Thursday, March 19, 2009

its one of those days

This withdrawal (at least I hope that is what it is and not the new med) from Pristiq is killing me... I have had killer headaches for almost 2 weeks, been flu like for days, and NOW am having horrible anxiety and feeling pretty down :(

I took the day for me today. I hate doing that. I always feel guilty missing work but sometimes, you just need a day... to either wallow or re motivate... today I am hoping to do both. Especially since I am traveling tomorrow to see one of my favorite people...
now if only I could decrease the numbness and increase the excitement.

today to help myself I plan to:
take a hot bath with lavender
do yoga
do some art
maybe go for a run or do some cardio
and get all done I need for tomorrow so i can have a relaxing evening.

i want to go back to how amazing i felt when i first started weening off the pristiq

I hope that the effects of zoloft are being masked by this nightmare.

My therapist said that she met with a pristq rep the other day and they totally denied the fact that there are side effects/withdrawal effects.

seeing as everything I have read indicates that Effexor has terrible withdrawals how could this drug not.

Well I am sorry for such a downer post... apparently thinking positive and that I deserve good is very hard for me.

have a good Thursday

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snow Day Maybe??

Well here in PA we are supposed to be getting between 8 and 14 inches of snow. I am ready for sun... and to be able to start running outside and what not (running at all really since I am new to the world of running). But 1 more snow day would be such a delight.

especially one where you can play in the snow... there hasn't been enough snow yet to do that... and I love making snowmen and getting exhausted from playing in snow!

Its been an interesting week on the health front
I saw my new psychiatrist (2nd time seeing him) and we changed medications... no more pristiq!!

I am going to be taking Zoloft... (any in site/experiences welcome) I am still transitioning over... but I am hopeful

I am also on a new sleep medication Trazodone. Not sure how well it is working yet, i am still playing with dosage to get it just right, but the thought of getting some sleep again makes me very happy.

and I am heading into that time of the month. Apparently Zoloft is supposed to help with PMDD (which I don't have at least not diagnosed) so we shall see if things go haywire or not!

Thank you to everyone who reads this, who has gone through this, and who is willing to share and help me. I am really trying hard to feel like me again.

I am going to be starting on a gluten free, dairy free, egg free, sugar free diet soon... might even try some raw food eating.

in other news...
2 of my closest friends got engaged last night. It was so much fun riding around the city taking pictures with them. They are such wonderful people and I wish them only happiness and joy for the rest of life...

and I found out some other fabulous news... but for the time being it must remain a secret!

here's to over a foot of snow...
Happy Sunday