Shrink Appointment – New Meds!


Cymbalta 60mg

Cymbalta 60mg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: aripiprazole (Abilify) 2 mg and 5 mg

English: aripiprazole (Abilify) 2 mg and 5 mg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I saw my counsellor yesterday.  It went pretty well.  After that, I saw my psychiatrist.  My counsellor went with me.  She changed my meds.  She added Abilify to my Cymbalta.  Now I’ll be taking 2.5 mg of Abilify and 30 mg of Cymbalta for 10 days, then start taking 5 mg of Abilify and 30 mg of Cymbalta every day.  It’s supposed to give me more “oomph” as my psychiatrist says.  I’ve been waiting for more “oomph” for a long time.  I’ll believe it if it happens.  I’m not expecting much.  I wish I could feel better!  I see her again on Nov. 26.  She wants my mother-in-law to attend our next appointment.  Should be interesting!

While I was waiting to get my prescription filled out, I used the blood pressure machine at the drugstore.  I haven’t checked it in ages.  It’s usually normal.  I checked it a couple of months ago and it was in the “high-normal” range.  This time it was in the high range.  I’ll have to tell my doctor about it the next time I see her, whenever that is.

I wish my daughter would go to her school program.  She’s supposed to go twice a week for a few hours.  She hasn’t made it there once.  She says she can’t sleep at night, and she has anxiety about going.

I’d like to get my BPD group going again.  Everything’s always so up in the air because of my daughter.  I have to take care of me!

– Joyce.

6 responses to “Shrink Appointment – New Meds!

  1. I think you may be pleasantly surprised with the effect of Abilify.

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  2. I have taken Cymbalta before hope they help you feel better ❤ glad your using you "P.L.E.A.S.E." skills too get your blood pressure checked ❤ thanks for sharing sending hugs your way ❤

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  3. I hope the med change works well for you. 🙂

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