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Knitteringly

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 10:45
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I thankfully have a pretty high pain tolerance too, so I wonder if they're somehow connected?


I'm pretty sure they are. My daughter (who has autism) is also unaffected by most painkillers and has an unreal tolerance for pain. She broke her wrist last year and we didn't even know until the next day.

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Oh no... I've never been on Paxil, but isn't that an antidepressant? SO is going through crap with a lot of that right now and experiencing the side effects and everything.


Oh man. Taking Paxil is the single worst decision I've ever made in my life. It's been almost seven years since I took it and I'm STILL dealing with the after-effects. I literally get chills when I hear about other people taking it. I consider myself fortunate to have survived withdrawal.
Michelle
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Posted: 10 May 2013, 10:50
Knitteringly wrote:
I'm pretty sure they are. My daughter (who has autism) is also unaffected by most painkillers and has an unreal tolerance for pain. She broke her wrist last year and we didn't even know until the next day.


Wow, that's like me with my broken/fractured toe I guess. I was leaning back on my (wooden) chair at the kitchen table like an idiot and slipped... and when I fell, the wooden chair leg (and all of my 150-some pounds) came crashing down on my poor second toe. Turns out yeah, it's either broken or fractures. I didn't care to wait around to see which it was because I was already at the doctor's an unreal amount of time... but I didn't even have it taped up and was walking miles at the park dealing with the pain/pressure feeling until almost a week after the fact Razz

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Oh man. Taking Paxil is the single worst decision I've ever made in my life. It's been almost seven years since I took it and I'm STILL dealing with the after-effects. I literally get chills when I hear about other people taking it. I consider myself fortunate to have survived withdrawal.


Awww *HUGS* That sounds terrible Sad I've never had a hard time getting off of anything thankfully, but your story makes me glad at least that SO isn't on Paxil... they're on Prozac right now, and they're GOING to be giving them Abilify starting today which I'm not thrilled about. I just hope they don't have the experience that I had with it, yikes!

I always told myself that I'd never take another anti-depressant or anti-psychotic in my life though. If I needed to talk to someone, I'd talk to someone... but if it was going to be medication, I'd either refuse it or look for a natural option. No more synthetics Evil or Very Mad

Melanie | 27 | PCOS/Hypothyroid/Adrenal Fatigue
Goal #1 - 150 | Goal #2 - 140-145 | Overall Goal - tone and maintain!
"Be who you are, and say what you feel... because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - attributed to Dr. Seuss
Clueless101

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 11:02
reddarin wrote:
Eggs are a magical ingredient for baked goods. It does interesting things chemically.

What is the name of that desert pie that uses a dozen eggs?? I thought it was the Jefferson Davis pie or the chess pie but the recipes I just looked at didn't have a lot of eggs.


Egg Custard? My x MIL used to make those things all the time. YUCK!
Knitteringly

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 11:04
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No more synthetics


Yeah, it's definitely best to avoid them. You just never know what your reaction is going to be. Neutral

Paxil is pretty safe. I'm glad to hear that that's why your SO is trying. Smile
Michelle
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Posted: 10 May 2013, 11:06
Hooray!!! Darin!!

Yahoo!! Amanda, that's an exciting number!

Yahoo!! Myles!!!

Hooray Michelle!!!

Wow we are kicking BUTT!
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Posted: 10 May 2013, 11:12
Knitteringly wrote:
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No more synthetics


Yeah, it's definitely best to avoid them. You just never know what your reaction is going to be. Neutral

Paxil is pretty safe. I'm glad to hear that that's why your SO is trying. Smile


Oh, you mean Prozac? Honestly, I've been feeling like it's been making them worse but they just upped their dosage yet again while they've been inpatient at the hospital... and Abilify is just ick, but I hope they don't have the same reaction to it that I did. They SAID if they start to feel like a zombie on it that they'll ask to stop it, but I certainly hope so. That's a mood stabilizer, and when you're only either normal or WAY down in depression zone... I don't know why you'd need that. They gave it to me because they thought I was bi-polar at the time, and I needed my highs and lows tamed. SO doesn't even HAVE any highs. Just normal days, and very bad ones Neutral

