On being schizophrenic
I went down to Doc on Wednesday.
I had had enough of the pain, the itching and the burning. I had been dosing myself with Nurofen, Solpadine and ordinary Paracetemol. None of them had any effect whatsoever. To say I was pissed off is a massive understatement.
Anyhows he prescribed a tablet. One a day in the late afternoon and I should be grand. I was sceptical but feckit, at this stage I would try anything.
I took one that evening. I waited. I got tired waiting and watched television instead. I then realised that the pain had gone and I was no longer tearing my hair out [literally].
Yesterday morning I woke to discover that the pains and burning were back. I know he said one a day, but fuck that – my body, my rules – I took another tablet. Once again the pain receded and I had a reasonably quiet day. I even went down to the village for a coffee [and chicken for Penny]. That evening I took another and again had a reasonably peaceful evening.
So now I am on two of these marvellous yokes a day. Life is becoming liveable again. What the fuck were these great tablets that worked when everything else had failed? Time to have a chat with Doctor Google. I found them straight away. Apparently they are for the treatment of epilepsy and schizophrenia.
Now I know I don’t have epilepsy.
Is Doc trying to tell me something?
What does your alter ego think?
Is Penny puzzled?
Sounds like a good excuse for double whiskeys.Slainte.
And slainte again.
Sorry. I refuse to talk to me. It’s an old row the origins of which are lost in the mists of time.
The double whiskey sounds like a damned good idea though…..
Trebles all round, I reckon. Ethanol is the great anaesthetic and the great leveller. I hope your pain goes away for good.
It could be that one of your personalities is actually a doctor.
If it works; it works. Go for it Grandad.
As I get older I’m finding that asking myself “what have you got to lose?” is getting much easier to answer.
Please, look at the description of the med if it says that it can make you dependent.
Use as needed – reduce as soon as possible.
These meds are not harmless.
Get better soon!
There’s no mention of dependency, though I know that in theory anyone can addicted to just about anything.
My routine now is to suffer up until midday and then take one. Then another at around six and I’m grand for the evening. When I make these little rules for myself I tend to keep ’em rigidly, such as my little rule of never having a drop of the hard stuff before nine.
Ah, glad you finally got something that works for a change. I was a bit worried you know. Now let’s hope the malady goes into remission (or just goes away) soon so you can get back to your coffee shop.