This has been an interesting weekend. That doesn’t mean it was bad, though.
Megan, Dave, and Charlie came over to watch the game last night. By watch the game, I mean use it as background noise while being awesome.
Yes, awesome. We drank, ate too much spicy food, taught Charlie how to sing the ‘nanananana’ part of ‘Gettin Jiggy wit it,’ and just generally had an amazing time. I really don’t remember anything about the game. They had a power outage at some point, and the point gap was huge. A little while later, the 49ers were almost caught up. That is my full knowledge of the game.
I wasn’t upset about not watching the game, though. I didn’t even know who was playing until yesterday morning.
Not everything was awesome, though. I attempted to completely step off of my Cymbalta. I was fine the first day. Yesterday morning, though, was the worst day of my life. Cymbalta withdraw is nothing to sneeze at. I was experiencing some pretty horrible brain zaps, and probably would have went to the hospital if I hadn’t heard about them from a friend. Every few minutes, I’d have an intense numb feeling in my brain for about 30 seconds or so. Not just numb, though, but a cross between being very very lightheaded and having that pins and needles feeling like my brain fell asleep. Sometimes it would be in my chest, other times my arm as well. I thought I was dying until I remembered a friend talking about her brain zaps while weening off of Effexor.
So, I’m back on my Cymbalta for now. I had a bit of a break down (being over emotional is another withdraw symptom, apparently!), and Daniel and I discussed things. Since the main reason for discontinuing the drug isn’t a pressing matter anymore, it just made sense. I’m going to talk to my doctor about the possibility of cross-tapering to ease the awful symptoms.
So, that was my Sunday. The rest of the weekend consisted of lots of family time and Halo 4.
Now I shall share my menu for this week, which is the whole point of this entry.
- Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup
- Clam Chowder
- Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cauliflower Gratin
- Pulled Pork Nachos
- Baked Ziti
- Bourbon Street Chicken with Rice and Broccoli
- Herb Crusted Chicken and Basil Cream Sauce with Noodles and Veggies
If you want more ideas or just want to read more menu plans because you’re nosy like that, check out Mama to Three Little Birds, Love Harmony Peace, Food Allergy Experience, and The Vampire Diet. My menu planning group is slowly getting larger. Feel free to jump in, too, if you would like. I’m incredibly nosy and enjoy reading what other people are planning to eat!
As always, comment about food!