Welcome Satel. I am much like you. I ran myself into the ground working 50-60 hrs a week and mostly 12hr shifts for almost 20 years. I also never dealt with any of my stressors. I think this is what set my system off. It started just a couple years ago. I am 39.
I take and ati-rheumatic for arthritis, and Gabapentin, along with muscle relaxers for my back issues. The best advice I can give is to never give up trying to feel better. Eat as well as you can, move as well as you can, drink plenty of water, and try to sleep enough. Stick around with these very caring people. When even my wife would not talk to me about it they were always here for support.
I changed my hobbies to adapt to my limitations. This is ongoing. It doesn't mean we can't have fun and still enjoy life.
Depression is a tough one, we need healthy distractions. I find that is bothers me more when I am idle than when my brain is busy.
Good evening everyone, late post so I will keep it short. It was a good day here today, the weather was decent and work was quiet. I felt better than normal, I think it helped talking to the wife.
Mimi, glad you got the washer working. It sure is a pain when they don't.
Mary, I hope you do not have seizures and that your current treatment helps for the long term.
Laura, I presumed the dishwasher door.
Mel, we had more snow days than ever last year, even here where we have to get over a foot to close them.
Bette, CV boots or axle boots cover the moving joints on the axle shafts that drive the front wheels of your Caravan. If they are left damaged dirt and salt get in the joint requiring completely new shafts. I had one replaced on a car once for about $65 but this was some years ago. I do all my own work these days. I hope it doesn't cost much either.
To all have a great night. Take care everyone.View Thread
Good evening, and interesting poll, thanks for that. I had a pretty good day. I do think my problem is stress related. On a positive note, I did get the courage to share these episodes with my wife today. I was afraid she would not be supportive. She is but refuses to let me take an anti-depressant. I tried two of them before. One was not a good fit. The other worked well. I had incredible focus. It made me dead tired though. At the time I tried them both the DW and I were not doing well. She hold the meds accountable. They may have been a factor, but not the cause. We had other serious issues then.
So step one is complete, the next is to get an appointment with my doctor and sort this mess out. I rather have something I can take for an attack than something I have to add to my dailies. We will see, I will keep you posted. Thank you all for the much needed support!
They are saying a low of 33 with frost possible in the am. I better get the scrapers out or the shed and In the cars. The wind shifted at noon today and it dropped a good 15 degrees instantly. 50 is not cold, but it sure felt like it when it dropped that quick with a steady wind.
Gabapentin has seemed to work well for me. I take 200mg 3x a day, the minimum working dose as I recall. I know some take much more but at this level it helps me wit minimal side effects. I noticed minor focus issues and little else.
Mimi, Mel, Mary, Linda R, Laura B, Lou, I hope you all have a great night. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. Today was a fairly quiet day here. I was called in to work yesterday evening for a couple of hours to assist in a repair. It went well though. I slept better than I Have in a few weeks. That was more than welcomed.
I had a safety meeting this morning a 8. I have been going to these for years with the same people. Today after about 10 minutes it triggered my second anxiety attack, ( I am calling it that for lack of a better description). Instead of sitting there to see what would happen I got up right away and left. I went to the restroom and splashed cold water on my face. Then I went outside for a couple minutes. I felt better and went back to the meeting just fine. I don't get it. It was in the same room both times, although not with the same people in it. It passed and I got on with the day.
I almost talked to my wife about these two incidents today but I haven't yet. I am not sure what is stopping me, but something is. I will get over it at some point and let it out, and yes, see my doctor.
I had a good day overall, things are pretty good here. I hope you all have a wonderful night. Take care everyone.
Good morning Mimi and all who follow. It's a rare early morning post here once again. I took the day off to get a long weekend. The boys and the DW are off to school so I have the day to myself. We all need this sometimes and I have not had it in a very long time. It's the best way for me to sort things out in my head, no distractions.
I went way overboard yesterday so I would have less to do today. I went fishing in the morning with my brother and youngest son. It was very windy and cold on the lake, but we caught a few and had fun. Once home I had to unpack the Jeep and clean fish as usual, no big deal. Then I mowed the neighbors lawn, helped her finish filling a dumpster, fried some fish up for dinner, cleaned the kitchen, and mowed my lawn. I showed up and sat down at 8:30. Not very wise, very sore this morning. I will take it easy today.
Mimi, I hate appliances. They are designed with a lifespan so we have to replace them every ten or so years. The fancier they are, the more problematic. I have basic knob control top loader machines and they seem to last well. I bought a Maytag dishwasher thinking it would last forever. I replaced it after about 7 years. You still see appliances from the 50's that work. It's ridiculous. I hope you get it fixed without issue.
I hope you all have a great day today, take care everyone.
Good evening everyone, late check-in. We went shopping all day and I am a wreck from yesterday's work. It was a good day though.
I found a fall jacket and my beloved winter socks. We went to Sam's club and finally got a membership. There are enough good buys for us to go there once a month or so. We didn't get home until almost 4:30 so while the DW caught up on her studies I made dinner and cleaned up the kitchen.
Tomorrow will be fishing, hopefully I will feel better in the morning than I did today. Have a good night everyone, take care.
Good evening everyone, it is still frigid here. it's a low of 39 tonight. Can you believe it? I know it will be colder inland than here by the big lake, too cold.
Work was pretty good, most were in a good mood and pleasant to deal with today. It makes for a nice, low-stress day. I was pretty sore and getting forgetful by about 2pm, but things were winding down and I was home by 4:30. I did take Monday off so I have a four day weekend.
I plan to fish two days, we will see how we do. It will be cold, but beautiful on the lakes I am sure. I will dress in layers.
I remember almost everything from that day, I was watching the Early Show and waiting for new furniture to arrive. I remember my DW crying, not knowing what was going on, or what would happen. I think of all those who suffered, or suffered a loss that day. I think if my aunt as well. 9-11 is her birthday, never the same again.
To all, I hope you have a good night. Take care everyone.
Good morning everyone. It is very cold here. I woke to rain and somewhere in the 40's. At 4pm it was only 49. When I got home the furnace was on. That upset me for about 10 seconds until I realized I would have had it on any minute. Usually, even if it's in the 40's at night and 60's during the day, the house stays warm. The DW turned it on at when it got down to 64. I wish it wasn't so early but I do not like to be cold. It only makes things worse. I took a warm shower and put on my layers.
Work was alright today, it is warm in the mill. There was a lock of drama, always a bonus. Tomorrow is my long day but also my last day of the week. I get Friday off for having worked Sunday. I wish every weekend was a three day.
I am very sore form the abrupt weather changes, but in a positive mood and looking forward to the weekend. The DW has plans for me Friday then we will be fishing Saturday. It is supposed to warm up some by then.
Mimi, I hope you break the cycle and sleep in tomorrow. We need our rest.
Linda R, I will take some of your 90's please.
I hate allergies. My are very random. This year it was mostly the eyes. I had to take something for it for a few weeks. Some years it had been miserable for months straight. I don't understand them. I hope you get to the source of yours or at least find a remedy that works for you.
Mel, I have found that with relaxers, they seem to work best with at least two doses in a row. I have never had just one at night help at all. I have tried a few. Flexeril made me twitchy and sometimes hard to sleep, but worked well. Baclofen that I take now works well but also requiring more than one dose. I take one in the afternoon and one before bed as needed. I don't thing it would make you more sore, but who knows.
There is not much else new here. I hope you all have a good night. Take care everyone.