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Thursday, April 14, 2011

O. K. I’m feeling really good now. I haven’t been blogging in a while because I was having and hosting a long running pity party for myself. I guess even at my age my mother still has influence over me. She always said if you can’t say anything good keep your mouth shut!
Today I feel good.
I did something really stupid a few months back... December 16th to be exact, I decided to take myself off all my medication. It wasn’t really a planned decision, 12/16 was the first day of my Xmas break and I just forgot to take my meds the first 3 days. You know how it is when you are not in a routine. Well I felt pretty good after not taking my meds for 3 days so I just kept it going. I decided that I would give myself a few months off and then have some lab work done and reevaluate my health. I just came back from the Dr. She agreed with me that I was stupid for having done this. But… on the plus side, we both came to the conclusion that I no longer need several of my medications.
1. I no longer need cholesterol medication. Even though I have not taken anything my cholesterol levels have gone down to an almost healthy level. I can attribute that to the fact that my eating habits have changed since I have been on SP.
2. I no longer need my blood pressure medication. I attribute this to the fact that I have learned several things on SP including how to relax and relieve stress when needed.
3. I no longer need my anti depressants. I have been on them for so long I can’t remember. But while I was on antidepressants, I found that I had no feelings whatsoever. Now, as I told my Dr. I have good days and I have some not so good days, but doesn’t everybody? Now at least I know that I do have feelings and I can manage the bad days by exercising, and talking to my SP buddies to relieve the bad feelings. Also by having adopted a healthier lifestyle, I now go out more often, I interact with new friends & finding my way back to church have helped me more that I can say.
4. One thing we both agreed on is that I should go back on my thyroid medication. I have been feeling quite sluggish and tired these last few weeks, and my not being able to lose weight even though I seemed to be doing everything else right was getting very frustrating. I hope this will help.
I started out this blog by telling you about my pity party and that was because I was feeling very confused about my feelings & new relationship with Mr. Too Good to be true. Just this week I joined a support group called Divorce Care. You can look it up on divorcecare.com. I found a group of very caring people that I have so much in common with. And it only took one meeting for me to realize that I am just not ready for any other relationship right now. I can see that I have to feel completely mentally and spiritually healed and learn to be happy by myself before I can begin to even think about having another relationship.
Thanks again Spark Buddies for all your care and support and goodies and positive comments on my page. I love you all. I feel like I’m finally on a path to recovery and I owe it all to you. God Bless you all!
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    Wow! Even though you made the decision to stop taking your meds (for whatever reasons), the end result is that your perseverance with SparkPeople has resulted in your not needing some of the medications that you had been taking. What a revelation! I am so happy for you, and I know that your upward climb has been difficult, but you are moving upward and forward. That's what counts!! emoticon . You are wise to have decided to stay off of the "Love Boat" for the time being. There are many of us who should make that decision, but don't and wind up with disastrous results. You will know when the time is right.

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    3270 days ago
    Wow, thats so awesome that you able to get off all of those meds even if you still have to take one-you have made so much progress. Good for you for recognizing that you are not ready for a relationship! emoticon
    3274 days ago
    Wow, that's wonderful progress! I'm so happy for you. Love, Jodee
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    3275 days ago
    Great blog. Glad to know you are doing better. It sounds like you have got it going on.

    I am proud of you. emoticon You can do it, and you are doing it.

    Congrats and blessings,
    3275 days ago
    fantastic news! hope the doctor is in a better humour next time you meet!
    3275 days ago
    Great job with the meds! I got rid of my BP and they cut the cholesterol in 1/2....but NO ONE......and I mean NO ONE.....takes my anti-depressants away! I've tried that before and it is a HUGE mistake for me!

    You're doing great.......and a pity party every once in a while is a necessity!

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    p.s. - I agree with the divorce care group.....take your time!
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    Congratulations on getting off some of your meds and finding a great support group!

    I've been there with the antidepressants and had the same experience with a lack of feelings. I've found that exercise is a much more effective antidepressant for me.

    Once your thyroid is in good shape you'll feel less fatigued, have less down days and lose weight easier. It controls so much! I'm hypothyroid and thought that I might be able to grow out of taking the meds too, but my doctor explained that's not how the thyroid works. I read a great book you may be interested in. It's a little preachy, but there's a lot of great info in it too: Living Well with Hypothyroidism, by Mary Shomon.
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  • LEASIM1231
    Good to hear about the medications! I agree that it is probably good to go back on thyroid. That is something that just doesn't changed based on lifestyle/eating/etc. My mom has been on medications for her thyroid since my brother was born (24 years ago). I hope it will help you with your weightloss!
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  • CAZ5346
    Nice blog. I am so glad you are feeling better about life in general.


    3275 days ago
    You know you're headed in the right direction when you can get off meds!
    Happy Sparking,
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  • FEISTY1949
    Great news about meds!!
    3275 days ago
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