I'm still not sure if the medicine is helpful or not, but at least I don't have the awful side effects. I'm still struggling a little bit with two side effects, more burning in my hands and extra sensory overload. Those are symptoms that I have anyway, but they are made worse on this medication. Hopefully this side effect will lessen in time.
One thing that the medicine may actually be helping with is brain fog! My head has been much clearer lately. Even when I am crashed out physically and unable to get out of bed, I have been able to think. My thinking isn't at 100%. I wouldn't be able to write any 10 page papers for Bible College like I did in the past, but I am able to think more clearly again. This is wonderful. I had forgotten what a delight it is to be able to think! To read and actually think about what I'm reading. To be able to file papers without feeling like it is a battle to figure it all out. To be able to carry on a conversation and know what is going on. Wow, I could get used to this!