Thursday, March 03, 2011
Yesterday I saw a new doctor for my annual exam, a nice young man about the same age as my sons. He was kind of quirky, cracking jokes and putting me at ease so I liked him. I take meds for depression and we were going over them and he said that the little blue pill I take at night causes weight gain and constipation. I told my husband and he said, "Well, it's working!" Maybe that little blue pill is what keeps me from losing, last year I struggled all year and the weight just clung to me. I've been taking that pill for about 10 years and slowly put on weight over that time and can't seem to release it.
Well, last year I tried to give up that little pill all during the month of January. I was totally miserable and down in the depths again. When I realized how I had slowed down, I went back to taking it and my mood stabilized and I've been okay. Well, I see my psychiatrist next week and I am going to try again. Maybe I can cut it in half instead of dumping the whole thing. I take it at night and I think it also helps me to sleep so maybe a tylenol PM added would help.
I won't do anything unless I talk to my doctor about it. I did manage to give up 2 pills last year so I am making progress. And I'm perfectly calm about life in general.
This little blue pill is also the one that keeps me from going to a fast weight loss clinic. They turned me down because of it. So, here I am just rolling along.
Tomorrow I go to an all day quilting class. They are having a quilting retreat at the local conference center so I am so excited! Later!