Monday, August 20, 2007

You might ask what I have been doing. The answer is not much. I have been trying a new antidepressant--once before I was suffering with this fatigue thing and an antidepressant did the trick. That was several years ago, and I have not had any real problems till now. Anyway, this is totally messing with my stomach. On the positive side, I should lose some weight. The negative is that besides not ever feeling like eating, I don't even like to think about food--don't want to cook it or even smell it. I just feel out of sorts all the way around.

I accidentally forgot to take it once, and was able to eat a little better the next day. So yesterday I skipped taking it till I would actually enjoy eating something today. I have been taking it since the 8th and have not ate a full meal since. Even with not taking it yesterday, I didn't really eat much today.

I went to the doctor partly because I have been so moody plus just extreme exhaustion. It might be that time of life for me since I am 51 yrs. old. So, if this don't work, the doctor is going to do farther tests and see if Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) might be an option. New studies have shown that it is not near as dangerous as once thought...in the original studies done, they avoided having one segment of women in it.

It turns out that it is NOT good for women who are past menopause, but shows that in the others, that 40% of those that don't have HRT will develop Alzheimer's by age 80. There was an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, and also an article about that article in the Los Angeles times--June 21st I think is the date.

HERE is where I first heard about the article...it at least gave me hope that something can be done. Maybe.

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