I have been told about a really useful new App that has been available in Germany for some time and is now here in the UK The App is called MyTherapy and is available to download for free to help manage medication and treatment, by reminding you to take medication and recording activity and other […]
Well the start of a new year (2016) deserves a blog post. The evidence is here to show that I had over done it towards the end of last year – I have had flu for the past 10 days and currently have a bad chest, don’t want to say chest infection. So if I […]
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Wow, it has been a month and quite a bit has happened. A month ago, I blogged that I recognised I was stuck in a cycle with anxiety feeding IBS feeding anxiety, which was at the least hindering my recovery. So I have had a string of appointments over the past month, which included, GP, […]
Sorry everyone – bowel talk! So I have now worked out that my bowel control problems are not necessarily a symptom of my Ulcerative Colitis, (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) and have now been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
I have been taking 150mg of Trazodone at night for a week now, the good news is my head / mental health seems to be a lot better, I feel less anxious and depressed. BUT I am suffering with aching joints, particularly my knees and back, find it difficult to physically get out of bed […]
Here is an update on my medication, therapy and what I am trying to do to manage my colitis and anxiety: Medication The medication I take of Trazodone, Pregabalin and Asacol Mesalazine tablets are working for me so I will continue with them Therapy I am attending Solution Focused Brief Therapy every two weeks and […]
I have been on Trazodone 150mg for a week now. Firstly Trazodone has stopped the awful side effects I was getting from Duloxetine withdrawal – which is great because the nightmares, dizziness, brain zaps and sleep problems where getting to much. So lesson learnt is always do what the doctor tells you
I don’t know whether I am making a big mistake but I am trying to come off Duloxetine (Cymbalta). I have not taken Duloxetine for 5 days now, having slowly reduced my dosage over three weeks Very difficult to explain, but got regular sounds in my head, like a camera shutter and sort of pressure […]
I had my appointment with the Psychiatrist on the 19th December and we reviewed my medication. I was taking: 100mg, three times a day of Pregablin (Lyrica) and 90mg, once a day of Duloxetine (Cymbalta) Apparently whilst a low dose of Duloxetine can help anxiety, a higher dose (ie 90mg) can increase anxiety!