Day 72: Routine

My morning routine consists of taking the dogs out, taking my medicine and talking to Robert about our plans for the day. I don’t eat breakfast, so after I let the dogs in, I start getting ready for work. There are some days that I would break this routine, especially if I am running late. One important thing that I can’t forget is to take my medicine.

I woke up today, around the same time and took the dogs out. I got our milk out of the fridge, poured it into my glass and opened my pill bottle, then I started talking to Robert who is making his coffee. I drank from my cup and put it down on the counter. I see my pill bottle open but I don’t remember taking my medicine. I looked at Robert and he said don’t take another pill, wait for tomorrow.

Oops.

This is the first time I’ve ever missed(?) a dose. I don’t know what to expect so I read forums and articles online. Robert didn’t seem worried about it but I just want to make sure that I know what to expect. After reading a few articles, looks like I won’t feel anything change if I missed a dose. My medicine should be in my body for the next 36 hours, so if I take my dose tomorrow, I should be good. Whew.

I know I don’t have to worry about anything right now, but I do start thinking about what would happen once I am off my medications. I’ve read that some people have had withdrawal symptoms after a few days of being off their pills. They would have episodes but it will eventually go away. I’ve also read people going back, taking their pills because it was just too hard for them to function. I know my experience might be different from everybody else but this is making me anxious. My medication ends on January, so I guess I will soon find out. I shouldn’t worry much about it, since it is not happening yet, but man, I can’t help it. It doesn’t help that I missed a dose today. I should stop worrying.

Sigh.

I went to work and I feel fine. As I walk in our building, I realized that I left my phone in my car. Oh and I also almost forget to close our garage door. Maybe I am just being forgetful. Well, I think that deserves another blog post.