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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.





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