Wednesday, July 04, 2012
I went to see a nurse practitioner in Canton, MO the other day (that's about 20 minutes away, for those of you who are not familiar with the area). She and I discussed my diet and exercise habits, and the fact that despite my best efforts I'm not seeing results, and have actually gained two pounds, which is a huge hit to my self-esteem and efforts. We discussed updating a few of my necessary yearly tests and then talked about testing my thyroid again, even though it was just tested two or three years ago, and the big kicker is that she gave me a prescription for phentermine, 30mg. She told me all about it, and told me to go do my research before taking the first dose. I'm not going to lie, I'm scared, but this is my second day taking it and honestly, I feel pretty good - better than I expected I would, for sure. I don't know how I thought I would feel, but there's no added fatigue, no cravings, no illness and no .. Anything, really. My heart doesn't race, but I do love the influx of energy that it gives me from making my body start pumping through the stored up crap it has laying around inside. So that's where I stand right now - here's hoping for the best. I've been struggling for a long time. If I don't make any improvements, when I go to see her next month she's going to retest my thyroid.