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Sunday, March 16, 2014

About a year and a half ago I started taking blood pressure meds. It took a few tries to get the dosage right, but I thought it was all finally settled.

and yet I've been really tired in the afternoons and pretty much pass out on the couch on the weekends

I thought it was the new position at work being more stressful, the time change, not getting enough sleep at night - no idea really but I didn't think that it was my BP medication.

OH and also on top of that I've been slowly gaining weight no matter what I do.

I had a physical earlier this month and it turns out that the dosage is too high still. That's pretty much why I've been so tired all the time and also very likely to be a factor in my gaining weight.

gee thanks doc

do no harm right

I guess I should have gone in sooner but I come from a family rich with hypochondriacs so I just don't feel like calling a doctor and say "hi yea I'm tired all the time".

So new dosage and without doing anything any differently I've already lost two of the pounds I was gifted with. I'm also staying awake all day until bedtime and ok I did take a little nap on the couch this afternoon but it's raining out and there is basketball game after basketball game on and it seemed like a good idea. It was just a little nap too and not being passed out like the dead for 2 or 3 hours.

You know its a special kind of unfair when they can put you on a medication that will result in putting on weight and its still on you to lose it all. What they would do I just don't know, I'd rather not have a hyperactive thyroid until I get back to my target weight, but still there it is on the scale looking at me.

Anyway, today I started a weight lifting program at the Y. I'm trying to do whatever I can to ramp up my metabolism and besides, I missed not so much the lifting because that is painful but I missed the results of it. It was good to get back into it.

Well it's good to get my life back.

In other news, I've ordered a new lens, specifically a Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens - fun. I got my annual bonus from work. I usually buy a little something out of it, usually not this big of a something but last year we dumped the entire thing into home repairs so Brian talked me into getting this lens. Ok maybe I showed him one in a magazine that cost $2,500 just so shock him into thinking that $430 was a reasonable thing to pay for a lens. Also the poor dear thinks that now I'll quite obsessing over this lens and we get on with our lives.

You think he would know better. I obsessed like this over a macro lens and oh it did and does make me happy but there's always something out there that I totally NEED.


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  • _MOBII_
    So glad you got your meds sorted!
    It is so frustrating when a doctor doesn't something right, or if it takes them a few tries to get it.
    I always try to remember that they aren't the end-all be-all of medicine...that no matter how many initials they have after their name, they are still only making an educated guess. There are just so many variables in each of us, there really isn't a concrete answer to anything.
    1558 days ago
    So glad things are turning around and looking up!! :)
    1560 days ago
    Happy that you are now in a better place for getting healthier and that you have a reward (lens) for your efforts! emoticon
    1560 days ago
    Pretty flower, I'm glad your meds are better
    1561 days ago
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