Before we get to the medication I need to remind you...
For this installment, I have chosen Mirtazapine
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Remeron
GENERIC NAME(S): MIRTAZAPINE
Mirtazapine is used to treat depression. It improves mood and feelings of well-being. Mirtazapine is an antidepressant that works by restoring the balance of natural chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain.
**Please read this information carefully**
If you have any questions about what is provided here....talk with your doctor or pharmacist please.
Life is a process of taking what you have and turning it into something worthwhile. Your willingness to do this determines the conditions of your life.
Picture taken at the Pinery
My sleep has been broken lately and I've been finding myself watching TV at all hours of the night and I've noticed a few things...
There's a helluva lot of commercials for medications...both prescribed and over the counter.
In fact? I counted no less than 4 commercials in during one break. 4! Now mind you not every break had that many but every commercial break had at least two and no less than one medication advertised. There was even one commercial break when a medication advertisement was repeated twice in the same break. Considering how many commercials there are during an hour of television...that's a lot of advertising dollars being spent by big pharma.
And I noticed too that the commercials during the wee hours of the morning are different than those during the daytime. Have you ever noticed that?
I also noticed that there was not one commercial break that did not contain a medication advertisment. Not one!
Hello and Happy Friday to you!
I don't know about you, but my week has been spent much like this picture...curled up with my favourite warm blanket snuggled on my couch.
The weather has been having a go with us here and we've seen snow storms, freezing rain, mind freezing temperatures, wind up to 60km/hr and now? the snow is melting. With all the weather changes...it's been playing havoc with my body.
If the weather is playing with your pain too, I hope you'll take the time you need and do the things that help you through...the things that soothe you.
take good care of you this weekend
It's about the quality....
I don't know about you, but I don't know anyone living with a chronic illness and still has a "fat" bank account.
To live with a chronic illness and have money is a lot easier than without it. With money, you don't have to balance your medical needs with your rent, or even your groceries. You can afford both without having to choose between them. Simple fact is, many of us are living on a disability pension or some other form of social assistance, and we're struggling to meet our needs and to make ends meet. And then there are people who are busting their bodies to go to work because they have bills to pay and they simply can't afford not to work even though they would like to.
It makes me wonder how it's not about the money sometimes when you can't buy basic necessities or get the treatment you need because you don't have the money.
Let's face it...being "sick" costs money and often we just don't have it.
Each time you fall into the past or jump into the future you miss what is going on right now. Right now you have the opportunity to create a fresh new start. Release the past! Receive your good now. Trust that when you reach tomorrow, there will be nothing but good waiting for you.
Picture taken by a friend while on her holidays...thank you Lisa!
It is okay to be at a place of struggle. Struggle is just another word for growth. Even the most evolved beings find themselves in a place of struggle now and then. In fact, struggle is a sure sign to them that they are expanding; it is their indication of real and important progress. The only one who doesn't struggle is the one who doesn't grow. So if you are struggling right now, see it as a terrific sign — celebrate your struggle.
~~Neale Donald Walsch~~
picture taken at my friends trailer
Just let it go? But how?
It's easy to say..."just let it go"...but the problem often is...how do we that? I came across this and thought it something to share to start you thinking.
Now that the new year is here...are you wondering how to let things from the past year(s) go? if you're saying yes...I hope this helps.
Acceptance of what is is a big step and it's okay to be sad for a little while too. It's okay to cry for what you lost and it's okay to hide from the world for a bit too...but don't linger there.
Review what lessons you've learned, and focus on you. What are your life blessings? What do you want in your life moving forward? What don't you want in your life moving forward? Who can you turn to to help you? What can you do for you?
is living life with chronic pain...doing the best I can with everyday.