Well, I’ve tried taking an extra Lamotrigine dose in the morning for about a month now, hoping that would take care of the jerk. I seem to invariably start jerking as soon as I get in Sunday School and continue through church. But the extra dose has not stopped them.
I visited our daughter this last weekend and went to church with her. I only jerked a little in Sunday School, but it was a very small class with only a few women in attendance. But, as soon as we got in the large church sanctuary, my shoulder and foot went crazy. So it must be something to do with being in a crowd.
So, if it’s not going to help, there’s no reason to take the extra pill. I cut the extra one out this morning, and I’ll see how I do for the next few weeks. Getting these doses right is like doing a personal Clinical Trial, as I’ve mentioned in the past. You have to try to compare apples to apples and only change one variable at a time. And I’m careful to do that as much as I can.
I have done better with my motivation to exercise, although right now I’m feeling the effects of the Daylight Savings Time time change, so I didn’t feel like exercising yesterday and today. It always takes me a little while to adjust to the different sleep pattern, more so now that I’m older and on meds that I take on a regular schedule than when I was younger and not on meds.