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Prayers/good thoughts, etc. requested


Went to see my Primary Care Physician this morning.  This is funny--first one in 40 years and he's retiring in 2 months.

I'd been seen by his nurse, and therefor contaminated before I ever got to talk to him, and he's this big teddy bear of a man who comes in beaming at me.  And I broke down sobbing while he was trying to listen to me breathe.  I bet that sounded interesting.

Tried to get him to talk to Hubs about cutting me some slack while I'm not myself.  No--but if H. wants to come and talk to him about how He feels....

By that time I was really feeling in the bubble--couldn't see well, couldn't hear well--not nearly as well as around here.

Yesterday I Found the discharge papers.  Do not give Levaquan if pt. is allergic to sulfa drug.  All over my chart--but who reads charts.  Heavy dosages of Lasix may lead to permanent hearing loss  Not to mention "allergy to penicillin" and they gave me amoxycillin.  

Anyway, so he thinks I'm depressed.  I told him I don't sit around the house sobbing.  He would write me a prescription for Prozac.  Uh, No.  Thank you--I usually have the opposite results than those expected with a psychoactive drug.  Have I ever tried x, y, z?  That would be a no--can't take drugs, (remember?)

So he starts folding up the paperwork.  Then I can't help you.

So then we compromised on something that he says is the mildest antidepressant.  I don't want to take it.

Used to be able to take Zem Bright then it started giving me headaches.  Forget to take the under-the tongue supplement daughter gave me.  Must try to remember.

I am to see Dr. in a month.

I don't see why I should have to take a drug because Hubs acts like a self-centered adolescent a lot of the time and because that hospital screwed me up.  I went to the hospital with a hernia in a kink.  That was all.  Came home with vision and hearing loss and loss of energy and feeling two removes from everything.  

I don't believe there is a pharmaceutical remedy for my problems.  Anyway, I don't want to take this stuff.  Haven't filled the Rx.

So asking for prayer and good thoughts and vibes.  God and the body are the healers. 

And Thank God for surgeons.  And doctors--they can help a lot of people.  Just not me that much--not with a prescription pad.  It takes somebody trained--or a pioneer--in environmental medicine.  

Thank you all,

Temple

 

 

 



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 My substance of choice is called St John's Wort- I buy it at the supermarket. It is not like a med I have to work with it...

do not drink tea or coffee- except on special occasions. no smoking or drinking- or meds, as such.

 

...as you presented with- you needed your lines of communication sorted out... period... biggrin ...

no wonder the modern world is going to wrack and ruin!!! Speak on- you are a person after my own heart... smile ...



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((Temple))) prayers and positive thoughts on the way

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Thank you, friends.

I swear I can feel it when people who are good at praying offer them up for me.

Thank you for the tip, David. I have heard about SJW before. Seems I read somewhere that it makes one photosensitive, or something. Must check that out. I guess if it were the case, Ginger you, who am out all summer, would be reacting. Or maybe you wear sunscreen. Sunscreen gives me a headache and I feel that I can't breathe. I don't go out between 10 and 2 in the summer, spring and fall, if I can help it.

I must be so much fun to live with. But I don't yell at people. Well, sometimes I yell back when it gets to be just too much. Need to be always dressed to leave. Is that a pain, or what? And when things settle down, I'm scheduled to get my first, ever, car that belongs just to me. I wonder if I will be allowed to have the side mirrors lined up however they are supposed to be and have them stay that way? Even when we've had two cars--most of the time--they were always set for him and I don't know what I'm supposed to be looking at.

There is not one place in the county where one has to parallel park. I wonder if I have to go through that again--my license has been expired. And all the how many feet--believe me, i've got it covered, not matter what it is. And now I, who have 2 glasses of wine a year, not at the same time, have to know what the blood levels are for other people?

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Thanks Temple. Your post reminds me of our slogan Easy Does It and Keep it Simple both of which works most well when the it is me mostly.  Yes at times I will pitch in and care with my wife however when other bodies and minds get involved I will reach up for HP's assistance.  You seem to be self caring well and what will the outcome of that be if it is the full time work?

