Calling in sick to work, much though it kicked off a good ol’ fashioned shame spiral, did free me up to go to the doctor today.
My doc, who is awesome, was very sympathetic to everything I was going through. She said my blood pressure wasn’t currently at a place where she’d worry, but given that it was high for me we’re going to keep an eye on it. Also given that the BP dropped as soon as I stopped taking my birth control pills, she felt it was wise to stay off them for now and see what happens.
She pulled blood to check my thyroid, just to make sure that’s doing ok. She also increased my psych meds by 25% to see if that will help me through the current wash of emotional fun and games. I’ll go back in three weeks to see how everything’s going.
So that’s the latest on that end. I’ll start taking my extra dose of meds in the evening, just in case it makes me sleepy/zombie-like. Hopefully between that and the weekend I’ll have something resembling a brain when I go to work on Monday.