It has been just over a week since I ran out of drugs. Things are going about as good as can be expected, although there are some issues.
Since I am no longer able to get Paxil (generic name: paroxetine), thanks to the jack booted thugs known as the FDA et al, I am going without. For several years I was able to get medicine from India, via Internet websites, but all the ones I am aware of have been shut down. Since I refuse to participate in the idea that government knows better than either me or my doctor how to treat medical conditions, I cannot get a prescription; and the drug that actually works for me is available here in the "land of the free" only if you kowtow to petty tyrants.
So I am trying to see how bad things are without medicine. So far I am seeing a return to significant bowel issues (I had to skip some events last week because I don't have a bathroom in my SUV) as well as some anxiety related issues. I did quickly realize (once I got a handle on the bowel issues a bit) that I need to relearn how to drive a car. Not the actual controls of the vehicle, but rather how to not go 80-90 MPH when some kick-ass rock comes over the radio.
In addition, I am slightly more "ADD" than when under the paroxetine regime. I always thought I was manic-depressive before my first doctor visit, but the doc said it was anxiety. After self-examination it seems that most of the depression-like symptoms are related more to diet: carbs and sugars are the enemy, making me sleepy. However, the manic stuff is anxiety related (and much fun!). Its just a bit harder to concentrate this week than it was a month ago.
Anyway, if I seem a bit flakey lately, that's why. Other than that, things are going well.