Archive for ‘Medication’

June 17, 2010

Ugh….i hate side effects!

I’m taking a medication called Cogentin to take care of the side effects I was having with Risperdal….it took care of those s/e, but now I’m having s/e from the s/e medication. lol My vision is horrible! it said it could cause blurriness. I didn’t think it would be this bad. I am done taking it so hopefully it will be out of my system by my birthday party on the 26th. I’m going to be 30!!!

Anyways, I’m just taking the Abilify for now, but the irritability is still there. Not as often but just as intense as before.

Hubby said that he has noticed a difference in my ability to handle stress; that’s a good thing to hear. 🙂 It’s nice when others see and verbally notice the changes.

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June 16, 2010

I was in the hospital…..

this past weekend. I was having stroke like symptoms (slurred speech, headache, nausea).
Man was that scary! My Mom, in-laws and dh were there. It was nice to have people visit. Even though I was on only there 2 days.
Turns out I had an alergic reaction to the medication…Risperidal (Risperidone). I’m the 10% of the population that is alergic. So they put on Cogentin to get rid of the slurred speech symptom, and now I’m having a vision problem from the medication that is supposed to get rid of the first side affects. lol wow that was a mouth full.
June 15, 2010

Bipolar meds sent me to the hospital

this past weekend. I was having stroke like symptoms (slurred speech, headache, nausea).

Man was that scary! My Mom, in-laws and dh were there. It was nice to have people visit. Even though I was on only there 2 days.

Turns out I had an alergic reaction to the medication…Risperidal (Risperidone). I’m the 10% of the population that is alergic. So they put on Cogentin to get rid of the slurred speech symptom, and now I’m having a vision problem from the medication that is supposed to get rid of the first side affects. lol wow that was a mouth full.