Good luck! Sounds like you've got a good doc and a good plan. Sleep aid is trazodone, maybe? I've been taking it for years and years for my chronic insomnia and it helps me a lot.
2011-06-17 02:15 am (UTC)
That's the one! Yeah, so far I'm pretty enthused with it...I get my sleep and I don't feel Benadryl-groggy in the morning.
Yep, it's great that way. Some people seem to get acclimated to it and find that it stops working well over time, but I've been on it more years than I can remember and it's still doing well by me. When I tried taking a slightly higher dose it gave me anxiety attacks (and wicked vivid dreams!), but once I got the dosing right it's been all good. Good luck!
So, was that 'no' to cheesecakes anymore? Cause I think I can break you of that line of thought. ;-) I'm not a feeder.. just a food enabler. :-D
Edited at 2011-06-17 02:00 am (UTC)
2011-06-17 02:17 am (UTC)
Oh, I think my wife can put away one of your cheesecakes quickly enough to prevent me from eating it... :)
I'm envisioning Cartman (*sigh*, southpark ref) yelling "Cheesecake!", (instead of beefcake)..
So I see the drugs and the diet side of the plan and I'm not surprised to hear the doctor's interpretation of your former eating habits, but I'm curious because I'm used to a plan to boost the metabolism including some sort of cardio exercise. Walking is good exercise, but it's not really cardio. Does your plan include any of that?
Also re: a sedentary job, do you have any room to get up and move on a regular basis? or change your posture to a standing or active one? My old chiropractor sold an inflatable lumbar or seat pad more or less like this one
to keep your abs and back muscles slightly engaged while you sit. Another options is to sit on an exercise ball... Doesn't use up that many calories, but it could be good for you in any case.