Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hmmm....

Wellb*trin is really helping and I'm hoping that a quit date is imminent. Feeling ever so much better. I take a double dose 80mg of L*tensin for my blood pressure every day and on a good (low stress) day my resting BP runs about 150/95. Because it runs so high (hereditary and have been medicated since I was 15) I try to check it every other day or so. I've read several places that Wellb*trin can cause BP increases. Obviously don't need that so I've been checking it every day now. Today was 114/63! A miracle in itself. Woo hoo! Have no idea if it's the exercise (although it's never been this low before on an exercise program) or the vitamin regimen. Really don't care, just tickled to see those numbers.

Today the Chia Seeds came and I've started taking those. Yes....I do everything Christine tells me to do. :) I didn't listen to *prah or Dr. *z. cause Christine is where it's at. :) She's supposed to be working up a post on it so be looking. Among having omegas it also helps with:

•weight loss/balance
•thyroid conditions
•hypo-glycaemia
•diabetes
•IBS
•celiac disease
•acid reflux
•lowering cholesterol
•Provides energy
•Boosts strength
•Bolsters endurance
•Levels blood sugar
•Induces weight loss
•Aids intestinal regularity

There's more but you can click on the link above and check it out.

I've found a great company that is family owned, Nuts Online, has them for $7 a pound. Very reasonable. Love the stuff. Great straight out of the container and I've also made up some of the gel. Put the girls on it too. They included a gift bag of chocolate mint cookies in the package. That certainly made me appreciate them even more. :)

****Edited to add: Christine sent me this link right after I put this post up so I need to include it.

I'm also working up a post on what it's like parenting J these days. It's still rolling around in my head but it will come to fruition soon.

15 comments:

GB's Mom said...

Good to hear you sound like, well, you.

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Chia seeds huh, I just know there is a great joke in there somewhere....

SO HAPPY you are feeling better!!!!

matryoshka said...

I am totally intrigued by the chia seeds..I think I will have to try them soon!

Lee said...

OK I confess to first envisioning growing green "hair" like a chia pet but after reading this, I am going to order some and give this a try. I love the amount of protein and trace minerals and it just looks good and easy. Easy is real important right now! LOL

Corey said...

I love Wellbutrin too. It keeps me alive. Probably literally.

MomInTheTrench said...

Won't quitting smoking lower your BP too?

You sound like you've got it going on!

SocialWrkr24/7 said...

So glad to hear you sounding like your happy self again! Can't wait to hear how quitting goes!

advocatemom said...

Great news! Sounds like you are back! Awesome!!

Linda B said...

I use wellb*trin too! It boosts my effexor. Yes, I need 2 antidepressants to help me out of the black hole. I also thought you were going to grow some kind of chia pets! I didn't think you were the type to get so excited about those things-ha ha

Diana said...

Wahoo!!! It all sounds great! Keep on keeping on.

Kerrie said...

Was thinking of you this morning. Keep going!

Tara - SanitySrchr said...

But I have to ask, is it brand or generic? Just curious, as I know that formulations aren't the same and thus the results aren't the same between the two. This is especially true of SSRIs (like my Zo).

I'm so proud of you for quitting!! Keep it up!!

BT said...

That BP change is astounding. Your body, mind, and spirit must be starting to feel better to have achieved that. Hoping it keeps up. The exercise can't be hurting at all, but my guess is that the BP change is a result of interlinked factors. So glad to hear you sounding this good. Keep it up!

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Glad to hear the Wellb*trin is doin it's thing and that your BP is down too!

Amy said...

this post sounds like YOU!!! so yes, wellbutrin IS the bomb. so glad you are feeling better.

Pr*zac is my friend. Really.

i ordered chia seeds, too - haven't gotten them yet, but am anxious to try. they should be here any day now, in fact...