New Medications Are Not Phun

I’m sorry. Life isn’t real fun at the moment.

Right now, I am being absolutely paralyzed by what doctors call akathesia (or mad restlessness), and it’s been going for about three hours now. It’s being caused by my ‘solution’ medication called Latuda (40 mg at the moment, at a crazy-fast build-up pace, in my opinion). The good news is that for the two weeks I’ve been taking it, my mind has been very clear and I’ve even bravely gotten a part-time job. The bad news is obvious. Apparently though, Benedryl can take care of most of this akathesia, so that’s what I’m trying now. In fact, the only reason I’m typing right now instead of going out of my mind is simply trying to focus on something else. But even this is trying…

So I guess what I’m saying is, I apologize for the lack of fun-and-fancy-free worm times. I hope to keep drawing as soon as my body permits it.

And for anyone else going through mental health issues, I’m right there with you. Sometimes the solutions for a broken mind can break other parts of your body before the right solution. But that doesn’t mean you should give up. Keep going, and stay in tune with your doctor, and don’t give in – that’s my plan.