Monday, November 3, 2008

Itchy and Cranky

I'm thinking of changing my subheading to rants and musing about my ever changing state of mind. You know, as much as I don't want to admit it, I may indeed by perimenopausal. I have many of the symptoms. Of course, many of these symptoms are also side effects of Effexor, so it's a little confusing. Still, it would explain a lot. I'll go get a blood test by the end of the week and check out my hormone levels. At first, the drug made me a little nauseous which curbed my appetite, that's cool, I can live with that cause my waist could use a break, but now I've been craving carbs like there is no tomorrow, mac and cheese, oven fries, and you know how I love candy. Seriously, I would skip dinner if I could have candy instead. Last week, I ate enough Mike and Ike's to give myself a sugar headache. True, I was on my period, but if I continue to eat like that I will end up where I was last year. In a bigger pant size! And I'm throwing out my fat pants, people. I honestly don't feel like working out (but I do of course) or even getting off the couch. Maybe I'm a bear and just need to eat a lot and go sleep in a cave for the winter. I've also noticed that I can have a couple of glasses of wine, but I actually don't get a buzz. I would seriously like a buzz people! What's a glass of wine without a warm, fuzzy feeling? I'll tell you what that is - expensive Kool-Aid. I don't sleep very well, I get sweaty, but I'm not tired when I get up. Of course, Effexor can cause sleep disturbances and increased sweating. See what I mean?

I'm not actually suffering too much, I just want to know what I should do. Maybe a naturopath can get this all sorted out for me because I'm tired of being itchy, confused and cranky.


Guera! said...

I'm thinking treating yourself to something relaxing that you would enjoy alot. Vicodin comes to mind...oh wait, that's A massage? A pedicure. It's a short fix I know but I am thinking about something that you do for yourself just for the hell of it. Something warm too. Like time spent in a jacuzzi....a sauna maybe. Again, a short fix but then you just have to do it more often.

annacyclopedia said...

You know me with my crunchiness, always putting in a good word for the naturopaths. But be prepared - a naturopath could sort you out but you will probably have to kiss the mac & cheese goodbye for a while. And everything good.

Oh, am I feeling a little bitter this morning? Why, yes, I am!

Seriously, it is really helpful. I find even when I do eat crap now my threshold is so much lower that I eat way less and way less bad stuff. And all the other herbs and vitamins and homeopathy and stuff is all good, too.

And I hear you about wanting a buzz. I would kill for a buzz right about now! (although it's 7:30 in the morning...)

Deathstar said...

Yes to the pedicure and yes to the naturopath - but if they think they can separate me from mac and cheese forever, they better think again!