HI and welcome....so sorry you are dealing with this. Sounds like you have tried a lot of things...Have you had your vit. D level checked? Have you tried vitamins...like B-completes...and magnesium....I know that it is a lot of trial and error to find out what works for you...What level of Cymbalta are you on? I hope we can help you find some things that might help...hang in there..
I don't feel quite awake yet..maybe I will come back later...just wanted to say "HI" and tell Mary...good luck..and if you start to panic and think you can't do this...just take a deep breath and ask for help...you can do it..I think we get a panicky feeling and quit so easily...just hang in there..
Hi Laura...so glad you decided to post. Welcome...and I am so sorry you are dealing with this...I hope we can find things that will help you..I assume you have checked out the member post in the tips and resource section..post away anytime.. !
I have this week off from work and I am enjoying not having the alarm go off. DH usually has his alarm set for 15 min. before I get up...why I have no idea as he usually doesn't have to be anywhere early..I think he just likes a little quiet time in the morning..again, why I have no idea since he has plenty of time during the day..but oh well..at least he has not had his alarm going off the last two days. Unfortunately this morning at 5 am the daughters cat woke us up..I could hear her clawing at the carpeting. She is suppose to be wearing a "hood" from her surgery...but when I found her at 5 am...she had the hood off. I couldn't find it..so I dumped the cat in DD's room..and went back to bed... Later I got up...found the hood behind the toilet and found the string to it downstairs ...how she got it all off I have no idea.
I am looking forward today to taking my dear friend to lunch. We have birthdays very close together..so I have taken her to lunch for years..then she takes me to lunch..but the last few years we haven't gotten around to doing this. I definitely owe her a lunch.
I have really not been in a very good mood lately...things just seem so stressful lately...hope you all are doing better than me ! Cory..glad you got to vent yesterday...I know these things are such a struggle..that is part of my mood too..I feel like I am doing more than I can, and DH isn't ...and he doesn't understand what a struggle it is for me to just do a normal amount...I know we need to have a talk..but ugh.not sure I want to go there..
Oh how I wish I could send some of this warm weather to you all. I sat outside reading today and fell asleep in the wonderful warm weather..It was perfect...I feel so guilty when so many are suffering with cold and snow !
My DD took her cat into the vet to get "fixed", and yesterday I was afraid she had picked up an infection or something..she was just lying there not moving for hours...turns out it is mostly just having the "bonnet" on her...that she feels like she can't move..Vet today said she is fine...but between the bonnet and the pain meds...which might be making her feel sleepy...she is sitting there. We took her bonnet off for awhile and she was walking around like normal! Had to put her bonnet back on as she started to lick her stitches..so it has been a very quiet afternoon...!! She isn't happy about all this, but at least she is fine..and she won't have babies now ! The vet also said she is a teenager and was in heat...so yea..that added to her being hyper ! Bad enough in real teens..but teen kiddos ...well...I guess not much different !
Did I tell you I think I figured out my tummy issues. I stopped taking melatonin, and my tummy issues stopped...so, I think I was perhaps taking too much of the melatonin. So now it is back to the cyclobenazaprine to sleep...that is helping, but I thought the melatonin did a better job...but I can't have the other problems..
Nancy..did you go back to medifast? My dd is doing that now, so I have had her pick me up some bars..and I am doing a "semi" diet..but I think I need to give in and go back..just can't keep it off without medifast..
Linda...so sorry to hear about your uncle..and sorry you can't go to Hawaii...and I hope your DH is doing ok with his loss also...not a good time...so so sorry..
Afternoon..I do hope you are all getting through the snowstorms..man what a winter ! Well, here it is another warm day...and we need rain..If only we could get the weather to go where we want it !
I have some update on my tummy troubles...I stopped using my melatonin for sleeping, and my tummy has cleared up a lot..maybe not completely...but 95% better..so I am waiting a few days to see how it goes..but now I am not sleeping as well, so I have gone back to cyclobenazaprine to try and sleep...So, what do I want more sleep and upset tummy or good tummy and no sleep??? hmmmm..oh yea..and my neck has immediately gotten more stiff and achy without the melatonin too...If you remember Bebe from here..she is on fb and swears by something called L-Triptophane ..not sure of the spelling..but it is the thing in food like turkey that makes you sleepy..so I may look into that..
I know the frustration of dieting...believe me....I have done so much also..including a diet doctor that had protein shakes/bars..and gained on everything...UNTIL I tried medifast. Nancy B. who posts here had also gone on this and lost weight. So, I gave it a try. I lost 100 pounds. It was great..I lost weight and felt great...
Now that I am off the program, some of the weight is coming back on...so, I am back to trying to eat some of it..and some things I love...I hope I can get it down I know Nancy B. has regained some of her weight also.
I have a neighbor that lost weight on a program through the university...and now that is over, she has gained a little back..It will be interesting to see if it stays off..
I have another "friend" that I met here,..that says that you should read Dr. Atkins book...I forget what it is called..and she swears it has helped her weight and fibro..I haven't done that yet..
Good luck with whatever you try..I do recommend Medifast..was so easy to do..but expensive..I hope you find something that works for you.