I mentioned a couple months back that I had been looking into non-pharmaceutical ways to deal with anxiety and depression. That is when I started doing some serious research into supplements and I read about Niacin. Niacin, when taken in high doses, causes the small blood vessels of your skin to dilate, causing the flush. But here is the thing that nobody told me. High doses of Niacin has been proven to help with anxiety and depression. Why has no doctor ever recommended it to me? According to research, it can even help with schizophrenia. You can check these facts out online. Or course, WebMD admits it helps but discourages it. Gee I wonder if they are run by Big Pharma? Anyway, I won’t go into the facts and science behind Niacin, you can read it for yourself. For me, it is more affective than Ativan. Did you read that? Yes, more effective than Ativan. It gives me a relaxed feeling similar to when I take marijuana oil but without the feeling of being stoned. So if you deal with anxiety, please try Niacin. I started at 500 mg.
Today I got my flu shot. It is required by my employer. The alternative is wearing a mask all winter long. When my daughter was a baby she was in the hospital a lot. She had numerous respiratory issues so I started getting the flu shot back then. The only time I didn’t get it was the year the swine flu hit. Do you remember that year? The medical people were freaking out because not only was it an especially virulent strain, they didn’t have enough vaccines. They medical people asked that you only get the vaccine if you were high risk, which I wasn’t. One morning I woke up with a bit of a fever and a sore throat. I didn’t think much of it. I didn’t have time to think about because I was catching a plane to Ontario. I ended up being the sickest I had ever been in my life. I have no doubt I gave it to everyone on the plane. I remember driving and being so tired and thinking it would be okay to close my eyes for just a few seconds. I slept almost the whole trip. It wasn’t until I got home and went to the doctor did I find out that I had the swine flu. I was put on anti-viral medication and went home and slept for 2 more weeks. So if you live in Ontario and ended up getting the swine flu it is probably my fault. In the end, they had too many doses of the vaccine and they had to be destroyed.
I finished watching Stranger Things on Netflix and loved it. I was nervous that it was going to be scary. I didn’t find it scary at all because it’s science fiction and the idea of anything like that ever happening is ludicrous. The best part of it was the 80’s feel. I would have been the same age as the main characters were and I could relate to all the music and 80’s genre. Yes, things jump out at you but that can be dealt with by turning down the volume. 🙂