• 2015,  depression,  doctors,  friends,  Self-Care,  Sertraline,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    It’s generally been a terrrible week but there have been a few good moments and I’ve had a great day today despite a few moments of anxiety (new people, train faffing) I’ve had three days of antibiotics (nitrofurantoin 100mg x 2 daily) for a UTI. And I ended up feeling physically appalling. Sick, dizzy and yucky on top of the usual UTI symptoms.  Finished those yesterday and feel better today which sort of proves the theory that I’ve had for a while that nitrofurantoin makes me nauseaous. As UTIs can make me feel sick it’s been hard to tell.  I’m not 100% right yet. I had a whole night of…

  • 2013,  anaemia,  antibiotics,  doctors,  meds,  Uncategorized,  UTI

    Random Bullet Points of Health Related Life

    ♥ I still don’t have my new wheelchair cushion. I had my fitting appt at wheelchair services but that was the worlds biggest waste of time because they didn’t have it. The story is a bit more complicated then that and totally ridiculous as well as very badly handled. I made a complaint to PALS about that. It made me feel better if nothing else. ♥ I was diagnosed with anaemia about ten days ago. It was borderline but based on symptoms I’m being treated with ferrous fumarate (prescription strength iron supplements) three times a day for 8 weeks. I keep wanting to call it ferocious fumarate. Sophie said when…

  • depression,  doctors,  friends,  Uncategorized

    >An Explanation for my Absence

    >For the past few weeks I’ve been really struggling with my depression.  Partially I think because I’ve not been getting out and doing stuff as much as I usually would for various reasons.  Thursday was a particularly bad day although I did get out for coffee with a friend (although not coffee as I don’t drink that or tea).  I’ve been finding that I can get out and do stuff, make it to appointments and the like but the energy and motivation to do stuff at home has been severely lacking and lots of things have slipped – like this blog. So on Thursday I came to a decision and…

  • antibiotics,  doctors,  meds,  naidex,  Uncategorized,  UTI

    >You know you’ve got a bad UTI when…

    >I’m slowly getting over this UTI.  I am however on my second type of antibiotics for it. I was put on Nitrofurantoin on Friday. 100mg x 4 daily for five days.  Normally people are given 50mg x 4 for three days but I warranted a double dose and extra days due to my history.  You know it’s a bad UTI when the doctor takes one look at the sample and goes “yeah you’ve got a UTI my love” before he’s even stuck a test strip in it. Also, how fast did that strip change colours?! By Monday lunch time I still felt absolutely shit and that was after 3 days…