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I think the Abilify must be working well, because I have been able to stay awake, to read a little for the first time in a year and a half, and my writing is pouring out of me, and I shower more regularly and I get exercise almost every day! I have finished that speech and even written another chapter for Divided Minds to have something new to read to audiences who have largely read the book.
Now the problem is my appetite -- I literally have none and regularly forget to eat. It's even distasteful when I remember I have to. Nothing appeals to me but fruit, though I choke down a llittle cottage cheese once in a while. But usually I subsist on apples and pears and grapes and of those only a few a day...I don't know how long I can keep going like this, esp with all the meds I take, but something in me just doesn't feel the reminder of hunger or the urge to eat...
You'd think that was good, given all the weight I gained on Zyprexa, but I've already lost it all and more (which I admit did make me very happy). But I am almost underweight now. People already say that I'm too thin, but that scale, the BMI (body-mass index) that tests whether you are overweight or not by your height and weight, says I'm just above "underweight" in the "Low but normal" range.
I do buy food at the store, when I go, but even there I can't think of much to buy that I want to eat. I'm a bit afraid because I don't want to drop dead from some med getting built up in my system without food to metabolize or something...Dunno if that can happen but I worry about it. Any advice?Posted by pamwagg at January 22, 2006 05:20 PM