Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Bobbles

Posted by fluffy on August 21, 2003, at 12:07:55

In reply to Bobbles fluffy, posted by BarbaraCat on August 21, 2003, at 11:34:12

Hi again Barbara

***For me, (at least this last whirl) the Temazepam was a really great sleep aid, and I've been able to ween off of it now and get a natural nights sleep. I guess that's a good sign, right? But with the upped Lamictal, I'm having significant trouble functioning (not wanting to wake up, forgetfulness, feeling out of it but wired--kinda like being on sudafed)

> The most important ingredient for me is getting enough and the right kind of exercise, 8 hours of sleep before 11pm, very little alcohol, and doing whatever I can possibly do to limit stress like meditate, praying, healthy breathing, hanging out with inspiring teachers and books, mainly lifestyle type things. But I cannot accomplish these healthy endeavors without the support of meds, at least not yet cause I don't know how. Everything is too hard and confusing and pointless when I'm in the grip of disordered chemistry. So, here's the breakdown:

****Miss Barb-cat--I hear you on this. I've been wanting to start an exercise routine for about a month, now. But I've been so weird lately, that I'm too tired to do it, or too sleep deprived and anxious. I really want to get back into my yoga routine--esp. in the mornings. Is any one exercise routine more effective for you? Is aerobic exercise better? I hate running. I only run if someone is chasing me!
>
> Lithium 600mg
> Lamictal 125mg
> thyroid 135mcg
> Natural progesterone and estrogen (you also might want to check your hormone levels at any age)

****So I'm curious about this hormone stuff, too. I have an IUD which releases progestin. I've noticed since I've had it, that I've had some more mood swings. My gynecologist denies this b/c it is only supposed to work locally. When you say natural, do you mean the soy stuff?

I also want to give the fish oil a whirl. I figure that it couldn't hurt to try. And hell--it's natural. It might even help with Acne. Any experience there?

All in all, my life is better now than it was 8 months ago.
A bit of good news--I've gotten my evening teaching job back, which will help with financial stress significantly. Also--I'm going to visit with a big-wig in the art world in my studio about having a show in a major institution. I guess that I'm hoping that I can find some real stability so that I can follow through with this good stuff. I need all of my strength, confidence and concentration.

Thanks for any more input (re: life, supplements, etc.)

You sound well, Barb-cat, and that makes me glad.

Katy


Share
Tweet  

Thread

 

Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.

 

Start a new thread

 
Google
dr-bob.org www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for
in

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:fluffy thread:9730
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20030818/msgs/252762.html