Why is it that the meds that work the best have the worst side effects? I have terrible insomnia. Last month, my doc prescribed me Remeron. It’s an anti-anxiety med, and it has worked fabulously to help me sleep at night. My doc warned me that it might increase my appetite. Yep. I’ve been eating everything in sight and have gained at least 10lbs. Shit.
Please note this: the reason I don’t want to gain weight has nothing to do with appearance or societal pressure. When I’m above a certain weight, I have a lot more pain in my knees and hips. That’s the reason I have to stop taking this drug.
hey friends just a reminder that if your temperature control is poor or you are prone to panic attacks or any health concerns that you think could be prompted or excacerbated by pouring a bucket of ice water over yourself all of a sudden you should not feel like you have a responsibility to do the ice bucket challenge your first priority should be to take care of yourself and your health
IMPORTANT. The Ice Bucket Challenge can be harmful to some people’s health.
With chronic illness you always have to have an escape plan for any commitment, and it sucks because you don’t want people to know that cancelling plans is forever at the back of your mind, but it’s simply an unavoidable part of being chronically and unpredictably unwell. I think that’s why I have such a great fear of obligations, because with chronic illness it’s vital that you have a way out of things, and you feel physically and mentally trapped if you don’t.