This journey of mine has thrown another curve at me. I was doing OK on my meds but still having some anxiety issues so my GP decided to increase them slightly - bad move with hindsight. I must admit I was really keen as I felt that extra "bit" would be enough to make the anxiety manageable and get me back to work.
What the extra "bit" has done is really mess up my sleep... really, really weird dreams when I do sleep and an awful lot of waking up.
Made me extremely photosensitive - I've always burned really easily (fair English skin) and had to take care but I'm burning in the middle of winter with no direct sun, any exposed skin just cooks. Not sure how long this will last for now I'm off those meds - I'm hoping it will reverse to how I was (that was manageable with hats, sunscreen etc.).
I'm now "inbetween" meds which certainly isn't helping but I start the new ones tomorrow evening and it's supposed to help with sleep and only take 2 weeks to begin to work which in itself is much better than the others I've tried. I have a case conference on Mon with my GP and rehab consultant - the plan was to start to return to work in the very near future but as I've changed meds who knows...
I'm struggling with sewing at the moment - I quickly make mistakes which is my cue to stop so a friend suggested beading. I've given it a go and made a dragonfly.
Not sure it's really me as it doesn't touch my soul quite like stitching and quilting do but it's quite methodical and mistakes can be easily fixed. The plan is to attach it to a metal rod and put it in the garden.
Going to have a go at making some Christmas Trees from buttons next (found lots of inspiration on Pinterest) and I do have a passion for buttons.......