Woke at 4am having weird dreams and then could not fall back to sleep. So here I sit drinking coffee. Sucks because this is my long day. I teach until 7 pm. Ugh. I also woke with a headache.
Down to 1.75 tsps at each dose. I had been back up to 4-5 tsps so in 2 weeks or so I cut back pretty damn hard. I actually feel fine. So far this taper going better than last time. Following Ianzombie's suggestions. Once I get low on dose I will spread the intervals until I step off. My pain has been pretty good thankfully.
Practice was crazy yesterday. 32 inpatients, 29 outpatients in morning, 2 more consults for lunch, and wrapped things up 30 more outpatients in the afternoon. And so many of them were not just easy follow ups but sick, sick people. Admitted 3 out of office. I love practice but very grateful that I don't do daily anymore. The pace sucks.
I then met up with a student I have mentored. He is graduating in a few months from another university and already has job offers and wanted help deciding. Told him to hold out for what he wants. Money is nice but if you don't love what you do it will be a long, long crappy life. He hugged me and told him everyone has been telling him to hold out for the money and only his mother and I told him to chase his dreams. I love this part of my role. I had him in practice with me for about 1 year. Very cool to see him leave the nest.
I got home late but still went for 4 mile walk. My weight is coming off. Slow but steady since no Benadryl and no Cymbalta. Totally happy about this. Notice my appetite is much, much less.
Looks like my blood sugar up and I do have gastroparesis. Need to be scoped. Have not vomited since the weekend though. We will see.
Hope everyone is doing better. Beach, how are you feeling today? Any sleep last night?
GDW, how is the anxiety?
Kitts, how are you feeling too?
Mel, I have been keeping up with your thread. Hang tough my friend.
Sleepy, my heart aches for you. You are in my prayers.
Love to all.