Friday, April 30, 2010

Moody me... :-(

I've been terribly emotional since my surgery. This week it seems to have come to a head. I either want to chew someone's head off or burst into tears - or even both. This is WAY out of character for me - even through 6 pregnancies & horrible monthlies. Its gotten so bad that I started searching for answers after whining about it for a while. It turns out that both the medications I can take (Lyrica & Neurontin) can cause depression, suicidal thoughts, irritability, irrational behavior, etc. In other words, I read the side-effects list & saw my match!

The bad news is that my neuropathy is apparently a bit worse than I thought it was. I cut my finger today - a bit deeper than a paper-cut & never even noticed until I saw that my glove had blood in it. I thought my worst neuropathy problem was my feet/legs burning at night. I guess I was wrong. I called both my local oncologist & my TX one. My local oncologist said to continue the Neurontin at night (only) and to take 1/2 an Ativan in the mornings to see if that quick fix helps. If it does, then he may put me on an anti-depressant for the long run... Or until something happens w/ my neuropathy. My TX oncologist is worried that my neuropathy is bad enough that I can cut my finger & not notice. Her recommendation is acupuncture. I'm probably going to look into that too. If it'll take care of the neuropathy then I won't need ANY of the medications! That would be awesome!

Rachel rolled over from her belly to her back finally earlier this week. The little lazy thing still has issues w/ back to belly, but she can get most of the way. She's also eating like a horse! We're still sticking to bananas since I don't want to overwhelm her system. However, she's eating a "2nd foods" plastic container full of a rice cereal/banana mixture at night plus whatever her keepers give her during the day!

Simon is going to try to do some pottying this weekend. He's having trouble though. He's also having trouble sleeping. We don't know what it is, but sometimes he wakes up in the middle of the night screaming. That's when he ends up sleeping with us. That's miserable for all of us b/c he's very sensitive and restless.


Nancy said...

Hi Erika...sorry to hear about the neuropathy. I didn't experience too much of that...beyond some tingling and numbness. Since completing's definitely better. I think the accupuncture is a great idea...I wish I would have thought of that during my treatment! The Ativan probably isn't a bad idea either...I still have a script for that...and every now and then..I need it.

I can't believe your little one is turning over already! Wasn't it just yesterday that she was born?
Good luck with the potty training! That is the only thing that I don't like about parenting....
Two of my three had "night terrors". It caused them to wake up screaming in the middle of the night. It lasted for a couple of months...and then stopped. It's say the least.
Hang in're doing great!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Erika! Glad to hear your little is is doing great... I just wanted to mention, my little girl went through that same thing, but Dr. houston had said it was growing pains, She's wake up Screaming like a banchey... Scaring the daylight out of all of us! But we gave her vitamins and motrin, and let me tell you it went away. Her legs were just hurting her.. But check out both, that is for sure... Hope one helps!

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