Saturday, September 12, 2009

Noticing in other posts

Wow this is a good way to chart sickness! I was sick back in November of 08. I was really sick with high fever, chills and sore throat about a week ago, for three solid days. The fever was so bad, I stripped down, laid under a blanket cause i was cold but sweating, and in 15 minutes my sheets were soaked - had to move down to a dry spot on the bed!!! I know gross, right? That was the pits. Feeling really good now. Dad gave me some of this pomegranate antioxidant supplement capsule that was really cheap only 6 dollars and I think that it works...haven't taken it religiously, but I think it does work.

I'm 30 and trying to be better in life with my diet, my intuitive nature, my ideals, my finances, and my health. Here's to the 30's!!!! They will be the beginning of a healthy adult life! I don't even think about my 20's much, didn't like about 35% of much confusion about life and what to do. I remember I was so bummed on my 21st birthday, was with friends but it was just BLAH and now I have a great husband, son, good life.

RLS and Celexa, RLS and SSRI's

Hello all.

Tonight I decided to taper off of my Celexa. I've been on it for oh about 10 years now, and though it has pretty much cured my despression, I have reason to believe it is actually CAUSING my RLS - Restless Leg Syndrome. I began taking the Celexa my Junior Year of college 2000, and my restless legs syndrome started sometime after that, within a year. NOW, keep in mind, I WAS prescribed a drug called Remeron because of my insomnia, within that time as well. The remeron, prescribed by a very well meaning doctor, was suppose to treat depression and the insomnia. Well, as we increased the dosage, it actually caused the RLS!!! I remember on Spring Break of 2001, I was in Florida with my roomie and friends and I was up crying one night because my legs were just going nuts! It was as if I had to run run run and never stop it was an uncontrolable feeling; on top of that, I truly think it was giving me weight gain and lethargy feelings as well...either that or I didn't get any rest on the trip at night so I felt bad during the day.

So here I am, almost 10 years later, still on the Celexa for the depression. I had considered tapering off slowly and so now I'm doing it. I'm going to take .75 of my pill for a week or two, then go down to .5, then .25, then .25 every other day, then nothing...and meanwhile I'm going to pump myself full of the good stuff - good nutrition, plenty of iron, minerals, vitamins. Lots of water, throughout because my bladder is weak too! I really hopes this works.

The hypothesis: Celexa or a grouping of Celexa and Remeron caused my RLS
The hopeful result: I will be free of taking BOTH the Celexa and the Mirapex(for the RLS) and also lose more weight!!! Drug free for GOOD...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Maybe Later

I just asked Kale if he wanted to go see the Elephant Rocks and walk on them...he said, "Maybe Later" in his cute little 2 year old voice. He has his sunglasses on right now. They are bright purple with orange lenses. I have the day off. Adriene is back at school. I have to end this cause Kale is wanting something...

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Newest addition to our family - a 8 month old, 1/4 Burmese Mountain Dog, 1/4 Collie, 1/4 Aussie Shepherd, 1/4 Golden Retriever. He's a cutie! We rescued him from a Dog Rescue place in Illinois. Right now he's mowing down on a dog to follow.