I dont knowthe key to success,but the key to failure
is trying to please everybody!!!!!!!!!!!
Life becomes harder for us, when we live life for others!!!
Without music, life would be a mistake!!!!!!!!!
Im not young enough to know everything!!!!!!!!
Hi Lori_mom, Have they ruled out irritable bowel syndrome?? It is very common here in Australia.
Like you, I have tried everything to combat the night sweats and nothing seems to work. I do find that when the night is cold, they are worse, maybe because my body tries to warm itself up and doesn't know when to stop!! I find the cotton, waffle type blankets are much better than a doona and the sports type tops that breathe are good too. I pinched my son's basket ball top and tried that, guess what it actually helped (untill he found out and banned me from ever doing that again!!) Then I found this web site and purchased a nightie, which I find really helps with the sweats also - www.eaden.com.au Not cheap, but worth it. I too thought with all that sweating, how could I still be putting on weight?? I am convinced it's the Zoloft, so have cut mine down to 1/2 over the last 3 weeks, now ready to go to every other day. Let me know if you notice any difference in the weight over the next few weeks. I have done the lemon detox diet before (only for 6 days) and lost weight rapidly. I might give that another go when I finish my meds, just to get a kick start and then go on to a really sensible diet.
Hi Karen, I used the Lemon Detox diet just before going on holidays when none of my summer clothes fitted!! I checked with my Dr first to make sure it was safe and would not interfere with any of my meds, he said it would be fine. It consists of a natural, high potentcy maple syrup that is mixed with lemon juice and water and drunk as many times through out the day that you feel hungry. While on the diet, you are not allowed to eat anything else what so ever and the only other thing you are allowed to drink is water and sena tea. The syrup gives you all the energy you need and stops the hunger pangs. It is also recommended that you put a sprinkle of cayene pepper in as well, as this speeds up the metabolism. They also suggest you drink a glass of salt water first thing in the morning, to cleanse your whole system, but for the life of me I could not tollerate this, made me feel really really sick, to the point of vomitting, so i gave up on that and just stuck to the lemon drink. It is quite refreshing and sweet and really easy to drink. I did not feel hungry at all. I did feel a little tired and had a few headaches, but that only lasted a short while. Then I had lots of energy and felt great. I lost about 10 lbs. But then went on holiday and put it all back on again. The Lemon Detox diet can be purchased on-line www.lemondetox.com , shop around though because it can be cheaper on other sites, may be called something different, but same concept. I thought that once I get off the zoloft, it would be good to give whole system a cleanse and then start a fresh.