This was given to me for sleeping problems by my doctor 2 >25mg at bedtime for 3 weeks
I see that its used to treat schizophrenia....
Is this common???
and thanks for your inputs on the Q. of xanax dtox....
was told to go back to my normal dosage till the paxil is in my system...
your opinions appreciated...
I have got things dialed in a little better now, since our last update elsewhere.
Doing better. Back still giving me some hell. Started up working again. Got back into management again. I am the leader of a software developement support team. Even though I don't have the "paperwork" for the software part. They hired me on the premise of my resume and last position in Tokyo being a Country Manager. So that was NICE, especially up here in this region. Not too many high level positions. I started Monday, so I am still new to it. Once again, I am 28, and everyone that works for me is like 10yrs. my senior. No biggie, just the same as last time though. I am having fun so far.
On the other issues. They sort of fell into suit also when that came about, and I started to get a handle on my meds and everything.
I am still having a hard time with my Mom passing away, and my Uncle right after. Although I am dealing with it better now. My Grandparents are going to wait a bit to have the service for my uncle. He was cremated, and he wanted his ashes to be spread in Sedona, Arizona. So I will be taking another trip west whenever they set it up.
I hope things are going well for you. I could drive about an hour and say I was in YOUR neck of the woods, actually country. I think I am a TAD bit east of you even if I do drive over into Canada.
I also hope things are getting for your MIL. From your posts it seams like she is following the program and is getting it together. That is so nice to hear. I remember when you all were in the mits of it. I for one was unsure how that all was going to work out. It is so nice to hear now that it has, and relatively well and painless at that.
Congrats on your sobriety as well. I know you have to have passed the 7th month by now.
Keep in touch,
PS. If there is anybody who had an excuse to use the stress in their life to cause them to relapse, it was you. You have held strong and that shows a lot of character.
Not only did you hold strong. You kept positive throughout, including helping people here. And keeping a tight ship at home.
You have come a long way Buddy and it shows. I for one commend you. I hope you do the same for yourself. You definetely deserve it.
Well Chezz, what a pleasant way to start my day.....reading those posts!!!
I'm so happy about your new job; and in general taking some huge strides with respect to all of your tough times as of late.
I can just tell from the tone of your posts, you've come a long way!!! My grief counsellar used to tell me(before he died last July), 'Don't rush the grieving process, and be kind to yourself'
I pass those words on to you my friend!!
You know Chezz, i have to tell you, your situation with tragically losing your mom and uncle(plus the "other" factors), and in turn the escalation of meds.........brought it all "home" to me again(as it was a replay of what I'd done); and watching it unfold, somehow just added to my resolve of staying clean.
I guess nobody can tell us meds won't take the pain from heartache away............unfortunately, we have to find that out for ourselves, as we chase that oh-so temporary numb!
As I've recently passed the 1 year anniversay of my mom, best buddy, and grandmas' deaths, i can relay to you, that it does improve(sure there are some bad days).........
Now if we could just get your back fixed.........Discotomy/Laminectomy time ???
Yes my MIL is really quite a remarkable story(I know Peaz, it hasn't all been remarkable), reaching 5 months clean from cocaine, vikes, and xanax today!!! Not only is it a turnaround from 25 some-odd years using........but a turnaround in her attitude to life. She keeps telling me that she ****** up her first 50 years, and wants to do the next 50 "right" (hopefully though, the next 50 won't all be in my house....HA)
And you are right about just passing 7 months clean for me....but hey, i've got it easy, as Peazy continues plowing the trail for me(and others).....it'll be 15 months for her on the 7th!!!
I'm also real pleased to see you posting here again.........as you have a knack for lifting peoples' spirits!!!
(yes, we're still about an 11 hour drive west, from your new locale)
The one thing that I did learn was that I definetely had to make some changes in my life to accomodate the ability to be able to grieve in peace. That meant taking care of myself, my responsibilities, and most of all taking my meds properly, as Rxed. I have done all of those things.
This has made it so MUCHHHHHHHH easier to be able to grieve, and still get my life back together, without creating little "mini crisis's" along the way. I haven't had a problem with my meds since. I take them as Rxed and never mess up. It makes a big difference in my attitude, as well as not having to worry about running out before my next Rx, ect. and all the other bs that goes along with it.
Hope everything is going well for you in the North,
Hi guys---Hope you're both doin' well. I was thinkin' all of our "crew" should do something to celebrate our year anniversary of meeting here...You two, Bill, Pix, and who else? I know there's probably a couple more I'm forgetting. Just think of all we've shared since then!! It would be interesting to go into the archives and pull a few key posts from each of us, just to kinda show how each of us has grown. We'll get Pix to do that--she's a cutter/paster extraordinaire. I thought we could all get together at perc's hot tub--whaddaya say??? It'll just be for a week or so, percs; nothing NEAR as long as your MIL.....Har de har har. (I can hear you gritting your teeth from where I'm sitting...) WHAT?? You think you and your wife should have some privacy?? Jeez......
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