Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Who Knew?

About two weeks ago
A bout of anxiety and depression started.
Was it the news?
Or the move?
Or being tired?
Or surgery?
Jet lag?

The spiral has been significant.
Even with the trip to Hawaii,
I cannot seem to shake it.
My crazy driving (60,000 miles to see grands in two years)
has come to a sudden halt.

Tonight I expressed to a dear friend that I am just sad,
Really sad.
She and I shared prayer.

The back story is that I take very few medicines.
That is it.

Since I shattered my elbow I have been taking
2000 mg of Ibuprofen a day for the pain.
It does great.
My arm is comfortable.

I was prompted to look up Ibuprofen.
This is what I found on WebMD:
"Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: easy bruising/bleeding, hearing changes (such as ringing in the ears), mental/mood changes, unexplained stiff neck, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), visionchanges, symptoms of heart failure (such as swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness, unusual/sudden weight gain)."

I did mention to my doctor that my ears are now ringing ALL of the time.
I am also bruising a lot! I have a stiff neck, and 
the mood...oh the mood.

Who knew?
I am taking myself off of it,
Praying that is the answer.
At least I feel guided to this possibility.


  1. Janette I was told that for seniors arthritis is often a better choice than ibuprofen because of the changing side effects. I now use that only with my drs approval. Either way I hope the changes you make help you. I can attest that even mild depression is a scary thing.

  2. WOW! That's scary. I hope your research works out.