This morning I sat and spoke with HP and mentioned "I will stay with you and you will stay with me".  HP does that with me and has for a very long time.  It works when I work it.

Special prayers, good thoughts, and love gone up your way.   ((((hugs))))  aww



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((((((((((((((((((((((((((Temple))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) I do the St. John's wort....It is great for moods...I feel zero side affects....if nature can help me??? I go with nature....its not that expensive, either...takes a couple of weeks to kick in, perhaps, and b/c work has been so slow, I havn't been taking it, but I'm going back to it...I "deal" better when i take it...

sending you BIG HUGS and LOVE and HEALING energy....I visualized me in this beautiful big green bubble, (color for prosperity AND for healing, earth color) and my back is a bit better today...I feel like I turned a corner...



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I'm so sorry this is so difficult.

I think living longterm with an addict or anyone who is unbalanced does induce depression in most of us - no shame in that, just a fact of reality.  You don't have to sit around the house sobbing to have depression.  Chronic stress is pretty much the same thing.  I used to think "depression" was just "life the way it was" - I had gotten so used to it.  And health problems can especially be depressing.

Hope you find some good ways forward.  Hugs.



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Warmest greetings and positive vibes from a sparkling snowy Italy Temple (((((hugs)))))

Your comment about setting the mirrors on your new car made me smile - I hope you can give yourself plenty of time to savour that moment when it comes - what a gift!!

It sounds to me as if you know the balance of your body and mind very well and I'm sorry that an 'expert' has been trying to foist 'solutions' your way without your permission. I honestly admire your resilience in the face of that onslaught!

Sometimes I catch the glums and even feel anxious - especially if I'm feeling under the weather. It helps me when I keep things simple and preferably snug; I sometimes benefit from seeking out a sane or positive conversation - however brief - perhaps because it reminds me of who I really am!!

Sending peace and rest your way.



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(((Temple))) - sending you positive energy, healing thoughts and prayers. When I am physically down & out, I really, really have to be gentle with me, keep it simple and focus on just today. There is something about not feeling good and crazy brain processing for me that goes together - improved with recovery, yet I stay on guard.

Hoping today finds you in a better place!

Milkwood - we also are snow covered and it's very pretty. It paused for a bit but has returned with a vengeance. Amazing we are so far apart yet having same weather!!!

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Bless you, Dear Onee--

This board has been such a haven--and the guardian of my sanity, what there is of it.

Jerry--Thank you for being here--and the reminder if I'm not feeling God's presence, it isn't because he isn't breathing for me--I'm just "color-blind" spiritually.

Rosie--that's two thumbs up for SJW. Getting some today. I remember my saintly environmental Dr. said we heal in 3 days or 7 days or 28 days, so I am really looking forward
to checking me out on Jan. 22. And the SJW should kick in soon after that. Hey--I'm so (damn' according to my mother) sensitive, it may show up before that for me. Took
the nurse at the Doctor's office three rounds of questioning to get that I wasn't taking the sleep aid nor the Lasix nor the Levaquan nor even the K--that was only if I were taking
the Lasix.

I think some of the weepiness now is a healing thing--I've been too flat to cry. Don't know why all this is coming up on your note--guess I think you are tough enough to take care
of you and me both. I bet if you'd been at one of those stand-offs at a fort, like in the movies, you'd have not been reloading for the guys--you'd have been doing an Annie Oakley.

So glad you are feeling better!

Mattie--Good points! Chronic frustration can feel like a whole lot of other things.
It is always so good to see a post from you--meant to comment a day or two ago. Hope all is going well with you and your son. I admire you very much.

Milkwood--I always get a lift when I see that beautiful blue picture. Daughter has ties to Bergamo. Is it in the snow zone? Except for her year of Montessori training, she only goes
there in summer. I have so many beautiful pictures of the old town and the walls. Hope to be well enough to go there. Yes--even online conversations with cheeky people--my
friends tend to be cheeky--except for my BFF since the age of 7. Funny how that works out. And see above.

