It has come to my attention that not all of the people who follow my blog are doing so for its intended purpose, which is to educate and tell my story of OT.
So let’s clear up some points of interest. First, I was diagnosed with OT in September of 2016. I started having noticeable symptoms in April/May of that year. Second, there is no cure for this disease. The general standard of care is the drug Klonopin. I was started at low doses and currently take 4 mg three times daily. In any package insert or google search you will find the following side effects: drowsiness, dizziness, and possible cognitive degeneration and memory loss. Some folks don’t recognize sarcasm when I was speaking about my job and the possible side effects previously. I currently am stable on these meds with mild improvement of tremors. I have none of the side effects and am doing fine. My doctor has verified this and if any who knows me on a daily basis can tell you that, “you could not tell I was taking anything, that I’m the same person mentally as I always was.” I’d be tested by any and all who would ask. Third and finally, I see a psychiatrist and therapist to help me deal with this “forever” illness. He has me on Zoloft and amitriptyline, that both along with therapy help me deal with this upside down life I now have.
I realize that there are people not on my side when it comes to this life changing illness, but I also know that there are many, many more who are with me. I promise to stay positive in this blog and in life until the end.
Thank you so much for reading and as always have a great day and God bless,