Friday, April 3, 2009

Figuring it all out

I've spent days and days now being completely exhausted. Exhaustion is not fun, but I can handle that. A couple of days ago, I started feeling like I hit a brick wall. I was on the verge of tears pretty constantly, and I just felt like jumping off a bridge. Not literally. That's what was strange. Part of me felt like all that, the other part was still analyzing and trying to figure out what was going on. I knew something just was not right.

Within the last year, I went on a medication for chronic headaches. The doctor and I had figured out that I've had daily headaches for at least the past 15 years. So... I went on this med, I took the pills every night, and the headaches went away after the first two weeks. Eight months or so later, a couple of weeks ago, I ran out of them on a Friday and forgot to pick up my refill. My pharmacy is closed on the weekends.
So... by Monday I realized that my headaches were not back, even though I had stopped taking my headache pills. So I decided to not pick up the refill. Yep, I took myself off of it. And, though I was using it for chronic pain, it's original intended purpose was for depression. So this week, it's all out of my system and I hit a brick wall.

As long as I know the answer, I'm ok... I went to the pharmacy, refilled it, and began taking it again last night. I should have it fully in my system by Monday. In the meantime, I have an understanding of why I feel weepy. And people around me understand, so it's alright.
The picture I chose for today is one taken by dad. His photos always remind me to look for the beauty in life. I'll be back on track here real soon, and I hope to take some gorgeous pictures this weekend!


BrigaBauble said...

I love the photo of your dad's that you chose Robyn. And I love that you're such an honest and open person. Finding solace in an answer is always a good thing :) Looking forward to seeing your new pics!

Avlor said...

(hugs) Rough time! Keep your head up. You will feel better. I've been through long streaks of depression.

Flamingo Junction said...

I'm glad to hear you got back on your meds and are feeling a bit better. LOL...they screw us up when we take them and then they screw us up again if we quit!

Ellen - Max Scent Soy Candles said...

Robyn - So glad you at least now know what the problem is. Hopefully now you'll feel more like yourself. :)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

*hug* Hang in there!

Geoff Schutt said...

"We are thinking all positive energy your way, Robyn," Eleanor says.

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