Random Observation…

FeaturedRandom Observation…

Observation as I was watching one of the many prescription ads found in all forms of media. Again I mention the side effects make you question if taking the medication is worse than treating. Nevermind, does anyone research what happens when you are taking multiple prescriptions? Do they interact in a way that is worse than intended? Just things I think about when trying to figure out why I make limited progress managing my thyroid, anxiety, depression, insomnia, sleep apnea, and several stomach issues. It does not always work, and I have tremendous success and failure with monitoring my emotional eating, vitamins, and mental health challenges as a whole instead of segmented. But it is a tightrope I would like to have steady, not blowing in the winds of change.

What got me chuckling was thinking far in the future about archaeologists, anthropologists, and other aspects of historians, reviewing tapes of our culture. I can picture it now. The professionals or commentators are going to think we were a bunch of hypochondriacs. We also treat our bodies as if it lived in pieces, not as a whole.

Just a random observation of the life we live right now. Experience and information are ever-changing, accepting, and moving forward is worth the challenge to find your comfort level and place in this amazing world we call home. We are all different in experiences, opinions, religion, faith, education, perception, and health concerns. Striving to live and accept these differences with all is a blessing untold in being at peace instead of conflict.

A couple of ads that personally leave me chuckling, puzzled, and scared for our future overall health, another one that showed natural remedies and medical suggestions.

NEI Psychopharm – Side Effects Commercial – someone has already put together a YouTube presenting the humorous but scary side effects.

CBS New York – Age-Old Remedy Could Spell Relief for IBS – News Article – For me, I found this style of treatment seems to help better than the prescription. But I also drastically changed my diet. Change in diet came after a year of monitoring the foods eaten and the symptoms they triggered.

Trulicity Commercial – The symptoms list is what is scary to me. Some of the symptoms are Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Which means one will probably take another medication for IBS.  

Abilify Antidepressant Add On Treatment – Again, the treatments’ side effects make me concerned, and they do not push too much about seeing a professional assist with depression.  

There are so many, and we see them, just a random observation from a mind that is continuously striving to improve my health.

In looking for these ads, I did find the next piece about why antidepressants and mood stabilizers trigger weight gain. Found it interesting but unsure what to personally change because many of what she suggested, in the end, were aspects that I am not comfortable trying.

Dr. Tracey Marks – Why do you gain weight with antidepressants and mood stabilizers?

Hope this finds everyone well and managing the life changes this pandemic has brought both good and bad.

Side note (September 2020) will post my weekly reviews. My anxiety and depression have not been beneficial to my motivation and energy for September.

Weekly Review 8/17-22/2020

FeaturedWeekly Review 8/17-22/2020

Here we are again, success or failure in my life. Anxiety is still running away my internal thoughts, which has kept my depression slightly escalated. Keep questioning am I doing the right thing. I had goals for this week. Did I succeed?
Well, for anyone interested, I confirmed for myself that my prescriptions and vitamin-mineral mix work. My depression and anxiety were there in full technicolor. What I do see is that they were manageable. For me, painless is that it takes minimal time to talk my way to accept not to worry over the topic on hand. Another mental health symptom of lethargy if that decreases my mix is working. For example, for anxiety, at my new job, the store manager paged two leads and manger into the office just after I walked away from my register. My fear had me placed as being fired. I successfully talked myself down from that thought in a half-hour instead of hours and sometimes days. For me, that was a combination of returning to my vitamins with my prescriptions and returning to reading God’s Word in the morning. It is not as detailed as I was planning for, but at least it was a start that I can still add to it. May do a follow up detailing the vitamins that seem to work.
My vitamins’ journey is personal trial and error, with my doctors giving me a metabolic panel. The bloodwork panel allows me to see where I am limited. Vitamins I have not gotten enough from food are Vitamin B, Vit D, and calcium. We are all different. What will work for one will be different than others. For me, this vitamin-mineral cocktail was created over five to six years, five years of reading Mayo Clinic articles, holistic articles from doctors and scientists, doctor metabolic panels, and balancing emotional symptoms. In determining any life change, one should always speak with their doctor and be aware of what works for you. None of what I suggest is something I am paid to support, just something I have found works for me. Another aspect of being aware is that when I start something is one at a time for a week and monitor symptoms. Success on meds and vitamins. Where to next – work?
Working both jobs is going okay. Financially working sixty hours is helping toward my overall debt. My anxiety is niggling over because I have the energy to do two jobs, but I accomplished so little in downsizing my home and family care when I had just one job. Am I making to big a deal over this, or do I need to look at it? I genuinely need to look at this.
My value and energy seem to come from being in public and providing service to people and occasionally receiving a thank you and good job from customers, co-workers, and management. Is that it because I do not receive if from family. Something to consider as the months go in as I work sixty hours a week. What else was in my list downsizing still moving forward was able to make another Goodwill donation. My anxiety was pushing that it was not enough. When looking through, given the schedule, I have accepted that it is okay is more of a success than making the delivery. Hmm, next was studying the Bible have to say that was, as mentioned prior, not as extensive as I would like. As with Goodwill and downsizing, the fact that I made changes to fit it in is fantastic and wonderful, So all and all it through a lot of personal work through that looks like a tennis match my week was a success.
Everyone keeps walking toward your goals, no matter how small. Our success is just that it is what has us succeeding where we need to be. Emotionally and physically, our lives will look different than someone else.