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  1. Wow, that's so fascinating, and fantastic for you. Thank you for sharing, I have been a migraine sufferer since I was 16. I found out a few years ago that I too have the gene mutation, but nothing was ever brought up about migraines. Definitely going to give this a go. I am on day 5 of a hormonal migraine now, and nothing much works, this gives me some hope! Thank you
  2. This is a really good idea. I've been hovering, trying to be social, and my mind is blank. The kids went to their dad's this weekend, so I tried to catch up on some rest, as I'm just so tired of this life. My dog went mental with a storm, so I gave her 150mg of trazodone (prescribed by Vet). It didn't really work, she just sat there looking like she was having a bad trip, ears back, staring at me. I was patting her gently, saying 'its all going to be fine, it's ok, please don't freak out and bite my face off'. Also I forced myself outside (to the porch). I stayed there for about 10mins.
  3. BHAAAHAAHAAA. Siigghhh. Yeah, that's pretty much my modus operandi at the moment. Thanks for your time in replying
  4. sming, how often do you take Oxycodone? I was given some for a migraine, then I hurt a disc in my back, and have been taking it on and off for months. I found, too, that it made multiple problems go away, and after the first two doses that made me tired, I find myself being more motivated, sometimes leave the house and it's fantastic for my sensory issues. The only problem is it's very restricted in Australia, and my GP is having conniptions about prescribing to me all the time, as he will get into trouble with the government. I told my Pdoc but he's in the same boat as the GP.
  5. Oh, wow, this is awesome, went down the internet rabbit hole for about an hour after reading this. Thanks for posting
  6. So, this is pertaining to your limited dosing options with Concerta, there is a HUGE difference between Ritalin IR and Ritalin LA. Same drug, technically same dose, but the results are completely different. LA has a noticeably gentle onset, and a much smoother decrease, with no rebound symptoms (at least in my experience). Also, you can open the LA capsules and micro manage the dose if need be (my son needs 15mg of LA, but we only have 10 and 20mg here, so I get three 20mg capsules, open them up, divide the contents into four, and put the doses into small containers. Mindbogglingly tedious, but the results are worth it). My daughter is having similar dose related problems with Concerta, 27mg is not enough, and 36mg gives her sinus tachycardia. As for the slowing down bit, yeah, I think that's what "normal" is supposed to feel like, but you might be better if you dropped your dose slightly. Good luck
  7. Oh, that's awesome, I'm so happy for you. I could throw out 4 of my med's if it was legal here. All the best
  8. I was going to suggest something like this. I used to smoke, before I had kids. It's illegal here, so I stopped when I got pregnant, and have tried to lead by example (doing the 'right' thing). Since then, 16yrs on, I've tried multiples of every family of happy pill out there, suffered myriad side effects, to no avail. Still have crippling anxiety. It's the only thing that has made me relax, and SHUT MY STUPID BRAIN UP. Honest to god, I'm so sick to death of my head and it's veritable tornado of thoughts.
  9. It just occurred to me that I should have thanked you, so Thankyou!
  10. Thanks everyone. I'm not feeling happy yet, (I'm using it as an add on to my SSRI for anxiety), so I may have to up the dose. Cheers
  11. I've started on 10mg because I'm ridiculously intolerant to most crazy meds. Had a splitting brain ache the first day and nausea. Also take 20mg escitalopram, 25mg sodium valproate and 15mg diazepam. Just stopped taking a low dose of olanzapine which made me happy, but I put on 5kgs in 4 weeks, without excess food intake.
  12. Hi there people, I have recently started on Lurasidone as an add on to my cocktail, and it's keeping me awake. I have read a lot of threads with people saying it knocks them out. Does anyone else find this happening to them, or is it just me. I am THAT person who has unusual reactions to meds. Cheers all y'all (sorry, I'm Australian, but I just love that saying ).
  13. I suffer from migraines, and one time I had a feeling like you described, and I wondered if it was a pain free migraine, all the other symptoms were there. I also suffer from Sensory Processing Disorder, so I pretty much put up with that on a daily basis ( everything is too bright, too loud, too much movement, clothes scratchy etc.). Are these new symptoms for you?
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