posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 04:53 AM
Thanks all for the input, thoughts and the well wishes! It truly means the world to me. ATS has been my online home for better than a decade and
there's nothing like walking back into the front door of the homestead and being greeted with kindness and open arms.
So thank you!
So far I'm still feeling good. I had a bit of a backslide yesterday but it was because of my own stupidity. I have an appointment with my cardiologist
later this week and I wanted to make sure that the Lopressor was, indeed, negatively effecting me - and that it wasn't just a case of ten other things
making me think that the Lopressor was causing side effects.
So I took a half dose yesterday to check.
Sure enough, the tingling and burning sensation and anxiety returned quickly and remained for about 12 hours - roughly the stated half-life of the
medication. The symptoms weren't terrible as it was just one half of a dose and I didn't already have any built up in my system but it did seem to
verify my theory.
Thankfully I woke up today again feeling, as I previously said, better than I have in literally a decade or more. I feel really good!
Oh and on a smoking cessation side note... I've started talking one mile walks recently - at least two per day - and just a few minutes ago I was on
such a walk. It's still dark here and the air is absolutely gorgeous for walking. But as I made it to the main street, where traffic is already
starting to build, I noticed a smell.
Exhaust. Car exhaust.
The relevant factor. It's been decades since the last time I picked up on that smell while walking down a street. I've smelled it in enclosed
environments like garages over the years but not outside.
Strange the things that you lose without even realizing that you've lost them.