Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I enjoyed my weekend immensely.

I ended up having the weekend to myself. It was so invigorating, I really started to feel like myself again, and that light at the end of the tunnel, well, it was a lot clearer, especially when I got 8 hours of sleep and no drama!

And then yesterday, DH had his psychiatrist appointment, as soon as he got back from his mom's house. We learned that his Lithium level was only 0.6 and they try to aim for 1.0 (? I could be wrong as to where the decimal point falls, so please let me know if I am and I will change that). Anyhow, it was relatively low, considering how much he had been taking (1500 a day). So the psychiatrist said, "Well, you're a pretty big guy, let's try 300 more and see what happens."

It is very possible that this could be a source of some or all of the instability that has been happening lately. This morning when DH got up, after his first extra dose, he seemed more alert than he had recently. I don't know if it's too early to start seeing results, but I do know that I saw results within the first two days when he first started on the Lithium, so I don't think I'm too far out there if I am hoping that I'm seeing improvement!


Pann said...


We did it!


perphila said...

When is the next pdoc appointment? I hope the gap in time isn't a huge one. I hope the adjustments inmeds helps. I am crossing my fingers. Look at the positive...DH is seeing his pdoc. Don't take that hurdle for granted.

Immi said...

I hope the meds adjustment helps. It's amazing how getting it to the right level can really lift a cloud.