The Good and The Gross

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a personal post, so here goes. Health-wise I am doing a bit better. I am still taking Viibryd and I have gone a month without any panic attacks. I decided to get off the Lorazepam I was taking in addition to control the attacks. I’ve been weaning myself off for a few weeks (it’s chemically addictive) and last night was my first night off. So far I feel pretty good. I feel mentally stable and managed my hormones much better this time around. *If you’re squeamish, skip ahead, I’m about to over-share* My periods have been horrendous since I tried switching pills (which ended in a screaming, crying hormonal mess) and switched back. This will be the first one that I didn’t get really bad PMS, which is abnormal for me. As easy as this one was mentally, it was a killer physically. I had terrible cramps and was just miserable.

*You can look now* Wasn’t really that bad right? Anyhow, I’m still not sleeping, but I’ve accepted that I’m just going to be like this for now. Most nights I can sleep 2-3 hours at a time, so I usually get 2 of those in for 4-6 hours a night. This is not ideal, but it’s the best I’ve felt in years. I am still having near-blackouts, but now they don’t seem to be tied to the panic attacks. I suspect it’s something to do with staring at a computer screen all day or a side effect of the Viibryd. It kind of feels like the stuff connected to the backs of my eyes are too tight. When I have the near black outs, it’s like being hit over the head with something, everything swims into black, I lose equilibrium and sometimes see stars. I also get a rushing noise in my ears. I’ve never actually lost consciousness or fainted in my life, so I have no idea if this is what it feels like to black out or faint. Any ideas?

We’ve been laying low since money has been tight after paying my tax bill and getting a few bills for the house, but it’s all downhill from here. The Sweetness caught a cold somewhere and has been sick for the past few days. Luckily, I have managed to dodge this one so far. Sweepstakes are slow right now before the holidays (when a ton happen) so I haven’t been getting a whole bunch of prizes. I also got a little screwed up because we changed our address so that we could get it from 4 miles away rather than 20.

Some escapee cows (around 10) ran through the yard about a week ago at 2:30am and Hootie has started eating my hair. Apparently this is a common problem with Bengals, but it’s majorly gross. I’m going to have to be much more vigilant about vacuuming and cleaning out my hair brushes. How do I know he’s eating my hair? *Look away again if you’re sensitive* Because I noticed one of my (gray!) hairs hanging out of his butt. I was very concerned by this since cats can damage their insides if they eat string or similar items, so I googled ‘cat ate long hair’ and it actually took me to a Bengal forum. Apparently it’s usually OK with hair because it tends to pass or they cough it up, but you should snip the part hanging out. So, I donned some rubber gloves, put him in the tub and played doctor for a bit. Gross cat-mom moment aside, Hootie seems to be fine.

~ by accordingtoleanne on November 8, 2012.

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