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The Lounge / Re: Achieved so much today!
« Last post by Pip on January 20, 2018, 08:45:50 PM »
 :biggrin: :bye: :happy0064: :happy0158: :love0003: anim_65 :barman: :g19019: :g02065: :jumping0045: :yourock2: :yay: :party0023: :sanibabymonkey2: :dogwag: :elephantdance: :kittydance: :taz: :banana: :cheerleader2: :t99001: :crazydance: :hailtheking: :lolbig2: :singes15: :singes17: :clangrats: :cool2:

In other words well done
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I need to vent! / You'd think, after 1.5 *decades*...
« Last post by Amanda_George on January 19, 2018, 06:53:10 PM »
Just taken my last Citalopram.

The pharmacy delivered my AP yesterday and said that the manufacturer didn't make lactose free 40mg Citalopram pills any more, even though I've been taking them since 2003 so they delivered only the AP.

I s'pose I'll see how good or bad I feel without any ADs in my system soon!  I'll be able to tell the nurse on Monday how I'm starting to feel without it and not even a hint of reduction, just straight from 40mg to nothing.

I'll just have to make sure I religiously take the multi every morning and use my B12 spray whenever I need it too... it'll be a shock to the system after taking it for so long, but this will show me for definite one way or the other if I still need it or not.

I just wish that the pharmacy had realised by now that I'm a regular customer and I need the AD and AP every month and they'd have known since 2003 that I'm allergic to dairy too!

Ho hum!

 :bash:
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Medication / Stopping Citalopram?
« Last post by Amanda_George on January 19, 2018, 06:01:40 PM »
I've been on the top dose of Citalopram for at least 1.5 decades and since I've been taking the multi and B12 I genuinely don't feel as if I need it any more.

I'm seeing a nurse for my first health check now that I'm 40 on Monday and I'm going to try and remember to ask her to ask my GP about stopping it.

The hubby said I'll prolly have to slowly reduce it instead of just stopping such a big dose which is fine by me, I just want to reduce the amount of meds I'm on is all.

A few months back I reduced the AP by 5mg 'cos I was on the max dose for that too and other than occasionally starting to feel paranoid, which was always the red flag that I was going to get psychotic soon after, I haven't.  I'm reluctant to go any lower on the AP yet, until my head has got used to not being dosed up to the eyeballs again, but since taking the B12 and multivitamin every day I genuinely don't feel depressed any more!

What I might do as the nights get darker after I've totally stopped the AD is to ask for regular B12 jabs as the days get shorter, darker and colder, just to try and stop the SAD before it takes hold of me.

I just don't feel the need to be on the top doses of AD and AP any more!

So, what's the next realistic dose down of Citalopram from my current 40mg dose?  I know you're not medically qualified, just after personal experiences is all   :happy0158:
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Fun Stuff / Re: Keep A Word, Drop A Word, Add A Word
« Last post by Amanda_George on January 19, 2018, 09:23:12 AM »
Church steeple
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Fun Stuff / Re: Keep A Word, Drop A Word, Add A Word
« Last post by acorn on January 19, 2018, 09:16:27 AM »
Church Bell
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The Lounge / Re: Members birthdays
« Last post by Amanda_George on January 15, 2018, 09:26:30 AM »
:bdayballoons: to one day at a time!  Hope you have the best day possible today!
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The Lounge / Re: Achieved so much today!
« Last post by Amanda_George on January 14, 2018, 02:46:49 PM »
Just taken the pup out for part 2 of her walk and the endorphins are kicking in again, thankfully.

Steve and Mitzi are snoring their heads off but this is how it's going to be from now on so that all three of us can get healthier and start loosing weight.

Just needed a little burst of activity for those 10 minutes and I'm sorted for the day now!
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One Step At A Time / Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
« Last post by jali on January 14, 2018, 12:40:03 PM »
Keep at it, Jali!  Bad days are bound to happen 'cos that's just the pooyness of life, but have faith in yourself and confidence in your abilities and you'll get there before you know it!

 :youtheman:

thank you :hug:
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One Step At A Time / Re: fighting depression and getting back in shape
« Last post by Amanda_George on January 13, 2018, 08:51:57 PM »
Keep at it, Jali!  Bad days are bound to happen 'cos that's just the pooyness of life, but have faith in yourself and confidence in your abilities and you'll get there before you know it!

 :youtheman:
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The Lounge / Achieved so much today!
« Last post by Amanda_George on January 13, 2018, 08:38:13 PM »
I'm not posting this to rub anyone's nose in anything, I'm just so proud of myself and if I can have good days then so can you!

I was hoping to finish my JanNoWriMo novel... the official last day is 31st January, I set my unofficial target to be the 14th, I finished it on the 11th and only got through one multipack of J2O as my reward for writing at least 4 chapters a day instead of the two that I bought so I was over the moon with that anyway.

I started beta reading a novel yesterday and finished it with all the feedback this afternoon.

I also managed to redesign the look of my stories 4 children site too and it looks so much better now!  Cleaner, better colours and the image at the top blends into the background now too which I've been struggling with since Andrew (my BIL) made it for me just before Christmas.

I filled out a form that Steve's going to post for me tomorrow.  He's been walking Mitzi for the last 4 days and he's starting to feel the positive hormones coming through now, so he's going to take Mitzi to the postbox to post the letter for me tomorrow.  He said he had to stop once when he went there for me on Tuesday instead of the four times when he went before.  He's been walking the pup up and down the street without getting too tired or out of breath for the last 4 days though, so hopefully he'll make it there and back without stopping tomorrow!  I'm gonna stay in the house while he walks there and back for the first time in over a decade so it's a huge deal that he feels good enough to at least try it on his own and I have every faith in him managing it too!   :happy0158:

He's also feeling proud of himself for only having a bowl of chips and 2 sausage rolls for lunch... he wouldn't have been able to do that even a couple of weeks ago!

Things are going so right for both of us right now and if it can happen for us then it can happen for you too!

Don't give up too soon... positive things are just around the corner for you too!
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