Didn’t do a lot over the weekend. Saturday I originally was going to meet up with an online friend for lunch but sadly, she hurt herself moving furniture the night before and had to reschedule. (Hope you’re feeling better, Jennifer!)
So instead, we ran a handful of errands and rented The Help. It was ok but really long. (Seriously it was almost three hours.) Love said the book was better. (But of course that’s usually the case!)
It was a really nice day out so we wanted to try and get a little bit of fresh air, so I looked around for free things to do online. Found out there was an art show near downtown Tampa, so we headed over there. We only walked around for about an hour since Love started to not feel so well, but still, it was nice to get out. We also got some kettle corn which is always a perk to festivals!
Sunday evening, we watched Green Lantern on TV which we both felt was pretty good. Not sure why it got such awful reviews. It was entertaining and pretty funny even at several points. Isn’t that what you should expect from a comic book movie? I mean, I don’t look for deep thinking in a comic book movie, I just look for something to entertain me and I felt it did.
I wasn’t feeling well at all Monday. I’ve actually been feeling really “off” and spacy for over a week now but it was really bad Monday. So I really just couldn’t focus at all or do anything and kinda spent the whole day just fighting to stay awake. I tried to get to bed early but wound up having stomach upset which kept me up, then I couldn’t ironically fall asleep until like 2am. Just a crap day all around.
Love’s Anti-Migraine Medication
So, Love started his double dose last Thursday of the 50mg dose of Topamax. The first week, the neurologist wanted him to take 25mg and then, after that, 50mg. Well, the 25mg dosage didn’t do anything but as soon as he started taking the 50mg, he started having all the common side effects. Things like tingling hands and feet; soda started tasting bad; brain fog; headaches; etc.
I guess a lot of people wind up not making it on the medication because the side effects can be really difficult to manage. But, seems like if you can get through the few weeks-to-possible few months of them, it tends to help a lot of people. And, given that he’s been suffering with this multiple-per-day attacks of dizziness which the neurologist thinks are actually migraines, at this point, he’s willing to try just about anything.
I feel bad though because it’s still so early on and he’s already getting frustrated by the side effects and it feels like it’s been a long time so far even though it’s not even a week. I know he’s a little discouraged.
Yada Yada Yada
That’s about it for now I guess. I’m kinda spacing out writing this and I feel like it’s really random and incohesive enough so I think I’ll stop. I’m starting to wonder what the heck is going on with me lately but that’s another topic for another day.