Last night was another follow up appointment to make sure that my anti-depressant/anti-anxious isn’t making me more depressed/anxious.
*** Note that the ACTUAL doctor has a WONDERFUL sense of humor. The PA is the one I saw previously.***
We’re discussing my dosage and how it’s effecting me, life and everything.
DR: So, how’s it going with the Zoloft?
me: Okay. My OB/GYN suggested bumping up the dose. I didn’t want to do anything without checking with you though.
DR: I think that’s a good idea. What do you think?
me: You know more about this stuff then I do, I’ll think whatever you tell me to think. I have no aversion to bumping up the dosage. If we do that, will it even me out even around my period? I ask because for two weeks out of the month, I feel like I could rip the spine out a man.
DR, putting the mobile cart between me and him while he backs up to the wall: And what side of the two weeks are we on now?
me: You’re okay.
DR: Whew! Okay, well, the max dose on this is 200. If 150 doesn’t change much, we can bump you to 200, if that doesn’t help like we need it to, we’ll look to changing meds.
We also discussed the nightmares, which ends up may be a result of my recent love for diet soda. So I have to suck up the extra calories (or stick with water) to avoid waking up screaming. Can do.
And, after much hampering by Steve and mom, I get my ankle checked out again. (backstory: 13 years ago, I took a nasty spill down some wet stairs and hyper-extended my Achilles tendon. It’s never recovered.)
While I could take a cortizone shot IN THE ANKLE (and of course Steve’s all ‘YEAH!!!!’), there is a good chance that the tendon would rupture. Neither DR or I am ready to make this trade off, so I have to strech the tendon, take motrin when it flares up and make friends with the ice pack.
Oh, and super bonus, the scale in the office is four pounds in my favor.
The nurse was like, “You’re happy with x?”, becuase a) I don’t look like I weigh x b) x is not a favorable number for my height.
“Heck yes I’m happy. I was four pounds heavier at the gym last night.”