Melanie | 27 | PCOS/Hypothyroid/Adrenal Fatigue
Goal #1 - 150 | Goal #2 - 140-145 | Overall Goal - tone and maintain!
"Be who you are, and say what you feel... because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - attributed to Dr. Seuss
Knitteringly

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 13:26
Yes, PROZAC. That's what I get for trying to finish a message quickly!! Paxil is the drug of the devil, LOL.

I hope it works out for your SO. It's a miracle drug for some.
Michelle
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Posted: 10 May 2013, 13:38
Knitteringly wrote:
Yes, PROZAC. That's what I get for trying to finish a message quickly!! Paxil is the drug of the devil, LOL.

I hope it works out for your SO. It's a miracle drug for some.


Thank you, I appreciate it Smile My friend's dad growing up got really MEAN whenever he took Prozac and someone else I knew when I was a kid was the same way... so I was really concerned about that initially with SO because they already had some pretty wicked anger issues that they've been working really hard to clear up. Thankfully they haven't gotten any of that, it's just been seeming like they've had more bad days than good while on it versus the past drug they were taking and it's pretty obvious that was the case considering this is the first time they wound up in emergency as an inpatient.

Why UPPING their dosage seemed like a good idea again is beyond me, but they also started Abilify with it today (which I'm plenty nervous about) and so far... they're feeling a bit better than yesterday. And yesterday was a bit better than the day before, so that's a good sign Smile When I last talked to them, they were using their roommate's paint set to paint a cup so I guess they can't be feeling too lousy... if you're wondering why in the heck someone would paint a cup btw, all they let them have are books there. No cell phone, no computer, no video games, no iPod... nothing. I don't know about you, but that would do the OPPOSITE of making ME feel better Laughing

Still no discharge date yet, but I'm hoping it'll be by the end of the weekend. The doctor hadn't been in yet when I called though, so hopefully by the time I call to say goodnight I'll know more... but I certainly hope it works too. I've been worried sick over here, and just wanting them to be HAPPY again. It sucks when all you can do is sit around and wish that you could take someone's pain away and deal with it for them, but I'm feeling a bit more optimistic that things may improve from this visit.

...and I know when they get home I'll be ready for more than a 10 minute phone call! When you're used to talking to someone for hours a day, it drives you nuts when all you have is 10 minutes here or there Shock Makes those 10 minutes mean an awful lot more though, so I'm grateful for them all the same Smile

Melanie | 27 | PCOS/Hypothyroid/Adrenal Fatigue
Goal #1 - 150 | Goal #2 - 140-145 | Overall Goal - tone and maintain!
"Be who you are, and say what you feel... because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - attributed to Dr. Seuss
Beezer...

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 14:42
159.8 lbs.

I ate chicken schwarma yesterday, the first thing NOT prepared by me since my surgery. I woke up with swollen eyelids, so I know I'm retaining fluid.

I just don't want to get back to 16_ anything. Sad

NOT going to eat any more of that CS. Had eggs instead.

I was asked to video audition for a part (YAY!) but it's due by Sunday (BOO!) and I have an acting class on Sunday (yes, Mother's Day! Ugh.) so I need to record the audition tomorrow. I'm trying to get my face as 'least swollen' as possible before then...

They know I just got a nose job, though.

Donna / 44 yrs / Hypothyroid / LC since June 21, 2010 (VLC / NK / No Frakenfoods)
192/159.8/150'ish (GOAL: Muscular Definition)
5'6" - Current Size 10/12 (GOAL: size 8/10)
raindroprose...

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 14:51
Wow Donna, you're getting a lot of work over there it sounds like! Congrats Very Happy Do you have an agent, or do you do all the work yourself leading up to getting auditions? Sounds like some great opportunities!

