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Saturday, September 09, 2006
written by Java Junkie

I wanted to post a little update as I've gotten a couple emails from people wondering if I'm ok and why I haven't posted.

A week ago last Wednesday I had my first appointment with my new doctor (whom I really like and shows great promise to be able to at least help me some anyway.) When my last doctor put me on an SSRI for my CFIDS my sister, a virtual walking medical encyclopedia, informed me that SSRI's have a better success rate in treating CFIDS when coupled with bupropion. When I asked my doctor about this he said he first wanted to ramp up my SSRI dose first to quadruple what I was currently taking because I was taking an extremely low dose. Almost immediately I started experiencing a huge drop in my energy levels, which I guess is normal until your body gets use to the new dose. I found myself needing to nap 3 - 4 times a day. And wouldn't you know it right when that started to wear off Monkey brought home a nice little head and chest cold for Parker and I and Nyquil knocks me on my BUTT and I have a hard time shaking the sleepiness the drug causes but can't sleep w/o it when I have a cold. Unfortunately cold medicines that DON'T cause drowsiness tend to give me heart palpitations and anxiety attacks so they're pretty much out of the question.

So, in a nutshell, for the last week and a half I've pretty much been unconscious. Hopefully I'll start feeling a little more lively in a couple days or so but until then there's really no need to worry - and thank you all for your emails of conern. :)