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Vitamin D deficient. Also, Lexapro


Saturday, September 22, 2012

It seems like every 3 months or so something goes wrong and I need medical intervention, lol

The flavor of the month: I was diagnosed as vitamin D deficient earlier this month. I am also still dealing with anemia from my female problems, which were both making me feel terrible. I am now taking vitamin D and iron supplements and I've stopped taking contraception altogether which seems to have solved the female issue (which was likely hormonal).

Also, my doctor put me on lexapro for my anxiety and it seems to be REALLY helping a lot. I didn't even realize the extent to which my mental health was suffering, but I definitely feel a lot happier and better able to cope with stress. ANNNND I don't feel the crazy cravings I used to -- I am eating much less food and feeling more satisfied.

Basically -- I feel 500x better than I have in a long time!!!

I went running today and it was just the most amazing feeling... I feel stronger, I have more stamina, and my heart rate doesn't spike as high as it used to. Plus, it was just plain fun. I have missed running SO MUCH, and doing it for the first time in a long while made me feel like I was meeting with a long lost friend -- it seemed normal, like an old routine that I can easily fall back into. I will be doing it 3x a week from now until forever.

I feel great!
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LORRAINE10141 9/28/2012 7:23PM

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LIBERTINE 9/26/2012 2:25PM

    I'm glad you are figuring out your body and being so successful! Things will get better and more awesome!

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ELLENBERRY 9/26/2012 12:17PM

    emoticon Glad you are feeling better!

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HALINHALF 9/24/2012 11:06PM

    You've come back! Glad to see you are running! "Spark's 5k Your Way" training plan is 3 times a week! *hint hint!* Or if you've done that already, the 10k training is 3 times a week as well! *hint hint*

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LOVEPASSIONLIFE 9/24/2012 10:51PM

    omg, so glad to see you feeling better!!! There's so much awesome in this blog post. Also, this sentence is amazing: "I will be doing it 3x a week from now until forever." emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 9/24/2012 5:47PM

    Glad you are feeling better !
Take good care !

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SHANSHE 9/24/2012 9:39AM

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BECKYB73 9/23/2012 7:50PM

    Vitamin D is HUGE...I was not even registering as having any vitamin D, in the summer months I take 2000IUs daily. In the fall/winter I kick up to 10k/day, it helps SO much with my depression and energy levels it's great.

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MANDYLOVE_76 9/23/2012 10:24AM

    awesome. Glad your feeling better.

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BETHIEBOOPS 9/23/2012 1:47AM

    I am so so glad you are feeling better!

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BOOKWORM27S 9/23/2012 12:09AM

    Baby bella (Crimini) mushrooms are really high in vitamin D. Also, most cold-water fish has a lot of vitamin D, too.

I'm glad you're doing better!
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WINDSONG26 9/22/2012 8:26PM

    I'm so glad to hear you're getting better and getting the help that you need. That's fabulous!

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RICHILA 9/22/2012 7:45PM

    Congratulations on feeling so much better! I love my Lexapro!

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DUMBBELLE84 9/22/2012 7:14PM

    So glad to hear you're feeling better. LOVE that you're running again and that you enjoyed it. Keep it up!

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LYNNWILK2 9/22/2012 6:22PM

    SO glad your issues are being sorted out. I have been through the 3 month medical interventions also... and eventually they piece it all together and BAM you start to feel so much better. I am so glad you found your "friend" this morning on your run. Don'tcha just love it when that happens? :)

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-MOJOJOJO- 9/22/2012 6:21PM

    Glad to see ya back up and running!! I suffer from vitamin D, iron & B12, deficiencies and anxiety/depression and stopped taking all my meds. Some because I dont have health insurance and some just because I dont want to be all medicated up and I have been on a multivitamin but it only takes the edge off.. I have recently been contemplating getting back on all of them just because like you, you feel SO MUCH more energized. I just keep hoping things change for me as I lose more weight and get ahold of my eating habits (eating more of the good stuffs)..

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LOTUSLIFE 9/22/2012 6:15PM

  So so so happy for you!!! This is all GREAT news!!

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OPTIMIST1948 9/22/2012 5:40PM

    Good news on all fronts. Hurrah!

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SHARA53 9/22/2012 5:31PM

    My doc once asked me if I lived in a cave because my Vitamin D was so low! Yikes. As we women age, it's especially important to make sure we get our D. Good on you for taking care of your health. It's amazing what a difference these seemingly little things can make. B12 is another one that many women are deficient in, and if you get enough (via food or a supplement), you will notice a big improvement in mood and energy level.

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KIPPER15 9/22/2012 5:15PM

    So glad to see you back and that you are feeling better. Vit. D is so helpful with female problems. I have had to use it for a while. It is essential for me. emoticon

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K_CHRISTER 9/22/2012 4:29PM

    Sorry about the medical problems, but I am very happy to hear you are feeling better and that things are working for you!

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ADARKARA 9/22/2012 4:03PM

    I had random things going wrong with me a few years ago and was diagnosed Vit D deficient as well. I swear that stuff is a miracle drug. Glad you're doing better!

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STLADEE 9/22/2012 4:00PM

    Sorry to about more medical problems. BUT glad to hear you are working through them and getting them corrected.

Also, glad to see you posting it's been awhile since your imposed vacay from SP! Missed ya!

Glad to see you back at running and things are getting better!

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