Wednesday, July 25, 2012

BP Blues

Hi friends - I apologize for not posting before this - some month or more since my last post. I'm not sure what it is - this past spring I had to start taking high blood pressure meds and almost from day one I lost my creative juices, no longer wanting to paint, write poetry, etc. My doc has tried me on several different meds but nothing has changed. The creative well is dry. I'm not sure it's the BP meds, but I'm coming to the conclusion that if I want to have those cherished creative impulses back I need to drop the meds. I'm in a quandry - don't want to stroke out, but don't want to go on half alive. Anyone have similar experiences?

Thanks all,

Warren

6 comments:

Bill said...

Bummer, Warren. Maybe the thing to do right now is to enjoy each day as it comes.

Gillena Cox said...

had some problems with bp meds myself until i got my present doctor to change my prescription; so im now n another med she prescribed, bought a bp kit and taking daily readings at home.

hope your muse overcomes


much love...

Gillena Cox said...

oh and i forgot to say ; i learnt that ginger is mood enhancing, and a cup of ginger tea goes a long way; then a friend gave me some stalks of lemon grass i planted them and they are flourishing they made a lovely tea

much love...

Adelaide said...

Sorry about your medical probleml, Warren. Those so-called experts who give writers advice all say just keep on writing. Write anything that comes to mind without censoring yourself. At least, it keeps the mind active, and, perhaps, something worthwhile will appear in the writing.

Take your meds and stay well.
all the best
Adelaide

Adelaide said...

Hello Warren,

I sent a message a couple of days ago, but I guess it didn't come through. I'm sorry about your problems with health and your muse.
As for your muse, just keep writing and painting, even if you think what you produce isn't any good. When I was bothered with severe insomnia some years ago I couldn't write anything except for ranting about my insomnia. Eventually I wrote a few good haiku and haibun from those rantings.

Hope you feel better soon.
Adelaide

Warren said...

Hi Bill - It's not that I'm not enjoyong life - I am - just that part of me that wants to paint or write something is smoehow missing. Thanks!

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Hi Jillena - Yea, I'm thinking I need to ask the doc for something different, or if it would be okay to try not using BP meds (I always have had real good BP until recently, and the doc is blaming - in part anyway, some nasal spray I was using daily). I'll try the tea, although my mood is fine ???

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Hi Adelaide - I think you are right about writing or painting something, anything, and perhaps the muse will have been there all along - glad you are writing, as you are terrific!

Love you all - Warren