Flay the Skin

Yesterday was the first time I forgot to take a dose of RO5185426. My Friday afternoon dose. I woke up this morning at 4 (like usual) to take my dose, and the box on the pill caddy for "Friday PM" still had the dose in it. My heart sank to the bottom of the Earth. Yesterday I got home from work, got caught up on a couple e mails, took a shower, then headed out to meet up with a couple friends for happy hour. I completely left without the dose.

I can't believe I did that. I'm sure it's not a problem, I mean Dr. T has even suggested I stop taking it for a week or so when I was going through the pink eye phase, so I'm guessing the absence of one dose isn't going to be the end of the world.

Another factor (I may have discussed this already) is that I recently started taking a medication to control anxiety. I kept being overcome with feeling like I wanted to flay the skin off my body, then sprint in any direction. This medication is definitely helping with that feeling, but it's really fucking with my memory. I have to make a choice between having the anxiety and clear memories, or having (very) foggy memories and a reprieve of the anxiety. For now, I'll take the reprieve, but I know this'll get old after a while, at which point I'll probably go back to anxiety.

Anyway, another thing that may have added to forgetting the dose would be this anti anxiety medication I've recently started taking. I was having some real issues with anxiety and started on this medication that is having some significant impact on my memory.

I'm test riding a bike for Jeannine today at 11 in Lynnwood. Then I'll probably come home and take a nap. Life is hard, just kidding :)