Thursday, February 08, 2007


Finally finished the Gaelic assessment and mailed it off - I love clicking that mouse at times like this. Went to do the sound files and ground to a halt - microphone appears to be dead. At least, I hope that's the problem, because then I can complete the audio 'stuff' before tomorrow's deadline assuming I can get a new mike.

Made some more medical discoveries today. You know the scenario. You've put on weight as a side-effect of the anti-migraine meds. You've tried everything you can to lose said weight. Even eating less ;0) You berate yourself mightily - the only explanation is that you are eating a shed-load more food than you thought. So you keep a food diary. You are DEFINITELY NOT eating too much (and you've been brutally honest, every smidgen is accounted for). Your number-genius husbands checks the maths, he can't figure it out either.

Then a chance comment on a BBC 'drama' tonight - beta blockers make it hard to lose weight. And guess what - they cause confusion. Remember that post - the one where I said I couldn't operate the scales? Man, I wanted to cry. And there have been other incedents lately - forgetting which road to take, to whom I just spoke at a clinic. I thought I was losing my marbles. And I've been feeling down - thought it was because I'm losing my marbles. Nope, that's a side effect. too.

I knew about the nightmares and the cold hands and feet, but I didn't know about the rest...

Things are really sucking here right now. Still, could be worse. I'm warm, dry and not being shot at. Helps me keep some kind of perspective.

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Blogger Flavaknits said...

At least you know now whats causing it - shame the Medics didn't think to tell you!
Not sure what my excuse is!
Memory is getting worse by the minute.

7:21 pm  
Anonymous victoria said...

what is a beta blocker? anti depressant? i have all those symptoms too!

2:55 pm  
Blogger Midsummer night's knitter said...

Beta blockers can be used for a variety of purposes - they are used for cardiac problems such as irregular heartbeat, palpitations, hogh blood pressure. They also help with the physical symptoms of anxiety and can be used for migraine prevention.

4:33 pm  

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