Fri Sep 19, 2008
On A New Drug
I want a new drug
One that wont make me sick
One that wont make me crash my car
Or make me feel three feet thick
I want a new drug
One that wont hurt my head
One that wont make my mouth too dry
Or make my eyes too red
One that wont make me nervous
Wondering what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I'm with you
When I'm alone with you
Fuck that Effexor poison, never taking that crap again. I want a drug that won't make the dick shrink or make me piss myself. Plus, I felt 3 MILES thick!
The Neuro Doc this morning put me on a very benign yet hopefully effective treatment based on alpha-lipoic acid (thioctic acid). When I say "based on" I mean "consisting of only".
According to the specs I've picked up in a quick tour around Googletown, it seems to be quite the bee's knees. No side effects, no adverse effects, no overdose possible. As a cynic, that would suggest to me that there are probably NO effects whatsoever, including positive ones and I might as well shove it my arse as rub it over my belly but, hey, I'm paying good money here, let's roll with this... Let's turn up the positive on the attitude-o-meter!
A vitamin-like substance that is naturally occurring in the body, which when boosted by supplements helps repair memory loss and liver damage, may hold off certain types of cancer, and works well against peripheral neuropathy. Essentially it is an antioxidant that also snaffles up radicals attached to other antioxidants and makes them (the antioxidants!) effective again.
It seems to everything except make coffee in the morning and clean up the house.
Fingers and toes crossed that I get some improvement from it. It takes about a month to kick in, so possible progress will be more molassic than meteoric, but at least I'm doing something rather than sitting around whingeing.
Speaking of sitting around, I received a new exercise regimen from the Osteopath, too - he wants me to do these exercises in slow-motion. "Compression" stretching or something he calls it. Only 4-6 reps, but SLLLoooooooowwwWWWly. Mainly leg-strengthening stuff (helps my knees post the meniscal tear of last year) balancing my body back on the exercise ball... very demanding and they should also help prepare me for the ski trip next year (Italy, or Austria again). But only once or twice a week he says.
Tough, but fair. Let's see.
[p.s I accidentally wiped out an old post while loading this one. I am an idiot. Wonder if it was one of the "good" ones?
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