IAH--I saw that half of the continental US was going to get snow We're in the part of TX that missed it. I love snow. I am such a kid, it always gladdens my heart. One year in
Houston we got a dusting on Christmas Eve in the evening, I think it was. And our living room was glazed on two sides-former porch--and I had two minimalist trees with prism-like
ribbon and they looked as if they were part of the snowscape outside. Snow always feels like a blessing

So--Easy Does It. And Let Go--the Big Guy's Got it Already!

Love,
Temple

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Sending you healing prayers! I have come to be a "true-believer" in CBD tinctures. I am off all OTC meds for back pain! (I refuse the scripted meds)

Peace & Light Your Way!

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 SJW makes everything sensitive... sight, hearing, and thinking... I went into it very gingerly and have long periods where i don't use it. It is a plant material of course. And when I hit the wall it lifts me- and gives me really good days.

I have had years and years of bleh. I did have professional help from a physio and a chiropractor- and that set the course for daily practise from me- of pressing gently into the stored trauma-marked by pain and tight tight muscles from my chest up...

...getting good results. Restored breathing, and a lifting of the liquids in my lungs.
i know now that I had pneumonia as a kid- but it was not treated... and that became my norm- my default position...

...One day I would like to see health professionals get alongside people like us- and learn from our journey...

I had glue ear as well, and the chiropractor managed to clear my left ear- so now I can hear normally; and in a balanced way. I can hear the breath and nuance when people are speaking now... and can respond and communicate. Baby steps at first.

The conversations you and I had had opened up the world of possibility for me- showed me who I was; and what I was truly capable of.

"better late, than never" "no use crying over spilt milk" are sayings my mum used.

smilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmile... smilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmile...

 

Disclaimer. St Johns Wort, if used with some meds can have a serious adverse effect. If I was on meds I would seek professional advice. I buy my St John's Wort over the counter, in the supermarket, here in NZ.



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Precious and Perfect

Thank you! I could Google the tinctures- what are they? And how do you get them?

I don't trust any drug newer than aspirin. They come out on TV ads--ask your doctor for this! Then 6 months later they are recalled.

Well, it's not that bad in all cases. Exaggeration done for effect.

David--thank you. I have the print-out and will read it when I can find the magnifying glass. Not taking any Rxs so I expect to be okay.

Oh boy if the SJW sharpens vision and hearing--because that's some of the worst of the feeling in a bubble.

You've been inspiring me ever since I read about your healing your breathing. It is amazing how many people on here are in to alternatives to Modern Medicine--folk meds, homeopathic meds, supplements, etc. Maybe some of us just don't trust drugs, instinctively. Maybe some of us have lived under so much stress for so long we are super-sensitive to everything that isn't natural.

A few years ago, a Frenchman was still alive who knew how to use plants and flowers for healing.

My father knew a few of the American Indian ways--would go find Lamb's Quarter and wild greens--maybe wild onions--in the spring. There are places--Louisiana? where there's a whole culture? around "ramps" What they call wild onions. And Daddy knew where to find sassafras--would make sassafras tea--the flavor is like that of Root Beer.

I may cry over spilt milk until somebody apologizes--if I want to. Sometimes people have cliches where their parenting skills ought to be. In other words--Dry it UP? Don't have your feelings? What's wrong with "At the Optimum Time?"

That's just me being stubborn. I think a lot of healing occurs when a person can say, "I let you down, and I am sorry." And "You deserved better than that."

I remember the time Jerry apologized to all of the women on this board who have been abused, Most of us will never hear that from the abusers. And it was a Healing Moment.

And David--don't get me started on how worthy you are and always were and ever shall be of being treated with dignity and respect. I see red when I read about anybody's mistreating you to this day. Thank Goodness you were a boy. When I read about your thinking you were "God's Gift to women," I always smile--and I think that and a few perceptive, kind people and your own intelligence are what saved you.

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TEMPLE........I googled SJW.....here is some stuff I found..I don't notice any side affects for me, but better moods, but lets be informed hey???

 

I googled some stuff for you...everyone is different...I noticed no side affects, just better moods, LOL.....

