Thursday, October 1, 2009

Health and Books Update

Briefly, nyah *points down* are all the pills I'm currently taking daily. However, only one of them is prescription - the rest are all herbals, etc.

I'm currently taking Levothroid (tiny purple pill) which is the synthetic thyroid hormone. Then, next to that (the brownish looking pills) are my bladderwrack. I've been on the bladderwrack for about a month, and it's been great. Seriously, I wouldn't have believe you if you told me that three little pills a day would make my life so much better. The muscle/joint aches/pains are gone. I'm sleeping better and not dead tired when I wake up. I'm to the point where I'm going to start getting up earlier in the morning to exercise again, which is something I had to give up as the fatigue got worse.

The big clear pills in the next two slots are fish oil - that way, even when I'm not eating fish, I'm getting some fish.

The reddish pills are acai, which...I just thought I'd try. :)

And the two big white pills are calcium citrate.

Everything except for the bladderwrack and levothroid is new, because I wanted to see if the bladderwrack would do any good. It has, so now we're branching out, trying new things.

I also picked up some dulse which Anna mentioned.'s seaweed. And it tastes like what it is. Like the ocean. Not something I'm going to be snacking on any time soon. However, put it in something, and it's good. The woman at the store claimed that if you fried it it would taste like bacon, but I haven't tested that one out yet.

On the subject of probably TMI, but I'm sharing anyway, my libido has rediscovered me. Which is good, because that's one of my symptoms, but bad, because...well...temptation of the physical nature hasn't been an issue for me until just now. So. Working on that.

Books: I'm up to 68 which means that I'm 7 books behind my schedule. Bugger. Luckily I have the last week of October off, and intend to do nothing but read to catch up. That is the plan. I *will* make my 100 books by the end of the year.


  1. Oh, wow. Glad most of those are supplements, otherwise I would've gotten worried.

    Read! Read your hundred books! I think I read 10 last week. I've read two this week.

  2. Wow, you two are fast readers! :-O

    Yay for the returning libido...ha, ha! ;)

    So where did you get this bladderwrack stuff? How did you hear about it? It's an odd name .. sounds like something I'd expect out of the Amish Pa-Dutch country. I'm glad it's helping! Maybe I should try it. I did get some calcium citrate recently. I saw someone here recommend it so I put it on my "get this stuff" list.

    Glad to hear your health is improving! :-)

  3. Heather,

    It does look a little scary, doesn't it? I bought that pill sorter and then realized I couldn't even fit a weeks worth of pills in it because so many of them are so *big*. :)

    I can't decide which is worse: that I've only read 68 books this year, or that I've read 68 books and I'm only in the 'C's of my collection. :)

  4. Susanne,

    It's true. :)

    Yeah, on the one hand, yay! improvement. On the other hand... oh. So, yeah. :)

    Bladderwrack is some sort of ground up seaweed in pill form. I googled hypothyroidism and found several recommendations for taking this supplement. I buy it at my local health/whole food store.

  5. Phew, I was worried they were prescription. I should start taking vitamins and all that... Instead of worrying me now, you've given me a bit of a boost to maybe start with one daily vitamin I could take... lol

    Wow for the books. I'm sure you'll make it to 100! That's a crazy number though.

  6. Candice,

    :) I'm an druggie! *giggle* I take a multivitamin too, but that sits out in a big bottle on the dining room table so I just down it with breakfast.

    I'm actually disapointed in myself. I thought I'd be *much* closer to the 100 book goal by now...


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