There's also the issue of Flea's other hormones, namely the progesterone. I've been on some funky compounded cream for more than two years. I put it on religiously, or I feel like I'm going crazy. I stopped using it for a whole month while my thyroid underwent some tests. Very poor decision on my part. That seems to be back to normal, too, now that I'm using the cream again.
Add Flea's ADD issues, which aren't currently being addressed and for which I'm not medicated, and the whole ball of wax starts to melt a little.
Which is what I thought was going on last week. A quickly melting ball of wax. Because I was spinning out of control, totally losing it, sluggish again. The only thing I could think it would be was the ADD. That's all that was left. Right?
I went to the Red Cross to give blood last week. Y'all know how much I love to give blood. And eat their cookies. And drink their coffee. The problem came to a head there.
Let me back track sixteen years.
I was pregnant with my second child (Oatmeal Head), and I thought I was going nuts. Couldn't string sentences together. Would forget entire thoughts mid-sentence. Unsafe driver. I really thought I was going insane. It was horrid. I had no idea what was wrong. Maybe I was dying? So I went to see my OB/GYN.
My blood iron was low.
Doc gave me some iron tablets. Within three days I was back to normal. It was remarkable what difference a little iron made. Can you believe it?
This last couple of weeks the same thing has happened, but it had been so long since that occurrence that I didn't put the pieces together. I seriously thought I needed to talk with the doc about the ADD meds being incorporated back into my regimen.
When I went to the Red Cross last week to give, my iron was too low and they sent me home. It was very disheartening.
But! I picked up some iron pills (at the Hunny's insistence) and am going back today to try again. Wish me luck!
Oh, and is this crazy? Has this ever happened to you? Please tell me I'm not the only one.
Until I write again ...