Taking My Medicine

By Kendra Holliday | August 13, 2017

Nurse Kendra 😉

At my yearly physical last June, I talked to my doctor about my drinking problem.

He didn’t offer me much help. He’s a good man, but the system has his hands tied.

This year, I came to him with an even BIGGER problem – my menopause madness. I was at death’s door, but still raging.

I begged for blood work, and told him I was in a desperate situation. Of course the office air conditioning wasn’t working. I was SO hot and bothered.

He automatically prescribed Paxil, which has been studied with menopause symptoms.

I knew it would fuck with my sex drive/orgasms, but I just almost died, so I figured it was worth a shot. Better to find a stopgap while I searched for relief.

After the doctor appointment, I loaded up on ice and cold drinks, and went to Tower Grove Park. I communed with my tree friends. Being under a tree is like church for me.

Willow tree 🙂

I like how trees have roots that run deep, and they also have branches that reach to the sky. Which brings me to birds. I have an affinity to birds, as well. And butterflies.

If you visit my house, you can see this for yourself – my house is full of plants, birds, and butterfly imagery. It is definitely a fairy cottage.

This is why I hate hospitals so much – I dropped out of nursing school because I realized that even though I wanted to help people heal, I couldn’t work under fluorescent lights and with no windows to the outside world.

ANYWAY, I got my blood work back, and everything was normal enough. No diabetes, thyroid is fine, etc. My testosterone was a little higher than normal, but no big deal.

I continued to ice myself down, and made an appointment with a Women’s Clinic that specializes in hormone therapy. You have to be careful when it comes to choosing a clinic – some are really expensive and don’t care about you, but I heard good things about this one.

Meanwhile, I reluctantly started taking the Paxil. And then, of course this happened

 

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