Health Stats Blog, Day 3
Sunday, June 16, 2013
I am noticing changes in my body and ability to function that can only be attributed to the decrease in seroquel, which correlates with these past 6 nights in cutting the dose in 1/2.
Previously, I'd wake up, take my synthroid, but be too exhausted to move, and go back to sleep, with most nights' sleep being at least 12 hours and at *least* once a week a full-day "I can't go on-crash". After yesterday's interaction with people and just general movement, today would predictably be the 'crash' day. But it came to 8am, sunlight in the window, and my brain was filled with thoughts of good things to do today, and it was not *necessary* to stay in bed.
I'm sick to my stomach. ...but....all of my life I've been sick to my stomach with not enough sleep (we went to bed after....2:30am), and I've also been sick to my stomach pretty consistently throughout life. It's not at any debilitating stage, just....annoying.....as it was as a pattern in life previously.
I _definitly_ overindulged in the vegan desserts last night at the party, which were wonderful. I spend so much time eating vegan "good but straight and narrow" that it's *really* special to have some treats once in a while. I don't want to feel guilty for that.
I had started the day out yesterday thinking that I wouldn't be able to participate much in the family party, but once I got a shower, I was able to live life strong like I used to years ago. I have had no idea it's been seroquel and not the thyroid ablation that was / is the root cause of the inability to function, the exhaustion, etc. I might be able to get my LIFE back, AND I might be able to actually lose weight in the process.
As for exercise yesterday, it was mostly walking around at the party, so I'm hoping today that we as a family get out to Thatcher State Park and walk / hike the Indian Ladder Trail.
Sleep deprivation still isn't a good idea and isn't -safe-, so I'd better not push the night-time end of things tonight after exercising, and find a way to wind down to sleep. Clearly seroquel put me to sleep!
Used flovent, 2 puffs
Took 175mcg of Synthroid
Weight: 255.4 lbs
(i need to hydrate well, watch what i eat, and exercise~!)
Goals for today:
~ hike Indian Ladder Trail
~ hydrate well
~ make a menu plan
~ general planning for the week
WELL those goals didn't come through. I had (sorry, TMI) TOM cramps and such, and just completely crashed for the entire day. That's all that would happen. [sigh].
thankfuls tomorrow; too blurry-eyed-tired.