Aug. 1st, 2009

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Right, so...
Those who know me know that I'm a little crazy. Ping-pong of thought as opposed to train of thought and all that.

Well, I'm on meds for that now. ADD diagnoses was no real surprise, and the meds have made it a little better.

Mind you, the medicine I'm on for the ADD causes nausea, headaches, and loss of appetite.
And the BC I'm on can cause nausea.
And the other med I'm on (for my hair) also causes nausea.

And I started two of those at the same time. Nausea SO BAD. I started the meds a while ago...at the beginning of April. I started on a really low dose of the ADD meds, so the side effects weren't so bad.

As we got into May, and kept tweaking the dosage, the nausea started getting worse. And worse, and worse. I basically stopped eating breakfast and lunch (not that I was ever much for breakfast anyways).

Towards the end of May/early June, I lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks. That's kind of a lot. Then I lost 5 more in the following 2 weeks. Not as bad, but still not good.

I am now down 20 pounds from where I was just 2 months ago. While I am happy that I weigh much close to what I WANT to weigh, I am really not so happy about the way I lost it- even if it was because of the medication, not eating is just not a good idea. My daily calorie intake is pretty low in general (I have a slow metabolism), but I cut it down even further when the nausea was at its worst.

But fortunately, I found that Carnation instant breakfast 1) gives me calories and vitamins; 2) doesn't taste terrible; and 3) actually eases the nausea, to the point where I can eat lunch. Which is good.

Meanwhile, in April or thereabouts, I went out and bought a whole bunch of pants for work- lightweight, cargo, muted colors that wouldn't show dirt too much, and cheap. Now, because of the weight loss, they are all 2 or 3 sizes too big. Which means I have to go buy NEW pants AGAIN because NONE of mine fit.

Luckily, the jeans are still passable (though I really should get a couple that fit better). Really, the work pants are a problem. If I don't have my belt cinched in, the literally fall off.

And the stress thing- let's just say a whole bunch of things are really not going as planned. I am in Maine until the end of September, and it is rather messing things up, both schedule and activity wise, and just sanity wise. Yeah, I can talk on the phone and online with people, and have people visit me. But the real problem is that I am away from my furbabies. They miss me, and I miss them, and I have to leave them in Rob's hands while I'm gone.

And that's life.

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