Sunday, 15 July 2012


It's been a looong week. I don't have internet other than on my phone, which is why I haven't been updating. So here is a quick recap;

-Moved in to the apartment, the move went well.
-Bran is on vacation, we got everything unpacked quickly.
-Milo is having some anxiety problems, barking and annoying neighbours.
-We forgot our washing machine hose at Everton Park. Oops..
-Very low on money >.> oops..
-I got the job! Yay!
-School starts on the 30th, still need to figure out classes >.>
-Need a bike.
-Started cymbalta, vertigo attacks went away within ours, now on 60 mg a day.

That's it in a nut shell. It's going to be a busy few weeks of training, on the job training, and starting back at school. We also found out we'll have to move out in a month for the roofers to replace the roof >.> thats a bit bothersome...oh well.

Hope everything is going well in blog land :)

Friday, 6 July 2012

SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome

The crazy "brain zaps", as their called, have been significantly worse today. They have been almost constant, all day long. It does seem to be a common thing in SSRI discontinuation syndrome.  I'm not having a fun time of it. It feel kind of like the electric sensation when you are startled, only every time I move my head!

It's sad though, i've gotten along so well with sertraline. It's too bad such a good drug has this effect when you go off of it. I'm not sure that I want to start cymbalta if coming off anti-depressants is going to be like this each time...

Thursday, 5 July 2012


Another day of random migraineyness. It was about the same time too, around 1 pm and off and on afterward. I didn't have any more coffee, didn't have a tramadol, no extra I assume it's coming off of the sertraline. Blah. Hips were very tender today. I couldn't lay comfortably on my side after about 4:30 am, so it was a rough night.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012


My interview went really well! It's what I thought it was, more of a "here is what we do. If you are able to do it, then here is an application". It involves quite hands on personal care, so it isn't everyone's cup of tea but I don't particularly mind. I do enjoy being able to help someone else one-on-one to live their life independently, so I can deal with the nitty-gritty :).

Today was better than yesterday, only a little bit of migrainey-dizziness. Just after I had my afternoon coffee hit, so i'm wondering if the extra caffeine or sugar had something to do with it. I did have a cookie thing yesterday right before the attack, so maybe sugar. Hips were sore, but otherwise not too bad. It was darn cold though!

I did slip a bit in the bath and hurt my R foot >.> we'll see how it looks tomorrow.

Now I sleep, two days until moving day!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Going off Sertraline

Ugh. I don't know if it's the lowering of the sertraline or if i'm just having an awful day but i've been cold and sore and attacks of vertigo and fatigued all day. I'm not even sure if my words are making sense :/. I hope the job interview goes well tomorrow...

Monday, 2 July 2012

Gp and Fibromyalgia

I am soooo cold :(. I've had a hard time warming up all day. Even with a hot shower and bath, I just can't seem to keep heat...

Met with lovely GP today. She discussed fibro in more detail with me and we decided to switch from sertraline (zoloft) over to duloxetine (cymbalta). It's an SNRI as opposed to an SSRI, and it's meant to help with nerve pain and fibro symptoms along with being an anti-depressant. I don't know how i'll go giving up sertraline's been really great with bringing down anxiety without making me feel like a zombie.

Other than that I baked a whole chicken, my first. It turned out alright. I've also been quite sore, maybe because it's cold? Donno. But wrists hurt too much to type anymore. Goodnight.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Short Stack

Relatively quiet day at home :). Did some packing, bathed the dog, and finished some paperwork. Tomorrow will be a busy day. Goodnight