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Re: Ups and Downs of Husband`s Mental Illness

Yes thats not easy at all. @Shaz51  Sorry the meds have that effect for you.  Personally I have always been lucky with that side of things, never been an issue .. either way.  But my husband suffers dreadfully from constipation.  Its very typical with Parkinsons Disease.  Are you on the meds for only a short period as the acidosis resolves, or is it a bit more long term than that? Warm baths can help.

Re: Ups and Downs of Husband`s Mental Illness

@Sherry @Shaz51 

Mr D's OCD is atypical in that he has lots of small things that are time consuming that do not take all day ie will check something for a while but will not go back to it,  intrusive thoughts however can be debilitating - ruminating and getting anxious++ over seemingly trivial things. 

 

Constipation = 😵

It was this med side effect that prompted us to eat healthy. 

Re: Ups and Downs of Husband`s Mental Illness

Are you on the meds for only a short period as the acidosis resolves, or is it a bit more long term than that? --- for long term @Sherry  because of the kidney 

but i don`t mind as long as it helps

Re: Ups and Downs of Husband`s Mental Illness

@Shaz51 

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Re: Ups and Downs of Husband`s Mental Illness

ha ha @Darcy 

a coffee in the morning sometimes makes me goooooo Smiley LOL

Re: Ups and Downs of Husband`s Mental Illness

Ohhh @Darcy , @Sherry , @greenpea , @outlander , @Adge , @Appleblossom , @Dec , @Jacques , @Jay-e , @Sophie1 , @Mrsjones , @Smc 

Badd at the moment , Mr shaz has had it today big time 

He is thinking of taking ng extra meds tonight , trying to encourage but he has he needs a break 

Re: Ups and Downs of Husband`s Mental Illness

Hi @Shaz51  so sorry to hear that Mr Shaz has had a bad day. I know sleep is so important but please urge him to be careful and not take extra medication without consulting his doctor first. I really hope he is able to get some rest. And you too!

 

regards

Whitehawk

Re: Ups and Downs of Husband`s Mental Illness

Hope things settle soon @Shaz51 . I know the twin is determined and does not want to give up.

Re: Ups and Downs of Husband`s Mental Illness

Thank you @Whitehawk xx

At the moment Mr shaz has turned to some computer time 

And I am cooking dinner 

Re: Ups and Downs of Husband`s Mental Illness

That is soo true @Darcy , @Whitehawk 

Very determined my friend and he wont  give in that easy xxxxxx @

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