SO… since I’ve last been on here, I’ve gone to my primary doctor and had some blood tests done. Technically I have diabetes and my vitamin D level was so low that she was surprised I was standing. So after getting on some medication for both of them, I’ve noticed that the “foggy brain” I was having and trying to treat with psychotropic meds was lifting… especially with taking a ridiculous amount of Vitamin D. So I stopped taking my one med and I’m feeling much better. It had been so long since I had gone to the regular doctor that I was assuming everything that was going on was mental.
This is a great danger to us with mental health disorders. If we, like me, just assume every bad symptom we experience is because of our mental disorder we could be ignoring something very bad physically. So from now on I’m going to be viligent not just with my mental health, but with my physical health as well. I need to be able to rule out physical reasons before I go and treat something with new medication.