May 23, 2014 - 10:44 am
I can weed a garden faster than the speed of bullet. Who needs sleep when there are so many books to read? Irritable, you think???
After a year of IV steroids, it is official, I am nutso. The shrinks (I get 2 because I am special and the young one seems afraid of my co-morbities and meds) agreed I have to stay on seroquel.
I am now getting quality sleep and weaning off ativan, which was no longer working anyway. I am reading way less (kind of miss plowing through books). My husband claims I am no longer irritable...well I have my days.
My problem is now figuring out my dosage. Right before chemo, I am down to 25 mg seroquel once a night only. Right after chemo, I am a whirling dervish. The docs say I have to play with the seroquel and go up as needed. Scary for someone who reacts to meds often and badly.
Chemo yesterday and I took 75 mg (doc suggested 100mg, but I am cautious) and I fell asleep, but woke up with my steroid red face very early. I will try 100 mg tonight. Then, in about 2 nights, I will be comatose and weaning way, way down.
Has anyone else ever had this problem? Getting off steroids is not an option because I have a foreign body type of allergic reaction to perjeta and I am on that for as long as it works. Anyone need a garden planted? Lol.