I'm going to make an effort to curb my cravings. I will stop buying those hugh delicious Belgian chocolate bars. There are these little Ghiradelli (sp?) bars, mint inside, with just four squares. I have to check to make sure they're not higher calorie than the Belgian chocolate, but if they're not, that's all I'll keep in the house.an't understand if it's a serotonin thing cause I Four or less of those will curb the craving and I won't pig out like I do with the rich milk chocolate. Wish me luck. I can't understand it being the serotonin that propels the cravings because I'm taking this whopping big dose (150mgs.) daily for depression. maybe it's not working. I'm not depressed much, anymore, so I can't figure it out. It has to be the amyltriptiline because I went off of that for a two year period a couple years back and I didn't have those cravings at all. In fact, I dropped quite a few pounds (like 30). Only problem was, I had to take strong pain meds to offset the Fibro pain. Here in Canada they don't recognize Fibromyalgia, so they don't offer much for the pain. I can get by with the mild pain relievers they give me (not for the Fibro but for the Facet Joint problem) along with the amyltriptilene. I can't even really talk honestly and
my meds with my two docs because their eyes glaze over when I say I have Fibromyalgia. Kind of stuck here eh? Also, w/o the amyltriptilene I don't know if I will be able to sleep. So I have to figure out a healthy way to avoid the sugar and chocolate cravings. The other issue is, I only get the cravings at night. I climb in my bed around 7PM or 8PM(some life eh?), taking a cup of hot cocoa, and drop in a chunk of that belgian chocolate, sometime a handful of tiny marshmallows, and voila, nirvana. Only problem is, I then get up and go looking for more. Yikes. Maybe I could chain my ankle to the bedrail or something, keep me out of the
cookie jar. Thanks to all.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.