Monthly Archives: September 2016


This is something to think about. What are we drinking in our drinking water?

All About Healthy Choices


It’s the role of the government regulatory agency to make certain our tap water is SAFE to drink. Notice, I didn’t say HEALTHY, I said SAFE. You can’t use the term HEALTHY while consuming all the contaminants found in our water. The list (provided by the Environmental Protection Agency) is so extensive, I had to place a link for you to open!

It’s not important to read about each contaminant; the purpose of the link (in BLUE below) is to show how pervasive the contaminants are and the known diseases caused to the body.

Regulated Contaminants in Water

What ever happened to the concept of LIVING HEALTHY vs. LIVING WITHIN ACCEPTABLE SAFETY STANDARDS? These are very different concepts that result in very different outcomes.

What about UNREGULATED contaminants in our water? How are these handled? The following link in BLUE provides a description: At this site you will…

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Feel like giving up!

Almost 60 years dealing with bipolar. Most of which has been depression now that I take a mood stabilizer. I am tired of it. This current medicine started out fast and strong at the lowest dose. When the time came to up it (double it) I felt the depression crashing on down again. I either spend time in bed or binging on Netflix so I don’t have to deal with my life.

Wednesday I see my psychiatric nurse again and discuss this medicine. Started to work then quit at the doubled dose. Being medicine resistant is no fun. I am at the life sucks part again although it is more serious then before I started this medicine. 3 weeks on the higher dose and it got worse not better. Wonder if we should try the lower dose again or write it off. At least she hasn’t written me off.

Just to add to the fun, my fibromyalgia is kicking up big time and my chiropractic adjustment today made it worse.


The Simple Woman’s Gazette

Peggy, the author of the Simple Woman’s Daybook has started a Simple Woman’s Gazette praising the Lord. If you are interested in joining with us please go to:

God bless you!


Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

Gabapentin for Fibromyalgia

Gabapentin is not FDA certified to treat Fibromyalgia, but many doctors use it and many people are helped by it. The 3 certified drugs for Fibromyalgia are Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella. Doctors have been trying different medications to help with Fibromyalgia which help many people, but unfortunately nothing seems to work for me.

Gabapentin is similar to Lyrica and is mainly prescribed for convulsions, but many people have gotten relief for their Fibromyalgia.


Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems


Another perpective of the Colter family and aging.

All About Healthy Choices


elaine-and-jonathanRecently, I have become aware of an interesting dichotomy. In a clothing store, a clerk told that a pair of pants I was about to purchase fit me well. The lady behind me said “of course they do, she’s so tiny anything would look good on her!” My reply was that I do put in effort to maintain my weight (not to mention overall health). She then laughed and told me how she gave up on that years ago. The next day, I was at the grocery store trying to reach an item on a top shelf. Being short, (5’2”) I had to stand on the bottom shelf, balance, and reach back for the item. The lady behind me mentioned how impressed she was with this “feat”. Honestly, it was an 8” step up and a small reach. She then said “wait until you get…

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