Not so great about the swelling though, ouch! I hope you're feeling better soon *HUGS* I'm wondering if it was the sodium in the schwarma? Sodium does the same thing to me, and I hate it. I wish I was one of those people who could tolerate more of it Razz

Melanie | 27 | PCOS/Hypothyroid/Adrenal Fatigue
Goal #1 - 150 | Goal #2 - 140-145 | Overall Goal - tone and maintain!
"Be who you are, and say what you feel... because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - attributed to Dr. Seuss
Knitteringly

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 15:09
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Makes those 10 minutes mean an awful lot more though, so I'm grateful for them all the same


Absolutely. Smile

Your SO is lucky to have someone like you.
Michelle
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Posted: 10 May 2013, 15:23
Knitteringly wrote:
Absolutely. Smile

Your SO is lucky to have someone like you.


Awww thank you Smile I know there have been times in the past where I honestly didn't believe that, and I felt like they deserved so much better than someone like me... who lives so many miles away right now, who can't always physically BE there when they want to be, and heck, someone with a lot less issues than I have. But after years of them telling me the same thing (especially this past year, which has been trying to say the least but extremely rewarding at the same time) I'm finally beginning to realize that we're probably BOTH lucky to have each other.

We've both been there for each other through some really rough times... and while I feel like I've definitely pulled them out of the darkness a lot more than they've been able to step in for me recently, they're still my anchor too whenever I need to feel grounded, or like everything will be alright in the end.

We call each other otters... which is probably silly, and I don't even know why I'm sharing that publicly Laughing But if you've ever seen otters when they sleep, you'd know why. Oftentimes otters will pair up and hold hands, to anchor themselves as they sleep so they don't float away and become lost. That's what we are to each other really... we look out for each other, and keep each other grounded so neither of us gets lost or goes astray Smile

....*ends sappy moment*

So how about them chicken wings? Very Happy

Melanie | 27 | PCOS/Hypothyroid/Adrenal Fatigue
Goal #1 - 150 | Goal #2 - 140-145 | Overall Goal - tone and maintain!
"Be who you are, and say what you feel... because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - attributed to Dr. Seuss
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Posted: 10 May 2013, 15:25
Hey, anyone seen Janette recently? I haven't seen her around in a few days (or at least I don't remember seeing her) and I was wondering if anyone knew how she was doing Smile

Melanie | 27 | PCOS/Hypothyroid/Adrenal Fatigue
Goal #1 - 150 | Goal #2 - 140-145 | Overall Goal - tone and maintain!
"Be who you are, and say what you feel... because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - attributed to Dr. Seuss
Beezer...

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 15:37
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Wow Donna, you're getting a lot of work over there it sounds like! Congrats Very Happy Do you have an agent, or do you do all the work yourself leading up to getting auditions? Sounds like some great opportunities!

Not so great about the swelling though, ouch! I hope you're feeling better soon *HUGS* I'm wondering if it was the sodium in the schwarma? Sodium does the same thing to me, and I hate it. I wish I was one of those people who could tolerate more of it Razz


Yes, I do have an agent. Embarassed She gets me commercials mostly. (BlueCross and Popeye's Chicken)

There's a database where actors can check for posted roles and apply, then sometimes they contact you if they've done a search and you pop up in their search and they like the look of you.

Then there's plain ol' 'EXTRAS' work -- I get that on my own through MyCastingFile.com and through fb pages that the casting companies post to.

I'm going to be an extra two days next week, in Baton Rouge for once! (YAY! No driving to New Orleans!)

