Thanks for popping in.
Oooh it’s been a busy day thus far!
Filming YouTubes with Jim in the morning,
|A little peek…|
and then more filming German bits n bobs for
Hochanda in the afternoon.
Smile! You’re on camera!
So I’m just about videoed out now!!
I wanted to share something with you, because it is something that surprised me today, and made me think.
And this being Mindful Wednesday Blog Day,
where we look at things of that nature,
I thought, Yes. Let’s.
Let’s talk about what happened to me this morning.
Now I can only speak for myself of course,
Last week, I went to the Doctors because my neckitis is getting worse. The last time I went to see him, he sent me to have physiotherapy, but that didn’t go so well.
This time, he decided to go down the Pain Modifier road, in hopes that the tension might be reduced if I couldn’t feel the pain, so the muscles might relax more.
You get the picture.
So he prescribed what he said were Anti-Depressants when taken in larger quantities (100mg minimum), but Pain Modifiers (10mg) when taken in much smaller doses.
I assured him that I do NOT need anti-depressants,
or any mind altering substance!
He assured me that taken in the correct amount,
these pills would serve purely as a pain modifier,
and not a head adjuster.
Well, I avoided them at the weekend, because I didn’t want to risk an adverse reaction if I was driving up to Peterborough and on TV and so on. You never know, do you….
But last night, I thought I had best get started on this course of mild Pain Modification. So 10mg before bedtime.
Slept like a log. Mind you, I usually do.
However, when the alarm went off at 6am,
I couldn’t get my head off the pillow.
At 7am I was still lying there, inert.
Tea went cold, coffee went cold.
Getting dressed was a challenge,
and I still can’t find my boots!
Dave was doing his best to rouse me (n.b. rouse, not arouse!!!)
but to no avail.
Had a hell of a job getting the day started!
And I’ve been a bit phased all day, if you know what I mean.
But the point I want to make is this:
The Doctor assured me that a miniscule dosage like this would not affect my psyche at all.
Well, I’ll go to the foot of our stairs!
Because if 10mg knocked me on my arse like that,
what on earth would 100mg do ???
I have absolutely no intention of finding out,
but I wanted to flag this up, put it out there.
So many people turn to anti-depressants as a coping mechanism.
I am sure they are helpful for some and a life-saver for many.
But it’s the dosage I am talking about.
It certainly shocked me that a neglible dose could have such a profound effect.
So I for one will have to be careful,
and question what is the normal dose for the average person.
Because if today’s is normal, I ain’t !
Has it helped my neck at all?
Nope. Are you kidding?
But ask me if I care.
Back to bed….
love & hugs,