Who are you?

It’s ok to be you. It’s ok to be different, and feel differently. There is no “normal”. The more we try to fight our own nature to fit in, or to conform to someone else’s idea of how/who we should be, the more damaged we become.

Today, I saw this posted on a friend’s timeline on Facebook:

I was told today that I can only know myself through someone else, I guess I’ll never know who the F$#?k I am.

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Kratom: Wonder Leaf, or Deadly Crutch? A Review of “A Leaf of Faith”.

In “A Leaf of Faith”, Chris, who struggles with chronic pain, and addiction on a daily basis, delves into the Kratom debate.  His interviews with doctors, scientists, and politicians, on both sides of the debate, are thought provoking,

I have a terrible head cold, so last night, I was scrolling through Netflix, and found a documentary with an interesting name: “A Leaf of Faith”. I had no idea what it was about, it is a new release, and I saw the word “Kratom” in the description. Discussions about the use of Kratom have been popping up all over, and when something like this comes along, I have to know more.  Continue reading “Kratom: Wonder Leaf, or Deadly Crutch? A Review of “A Leaf of Faith”.”

Our Drugs – Part 1 – SSRI’s: Prozac®, et al.

Follow me back in time…

Five years ago, while seeking only the 2nd opinion about my illness, I went to an MD, who told me that all of my symptoms were psychosomatic. In his opinion, my symptoms were the result of increased stress, and depression.

(This assumption, by many a health care professional, may in fact, be doing more harm than good.)

So…

He wrote me a prescription for Prozac®. Continue reading “Our Drugs – Part 1 – SSRI’s: Prozac®, et al.”

Yeah, it really is, all about Me.

I didn’t plan to get sick. I didn’t know I was getting sick, and there was really no way to stop it. As soon as I started to feel “not right”, I took myself to the doctor. Many doctors in fact, all of whom have told me, that I should not work. I have kept up with this never-ending series of tests, referrals, and doctor visits, with the hope that one day, I will get well, or at least be able to function better. Continue reading “Yeah, it really is, all about Me.”

Great Expectations.

What did you expect to read about, when you saw the title, and image? A review, or essay on the Dickens novel? Perhaps you were attracted by the steampunk image, and thought, this might be a great article on the genre. Whatever you were thinking, the truth is much simpler.

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Every 40 seconds.

Every 40 seconds, someone commits suicide. – An unfortunate time to re-post.

We don’t like to think about it, or talk about it, but the fact of the matter is, that roughly, every 40 seconds, a person takes their own life. A fact we should all be aware of, especially during the holidays.

More often than not, we are surprised. We ask ourselves why. We look back, at their behavior for signs, or anything that will give us the answer. Chances are that we will never know exactly why a person would want to die, unless they have left a detailed note. No one can truly get inside another person’s head, and understand what they are thinking, or feeling.

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Diagnosis Roulette.

Anyone who has Lyme, or for that matter, any chronic invisible illness, has probably been misdiagnosed at some point. Chances are, that instead of a clear diagnosis, you seem to be racking up a slew of diseases, and syndromes. With all of that poking, prodding, testing, and medication experiments, you probably feel like a lab rat. I know I do. Continue reading “Diagnosis Roulette.”