So I started these two new medications and boy do they suck. The Zanaflex (For spasticity) came in 2mg pills. Took it the first day and… nothing. Took it the next morning, waited an hour and… my legs were still stiff. So I did some research and upped my does to 6mg and guess what? It helps! But it still makes me sooooooo tired, almost not worth it, all I did yesterday is sleep. Sometimes it is hard to keep my eyes open! Oh and it is giving me really bad Cotton Mouth!
The Amantadine is meant to help my fatigue, since my neuro does not believe in ridelin or anything else that works, but it is proving to not work. This pill is useless but I take it just in case. Was so hoping for a boost of energy but nope, all I want to do is sleep. Funny, this drug is meant for Parkinsons patients, why is she willing to think outside the box here but not anywhere else?
Amantadin also makes it hard to stay asleep at night. I wake up every few hours and go back to sleep where I experience vivid dreams also thanks to this drug. Though I have not been getting much sleep I feel OK except that my eyes want to shut. I am experimenting with the doses of Zanaflex, maybe 6mg in the am and 4mg later on? I think you can take baclofen with it so I have to try both and just… see what happens. Don’t do that please lol…
Note: My hands are very shaky today.
Other than that just trying to work on the backyard, so hard when you walk like Gumbi… I want to set up a garden so I can have fresh fruit and vegges for juicing and what not. It is going to take lots of time…. but that is what is keeping be sane right now.
Oh the picture above is a photo of everything I put into my body every day, except the needle, that is 3 times a week, plus the actual needle does not get ingested, just the medication inside the needle. But still. You get the point.