, seriously, karma has a wicked sense of humor.
I was joking last year when doing research saying "Why can't I have 'anorexia' as a side effect of my meds
?" As I understand it, 'anorexia' is just another term of loss of appetite and let me tell you, mine is just gone. Its the weirdest thing. And, for those of you who know me or have looked at even one picture of me on this dear diary, you'd know loss of appetite ain't one of my issues. If anything I relate to Laurie
and how she summed up her weight/eating issues. Hell, I even scored You on a Diet
from paperback book swap
a while ago. (No, I haven't read it, but that isn't the point.) Diets just don't work and I gave them up long ago, trading up to a life filled with yummy food and fun not to mention a bunch of image issues.
So here I am, forcing myself to eat. Its just the weirdest thing. But, I think I know why. [mental note, add image.] I recently switched meds
. Let me tell you, for a fashionable asthmatic freak like me, Advair
is just a gift from the gods. Seriously. I went from 3 long-acting inhalers to 1. I no longer needed my rescue inhaler and I was able to just enjoy my life, like the commercial tells you. (Although that commercial did not let me ride a bike or go running with my dog 'cause Advair
doesn't CURE asthma...just a note to those of you who don't really understand what exercise-induced
asthma is....no, no issues here with people thinking I'm lazy or not trying hard enough. Nope, not at all. How did I get on this tangent? Back to my point...) But, my hands shook like a leaf and for someone who has to type and read and hand things to people and likes to take pictures, freaky shaking hands are not a good thing. So, I'm back to trying different things for the asthma. First stop - the long acting 'roids
Last time I was on the 'roids
was the mighty brush fires
of '05 and I still hold that only threat of death will get me back on prednizone
. But, Qvar
never did me wrong, so I'm trying this again. I bring up the brush fires
'cause that was the last time I lost my appetite due to meds
. And, with all the meds
I was on then, I couldn't eat anything processed. And I seem to be back to that again. I mean, in 2005, if I ate anything processed I'd litterally get ill. Now, its just not appetising. I look at my happy $2 Lean Cuisines and then walk over to the mall to have my $10 salad. And that's weird...when do I ever want
salad? Yeah, I'm thinking its the 'roids talking
There are donuts & bagels in the kitchen FREE and I'm sitting here with my $3.50 naked juice. Seriously, wasn't my idea...the 'roids
made me do it.
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