Embracing Change: My Journey to Wellness
January 1, 2024

Hey, fabulous friends! 🌟 It's been a wild ride, and I just had to share my journey over the past couple of months. Spoiler alert: life-changing moments ahead! 💪

So, let's rewind a bit. A while back, I met with the amazing Brookes Vaughn, and let me tell you, it was a game-changer.  Little did I know, there was some sneaky inflammation hanging out in my body, causing a bit of chaos. Brookes, being the wellness wizard she is, noticed my cortisol levels doing the midnight tango and suggested we work on regulating my glucose. Not only that, but I also had low iron, low vitamin D, and low testosterone. Yeah, it was a whole party in my body!

After our meeting, I left with a solid game plan and a boatload of hope for the future. Enter Naltrexone for the inflammation and a testosterone boost in cream form. My supplement stash was on point, and I was ready to conquer the world. 🚀 I know it is best to get as many nutrients as possible thru the food we eat, and I will work on that, but in the meantime, I need these supplements to get my body back on track to feeling its best. In addition to the above supplements, I am also taking magnesium at night to help with sleep and muscle recovery. I take fiber because I don’t think I get nearly enough! At this point I am still taking Paxil for anxiety as well as my high blood pressure medicine.

Fast forward a bit, and guess what? Changes were happening! Within a month, I could feel a shift in my body. It's hard to put my finger on it, but it was definitely an upgrade from what I had been feeling. Still, there was this pesky midday sleepiness hanging around. A friend warned me about the drowsiness Paxil could cause, but I was reluctant to blame it on my newfound love for Paxil. It took me awhile to talk to Brookes about this one. I didn’t want to lose all of the wonderful things Paxil was doing for me!

Turns out, sometimes you've got to shake things up. After some contemplation, I asked Brookes about switching things up. Enter Wellbutrin, and OH MY GOSH, y'all! Energy levels through the roof, and naps? What are those? The positive vibes from Paxil stayed, but the fatigue took a hike. 🚀 I am so glad I eventually listened to that dear friend of mine and spoke to Brookes.

Having someone like Brookes in my corner, helping me put together my life puzzle, listening to me and making me feel understood has been a game-changer. 💖 Now, I'm eagerly awaiting my January 2024 blood work to see how these changes reflect in the numbers. Here's to a hopeful and fantastic 2024, filled with good vibes and even better health! Until next time! 💃✌️ #WellnessJourney #LifeChanges #CheersTo2024 #hormones #youarenotcrazy #masseyfit