This is the week I started decreasing my anxiety medication. After talking to the nurse practitioner last week I have to go down the tapering route. So on Monday night, I started half of the dosage I have been taking daily for the past few years. To be honest I was a bit worried about it. Going on to the medication was hard. I experienced lots of side effects. Fingers crossed it hasn’t been too bad so far.
On Tuesday morning I did feel quite ill. I felt sick, tired and not 100%. Darren was at home which meant he was in charge of the school run. So I only had to worry about myself and my work. Thankfully the feeling passed quickly. Apart from feeling a little light-headed at certain points of the week, the Tuesday morning sickness is the only side effect I have had. I have another week of this dosage before I need to reduce it again.
Ironically as I’m decreasing my medication Ethan has started to do the thing that contributed to me needing the medication in the first place. He has started his throwing again. He is all out of sorts due to the excitement of Christmas. Very excitable and very unsettled. He is finding the throwing funny again. I’m keeping everything crossed that we will be able to manage this bout of continuous throwing and it will pass quickly.
Apart from that, this week has been nice and normal. I’m no longer helping my friend with the school runs we are walking together. I honestly can’t remember the last time we walked to school together on the school run. I’m hoping covid can leave us alone for a bit and let us have some normal weeks. I say this remembering that both children are close contacts and they are taking daily lateral flow tests!