 

here are some info I got for you....

hope this helps...................HUGS....*******************************************

 

It is a strong antidepressant and may elevate mood in individuals with mild to moderate depression, he said. He notes that StJohn's wort is not recommended for individuals with severe depression. Wolf said StJohn's wortalso has strong antiviral activity that may also promote healing and repair of wounds.Jun 7, 2018

Other side effects of St. John's wort are usually minor and uncommon. They may include upset stomachdry mouthheadachefatiguedizzinessconfusion, sexualdysfunction, or sensitivity to sunlight. Also, St. John's wort is a stimulant and may worsen feelings of anxiety in some people.

In fact, a few showed that StJohn's wort was as effective as some prescription antidepressants. ... StJohn's wort has also been studied in the treatment of other mood disorders, such as severe depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and seasonal affective disorder (SAD.)Dec 21, 2016

The benefits of St. Johns wort

St. Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a flowering plant.

 

The flowers are used to make liquid extracts, pills, and teas. The popular herbal therapy is often used to ease symptoms of depression. People have been using St. Johns wort for centuries.

Cochrane systematic review found that St. Johns wort can be effective in treating major depression.

2016 review of 35 studies concluded that St. Johns wort reduced symptoms of mild to moderate depression more than a placebo and similar to prescription antidepressants.

2017 analysis of 27 studies determined that St. Johns wort had similar effects on mild to moderate depression as antidepressants. Those researchers also noted that fewer people stopped taking St. Johns wort, compared to antidepressants.

 
another study indicated St. Johns wort can be effective in treating wounds, bruises, burns, and sores.However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved the substance for depression or any other medical condition.The FDA, in fact, classifies St. Johns wort as a dietary supplement, not a drug. Therefore, the agency doesnt test it for safety and effectiveness.

Jeremy Wolf, a licensed naturopathic physician, explained that St. Johns wort creates many actions in the body.

It is a strong antidepressant and may elevate mood in individuals with mild to moderate depression, he said.

 
notes that St. Johns wort is not recommended for individuals with severe depression.Wolf said St. Johns wort also has strong antiviral activity that may also promote healing and repair of wounds.He cautioned that the herb is not a fast-acting cure. It may take weeks or months before you notice any effect.

How much St. Johns wort should you take?

Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD, told Healthline in 2015 that dosing varies due to non-standardized manufacturing.

 
A normal dose range would be anywhere from 300 to 1200 mg a day. Its usually taken in divided doses (300 mg three times daily or 600 mg twice daily).The effects of St. Johns wort on the body are not fully understood.

A number of the supplements active ingredients, including hypericin, hyperforin, and adhyperforin, may be responsible for its medicinal benefits.

 

These ingredients appear to increase the levels of chemical messengers in the brain, such as serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline.

These then act to lift and regulate your mood.

The downside of St. Johns wort

FDA regulations for dietary supplements are not the same as those for drug products.

Unless theres a new dietary ingredient, a firm doesnt have to provide FDA officials with the evidence it relies on to substantiate safety or effectiveness before or after it markets its products.

Natural doesnt mean it cant cause harm, said Thielemier.

The main concerns about the herb center on the metabolic pathway known as cytochrome 450.

She explained that this pathway consists of the enzymes our body uses to clear drugs and ingested chemicals from the bloodstream.

These enzymes are responsible for breaking down everything from the glass of wine you may have with dinner to a daily vitamin you take to keep your bones strong, said Thielemier.

Other substances can influence these enzymes.

If you have ever heard that grapefruit juice can interfere with your medications, then you know of this process we call enzyme induction, said Thielemier. St. Johns wort, like grapefruit juice, induces the body to produce more of these enzymes in order to clear the chemical from the bloodstream [faster].

That can rob other medications of their power.

Wolf suggests the herb may work similarly to fluoxetine. If it inhibits the reuptake of serotonin, it would explain the similar side effects.

 

It also interacts with many common pharmaceuticals.

When combined with SSRIs [selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors] and MAO [monoamine oxidase] inhibitors, it may lead to elevated blood pressure and could induce what is known as serotonin syndrome, said Wolf. This includes confusion, fever, agitation, rapid heart rate, shivering, perspiration, diarrhea, and muscle spasms.

