On Open Salon, I have long had a reputation for being compassionate and fairly reasonable for the internet.
Not lately though.
I have had some serious medication issues this past month which had me questioning my sanity or, at least, my spelling.
I switched to a new medication and managed to accidently overdose on it about a month ago. Four days ago, I noticed that my spelling had gone all to hell. Even simple words like “louse” did not look right to me. I posted four times in three days, more than my usual output, because I was monitoring my brain.
On Monday, I went to the on-call quack who told me I had “serotonin syndrome”. The Mayo clinic calls it “life threatening” and lists processing issues. The quack told me to keep taking my old medication and see my good doctor in a week.
So, I went off all my medication.
I have gotten kind of attached to my brain. I have lost too many body parts this past year to tolerate the loss of one more.
My good doctor called me today, wanting to see me. I love this guy. He made the local newspaper last winter when he took two hours to crawl on his hands and knees during an ice storm to attend his patient who was delivering their first child. There was a doctor in attendance at the hospital; he would not have needed to go. He explained that he wanted to share this event with his patient and her family.
A prince of a guy.
He told me that I did not have serotonin syndrome and checked me out for a possible TIA (mini stroke). He explained that I probably had some ADHD (great, a new diagnosis) but explained that almost everyone had a touch of this, the creative individuals being more likely to have it. (Did I tell you I love this man?)
So.I am back on my old medication which will help my ADHD tendencies and am off to see my good friends for the weekend. There will be a Halloween party with a live band, and I have my costume which involves barbeque tools and an apron.
I plan to dance my ass off.
I apologize to anyone I pissed off or otherwise managed to confuse.
I will be back to post on Monday about the progress of the Oregon OS Meet Up.