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.

3 comments:

Portraits In Sepia said...

I'm thinking treating yourself to something relaxing that you would enjoy alot. Vicodin comes to mind...oh wait, that's me....um.. 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!