Then on Friday night I've got the super-secret zombie filming. Smile

I'll be busy next week! Gotta' get done healing THIS week! Wink

Donna / 44 yrs / Hypothyroid / LC since June 21, 2010 (VLC / NK / No Frakenfoods)
192/159.8/150'ish (GOAL: Muscular Definition)
5'6" - Current Size 10/12 (GOAL: size 8/10)
LindaB220

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 16:14
Michelle - ahem - If I don't take my daily dose of Paxil I turn into the biggest "B". Laughing Laughing

Melonie, my daughter was in a car wreck nine years ago. Lot of back pain for years. She was so messed up with pain medications. And none of them really worked for her. She moved in with me five years ago (with son Patrick)because she couldn't work. One night I heard this horrible crash and ran to the kitchen. She had fallen against my glass topped table knocking it off the pedestal when I found her she was stomach down on one the cushioned chairs. Not injured at all. Of course I almost had to be treated for stroke. Laughing Laughing She's doing much better now and has discontinued most of the medications. She does do a little "smoking" almost daily. Do I approve? Not really but you do what you gotta do and I'd much rather that than going through life in a dazed fog. It's still illegal in Louisiana. Don't care....

Yes, I noticed that Jeanette hadn't checked in for a while but when you're under 130, life can sure get in the way. Laughing
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Posted: 10 May 2013, 16:44
raindroproses wrote:
Hey, anyone seen Janette recently? I haven't seen her around in a few days (or at least I don't remember seeing her) and I was wondering if anyone knew how she was doing Smile


Hi you all! Just stopping in to say hi. I've been staying off line a lot getting other stuff done.
I think I'm maintaining well. I haven't been weighing but my clothes still fit.Smile
DH is doing great. He hasn't really felt too hungry and part of that is probably because he was doing JUDDD before so now he eats every day.

I hope everyone is doing good. I'm hoping to read through the thread this weekend.
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Posted: 10 May 2013, 17:35
JBmana wrote:
Hi you all! Just stopping in to say hi. I've been staying off line a lot getting other stuff done.
I think I'm maintaining well. I haven't been weighing but my clothes still fit.Smile
DH is doing great. He hasn't really felt too hungry and part of that is probably because he was doing JUDDD before so now he eats every day.

I hope everyone is doing good. I'm hoping to read through the thread this weekend.


Yay! So glad to hear you and DH are doing well... I was starting to get worried, but my memory is just terrible as of late so I couldn't remember how long it'd actually been at this point since you were last here. Glad to know I didn't imagine it Laughing

I'd be a lot more sated too if I went from JUDDD to NK, good for him! I don't think I could ever do JUDDD... I get too hungry for that Razz

See you this weekend hopefully! Smile

Melanie | 27 | PCOS/Hypothyroid/Adrenal Fatigue
Goal #1 - 150 | Goal #2 - 140-145 | Overall Goal - tone and maintain!
"Be who you are, and say what you feel... because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - attributed to Dr. Seuss
Clueless101

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 20:47
Log for today

Calories 1233

fat: 94
protein: 64
carbs: 32

Breakfast/ 1.5 oz sausage and 3 eggs, 1/2 oz cheese 2 TB salsa
Lunch / cabbage with cream sauce, jello and whipped cream
Dinner / beef tips, peppers, mushrooms and onions and salad
bunniee23

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 20:50
Today's numbers: 1241 calories, 100 g fat, 69 g protein, 23 g carbs.

Breakfast - eggs, bacon, greek yogurt, coffee with coconut oil & hwc.

Lunch - almonds and cheddar cheese, coffee with diet Swiss Miss and coconut oil.
LindaB220

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 21:40
JBmana wrote:
raindroproses wrote:
Hey, anyone seen Janette recently? I haven't seen her around in a few days (or at least I don't remember seeing her) and I was wondering if anyone knew how she was doing Smile


Hi you all! Just stopping in to say hi. I've been staying off line a lot getting other stuff done.
I think I'm maintaining well. I haven't been weighing but my clothes still fit.Smile
DH is doing great. He hasn't really felt too hungry and part of that is probably because he was doing JUDDD before so now he eats every day.

I hope everyone is doing good. I'm hoping to read through the thread this weekend.


See, I knew you were ok. We have missed you so check in ever so often. Hugs.....Cool