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  1. There is a specific Monster flavor that is stronger than even their normal. That one will make my very healthy 19 year old son complain of heart palpitations. So much so he's forbidden me to buy it -- although I cant remember the flavor...
  2. You may be able to get an appt with your OB/GYN and ask what their thoughts are. Years ago when I had my kids they certainly had enough opinions about everything else. Disclaimer: I have no experience. I was completely fucking nuts when I was pregnant. Completely. Both times. If you can find a way to stay on meds, it would be worth it in my opinion. I was a paranoid manic hypochondriac with delusions. "Let's buy a house!" "I know she hates me, look at her shoes!"
  3. I have "Mostly Harmless" on the back of my car and the only people who mention it think it's funny because they know me, not because they know it's from the Hitchhiker's Guide. I can't imagine anyone being offended at a "Don't Panic" hat unless they hate Douglas Adams or something. You might get a bunch of old hippies following you around wanting to talk about the Hitchhiker's Guide tho. "Are you a froopy dude with a towel?" crtclms, the Hitchhiker's Guide set of books isn't racist that I can think of but it's also not diverse (well, unless you count aliens). It's not profane but is in quite a lot of places blasphemous but it's the kind of blasphemy that makes you think of Monty Python. The whole set of books is basically set on a satirical premise that the universe is just like your local council / city government. Seriously, everyone should at least read the first book, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. ...sorry...one of my favs
  4. I work full time and commute 1 hr each way in big city traffic. I deal with work by letting my pdoc know when things are over whelming and I usually get a med tweak. If something unexpectedly stressful happens, sometimes I *don't* deal with it well but since meds I can come back from that emotional state very quickly and patch things up. My long stressful commute can bring on some of the others or just me seeing things that I'm not supposed to. My last med change seems to have gotten rid of that tho. I know other people use mindfulness to deal wtih stress. I haven't gotten that far yet.
  5. I had a horrible work record. I worked jobs anywhere from 1 day to 1 year but no longer than that before a meltdown and I would quit. Since being medicated, I haven't been that way at all. I have a hair trigger but my responses aren't inappropriate any more and I no longer feel obligated to quit due to mania, mostly because I haven't had any mania since I started medication. Anyway, I get the part about how having a job that causes out of control emotions sucks. If you don't have to work, dont. IMO. I had to work so regardless of my feels I had to find another job a million times. I had a skill set in manufacturing so usually could find something. There's only so many people who want to work until their fingers bleed.
  6. Is there something that triggered it? Pdoc the douchebag.
  7. stopped taking clonozepam, started drinking, started smoking.
  8. My pdoc who thinks I can't possibly be that sick because I can hold it together (with baling wire and spit) may soon get her wish. I'm rapidly reaching the point of no return, in which it becomes clear that No, no I can't hold it together. Because I'm tired of holding it together, just let it all fall apart. Somebody will pick up the pieces.
  9. She's from a web site by a photographer. I think it's called Old Ladies in Funny Hats but in another language. Swedish maybe? I just went and searched and coulnd't find it. ......found it! http://www.visualnews.com/2013/03/26/finnish-seniors-model-organic-materials-in-the-country/
  10. I think the crux of the matter is that my pdoc just doesn't believe what I'm saying when I describe symptoms. And she doesn't believe what the tdoc tells her about my symptoms. So who the hell will she believe?? it's ridiculous. As much as I despise it, I'm going to have to find another pdoc. One who can believe what I say and give meds appropriately. She knows her meds but she won't listen to any symptoms she doens't like. It's stupid.
  11. crazyfroglady: if you're in the MidAtlantic, it's possible. mellisaw: he can but he thinks I should stop taking meds all together. that sounds a little too much like an unholy alliance to me ceremonyneworder: I can see another pdoc. I really don't want to. The first one I saw was so senile he didn't know anything about paxil titration, practically patted me on the head then gave me a shit load of klonopin. for voices. now that I think about it, the first was a lot like the second. water: im not sure I'm ready for that. it was only a month or so ago that things were far out of my control. it sounds like you've got a great relationship with your pdoc. I'm no confident that my pdoc knows anything at all. When I tell her about the voices, she does nothing until tdoc makes her. Then she takes it away, tells me that as long as I can get along, the voices are no big deal. oh and here take some klonopin. I have no confidence. dilemma: I guess I need to find yet another pdoc. One who's not so against meds. or something.
  12. another humorous comment- pdoc said "klonopin is used to treat mania". Then i entertained her with the comment "last time I was manic, I was popping klonopin like candy" her response "here take these klonopin". Because she's convinced it's mania. okay. not gonna argue. just go take my klonopin like a good girl.
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