Thanks all for the support and for making me laugh. The font comments surprised me. I spent more than a hour putting that post together with nutrition information!!! I had no idea font size is an issue especially when it wasn't intentional. Mono, obviously you and I are the same age my friend as old eyes appreciate bigger font!!! Lol No, I knew it was too large but the system would not let me reset it. I picked a smaller font but it came up the same each time. Whatever, moving on. Thanks Kitts!!!
Smith, yeah I do feel like I am recovering. I feel grand. I am so thankful I waited to make important decisions. My mind is so much clearer. I worked hard to have my family. I want it to stay intact. The Cymbalta has been like magic. When I took Lexapro it was the same way. With both, I really had few side effects and it was all good. I certainly though have had patients develop side effects from these drugs and have had to play around to I find the right drug and dose for them but once we find it, each patient feels much, much better. These drugs work for most. There are people though who swear that psych drugs are poison and refuse to take them. I try to get them to take herbs and do talk therapy. Some do good, some do really shitty. It's complicated. For PTSD though, SSRIs help reduce the sleep issues and nightmares. For me, this is the best part. Good sleep helps me manage the rest of it. Bad sleep really makes me a mess. Everyone is different.
Beach, I think a slower taper is a grand plan. Kratom really has helped me. For me, it reduces pain with no high. I am careful to keep doses low and not take on a schedule. But even if I get "addicted" to it, it is really pretty easy to just taper and stop (for me). My pain is bad, really bad. I need something to reduce it. I think I will need narcotics too from time to time and feel that with my depression managed I can do this. I am more than aware of the risk but I also know I can't spend my life in pain. Anyhow my point is kratom is a very useful tool for both pain and detox. Something to consider! Glad to hear of the smoothie converts. The nutrition thing can change your life too.
Off to a meeting! Love to you. Later I will do a post on salads.