Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." Genesis 9:13

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Tremors

See below post for a good example of what I mean by having good doctors......

As I wrote we talked today about my tremors. The plan was to give it a little longer, probably until my next appointment, while my doctor researched a drug and I had a little time to get back into using my hand muscles for things like writing. Treating the tremors has a lot of risks because it is introducing a new med into my cranky old body, the meds used to help with tremors are not gentle except one that we know I can't take right now.

Left to my own devices I probably would complain but not treat it. So tonight I started taking my depakote dose. I take 6 pills with 2 of them cracked in half in a pill splitter. I got the lid off and started to pick pills out of the bottle. My hand jerked and pills sprayed across half the room. Depakote are so large and I take so many that my monthly prescription is in 2 bottles; I spilled 3/4 of a bottle, meaning 2 weeks of dirty pills. And I have to hope none are lost because my cats should not eat Depakote, and because it is too expensive to lose.

Guess I'm going to have to face facts.

1 comment:

bipolarlawyercook said...

Ugh. Mine are getting worse, the higher on lithium I go, but not that bad (yet).