I went to the psychiatrist. There was this guy in the waiting room who kept fidgeting and sniffing, so when I limped in (I’ve pulled a muscle in my leg) it was awkward. The pdoc was 15 minutes late, as usual but when I went in there were 3 people in there. I felt like I was being ambushed but I comparmentalized and stared at the paper clip on the table. Basically the dose has been upped. It’s at 400mg a day, 200mg in the morning and 200mg in the night but now it is at 800mg a day, 400mg in the morning and 400mg in the evening.
I also got my weight measured, this week is a ‘heavier’ week so I was only a few pounds different than last time. The only cause for concern was my blood pressure was a little low. Systolic pressure for me is 105 which is at the low end of normal but is a big drop from the last few times I had my blood pressure done which is the thing they are most worried about so now my dad is worried I’m going to have a stroke and is at this very moment gone out to buy a blood pressure monitor since they think the medication is the cause and since we’re doubling the medication… Better safe than sorry I guess but I still think it’s a bit of a waste of money. Who knew bipolar disorder was so freaking expensive. I don’t know what my diastolic blood pressure was because I forgot and was more focused on the low blood pressure thing. But it means I might have to go off this medication, everyone huff in annoyance.