Posted 10/27/2018 8:55 AM (GMT -7)
Sadly it is still raining. October has been full of rain this time around. I do have a rain coat, but it is also cold. Excuses I know... I am in Michigan so it can get hard to get out in the winter. I use to cross country ski. I don't have the stamina anymore, but I try. If I ski in the winter I feel a lot better. But I am pushing 60 this year and have slowed down a lot with the fibromyalgia. I am going to try to ski this winter though. I use to walk so much when I was younger. I had a way to get out to the woods though and two dogs I took along with me. Now I just walk around the block or a couple blocks.
We have always talked about moving to NC. I have some friends down there. They are relatives of my first husband that passed away in 2000. I still keep in contact with them. I understand it is hot in the summer though. I wish I was rich enough, I would go down in the winter and come back here in the summer. Dream on eh?
Yea, I didn't like Remeron at all. I wasn't on it very long.
I liked Wellbutrin, in fact my psychologist says I could add it to the mix if I wanted to. I just can't take a high dose of it as it gave me insomnia. But you don't usually gain any weight on it. And it gives you some energy. I liked that part. Maybe it is something to think about. But I keep forgetting you are going to get that test to see what would be the best fit. That is awesome.
I tried buspar, Zoloft, paxil, and Prozac and they all had side effects. I didn't get them in the beginning as most people do, but about two months after the meds worked good for depression, I got bad side effects that wouldn't go away. That was kind of a crusher to me. As it happened over and over. Finally I tried Effexor and took that for about 15 years. Then when it went generic, I switched to Pristiq. That has been working for a long time. I am at the max dose though.
I would say if you can manage with out the antidepressants, that is the best way to go. But some of us need them too badly. If you get the right one, it is like a miracle.
I take fish oil too. I take a lot of pills and supplements. Vitamin D3 helps me a lot but I am not out in the sun a lot. If I miss a dose I notice it by the end of the day from the way I feel. Magnesium helps a little with muscle pain from the fibromyalgia. Then I take calcium and a multivitamin. I fill my husband and my pill boxes on Saturdays. It is like an all day affair. I have three pill boxes and he has one. I am like a walking pharmacy.
I have to eat right due to diabetes. That gets old fast, but I have lost weight so I am happy in that respect.
I have found the walks to help a lot. Even if I go to Walmart and walk a lot there. Just as long as I keep moving. I am sure you can relate.
I like taking photos and I have a pretty good camera, I just need to sit down and read the book so I know how to use it right. I can zoom in but there is so much more that it does. And of course I forget to carry it when I go out in the woods.
I hope you have a good rest of the day Kim. I hope you get sunshine, we might this afternoon, but it looks pretty dreary today...