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Old December 17th, 2005, 01:52 PM
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Over the last couple of weeks I've been having some "brain" problems. Words haven't been coming out right; my writing is worse than usual (if you can believe that) and I have been making some real bad mental errors. Plus I installed a new network in the house and totally screwed it up. Well I went to the neurologist on Thursday and received a call yesterday and found out that I am overdosing on medication. The bad part is that I thought I was feeling much better.

Since I have lost over 50 lbs. The levels are now too high in my system. I guess more is getting to my brain and less in the fat. So I have to cut back. Well, we'll see how this works out.

I guess you have to take all things into consideration.

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Old December 17th, 2005, 02:00 PM
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Sorry about the problems, Mike. Keith's neurologist wanted him to take a larger dose of his med. only fewer times a day. Keith doesn't want to do it. I thnk he's afraid of a reaction, and I don't blame him. He sees the doctor on the 27th, so we'll tell him about the weight loss. Thanks for the heads up.

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Old December 17th, 2005, 03:10 PM
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I always thought weight has something to do with the blood level readings. I think even ten pounds can make a difference. I skipped out on my neurologist appointment on Thursday because I had to work. He is the guy who has me waiting around for up to two hours.
I question what they tell me now and stick to what is working. If more times a day makes Keith feel more regulated then speak up to the doctor. Keiths quality of life is important.
What was the doctors reason for making him take a larger and less frequent dose?
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Old December 17th, 2005, 04:29 PM
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I always thought weight has something to do with the blood level readings
It is truly AMAZING how even small changes in weight can affect your entire bio system.

I was shocked awhile back when I went for some blood work, and my Dr. gave it to me because I had gained 1 1/2 lbs since my last visit, and I told him his reaction was pretty extreme.

Then he showed me the difference in my blood pressure, and pulse rate since my last visit. Just the slight weight gain showed him that I hadn't been excercising as I had been, and as a result there was a negative impact on my body.

Mike... if only the world had half the "brain power" you possess, and half the heart that goes with it... we'd have a MUCH better place to live.

Hope the new med balance keeps you feeling well!!!
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I just wanted to mention that I hope they lower to a level where you are still feeling better, Mike. I normally feel better when it is lower and want to take less than what they say. Lets just switch charts.

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Mike, I never thought of how a weight gain or loss could affect the efficiency or lack therof, of one's medication. Glad you found out what the problem was and can adjust accordingly. Hope you are feeling more like your wonderful self soon!

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Mike, I hope everything evens out for you now.
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Mike hope you get things back on line soon,,,
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Mike.................sure understand the weight loss thing.......I think that's Larry's problem right now........his weight is changing & he's feeling a bit......well.....different.......we're going to call the neuro on Monday & see what he wants to do........

Hope you're feeling better now.........



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I hadn't really thought of it that. It makes sense. Glad they picked up on it and hope the new dose will be just right. Feel better soon.
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Mike, I've always thought you've been pretty smart and didn't even realize, or remember, that you've been on medication.
I think the rise and fall in sugar levels and other carbs, plus inconsistent eating patterns can cause one to feel differently.
I don't know what my internal situation is, but all of a sudden I've been craving the carbs after limiting myself for a long time. I think it has to do with "comfort" food, especially with the stresses at this time of the year. I got back down to the weight I was last year, for this year's cruise-had crept up 5lbs. People have been asking me if I've been LOSING weight.
I finally checked on my scale this morning and I've gained 2 lbs-but my clothes still feel loose. My LARGE pants were way too loose this week

To get back to topic--I'm glad your doctor found the problem and corrected it. You're too valuable to have neurological problems due to a shift in meds.
But, I stick by my point that certain food types can also lead to the unbalancing of a healthy system.
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YEAH..what Kuki said. hope you get to feeling better.
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Thanks Mike,
That explains why my doctor prescribes horse-pills for me, not to mention the 5-pound Tylenols.
I had thought your brain problems stemmed from having 2 heads (looking at your Avitar)

Mike, your wit and spontaneity are topnotch in my book. You are a major reason why many others and myself still frequent this board. Knowingly, I haven’t cruised in 2 years, and have been banned from posting; something is keeping me around and I think you’re a great part of that.
I, for one, thank you and wish you continued success in your recovery.
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Mike, I am sorry to hear that, but luckily you know what to do about it now. Hope you feel better soon
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