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About kittyloaf

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  1. I don't have any friends IRL because of my MI...I go on here and LiveJournal to get my socializing fix. It would likely be different if I could work, at least then people wouldn't find out right away about my mental illness.
  2. Does the hospital you would go to have a patient assistance program? Also are you suicidal? If you are at risk of taking your life you should go to the hospital, you can always figure out what to do about the copay later.
  3. Cymbalta and Effexor are in the same drug class so I would think Cymbalta working for you so well would indicate that Effexor would too. I also have had good luck retrying meds, this is the second time I've been on effexor, second time on Abilify and third time on Wellbutrin although I think the Effexor might have pooped out again on me. Because of that I would be open to retrying Cymbalta if I were you. I have been on Cymbalta in the past and it pooped out on me, that's when my pdoc suggested retrying Effexor. Both drugs helped my anxiety but of course your experience might be different. You are BP so I would be concerned about mania but according to your signature you are on Vraylar, Lamictal, and Geodon so I would hope those would keep you away from mania.
  4. The GP may be unwilling to change meds or adjust dosages if he or she knows you're seeing a pdoc and doesn't have a history with you. I don't know if that would be the case of course. Could you call your pdoc, explain the situation and see if he or she would adjust your meds over the phone? Also, when my pdoc wanted to up my Effexor to 300 mg my insurance refused, saying 225 mg is the maximum recommended dosage. I'm in the US, and I know Canada has a different system so you may not run into this. It's hard to tell if you need more Effexor or if the Effexor quit working. Your pdoc would likely have a better idea.
  5. I'm better!

    Awesome! Great to hear. Abilify has helped me too.
  6. Have you/are you working with your state's Vocational Rehab office? That's something they would do, I believe.
  7. I really relate to this, except for the job offer. I'm a caregiver too. I haven't been able to keep a job for a long time. Anyway, it sounds like you are burning out from caregiving, which is common so don't feel bad. The job would be a way out, but what happens if it turns out you can't work full time or at all? You'll be alone in a strange city. Plus you have to get all new doctors/therapists. To me it's too risky.
  8. Are you on Risperdal? That made me lactate and messed with my periods. When it started messing with my period my pdoc took me off of it.
  9. Judgemental prick at the CVS drive thru

    CVS sucks, I worked there for a while a few years ago. Sorry that happened to you.
  10. The job didn't work out, but I still feel better than I did so I think the wellbutrin is helping. Psych nurse raised the dose to 150mg. She said I looked better (less flat affect I guess)
  11. I feel like I speak in a monotone too. I figure it goes along with my flat affect that is so common with people with schizophrenia and depression.
  12. I'm ok with moving out of state to get a job when I'm done, as long as the job comes with decent health insurance. I looked at the current jobs available and there are a few nearby, though it'll be at least 2 years until I'm done.
  13. I can't work most pharmacy tech jobs anyway since I can't be on my feet for long. So that was a waste, kind of. I don't get disability since I have an inheritance. I'm hoping it would last 2-3 years while I get my master's and hopefully by then I can work. I would have to take out loans since there are no stipends for library science that I know of, but the average salary is almost $50k so I'm sure I could pay it off assuming I can hold a job.
  14. Somewhat. In a way it's good that I won't have to do another prior authorization with insurance but Abilify quit working for me so I wonder will it do the same thing again? But if Latuda is the reason for my night anxiety and it goes away I'll be happy.
  15. I saw psych NP today and she wants me back on Abilify.