In this piece, j beautifully illustrated and painted the night sky, adding “constellations” shaped like the chemical formulas of serotonin, sertraline (zoloft) and duloxetine (cymbalta). I thought it deserved its own entry.
I am still feeling dizzy, nauseous, and fatigued, and don’t know how I would have felt today even if I’d taken the right capsule this morning. Not great, I’m sure. Tapering off Cymbalta is not for the weak. Tomorrow my dad and I are driving up to MHNI to see about this study I might get to do – a double blind of one of the new CGRP drugs. My elementary school friend who is a research nurse there contacted me about it, and she’s been so nice and helpful. She said there is an “open label phase” at the end of where I would be guaranteed to be receiving the drug and not the placebo. I do have to stop taking periactin and my specifically-for-migraine supplements. I doubt I am allowed to blog about my experience with the drug, but I bet I can state the facts of my going.
I am very nervous and excited!