Greetings! Thank you everyone for your suggestions and encouragement! With great embarrassment I admit again that I can't swallow pills. Choked once when very young. I think that's when the claustrophobia began and a deeply embedded fear persists, even after several hypnosis sessions. I chew, cut, or open capsules, many have taste that's bearable, but most are intolerable. And with a family history of breast cancer, I can't take estrogen. My doc checked a while back and found that bioidenticals were not offered locally and testing and such was not covered by my insurance. I do believe it's better. Really. My long rides are less frequent, but my Jekyll/Hyde moments aren't! But hey, who wants to be nice all the time anyway?
Two other things that are none of my business.
1. if you get those PITA emails from gmail about "following" someone, don't open them. If you have, search "flipora - infoaxe" and get instructions how to remove them from your computer.
And 2. we have another friend whose dizziness ceased when he stopped all aspartame (Nutrasweet) products. After years of doctoring and tests showing nothing, he heard about someone else, and gave it a try. We always advised our patients to not consume diet products during pregnancy. It doesn't affect everyone, but could very well be responsible for the rise in ADHD and depression. It reduces the serotonin level causing an imbalance that affects mood, learning, memory, and behavior. Young children are especially susceptible.
My cousin's step daughter was diagnosed with MS, only to find it was the aspartame, and she is now fine. Her classmate had seizures which stopped after removing all diet sodas, and my nephew's grandson is not as wild. If you have any of these symptoms and consume aspartame, take a break and see if it helps. It may not be the cause, but it's an easy fix if it is.
On February 14, at 8 pm EST, I will have Random draw a name for a $30 gift certificate from 123 Stitch. Make sure you leave your initials if you're no-reply or anonymous. I won't be back until then. I need to stay off Pinterest and the computer until I finish a few things.
Stay safe! Thanks for visiting!!