I am fighting a battle within myself. I have been fighting low blood pressure and they have been trying to eliminate sources of the problem within my medications. Some of the main antagonists seem to be my meds from the neurologist which I don’t feel are necessary and are overkill when it comes to being prescribed. I see him in two weeks. He prescribes two meds. I want off at least one of the two. (I decreased the amount of the one because of the low blood pressure and have been doing fine on the lesser amount.) The problem comes in as they are both considered mood stabilizers (albeit generally not considered good ones by themselves.)
So today, I sent an email to my psychiatrist that I wanted off at least one of them and wanted to decrease another psych med again that we were already in the process of reducing due to the hypotension. We’ll see what her response is…could be that she thinks I’m nuts right now. I don’t like feeling so stoned by the meds that I can’t wake up enough to deal with any situation that may arise at my house during the night and I generally am alone there most of the time. I feel pretty freaked out by that right now. Hopefully, she will get that. One of the meds prescribed by my neurologist potentiates the effect of other meds, meaning makes them stronger, and that is feeling like the last thing I need right now.
I am hoping the psychiatrist will support me in wanting to sleep like other people do.