Pacing Oneself

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tyno3
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   Posted 10/6/2008 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I got some zoloft from my pdoc (Shrink), cause I have depression, and have low serotonin levels. Day 1, it felt like somebody put a key in my lock and turned it. I felt energetic, even a little enthusiastic (wow), and became busy again. Only problem is, I'm too busy. Wake up at 6 AM and take off. Playing with dogs, to tire them to make them better dogs, followed by housework, followed by business, followed by more housework, followed by baking, cooking, like I'm on meth (I'm not). Then comes 4PM. Crash burn hurt, gotta lie down. Fall asleep after getting dinner on table at 5PM. Well, now it's nearly 2 AM, guess who's wide awake? And sore and achy, and nervouse about taking anything for it cause I might take the wrong thing and be awake all night. I gotta get a balance in here somewhere. It's just that I have felt soooo bad for soooo long, it feels like I came back from the dead.

Sera Smiles
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   Posted 10/6/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
hey Tyn. I am so glad you posted on here. You just sang the soundtrack to my life. Let me go upstairs and get into pjs and I'll come back and talk to you some more. Right on!
 


Sera Smiles
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   Posted 10/6/2008 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
OK. I can really relate to what you are saying. Until I was DX with fm, I had a huge energy level which I could not learn to channel. So I burned it out by age 41. 6 years later, as I get stronger I try to learn to pace myself. Conversely, when I am feeling weaker, I am trying to learn to rest. You are getting it, now, that when you are rewarded for taking care of yourself, you suddenly feel like your "old" self and burn that stuff out like its back for good. Only you know its not back for "good". So through the day, when you feel awesome and want to go outside and fly to the moon, ask yourself what else you may want to do that day. You'll hear competing Tynos all up in your ear, telling you about the things they want to do. You can pick and choose based on how much real Tyno you have to spend that day or afternoon or evening. I wish you the best in your new challenge. You can do it! Keep us posted.
Peace!
 


Statgeek
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   Posted 10/6/2008 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you are feeling better, Tyno.  I  know what you mean about having a hard time pacing yourself.  On days when I am not having a flare, I have a hard time slowing down, too.  Maybe you can try doing some quiet things partway through your day.  Breaks are always good - even when you are feeling great. 
Sue

Marlee2
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   Posted 10/7/2008 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Tyno, your the second person I've heard say that zoloft has given them energy. I know I need a change in AD cause I can't get motivated to do anything. I don't know if I have tried zoloft.
 
It's been so long since I have had energy I'm sure I would over do it too and pay dearly. But with the pain issue we still need to pace ourselves.
 
I'm so glad it is working for you.
 
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cajunbrat
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   Posted 10/7/2008 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Pacing!! I can't seem to learn to do that until the body just stops and won't go anymore. Sunday I cleaned out a large closet full of my clothes, so full that could not fit anymore clothes in and I just got more to hang, shopping for our cruise(online of course). Well back to the issue, I did the entire closet and packing clothes to be donated. Boy was I spent and yesterday I was hurting so much and the same today. My hubby keeps saying to pace myself. Easier said than done! I can't get that through my hard head I guess. We must pace ourselves, that's the only way I can get things accomplished. I slow but it gets done finally!!LOL
~Kathy~

Life's too short to sweat the small stuff"


tyno3
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   Posted 10/7/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Me again. Less mania today.. Decided to lay down for an hour midafternoon until my crazy stepmother from the nursing home called screaming for her GST. I have POA for both she and my Biological Dad and somewhere along the lines, wires got crossed and my Dad got charged $247.00 because thhe Gov't. had sent her benefit on his check.  Well, everytime a  check came I dutifully went down there about 1 and 1/2 hour drive to take her, her money. The gov't didn't seem to get that so they charged it back against my Dad. So now, she thinks she should get it over again. I'm having a bad day, all around and I told her straight out Ï cannot deal with this, right now". She doesn't get it, she's like a two year old, I want it, I want it now. She had and has a gambling addiction. My Dad has Alzheimers, I'm his sole caregiver, and that in itself is almost unbearable. I am the only person in his world. I get to listen to him whine about the weather, complain about the newspeople and various shows on TV. Then to get hit with little missy's outrageous demands, well, I ain't doing so good and I don't know how in the heck I'm supposed to recover in any fashion while dealing with all this garbage. Sorry for the vent. Yes Sertilene (Zoloft) is making me feel better untill later in the day when I'm totally exhausted. I wonder if there's a Zoloft CR (controlled release). That would offset the flip flop from lots of energy to dead weight on the bed. Thanks for letting me vent.
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