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    Existing on the very edge of sanity

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  1. I take Nexium or Prilosec. I also like Prevacid. They are all proton pump inhibitors Quite frankly, I consider them to be miracle meds because they work so well without side effects (for me). I don't take those meds 365 days out of the year. I usually go a month on and a month or two off. For acute acid reflux I take baking soda. 1 level teaspoon in 1/2 glass of water is what works for me. It works immediately. You just have to be careful because baking soda has a LOT of sodium ... it's like drinking salt water. By the way, the taste is pretty awful so it's best to drink it quickly and try not to taste it. A more expensive variant of baking soda is Alka Seltzer. It is basically baking soda with aspirin added and some fizzing agent. If your problem is serious and chronic, then I think the Prilosec/Nexium/Prevacid route is best for you. Now I'll give the usual statement that I'm no doctor and YMMV.
  2. jt07

    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    Tired. Sleepy. A bit relieved.
  3. jt07

    whatever the weather

    It got up to near 40 degrees today. It is right now 20 degrees F. No precipitation.
  4. You should be able to get it. Technically, Nuvigil is not a stimulant and it is not as tightly controlled as a stimulant. It may still be scheduled though but perhaps at the level of a benzo and the higher schedule of a stim, but I don't know. In any case, I think this is one of those things that is going to be up to your state.
  5. jt07

    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    Tired, sleepy. I just gotta get through the next few hours
  6. jt07

    whatever the weather

    Wish we were getting that snow. Here today it made it up in to the 30s F but it's going back down to the low 20s or upper teens tonight.
  7. jt07

    whatever the weather

    There was a low around 20 degrees F last night and now it is 29 F. No snow or anything, but it is dark and cloudy and generally dreary. No snow.
  8. Action on norepinephrine (NE) doesn't magically kick in at 150 mg. It's always there but less than the serotonin reuptake inhibition, and it is considered to reach a significant amount of NE reuptake inhibition at 150 mg. However, you might be sensitive to it and even the amount of NE reuptake inhibition at 112.5 is too much for you.
  9. Not on Effexor, but I did get it on Wellbutrin. I don't do well with meds that mess with norepinephrine. They make me irritable, anxious, dysphoric, and I feel the effects on my heart too.
  10. jt07

    Mania down

    What about trying an antipsychotic like Zyprexa or Risperdal for about a week to abort the mania? It would only be for a week or two so you shouldn't have to worry about weight gain or long-term side effects. 75 mg of Lamictal is likely not doing anything. For depression, you need at least 100 mg and for mood stabilization you need about 200 mg. The actual dosages may vary for individuals though because Lamictal is a strange med with sweet spots and everyone is different. There is no need to be scared to try things. All meds have unpleasant start-up side effects, but these almost always go away or lessen in intensity after a few weeks. You just have to plow through it for a while. Worst comes to worst, if you cannot in any way tolerate a med, you simply contact your pdoc and stop taking it. The meds won't damage you and nothing is permanent.
  11. jt07

    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    Tired. I hate night time. It is one giant nightmare.
  12. jt07

    Mania down

    Lamictal is indeed an interesting choice for mania because it is generally considered to be better for depression than for mania. You really need something like lithium, Depakote, or Tegretol or an antipsychotic to abort the mania.
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    Using me

    orangey, I thought you were married. With a family. Am I mistaken about that? If you are married, then the only way you could help this guy get a visa and green card is to divorce your husband and leave your family and marry him. Don't ever do that. Never on a whim. I don't care whether this guy is using you or not. You simply are not available. Cut ties with him.
  14. Nevertheless, I agree with mkl_pls that now might be the time to seek help inpatient. You should not have to suffer like this,