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Sluggish Monday

Reading Cloud Atlas is making me want to journal again. I mean real journaling--a chronicle of thoughts and events. Alas, my daily life is uneventful and my RL acquaintances uninteresting.

I took today off to recover from my vacation, then scheduled all sorts of pointless errands to suck up my time. I am feeling very sluggish. I'd blame my long travel day yesterday if I hadn't been feeling sluggish all weekend as well. It was all I could do to drag myself out of bed and head out to my daily vacation plans in SF. I wanted to spend the long weekend flat on my La-Z-Boy.

I am thinking of doing some kind of detox diet to clear all the meds, preservatives, and what-all-else from my system, but I don't even know where to start. There are a gazillion "detox" diets out there, most of which I presume would make my doctor aghast if she heard of them. No sense trying to do something healthy if it's not, in fact, healthy. Any suggestions?

In other news, next month might be an ideal time to do http://plotwrimo.com.


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Nov. 27th, 2012 05:10 am (UTC)
Honestly I'm not sure how much any of those work but what I can say for sure there are some drugs you do not want to suddenly clear out of your system (anti-anxiety drugs top that list)
Nov. 27th, 2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
I haven't been on any of those anti-anxiety drugs in weeks now. Probably why I'm so sluggish to begin with, coming off all those things since none of them work on me worth a cr@p.
Nov. 27th, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
going off them completely without weaning your way off of them can cause all sorts of imbalances in the brain, yes
Nov. 27th, 2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
Problem is, my doctor has changed my meds four times in the last five months. So weaning wasn't even mentioned. It was stop taking one, start taking the next. I was given gradual doses to go *onto* them in the first place, but not to go off.
Nov. 28th, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
that's a little scary
Nov. 28th, 2012 12:55 pm (UTC)
I'll live.

I think.

Anyway, that's in the past. I'm doing acupuncture now.
Nov. 28th, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
how's that been working for you
Nov. 28th, 2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
Only been doing it for two weeks and skipped last week, so we'll see.
Nov. 28th, 2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
good luck. I'd be interested in seeing how/if it works
Nov. 28th, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
Me too.
Nov. 30th, 2012 04:53 am (UTC)
Yeah, too many of those diets are fads. And I agree w/cornerofmadness: w/some drugs, going off them all at once can be very bad (I know this more about antidepressants & barbiturates, which can be seriously dangerous to stop w/out tapering off). If your MD didn't mention tapering the drugs you switched from, I would think that meant it wasn't necessary for those meds.

I wonder if detoxing is really needed, or if just stopping the drugs & other things (as long as your MD thinks it's safe) would be enough. I hope it works out for you in any case.
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