Volunteer sunflowers in the Good Flea's back yard
So. I'm old.
I've told y'all I'm exercising regularly. Pretty sure I told y'all that I've been steadily gaining weight along with it? Even kicked up the exercise routine a major notch recently.
I saw the doc today. It's been a couple of months since I was in. It's official. I've gained eight pounds. Ugh.
This is a new doc. The other one just up and left. I liked her, since she was looking for balance for me. But she was somewhat randomly throwing meds in my direction in an attempt to find balance. My new doc isn't wild about that.
So. I'm have been smearing on a progesterone cream from the compound pharmacy, taking Adderall XR and natural thyroid, and exercising. Oh, and working two nights a week, making for a topsy-turvy schedule. Also meaning I don't take the pill meds anywhere near regularly.
The doc looks at me, when I state the obvious, that I'm gaining weight, and says, "Well, dear, that's normal at your age." Crap on a stick. We talked round and round about my hormones and my ADD. I told her about not being able to give blood because of my elevated pulse (even though my blood pressure is consistently about 117/70).
It never occured to me that the thyroid med is a stimulant. She says my heart's taking a beating, being on the two stimulants. And the night job's not helping any, either, what with the wonky hormones and brain chemistry. Gah.
So. What to do? Right off the bat, she's taking me off the Adderall XR (which I was taking MAYBE three days a week anyway, due to my schedule), cutting back the thyroid med, leaving the progesterone where it is, and adding a very low dose of Celexa, or antidepressant, for the ADD. I'll see her in October to discuss what happens next.
As to the job, I like it, so I'm keeping it for now. If she tells me differently in October, that it's effecting me too harshly, I might have to go back to substitute teaching. *shudder*
Why am I telling y'all all of this? Beats me. Y'all are my friends. I think of you all as being on this journey called life right along side me. And when I start to go crazy? Holler at me, will ya? 'Cause this is nuts.
Until I write again ...