Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It's been awhile

Well, 'm almost hesitant to even post this but I know a lot of the family follows this. What I though was just a sleeping pill they had pescribed, was really an anti-depressant/tranquilizer. Which I know now you are only to be on them for a short amount of time, which I was on that one for around 5 years. So trying to get off of it, has been a scary process.

Last week my mom had to rush me to the E.R. in the middle of the day cause I had been having an annexity attack for almost 48 hours, but it turn out it was withdrawl. I couldn't breath, The only part of my body I could feel was my face. I tried to lay down in the hospital bed, but it just felt like if I laid down, I wouldn't get back up. They did get me an ice pack which seems to help a bit. My blood pressure was threw the roof, and my blood pressure has always been normal.

I was able to finally clam down and quit shaking, but the next late afternoon another one started in. Bad part was my parents where leaving for a cruse in the morning. But I had to go back to the E.R. and do a little fibbing so they would admit me. I had had about 5 hours of sleep the whole week, and I really think that was what brought it on, plus another situation going on, that I really didn't need at the time.

Thankfully the doctor was moving so I got a new one, which we where going to switch anyways cause i didn't care for her. This new one flat out told me I'm not an addict. It was given to me with good intentions just they didn't pull me off of it when they should have and they should have never had me on such a high dose.

I've been getting out and doing a little caching and making some hides. I took our dog Rusty to check on one of my caches the other night.

But they are taking a much more aggressive approach on taking me off this med, which sucks, and I can't wait till it's over.

But that's what I've been up to for the past few weeks.


Corely said...

Travis, I know withdrawals are not fun, mine were from illegal drugs and then alcohol. It does get better with time, I can promise you that, but it will seem like forever first.

Parabola said...

Thanks for the support. This has just been a nightmare. And I've tried to speed up the process but I've found out if I do, it seems to set me back. They just tell me time is what I need and I'm really close to the tail end of it. Plus both sides of the family have been helping us out as much as they can. I don't think I would have made as much ground as I have this fast without them.

But thank you again. :) I do appreciate it.