Speaking My Mind is about: Tobi, who is a middle aged, no, oh all right a slightly over the hill woman with all the imperfections that go with that, and this concerns her daily life's perceptions and experiences.
“An endorphin is a natural pain reliever produced by the body in response to a number of factors. It binds to the parts of the nervous system that bind to morphine, relieving pain and frequently producing a natural high. In contrast to the effects of narcotics, endorphin activity is not addictive. A runner’s high is one response that is thought to be due to the effects of endorphins.
There are a number of endorphins produced by humans. They are neurotransmitters, meaning they transmit signals throughout the nervous system and are found in the brain — specifically in the pituitary gland. A receptor is a molecule that transmits signals, and an endorphin binds to a receptor that morphine and other opiates gravitate to. It is known as an opiate receptor.”
“Adrenaline is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland in the body of many animals. When it is produced in the body it stimulates the heart-rate, dilates blood vessels and air passages, and has a number of more minor effects. Adrenaline …
First one was my fairly new neuro, Dr. Lilliana Montoya, her nurse who called me back almost as soon as I left the message with me asking a few questions.
Like the fact that I had lowered my dosage on two medications for my spasms over weeks/months really, Baclofen down to 40 mg. a day unless I need more, which I have and I can take the additional amounts safely, and Gabapentin that I also lowered all the way down to 200 mg. a day. And now with this warmer weather and us going out more often it appears that I am being affected with it, since it has been causing more spasms. I have not been wearing my cooling vest either, since it is so bulky and this one has so many ice packs, too many in my opinion!
I do believe that is probably why, but not absolutly sure.
And apparently they have not received any of my blood work from the GP as of yet.
Angie, her nurse also thought I might want to move up my office visit to this month from my six month one in June, and she said she would ask the d…