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, in addition to antidepressants, St. Johns wort interacts with oral contraceptives, anti-seizure medications, and anticoagulants.

It can also interfere with anti-rejection medications, heart medications, and some drugs used for heart disease, HIV, and cancer.

One 2011 study indicated the herbal supplement can reduce the effectiveness of Xanax, an anxiety medication.

Wolf noted that pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid St. Johns wort.

So should people who are sensitive to sunlight, as the herb can intensify the effect.

These side effects have prompted the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota to recommend people not use St. Johns wort if they are taking prescription medications.

Regulation process not the same as drugs

Should natural and herbal products include warnings and go through the same rigorous testing as prescription drugs?

Thielemier thinks so.

How else will we know whether they are safe and effective? The problem lies in the insane costs of proving safety and efficacy through clinical trials, she said.

I always advise individuals and remind them of the importance in checking with their healthcare provider or a trained practitioner before starting supplements and herbs due to the potential for side effects and interactions, said Wolf.

Editors Note: This story was originally published on August 6, 2015 and was updated on June 6, 2018.

 

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St John's wort is fairly safe, and it has been shown to be as effective as some of the antidepressants that we doctors prescribe. However, there are two drawbacks withSt John's wort: The products that you can buy are of very variable content and strength.Feb 15, 2015

What does St John's wort do for you?

StJohn's wort has been used in alternative medicine as a likely effective aid in treating mild to moderate depression and related symptoms such as anxiety or insomnia. ... StJohn's wort should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.
The Cleveland Clinic reviewed over 30 clinical studies over the past 22 years and concluded that StJohn's wort is effective in treating mild depression, but was no better than placebo for moderate or severe depression. ... The usual dosage of St.John's wort is 300 mg, three times a day.



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MORE ON SJW

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St. John's Wort

A wild yellow flower regarded as a weed throughout most of the United States, St. John's wort has been used for medical purposes in other parts of the world for thousands of years. Named for St. John the Baptist (because it blooms around the day of his feast), St. John's wort is continually being studied to try to demonstrate its alleged benefits.

According to several of these studies, St. Johns wort may be more effective than a placebo (sugar pill), and as effective as prescription antidepressants, in treating mild depression. Two studies in the United States found that St. Johns wort was no better than a placebo for treating moderate to severe depression.

The true benefits of St. John's wort are still being explored. If you do choose to use it, however, here is some information you'll need to know.

How do I take St. John's wort?
Preparations in the U.S. have different amounts of active ingredient, so be careful to note how much you're getting in your tablets. Depending on the preparation, St. Johns wort can be taken in any of the following ways:

300 mg three times a day for up to six weeks;
250 mg twice a day for six weeks;
300 to 600 mg three times a day for six weeks;
350 mg three times a day for eight weeks;
300 to 600 mg three times a day for up to 26 weeks;
400 mg twice a day for six weeks.
Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy

What are the potential benefits of using St. John's wort?
Reduction in symptoms of depression
Reduction in menopausal symptoms
Assistance with wound healing (when applied to the skin as a lotion)
What should I watch out for if I use St. John's wort?
Increased sensitivity to the sun, especially if you are fair-skinned and taking large doses
Increase in blood pressure
Do not take St. John's wort during pregnancy or while you are breastfeeding.

St. Johns wort has been associated with very serious and potentially dangerous interactions with many common drugs. St. Johns wort can weaken how well other drugs work, including antidepressants, birth control pills, cyclosporine (an anti-rejection drug), digoxin (a heart drug), HIV drugs, cancer medications, and blood thinners such as Coumadin.

Taking St. Johns wort with antidepressants can cause a dangerous increase in levels of serotonin, a hormone that affects mood. This condition is known as serotonin syndrome.

Always tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking St. John's wort or any other herbal product. St. Johns wort should not be used in place of standard antidepressants.

