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About melissaw72

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    My mind works like lightning. One brilliant flash and it's
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  1. Good point. For me (in terms of eating sugary things), it is like 2 steps forward and 1 step back. I do well for awhile, then I have 2-3 days where I "have to" eat whatever it is I'm craving (usually sugary foods). And that sets me back a little.
  2. @tyrantblade ... How are you doing? Did you see the orthodontist?
  3. This is almost the same thing that I deal with too. The only extra part is that I role-play out the interaction with the other person in my mind, and then think what I should have said, or alternative ways to answer other than what I did actually say. (bold) ... I don't expect to be in the exact situation again though ... just in a similar scenario or something else related or said.
  4. I can empathize with how you feel. I'm sorry I don't have any advice ... but wanted you to know that for me it is always that I have to ride it out too. And that can take a few days to months. It is so frustrating because you don't know how long it will take you to finally ride it out.
  5. This is kind of good ... With my landlord's (also the Building Manager), Person on the Board of trustees for the building I live in, and the housing authority's ok, I called the police on the people upstairs for disturbing the peace, because they woke me up. again. Hopefully they will be quiet now.
  6. I bought my mom the same thing, the one with handles lol. Bought my father some that weren't hard ... they wrapped around his knees ...stretched in the back, and the knee thing was hard on the outside, comfortable on the inside.
  7. My parents were having this problem actually with their knees and I got my mother one of those foam things with handles to help her get up, and got my father those things that go on your knees. I can try to find them if you want me to. LOL she seems quite satisfied!
  8. I think you have a good point. I've even said this to my pdoc, that he might see the MI from an outside perspective/view, but I'm the one who can see from the inside out because I am living with it. And he agreed. Doesn't mean he doesn't know what he is doing, just that he sees patients from the angle he does and works with that.
  9. I have/had this problem also, but the only thing that helped me was to lower the amount of sugar in what I eat. I was trying so many things, without any of it working. I had read about how eating high amounts of sugar can cause acne. So I lowered the amount in what I eat (not got rid of it totally, I find that impossible to do, for me at least). When I did that my face cleared up after about a week (as well as the eczema). I don't think it was any one thing that I stopped eating as much of, just with what I ate I watched the sugar content. I didn't follow a certain number of grams of sugar, just really watched what kinds of food I ate. At one point I was eating whatever I wanted (including more sugar) and the acne (and eczema) came back. So I do my best to watch out for the sugar.
  10. I'm sorry about the overwhelming feelings right now. What you describe sounds to me like when I am slipping into a depression. What does your pdoc and tdoc have to say about what you've described in your OP?
  11. Hopefully those side effects of the higher anxiety, worse depression, and being forgetful will wear off over time.
  12. Thanks for the update! I'm glad you are waking up feeling better most of the time now ... it is very hard when you don't know how you will wake up (wrong side of the bed or right)!
  13. To avoid experiencing the psychotic features to the extent of not being able to stop them in the first place, IME I know I am more stressed out than usual and that I have had a lack of sleep. And that will cause even more problems, lose some insight. When I get a lot of sleep after being sleep-deprived, I find that my insight gets better. I don't act on the delusions, but they seem to let up and they aren't as bad.
  14. I feel this way too about myself. Even if I became delusional I'll know they are delusions, know they aren't real, and they are more of a nuisance than anything. I might want to act on them, but I know I won't. I think my insight would still be there. (knock on wood).