Where I hate on Lithium, but groove on my girls.

26 Jan

Im not enjoying 1200 mg a day. I am nauseated, I have a pounding headache and I’m thirsty no matter how much I drink. And I’ve been this way for the last three days.


I just feel BAD. Physically exhausted despite sleeping in (with the radio on for white noise-lord knows what crap I listened to unconsciously) and just plain blech. The headache is the part that’s killing me.

If this lasts, I’ll have some issues with it. But it works. My brain is normal, when it’s not foggy like it’s been lately, useless at work and everywhere else.

It works. So I suck this shit up, and deal.

Taking both girls on their own excursions today didn’t help. I’m bloody exhausted.

Moving on….




Ros was going to get a much needed haircut, but she refused to sit still. I’m sure having the toy section right outside of the cheap hair place in Wal-Mart didn’t have a thing to do with it. Vivian needs the haircut more anyway-she has the dreaded lady mullet.
She’s got the dreaded mother as well…
The great thing about tiring them out is that at bedtime there are no battles. Just sweet, blissful silence. Can you hear it? It’s absolutely lovely. I have an open beer downstairs, and I’m nearly finished Francis’ blanket. Things are good, ignoring the ick.
Oh, and some silly cooze actually HIT ME WITH HER CAR as I walked ON A GREEN light with Vivian and a friend. HIT ME. I had to scream blue murder before she noticed, since apparently, HITTING SOMETHING is no indication. Then she tried to act like it was the sun-which I would have believed had she not been wearing sunglasses.
Seriously. And y’all wonder why I refuse to ever learn to drive, and think cars are the tools of evil. It’s because everyone seems to forget they could KILL ME when they’re paying more attention to what’s in a store window.
I mean really….

10 Responses to “Where I hate on Lithium, but groove on my girls.”

  1. slouching mom January 26, 2008 at 10:44 pm #

    I love that cranky picture at the end! Love it!

    And thank God for the evening silence. Nothing better.

  2. radical mama January 26, 2008 at 10:48 pm #

    Someone hit you? WTF? That’s ridiculous! I am glad you’re okay!

  3. cat January 26, 2008 at 11:21 pm #

    Sorry to hear about the headaches and drug adjustments, may it be only that and thing settle down after awhile. Agreed that nighttime silence, golden.

    I love how you just slip in that you were hit by a car, um hello! hit by a car! I don’t drive either, anymore.

  4. Sara January 26, 2008 at 11:35 pm #

    Hey girl, hang in there.

    I’m taking a boat load of lithium too (1350mg) and the up in dosage made me sick at first as well. Oddly enough the capsules were much harder on me than the tablets are. Just make sure you don’t take it on an empty stomach, I’ve lost mine a few times doing that, and I have found I do better if I eat a little something, take it, then eat a little something afterwards. Not that you ask or anything lol.

    So glad you weren’t hurt by the idiot who can’t drive. That really sounds scary.

  5. jen January 27, 2008 at 1:30 am #

    you know you are heroic, right?

  6. mercurial scribe January 27, 2008 at 5:49 am #

    Hope the side effects mellow out some, but at least you are thinking clearly. Tit for tat is not a fair trade but one that must be made…

    Why is it that there are so many f***ing idiots on the road who seriously don’t know how to drive?! Please tell me you kicked her car or something… can you tell I’m trying to assuage my own frustration vicariously?

    Diggin’ the mullet. Had to tease Husband about his before he finally set up an appointment! LOL.

  7. Julie Pippert January 27, 2008 at 12:32 pm #

    Sorry about the medicine problems. And the rude drivers, but oh how i enjoyed the photos.

  8. Nat January 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm #

    Still can’t believe that lady almost hit us. Seriously. That was stupid.

  9. thordora January 27, 2008 at 1:38 pm #

    No almost about it. She WAS hitting me.

  10. Nat January 27, 2008 at 9:46 pm #

    Then you shoulda hit back! :p haha Maybe she’d be more careful if the last pedestrian she hit dented her hood with her fist. 😉

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