My bump in the road has had some interesting winds and turns, but I have amazing doctors, I was taught some great things to manage my illness with, and I'm able to ask questions and ask for help. Ironically when medication changes usually weight changes. There is usually a large weight gain when pysch meds change, they effect your metabolism and your hunger levels. Everyone was slightly concerned, but for me I stated happily I would rather be hungry and not loose than be miserable. The other concern is nausea and the possibility of throwing up. Big concern for the WLS patients, but yet again I stated happily that I would rather be nauseous and take nausea meds or pepto to feel like this. All my docs are on board and we are staying in contact and monitoring me. That is all I can do.
To my surprise I've been doing well on the hunger side of the medicine - I haven't had that effect. I have also not had such bad nausea that I couldn't handle. I think since I've had surgery in Jan that I've had more nausea than ever in my life and no lie - I've "thrown up" more in the last 10 months than in my 30 years of life, but I digress - nausea hasn't been that bad. Yay on both accounts!!!!!!! I do believe that if you listen to your body and you treat it right it will treat you right back, so I'm listening, tracking, and keeping an eye on it. Today has been the first day in over 2 weeks that I feel a little clear. The fog is not around...I can think, make decisions.
I'm still not liking large groups of people and a lot of noise so those situations will come in time again. This is par for the course, so I make decisions - stay in a situation to see if I can make it through, leave, or medicate. Medicate is my last option and I'm working with the mindset I can do it! I'm really happy that I am being able to eat on my diet, keep food down, and stay true to both my WLS and my illness. It is not an easy balance, but it is one that I have an amazing support system to conquer.