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Why is my timing always screwed? - helen-louise
Why is my timing always screwed?
If this is disjointed, bear with me. My brain isn't working too well.

Today the itching has been so bad that I decided I can't possibly go on as is. I didn't have a rash for all the months I was on 200 mg of carbamazepine, but I developed one within 6 weeks of increasing the dose. (The usual timescale for such things is 3-8 weeks.) What I wanted to do was keep going at 300 mg and see if the rash went away, but I just can't stand it, and it's too long until the blood test results will be back on Thursday or Friday. I really can't express what it's like to itch, itch, itch the whole time so that concentrating on anything becomes almost impossible.

So today I only took 200 mg. I figured that I'd have a couple of days of relative sanity before severe SAD and inability to use brain came back, which would be enough time for the purpose. I totally forgot about my menstrual cycle. Which would be why I've spent the past couple of hours sitting here reading fanfic on the internet and crying my eyes out.


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Current Mood: sad miserable (also, itchy)

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leback From: leback Date: 6th January 2009 02:52 (UTC) (Link)
*hugs offered*

I really wish there were something I could do to help.
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barakta From: barakta Date: 6th January 2009 09:36 (UTC) (Link)
Gah, how unutterably frustrating!

Would an antihistamine help with the carbamezepine itching or is that too much pills and complex interactions error?

Hope the itching sorts itself out ASAP.
From: artremis Date: 6th January 2009 15:01 (UTC) (Link)
*very gentle non-itchy hugs*
mjl From: mjl Date: 6th January 2009 17:53 (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* (virtual non-itch-irritating ones)
otterylexa From: otterylexa Date: 6th January 2009 18:13 (UTC) (Link)
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