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  1. In some people, an antidepressant may just stop working over time.......Doctors still don't fully understand what causes this "poop-out", known in medical terms as "tachyphylaxis"......It's not understood why it occurs in some folks, and not others. Sometimes, an increase in the dose of the medication might help, if you have room to go up.....If I remember correctly, the maximum recommended dose of mirtazapine is 45mg. If an increase in dose doesn't help, you and your doc may have to decide if it's best to switch to another medication.
  2. If you took your last dose of Cymbalta a few days ago, it probably should be out of your system by now, although I have read about Cymbalta withdrawal causing nightmares in some people.....To be honest, I've never tried it, personally,...This is just from what I've read on the subject. As for Remeron, side effects listed include "abnormal dreams": https://www.drugs.com/sfx/remeron-side-effects.html I have tried Remeron before, and I didn't notice any weird dreams......I took 15mg for most of the time I was on it....What dose are you on, if you don't mind sharing?.............Have you told your doctor about the dreams?
  3. You could just use the bank drive-thru lane, if you don't want to go in the lobby....Most banks are now doing drive-thru only, at least around here.
  4. Interesting....Some of those are cute, while others look sort of scary...
  5. I'm just letting my hair grow....It's long anyway, so a couple more inches won't hurt, I guess.........I do understand the frustration for those who like to keep their hair shorter, though........When all the salons are allowed to open again, stylists and barbers are going to be making tons of money, IMO. I feel sorry for the people who get their hair colored....I guess they might turn to those root touch up kits....My sis gets her hair dyed blond (her natural hair is brown), and her dark roots are getting longer...
  6. Some people just don't care about these stay at home orders......The Gov of California issued a shelter in place/stay at home order effective on March 20....The very next day, the beaches were packed....**SIGH** https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/23/us/california-stay-at-home-beach-goers/index.html For instance, this was Huntington Beach, California on March 21, 2020: Crowded bike path in Huntington Beach:
  7. Yes, if you file for an appeal within 10 days, they will continue all your benefits....When you have your final appeal hearing, a final decision will be made......I'm surprised there's no way to file this appeal online, or by fax... I have never been through this, but I think there are 2 levels of appeal--First level is with DDS (Disability Determination Services)...If DDS says you can work, then you have one more appeal level through a judge. Sounds like you might need to contact a disability attorney's office, maybe ask them if they have any advice on what to do. Ask them if they received the report from your therapist......Just in case they did lose the report, or didn't get it for some reason, ask your therapist who did the report to make another copy for you. I'm sorry you are going through all this, along with all the other stuff that's going on......I wish you the best.
  8. Sorry to hear about that......I imagine quite a few people are trying to cut their own hair, when barber shops and salons are closed.. I have really long hair, and get it trimmed regularly, but my salon is closed until who knows when.......I have decided not to attempt cutting it myself, because I don't want to mess it up .....My hair might get to waist-length before this is all over......**SIGH**
  9. I found this article that might answer some of your questions about psych meds and pregnancy. http://www.epigee.org/mental_health/meds_pregnancy.html Ultimately though, it's something that you and your pdoc might want to discuss,
  10. I don't do much in the outside world, but I have friends, and my son and daughter, who help me with necessities....I'm having really severe anxiety over having to change the way I (we) do things when we go out. For instance, now my friend who drives me around has to go through the drive through to get my money at the bank every month, instead of me going inside to withdraw my cash, like I'm used to doing. I'm also used to paying for everything with cash, and I don't have a credit or debit card......Now I'm going to have to get a pre-paid credit card to pay for certain bills, because a couple of things I would normally pay with cash aren't accepting cash anymore because of the coronavirus.....I don't know why this scares me so much--I just don't like credit cards, never have....This is causing SO much panic.....I wonder what it's called to be afraid of credit cards.....**SIGH** My therapist called yesterday and I'm going to have to do a phone appt with her next time....I really hate that I'm going to have to do that....I just hate change, any kind of change....I have my pdoc appt in April, and so far they haven't made any changes to that...As far as I know I'm still having an in person appt. with pdoc, but who knows?, that might change, too. My hair stylist has had to close her shop, due to state governor's order, because of this stupid virus....My friend usually drives me to get hair fixed every month....I can't go without getting my hair done for months, it would be a mess.......Being worried about my hair seems trivial when people are dying, but I can't help it.....I suppose I might just let it grow.... What other changes might come around?....I'm terrified.....My friend gets my groceries, and she knows what I like, but I'm switching to frozen fruit and veggies, because I'm scared of eating fresh produce now...What if a sick person has coughed on it or touched it? I'm so tired of seeing Trump on the TV....I want to keep up on what's going on, but I'm just tired of him......What if we can't have a presidential election because of this COVID-19 ?......I hope that wouldn't mean Trump would just stay in office...UGGHH....Maybe there would be a way to have an election with mail-in ballots?...I hope so. I'm so ashamed of freaking out like this, but anxiety is just getting worse and worse. To top it all off, my sleep is messed up a bit.....I can usually stay asleep once I've fallen asleep, but falling asleep is very difficult.....I plan to tell pdoc about all this, but don't know what she can do. Anyway.....So sorry for ranting....just had to get it out.......☹️
  11. No "lockdown" yet in my state, but restaurants, bars, gyms, parks, playgrounds closed, also beauty salons and barbershops closed...I had an in person appointment with my therapist today, though.....Things could change....Of course I hardly leave the house anyway, except to go to doc, therapist, or to pick up meds, and someone has to help me do those.
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