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A 30 year old wife and mother. I work in table games at a local casino. I read, stitch, and play games on my computer. And I seem to be totally in love with owls for some reason. ;)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cat's Out of the Bag


Well, the cat's out of the bag re: Monopoly. I got up this morning when DH did and started stitching when he left. He wasn't supposed to come home!!! But, of course, he did. :( And saw what I was stitching. :(( He was surprised and gratified to see me stitching it. At least now I can add it into my regular rotation for stitching and don't have to try and find time to sneak on it. LOL

I worked on Blue Moon Faery some this weekend. I've gotten about 800 stitches done in it so far. Of course, the picture has turned out blue/green. LOL It is stitched on 28 ct Antique White evenweave.



I really like this one. When it is done it will look like:



Needless to say, I've got quite a bit of stitching left to do. LOL


In non stitchy news, I've been to the doctor. I gave him a list of about 20 problems I've been experiencing.

  • Constant Headache. I cannot remember the last time I did NOT have a headache. The strength varies, but they are always there.
  • Tightness/Pain in Neck, Shoulders, Back
  • Pain in most major joints (shoulders, elbows, knees, hips) and minor as well (fingers/toes)
  • Weakness in limbs. Sometimes fine and then comes on suddenly
  • Loss of feeling in extremities (both hands and feet)
  • Jaw pain from TMJ and grinding teeth
  • Inability to gain rest no matter how long I sleep
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Sudden chest pains. Usually located on the left side of the chest between breast and sternum.
  • Stiffness (all day, but especially upon waking)
  • Shortness of breath/inability to catch a full breath without pain
  • Cold hands/feet
  • Sudden dull pain under rib cage on both sides
  • Loose stool/diarrhea after many meals. Same occasionally even if having not eaten
  • Depression worsening
  • Vacillating between no appetite and inability to get full
  • Hurts to blink sometimes
  • Occasional blurred vision
  • Soreness in arms


We decided to change my anti-depressant and work out from there. We switched me from Zoloft (which worked well the first time I took it) to a new one called Pristiq. He told me it was fast acting, but I didn't think he meant I would be able to tell a difference in less than 24 hours! And I have. Things are much much better right now. I am still having some of the symptons listed, but no where near as many. And for that I am very very very glad. :D

I also fell at work on Saturday night. I was walking down the stairs and missed one (I think) and fell down the last 3 or 4 steps. I didn't twist my ankles or hurt anything but my feet. It seems like I bruised my right foot and twisted my left big toe. Both are still quite sore today, but they are better.

4 comments:

Rene la Frog said...

Hope the new meds work for you and get rid of some if not all your problems.

Can't wait to see your update on Monopoly and the progress on Blue Moon.

katkiley said...

I hope the new meds work and bring you some relief. Since I suffer from migraine I can feel you headache pain. :( I hope you can find a little relief from the stress with your stitching.

Meari said...

Hopefully, your new meds work better for you -- That was quite a list of ailments! Glad you didn't hurt yourself falling down the stairs. I've done that many times myself! Making nice progress on your project.

Zoloft Side Effects said...

My name is Stephen Long and i would like to show you my personal experience with Zoloft.

I am 40 years old. Have been on Zoloft for 2 years now. Zoloft certainly got rid of my depression and anxiety. It also helped me with sleeping and I did not gain any weight like others have. However I was younger when I tried this so perhaps my metabolism worked differently then. It was impossible to reach orgasm on this drug so I would sometimes delay taking my drug to give my body a mini wash out period and this helped. However, if I waited too long to take the tablet, I endured severe headaches and had to lie down. Fortunately, this was reversible as soon as I took the drug again. I eventually tapered off this drug thanks to my doctor's plan which worked perfectly. The main reason I gave up Zoloft is because at the time there were reports saying that long term use of it was dangerous.

I have experienced some of these side effects -
Sweatiness, loss of libido, EXTREME headaches if forget to take drug.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Stephen Long