Last week I asked my GP if I could come off my anti-depressant. He said I could and suggested taking half a tablet a day for 2 weeks and then half a tablet every second day for 2 weeks to wean myself off tem. Currently I take one tablet per day.
I have been wanting to come off them for a while but now that he says it is ok I feel scared.
The tablet is Pristiq and when I googled it there were all these people saying how impossible they were to get off. That's why I generally don't google medical questions!
I'm just back from running in the Mothers Day Classic. It is raising money for breast cancer research which I am obviously in favour of, but I hated it. I don't mean any offence to anyone and I think it would be a good thing for people who are honouring their friend or relative who has passed away but for me personally as a survivor I found it horribly annoying.
I'm planning a trip to America later this year & while I'm away my monthly triptorelin injection will be due. My nurse at the hospital says she can give me the drug and needle to take and a letter for customs and I just need to find a doctor or nurse to give me the injection.
My sister in America has been checking with her GP and it all seems a bit difficult due to me not having insurance and since the drug is part of a trial they're unsure if it would be FDA approved.
Has anyone had any experience with this situation?
Today is Good Friday. Last year I spent Good Friday in hospital after having a mastectomy the previous day.
It is annoying having an anniversary that it linked to Easter as it sort of gives me 2 anniversaries - one based on Easter & one based on the date. Yesterday I kept thinking about what I was doing the equivalent day last year.
So I have a cold. It is a year since I finished chemo so it is of no special importance to have a cold now. But, it is the first time I have been sick since I had cancer.
I don't know quite why, but it is weird and I feel quite bothered. I guess it is because I have gradually getting stronger and fitter and I feel scared now to be feeling ill again. It is not a very severe cold but I have stayed home from work for the past 2 days when in the pre-cancer past I would have soldiered on and gone to work.
I feel confused.