Exercise

As I sit here procrastinating about studying, I started thinking about my workout tomorrow. I have been slowly running again since my Achilles surgery. I never WANT to run. I despise running. I run 1) because the Army makes me and 2) because it makes me feel good. Research has proven that exercise raises endorphins that cause better moods. No matter how hurt I am or how much I’m throwing up after a workout, I am always in a better mood when finished. When I’m angry I lift weights. I see a direct correlation between how angry I am and how much weight I can lift. Moral of the story is, when you need to get away and calm down or perk up turn to exercise. Once you get into a rhythm you will see that alcohol impairs gains and you will have another reason to not drink.

Ever feel like a test subject for the drug companies?

vets-ptsd

Every feel like a test subject for the drug companies?
Medications I have been on at one point or another within the past 20 months
Current
Celexa 40mg
Klonopin 0.5mg x 2 a day as needed
Sonata
Adderall XR 30mg
Adderall 10mg
Previously
Effexor
Prosac
Zoloft
Ativan
Paxil
Remeron
Wellbutrin
Busperine
Trileptal
carbamazepine
I have had many ups and downs from these meds. Its didnt help that I also mixed alcohol with them. I am now seeing a psychiatrist and therapist who actually seem to want to fix the root of the problem not just hide it with medication. I have also stopped drinking. The alcohol was making me a completely different person and negating any gains I might have made from the drugs.