I thought this sunset photo would drive home my point in this posting to always be thankful for your health. I recently took this sunset shot when I was feeling well. Over the past few days, not so much.
Started with my asthma acting up which is nothing too new but I could tell it was a bit worse than usual. From there vomiting on an empty stomach - bile not fun! I started having profuse sweating and my head was fixed in an upright rigid manner. Think about this as if you were forced to look up & slightly to the right. That's how my head was making itself be positioned! Fun, fun!!! Not! Scary is more like it.
In my 30 plus years, I have never ridden an ambulance, but that is now "marked off" the list.
Upon arrival, the docs seemed mystified at first. Then slowly, the pieces seemed to fall into place. I was having side effects from two medicines I have been on for the better part of SEVEN years.
I was stumped, how is this possible, seven years and now these horrendous side effects? Yeah, it is possible & it does happen. Guess who is getting off those two meds ASAP? Me, of course!
These meds include an SSRI antidepressant & seroquel used for me as an off label sleep med. These were just casually thrown at the girl with PTSD and no formula developed to get off them either.
Be careful with psychiatric meds. Even if you are legit clinically depressed or with PTSD, etc. I have long had my issues with mental health treatments here in the US being subpar at best. But, this is just a whole new low.
I guess these doctors feel, "if it ain't broke don't fix it." Maybe so. But I will be thinking twice before taking these kinds of meds in the future. Who would have ever thought this would occur?
I'm going to be seeking more natural methods to treat my conditions with a renewed vigor. If anyone has any thoughts on great natural substances to take, please drop a line in the comments. I'm already planning GABA and l-theanine.
I hope this update post finds my followers well. Health is so important! As I haven't posted in three days, I thought I would update everyone. I'm currently still hospitalized but should be getting out tomorrow.