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OK...this should be enough for you to make informed decision........Hope this helps........Its always good to KNOW ---BEFORE you take something.....SJW has always been a benefit to me and I am going to get back on it.....I only stopped because of $$$ but really, I felt better
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Here are the 7 health benefits of St. Johns wort:

1. St. Johns wort may be used to treat depression.
It has been well known that St. Johns wort can be used as an herbal treatment for depression. A study of 29 clinical trials with more than 5,000 patients was conducted by Cochrane Collaboration. The review concluded that extracts of St John's wort were better than the placebo in patients with major depression.

2. St. Johns wort may treat Parkinsons disease.
Research from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) suggested that St. Johns wort possesses antioxidants that could help reduce neuronal degeneration caused by Parkinsons disease.

3. St. Johns wort may treat for premenstrual syndrome.
The University of Leeds in the United Kingdom produced a double-blind study and has concluded that St. Johns wort is more effective than placebo treatment for the most common physical and behavioral symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome.

4. St. Johns wort may treat for irritable bowel syndrome.
A randomized, double-blind study from the Mayo Clinic suggested that St. Johns wort has the potential to treat individuals with irritable bowel syndrome.

5. St. Johns wort may have antiviral and antibacterial activities.
A randomized controlled study found that St. Johns wort contains chemicals like hyperforin and pseudohyperforin, which contain activities that photooxidizes pathogens and kills them.

6. St. Johns wort may be used for alcoholism.
An active chemical in St. Johns wort, hyperforin, may be useful for treatment of alcoholism. However, dosage, safety, and efficacy have not been investigated yet.

7. St. Johns wort may help with memory.
Studies have shown that St. Johns wort could alleviate long-term age-related impairment in rats.

Additional Resources:

Una planta mejora a los enfermos de parkinson
Antimicrobial Activity of Seven Hypericum Entities from Central Italy
St John's wort for major depression
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of St John's Wort for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The Efficacy of Hypericum perforatum (St Johns Wort) for the Treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome
NMDA Receptor-Antagonistic Properties of Hyperforin, a Constituent of St. Johns Wort
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Rosie--

Thank you so very much, Little One--that was a real labor of love to type all that out. To look it all up, even.

I think--given the way I overrespond to so many things, I will try whatever I've got here--haven't dragged out the magnifying glass yet--once a day. And see if I get any side-effects. I often don't, but then my husband has a shelf full of stuff I've tried and couldn't take--here this is for blank--it will do you good. He can take anything.

And even if it does seem that I can't take it now, perhaps down the line. We both think I have taken it before. And it sounds as if it has many, many good effects.

The sun is shining today. I should bundle up and go outside on the deck. Getting enough layers on and dragging myself out there seems daunting just now. Nope--there's a breeze.
It is supposed to be warm on Wednesday. And this is Texas--the weather doesn't always follow the script.

I don't know how they predict anything here. I saw a program on the Weather Channell? once about all the variables in Texas weather. The Gulf, the Jet Stream, but then what's going on in Mexico and even the Pacific--I forget what comes in from the East. So luck with that.

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((((((((((((((((Temple))))))))))))))))))) always a pleasure to help a friend....I had forgotten, that this stuff helps with spasms...I remember when I was faithfully on it, I had LESS spasms in my back.....I saw this article...and thouht "yep..today , I go back on it" because I DID feel better...Bollix to the money (not that expensive anyway) I'm going to help me anyway I can.......found another article on it.............heeeeere goes and this is the last one I'll inundate you with, LOL

I think you are so smart, checking stuff out...thinking about it.....My inner HP is telling me to get back on it.........been tapping and putting myself in a big white light and also surrounding me with a beautiful earth colored green "mist" so to speak..or a bubble...to heal me physically and financially....green is a good color ...anyway, here is another thingy on the SJW

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ST. JOHNS WORT: NOT JUST FOR DEPRESSION
Posted ByAngela Justis/Comments0/Tagsdepression, immune system, St. John's wort
Stumbling upon a field of wildly growing St. Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum) is like discovering a ray of Earth-bound sunshine. Profuse bright, happy yellow flowers hint at this plants well-known use for soothing those suffering from depression. Yet, those cheery flowers hold many more herbal actions and uses within than most of us are familiar with! The traditional uses and benefits of St. Johns are numerous this plant really is not just for depression! In fact St. Johns wort is known among herbalists as a wonderful herb for supporting and soothing the body in numerous ways!

