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prozac, yaz, and admitting when you need help.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

hi all,
i've been gone-- as usual. working hard, entertaining visitors, and maintaining weight about 10 pounds more than i was last summer, when i was lithe and lean and muscley and foxy feeling. granted, 187 wasn't my final goal-- but if i can feel that way again by the time i visit family in florida for xmas, i will feel really proud of myself.

i've been overwhelmed by depression lately and also having my period nonstop. it's resulting in low hemoglobin levels and anemia-- so my fatigue isn't just depression or something else i can't respect-- it's measurable. this information, from the first doctor i have liked in a long time, helped me realize i need help, and i am pursuing it. today i started a low dose of prozac and when my "real" seeming period ends, i will start yaz, in hopes that it will help to regulate my period and lower the amounts of blood i am losing.

today i went to therapy and i'm not sure i'm going to stick with that, but i have gone to about 8 acupuncture sessions and even though i'm not sold on those yet, i'm going to try to stick them out. i'm trying to remember that i've only got this one life, and it's not defeat if i need medication or pep talks to get back on track. i know exercise will help but i'm overwhelmed with anxiety and exhaustion right now. hopefully i will hop onto a food pic blog challenge for next month and keep my intake in check as i start to get ramped up to get my output relevant. y'all are doing great and looking great and i can't wait to join you. xo
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    Omg, I have the same problem with my period. I used to get anemic once a month because of it. My doctor put me on ortho and I also get to do a 3 months supply so I skip periods and only get it 4 x a year now. That has made such a huge difference for me. Don't know if that's an option for you but I would ask your doctor. I couldn't take being so low energy and lethargic every month for a week and then taking another week to recover and build up my blood supply. Anyway, I know how much that sucks and I feel for you.
    I hope the anti-depressants work for you. I had to take some after my mom died and they really helped me a lot. I also still go to a therapist and I love her. Finding the right therapist is like finding the right boyfriend/girlfriend. Not everyone will be the right fit for you. I saw two others, one that I absolutely hated and one I was meh about, until I finally found the one I have now. She is awesome.
    Ok, I've rambled too long. Hope you feel better soon!!!!
    2429 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/30/2011 1:43:35 PM
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    My cycle has been all kinds of effed up since I started exercising on a regular basis. Granted, I'm not on birth control and haven't been regularly for well over a year but I feel your pain. I was on Yaz for quite a few years and really liked it. It def helped regulate everything AND helped my skin stay clear. I also didn't gain any weight on it which was nice.

    Good luck!
    2438 days ago
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