I had my Dr May appointment this morning. The roads were nice and clear, no ice or snow to worry about, so it made the drive downtown nice and easy. The dr changed my sleeping pills to a different one, once I told her about how much trouble I’ve been having sleeping. I’m starting them tonight. I wish I had seen her a couple of weeks ago when I saw that other dr, because when I told her about the whole Suboxone mess, she thought it sounded like what I had was a combination of withdrawal and a return of symptoms that the Suboxone was actually helping minimize. She said that there are a lot of drugs that are currently back ordered in Canada right now. She’s concerned about the time limit that the insurance company set for how long they’ll cover the brand name of the Suboxone. If it’s still on back order when the time is up, what am I going to do?? I obviously can’t stop taking the Suboxone again, we don’t want a repeat of that mess now do we!? So, what am I going to do?? Well, I don’t know. I wonder if I could get like 6 months worth or something during that time period, before it runs out. Hmmm. I don’t know if the pharmacy can/will do that. I’m going to ask Dr Hauptman about that when I see him on the 21st. The other thing we decided to try is to decrease my Abilify. Recently I’ve been playing around with my mouth and moving my tongue around and my lips around, subconsciously. My daughter noticed the other day. She said it almost looks like I’m talking to myself. Well, the dr noticed today and she said it’s a side effect of a couple of my meds. She was quite concerned, as it can lead to random twitching and jerking that you can’t control. Apparently it can become permanent, even if you go off of the medication causing it. She’s glad she caught it now and hopes that going off of the Abilify will help and that I’ll still feel okay. I have to wean off of it very slowly.
When I got home from the dr’s office, my hubby (he’s home Mondays now) and I watched the movie The War For The Planet Of The Apes. It was sad. Entertaining I guess, but sad. After school, I had to drive my daughter to dance. By the time I got home, after picking up my prescriptions, I had to pick my son up from a friend’s house. My hubby and I watched the end of our movie, then I made supper. After supper I picked up my daughter from dance. My hubby is sick, so I drove tonight. When I got home I put my son to bed. Now I’m putting myself to bed. Night All! 💤😴
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