Thursday Thoughts ~ 4/22/21

my anxiety is on high alert

the weather makes my jumpy

we survived snowmageddon

we surely should survive a little rain

but for some reason ….

my thoughts are

popping like old fashioned pop corn

in hot oil

no less

Y’all, I’m writing to get out the heebie jeebies. Why? Oh Why? So many swirling thoughts.

My Gastro doc has ordered a CT scan with contrast which has been scheduled. If the test is negative, she is putting me on one of two meds, tricyclic antidepressants, that are no longer prescribed for that purpose though. These meds in very low doses help with nerve pain. Which is the likely culprit of my woes once the CT rules out anything else.

I make no secret that I am RX adverse. While I have been on a certain med for over a decade, I really do not like taking something without a firm diagnosis. I have already read the side effects of both potential meds. Elderly can have heart problems and everyone can have eye pressure issues. Not likely with low doses but still gets me going. My obsessive mind worries that I will die of a heart attack trying to get pain relief. Either that or go blind. Especially since I already have eye pressure/vision issues.

What I’d rather have happen in all silliness would be for TX to legalize a certain substance which in my mind is somehow “safer” because it is all “natural”. “Alright, alright, alright”. Hehe. If anyone gets my innuendo, drop me a comment. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

As always, more to come.

10 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts ~ 4/22/21

  1. I too am in CA. I foolishly stopped 10 meds all at once because they did not seem to take away the pain. I had some severe reactions to stopping without weaning off of them. I am on some required meds but CBD has been a life saver for me. I do have some with THC when the pain levels are not tolerable. I feel less side effects than with prescriptions. I hope you get some answers and some relief.

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      1. I was so anti alternative drugs because of things from my past. It was a huge step to try CBD. I began with external oils for use on my plantar fasciitis and arthritis. I then tried sublingual drops. I only use THC when I am in unbearable pain. It was “off the record” approved by my doctor when I got shingles and was in horrendous pain. No prescriptions even touched the pain level. She said I needed more than just the CBD. Good luck on your options.

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      1. Living in California it is surprisingly easy to relive those days. I have to laugh because the kids (all adults) occasionally ask me if I want to share some with them. They want to see what their mom is like a little looser I think. LOL

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