The five-petaled flowers are a lovely, vivid yellow that when crushed release a reddish purple oil. And when fresh St. Johns wort is made into an infused oil or tincture, the menstruum turns a beautiful red color. Another interesting feature of this plant is its leaves. When held up to the light of the sun, little dots of light shine through the leaves giving the appearance of tiny holes, hence the species name perforatum.

A Good Friend Indeed
This amazing plant is a nervine with a scope beyond depression and was traditionally used as a plant for the nervous system long before recent research has explored its use for depression. St. Johns wort was used as a nervous system trophorestorative acting as a tonic to deeply balance and nourish the nervous system restoring health (LaLuzerne, 2013).

This beautiful herb brings light to many issues of the nervous system and is used by herbalists to help ease anxiety, tension, neuralgias, seasonal affective disorder, and indeed, mild to moderate depression. Beyond emotional support, St. Johns wort is also used to help relieve physical tension and pain.

Pain Reliever
When injuries to the nerves are involved, [St. Johns wort] is often among the most beneficial and broadly acting herbs available. It is appropriate for conditions ranging from sciatica to atrophy of nervous tissue, and also often relieves the pain of sore muscles (McDonald, n.d., para. 26).

Many herbalist turn to St. Johns wort to help soothe and ease pain. Herbalist Mary Bove explains that St. Johns wort is known for helping to diminish pain both externally or internally (LaLuzerne, 2013). Specifically indicated for trauma and damage to the nervous system whether through injury or viral infection, St. Johns wort is the herbalist go-to for painful issues such as neuralgias, sciatica, Bells palsy, head and spine trauma, pinched nerves, after surgical and dental work, as well as injuries to any area that is rich in nerve endings (Winston, 2007; LaLuzerne, 2013; McIntyre, 1996).

St. John worts ability to help soothe nerves combined with its antiviral actions make this plant a wonderful ally for anyone dealing with the pain of shingles as well as herpes infections. In fact, herbalist Susun Weed explains that she finds St. Johns wort to be one of the most effective antiviral plants I have ever worked with but especially focuses on the nerves and therefore being particularly helpful when there is a virus in the nerves (LaLuzerne, 2013).

As an antispasmodic, St. Johns wort helps to relax muscles spasms including spasms in the lungs, colon, and reproductive tract. This helps to soothe the pain of digestive spasms and menstrual cramps as well as to ease spasmodic coughing. Also, St. Johns wort is wonderful to turn to when muscles are sore from over-exertion easing shoulder, neck, and back pain

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Rosie the Researcher--

Thank you sooo much! Glad you are going to be able to get help with it, too.

Sent the last bit to daughter--she was in a bad wreck and still has nerve damage. Oh--on YouTube there are binaural beats audios and videos that you listen to with headphones--there are some for pain, healing, all sorts of goodies. I'm going to listen to either healing or seratonin/endorphins, etc. tonight.

I thought it was interesting that this article mentions "tincture" of SJW--what color it turns when you make one from it

Have to check that out. I think there is a Homeopath here in town. Wish Melly were here--she's getting a degree in Naturopathy,I think it is. She's very clear on Ionic vs. Colloidal silver, for instance.

Loves--and thank you so very much. I hope this helps us both.

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((((((((((((((((((((Temple))))))))))))))))))) I'm glad I could be of help....and yea, I'm back on it because I recall feeling more positive with it and just generally better moods.....Loves back at ya!!!!

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I take Sam-e which is also used for muscle spasms   I find it helps to life my mood appreciably.   It is not cheap but I find it effective  

I do not know of any side effects with it  

I also take an a ti depressant Wellbutrin which has been useful for ne  I hesitated to take anti depressants for a very long time.  

I felt it was not my fault I was depressed 

It has been very very hard for me to take responsibility for myself no matter what the situation.   

