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  1. Hi there I'm going to move this to the antipsychotics board, where you will get a wider audience of members who have used Abilify. Mia (moderator)
  2. It's unspeakably cruel and painful. It involves amputation of the last bones of the cat's feet, not just removal of the claws. It's actually banned in many places. Frankly, anyone who goes this route doesn't deserve to have a cat in the first place. eta Chill, I'm very sorry you find yourself in this position.
  3. Hi! It's so great to see you again - I've often thought of you and wondered how you are. You sound good, but I'm not quite sure what to say about the psychologist - other than that what he's doing doesn't sound safe if the stuff that's being brought up is so uncontained that you're compelled to hurt yourself. When last did you see your pdoc? Who is managing your meds? Your GP?
  4. Hi, and welcome to CrazyBoards. I'm moving your post to one of the meds forums, where you should get a wider variety of responses. Mia (mod)
  5. I'll lock this thread, since you've started up another one on the anticonvulsant board. Mia (moderator)
  6. I've moved this to the Academic Interests forum.
  7. Sorry, but this is a really bad idea. Sharing one's prescription meds with another person is illegal. Even if you were to go ahead and do it, if her situation is as bad as you say it is, you also have absolutely no idea of whether or not she would start knocking back Xanax along with the alcohol, risking overdose and death. I understand that it's hard to see someone you care about in this kind of position, but - as cliched as this may sound - she has to get to the place of wanting help herself. All your best intentions are unfortunately not going to achieve anything if she doesn't yet recognise that she has a problem.
  8. Now that you ask, I'm actually not sure if it is a thing for everyone. I personally struggle with the monitor - the light, and reading it - when I'm in a migraine state. I find it can exacerbate my symptoms.
  9. I think it's safe to assume that, yes. Sorry you're suffering there - at the risk of sounding bossy, I have to say that being online during a migraine is probably not the best idea. Hope you feel better soon!
  10. My neurologist calls mine classic migraines. They are typically on the left side of my face, with particular focus behind my eye. I'd say about 99% of the time I see an aura first (zigzaggy flashing lights), which is my cue to take Maxalt and an antiemetic (depending on how quickly I catch them, I may add painkillers, caffeine and ice). I've also experienced migraines without the headache, which for me involve seeing the aura, then going partially blind for a period. If this happens at work I just have to sit at my desk and not move until it passes.
  11. This is a great example of a topic that would be more suited to a blog.
  12. What med are you referring to? Let us know and we'll move this to the right forum where you can get targeted responses.
  13. I don't think you're whining, and I don't believe that there's such a thing as being "too young to quit". You could look at it another way, and recognise that you've done more in your short lifespan than many older people have done. Imagine all the possibilities that will be open to you if you get clean now. Living fully means so much more than chasing a drug high. I waited until my thirties before cleaning up, and I have many regrets about my behaviour and my decisions in the years leading up to that. Listen to the part of yourself that is talking about quitting, and get help.