So, I haven't been on for a few days because I somehow signed out and couldn't understand why when I came back to read comments I couldn't respond. Missed a grooming appointment for my dog because I had the wrong day. Almost showed up 4 hours early for a workshop except a friend caught me on that one. All within the past 2 days. This is not my usual M.O.
When I wake up, I can barely get out of bed because I am so brain tired. Joint and muscle pain especially in legs but this goes away when I move, especially walk outside. Want to cry at dumb commercials.
On the other hand. I feel like I am more clearly connecting with people. Sort of like something that has been lulled into fake calmness is waking up again. This is what I have longed for...to feel like myself again. So, these withdrawal symptoms are worth it.
Challenge...I am a teacher and starting at a new school this August. I wonder if I will be in better shape by then.
I am now counting out 100 beads from 20 mg. I am 1/2 way there.
Does anyone else find the beads just lying around? What are they sticking to that they seem to appear in random places?
The GABA is helping a lot. I am starting a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program tomorrow also. It is a 6 week class and hope this will get me through the worst part and give me another tool to deal with stress and fibro pain.
I have a question. After one has finished weaning and been off of this med. can one still go through withdrawal symptoms? I was thinking that symptoms occur mostly during the weaning process, but read more and that might not be true.