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Thursday, June 12, 2014

The fog is lifting....

I've not been myself for a bit now,
and as I write this, 
  looking back.....
I feel as if I've been living in a fog!
Have y'all ever felt like that?

Let me explain, if I may.....

After my Mom had her heart attack, we soon learned that she just wasn't able to take a lot of the medications they  put her on for A-fib because of their horrible side affects.  About that time, Pappy lost his job and along with that, we lost our health insurance coverage.  Soon after I began having some issues with my own heart and  researched as to what supplement I could take since there was no way we could afford for me to go to a cardiologist.  What I found was that magnesium was helpful for my symptoms  so I started taking it because I was able to buy it OTC.....and I asked Mom's heart doctor about her taking that supplement also, since the prescription drugs so totally went against her.  She was placed on Magnesium Oxide and that helped her.  She was so grateful that I was able to help her get off the prescriptions and just take a natural supplement.  Also, during this time, I began suffering from really bad headaches.  It kinda dawned on me one day that possibly they were stemming from high blood pressure, so I started documenting my BP with a monitor that my mother-in-law bought me for Christmas one year.  At the time I thought that was a crazy gift.....but it's truly come in handy.  Anyway, sure enough, my BP was running pretty high so I was placed on a BP med that I was able to get on Wal-Mart's reduced drug plan.  Now to the problem at hand.  I had no idea that Magnesium Oxide could also be used to treat high BP.....until one day this week I felt about as lousy as I've felt in ages (and my mood wasn't any better).  Again, I had a light bulb moment and decided to check my BP.....it was LOW.....like 104/69.  No wonder I felt like I was living in a fog.  My Mom had a follow-up appointment with her cardiologist yesterday so I asked him if the Magnesium Oxide would lower BP.....he said "yes".....that it's not given to patients with the statement, "here, take this to lower your BP".....but he said that studies showed that it does.  He just confirmed what I already knew.  So....I took myself off my prescription BP med and continued the Magnesium Oxide (my doctor knows I'm taking the MO).....and feel like the fog is beginning to lift.  As I'm typing this, my head is clearer than it's been in quite some time only after one day of not taking a combo of the MO and the prescription med.  I will continue to monitor my BP in the coming weeks to see if something needs to be "tweaked".

So.....if I've said/done/acted EXTREMELY moody......
okay, even moodier than normal for me.....
please accept my apologies!!!

Like my Mom's always told me.....
"you can't even take an aspirin without it affecting you".

If how I've been feeling is how some people want to feel.....
then, they truly have a problem!!

Thanks, sweet readers for taking the time to read this.
Listen to what your body is telling you.
Seems like I'm a slow learner!!!

Thank goodness that I can keep on.....

Breathing in Jesus,

Deb



4 comments:

  1. Debbie, I COMPLETELY understand what you have been going through. If you haven't already read this, please check it out. http://www.jesusweadorethee.blogspot.com/2014/06/listen-to-your-body.html Once you have read it you will know why I sat shaking my head yes at everything you wrote! It's incredible how identical our stories are.

    I am so sorry to learn that your husband lost his job and that you now have no insurance. I will make those things a matter of prayer.

    Big Hugs to you, my friend.

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  2. Glad the "fog is lifting" for you, Deb. Sometimes "the fog" has physical origins, sometimes spiritual - often linked......

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  3. I am glad you got it figured out!

    {{hugs}}

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  4. My sweet friend, thank you so much for sharing. Debbie I am grateful that the fog is lifting too. We all have those "foggy" times in life in some form or fashion don't we? I never know that about Magnesium Oxide! WOW! I have said it 100 times....we MUST be our own health advocate at times. Thanks for sharing. Praying for you this morning. I actually want to read Diana's story too! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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