While I no longer live with an alcoholic I deal with lot of dysfunction in my life.  Sometimes alcohol can still throw me off completely  At Thanksgiving one of my neighbors vandalized the building I live in a d made it look like a. A cident.  Thar had a dramatic effect on me and actually displaced some of my neighbors 

Being overwhelmed was the norm for me   Being angry resentful a d bitter was also the norm.  They were the back drop I lived with.  I certainly had my share of blaming and blaming us certainly part of holding others responsible.  I believe 8n holding adults responsible. 

At the end of the day I have to choose how I respond to what is on my plate.  I know I responded to the neighbors acting out differently than I have in the past  Needless to say he is still being a jerk and acting irrationally   in the past I would be absolutely consumed by him and his actoons.

I can't advise anyone on taking antideoressants   I know that taking both Sam e and Welbutrin helps.  I am also on a medication for blood pressure which I was extremely reluctant to take.   

When I was with the now ex A my health went totally kaput.  I was hospitalized twice in one year for two different issues   He was mostly indifferent to my health issues.  Then when he had health issues he expected me to be devoted.  Many alcoholics have an incredible sense of entitlement.  Without boundaries I was always swallowed up with his needs 

My health is still an operation in progress.  Going for routine s screenings was something I managed to accomplish this year   That was not a norm for me. 

Bringing my health to a baseline when i was with the ex A was extremely difficult   I was living in a stew of chaos, a gwr bitterness and constant distraction. It was certainly an uphill task.  I encourage you to work with your internal self nurturer in contrast to the inner critic.  You deserve to have health no matter what your situation is  

 

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Temple,

In answer to your question:

Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments.

Better known as CBD, it is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa, as well as in Hemp plants.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting high thats often associated with marijuana.
However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive.

This quality makes CBD an appealing option for those who are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms (and all the other benefits of this plant), without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs.

CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis or Hemp plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.

Its gaining momentum in the health and wellness world, with some scientific studies confirming it may help treat a variety of ailments like chronic pain and anxiety

CBD oil is legal in all 50 states. I purchase mine through Green Wellness Life. Reliable site, and provides informative videos on all their products they carry. You can find them on Youtube.

 



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Thank you, Maresie--

It is so kind of you to tell me about what works for you.

I've been reading you for years and have rejoiced when your circumstances have improved. You are incredible--what you've been through would have destroyed a person not as
tough as you are, in my opinion.

P & P

Thank you! I love the willingness to share "what works for me" on this board.
You've all been doing it for years, when it comes to program and tools and slogans.
All the information on supplements, etc. is so helpful, as well.

I have a lot to check out. A friend emailed me about Jarrow's GABA and Jarrow's True CMO, which have helped her with depression.

Note to Maresie--they aren't expensive, it seems to me.

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(((((((((((((((PnP)))))))))))))))))))))) I'm going to look into your CBD....I've heard about extracts from the good ole "mary jane' plant...I used to smoke it....loved the sense of detachment and escape that it gave me from my awful life.....I finally decided to face life and get into recovery... because self medicating was just not good long term...i wanted to face me

that said, tho, I do believe in medicinal use of its properties for pain...my BFF gets a "pen" of sorts adn smokes it for her spinal stenosis...she says it helps her sleep.....

 

 

ooooooeeeeeee. Checked the prices.  Gonna do meditations and hope for the best. I still think it might be stored pain. 



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Bless you, Rosie Girl.

I hope the sun comes out tomorrow. I have backed way off all mu supplements because my esophagus was angry.

Winter is no time to be puny.

I got my weighted blanket. Paid a lot for it because it is cotton. Then it comes in a fleece duvet. Probably microfiber. Maybe I can get a twin-sized cotton duvet. Realized the day it
came--I don't think I have anxiety. Now that the drugs are pretty much out of my system, I am back to normal, sleep-wise--get in bed and fall asleep. My kitty likes the top side--so that is good. And it is thick enough that he can't knead me with his claws.

I smelled pot at a 49ers football game in SF> Seemed the whole stadium was full of it. Did not like the smell.

I realize there are Hemp and other extracts, etc. that wouldn't be like that.

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