It’s been 1 year since I was hospitalized and over 1 yr and a half since Emma was born. Spain was so refreshing. I miss Europe and I missed traveling. We hadn’t traveled internationally since before the pandemic. It was challenging with two little ones… especially carrying the strollers up hills on cobblestone streets. And having them sit with us through the many restaurants we sat at to enjoy the delicious food. All in all it was amazing. I would do it all over again. Also, I am no longer taking night medication and am decreasing the day dose.
I spoke to the Argentine psychiatrist today who recommends I start taking a sleeping aid for my issues to stay asleep. I fall asleep easily but struggle to stay asleep during the night. I wake up frequently and can’t fall back asleep as of 3, 4 or 5 am. My days are overall okay but I am exhausted by 5 or 6 pm. He recommends I take Promethazine. I reached out to my local psychiatrist Ryan who says that one is an antihistamine and prescribes Vistaril instead. So I will give that a try. The good news is that I don’t have to take it daily. I can choose to take it on nights I want a good night’s sleep.
Other than that, I’ve been feeling overall well and haven’t had a down episode since February. It’s been the longest stretch without one so I’m feeling hopeful. Are they gone for good?