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  1. Didn't a guy die from taking chloroquine after Trump said it's completely safe and the FDA had approved it for coronavirus? (the FDA had not.) I think the guy may have been healthy. This is something my hubby told me after reading about it online so I can't say for sure.
  2. Not to be offensive but your PM is very odd. It sounds like you wouldn't be offended by that however. Realistically, if governments want people safe and alive, it will be a VERY long time. NZ is in complete lockdown for the next three weeks, and that will probably be extended another two weeks. Data modelling has suggested that any time a lockdown ends, the virus will just spread again and another lockdown will be needed. We may end up with an extended period of lockdown, back to business, lockdown, back to business and so on. But who really knows. If we eradicate it here that would be wonderful, but then the economy...? Our govt is already saying we will be in a very hard recession after all this.
  3. I'd suggest trying to accept that gaining weight during a stressful time is OK, and focus on doing things that make you feel happy and less stressed. Definitely find exercise that you enjoy, as we all know that has proven benefits. But try to take the focus from "don't gain weight" to "look after myself and keep myself happy". If you are less stressed you are likely to do less binge eating too. I know it's upsetting to have everything turned upside down right now but your mental wellness is the top priority (aside from staying isolated). ❤️
  4. This is SO HARD for us with MI. Why don't we start some kind of chatroom - separate from the boards - where we can register with the same usernames we have here and keep it anonymous and chat to each other so we can feel more connected?
  5. Our government is taking it super seriously as it's just going to snowball and overwhelm our hospitals if we don't take really restrictive measures. I think it's good, but it's also scary to be going through.
  6. All of the above. Our entire country has been told to stay home, only essential services like supermarkets and medical centres etc can stay open. We've been put into a state of emergency so that the police can reprimand anyone not obeying physical distancing rules. We're not allowed to drive anywhere except to essential services. We can go outside for walks but have to stay 2 metres away from anyone else. Everything is closed, even playgrounds. And yes our borders are closed to international travel. All domestic travel is banned.
  7. Doing OK. It's our first day of an official lockdown and state of emergency. Managed to get out for a walk along the beach yesterday before lockdown. Friends are staying in touch via messaging and email so I still feel connected.
  8. Praise makes me feel negative sometimes too. It's taken me years of work to smile and say "thank you" and try to really take in what someone is saying about me, accepting it as their truth, even if I don't think the same. I think some people experience Impostor Syndrome quite badly. Praise can make you anxious because you're thinking "oh no, they've got it wrong about me, what if they find out I'm not as good as they think I am?". This is anxiety-inducing for sure.
  9. It'll be a startup effect. Everyone's different. As you've said it sounds like it's only for a day or so? You'll feel better in no time.
  10. Well the other night I got teary TWICE while watching Franklin (the Turtle) with my daughter. Not full on crying, though. The end of Stranger Things season 3 had me crying, lol. Sophie's Choice?
  11. I wish you were here.

  12. I am so worried about this I feel like crying. I usually have an overeating problem which bupropion has recently made heaps better. Since bupropion gives me bad anxiety I was prescribed buspirone but it hasn't helped enough so my pdoc has given me pregabalin. I'm really worried it'll make me overeat again. I'm feeling really triggered right now after attending a wedding on the weekend and feeling like I looked really fat in my dress, so this worry about pregabalin is making me want to skip meals. Is weight gain pretty much a given? My pdoc didn't tell me before giving me the prescription.
  13. Please come back ❤️

  14. Keep in mind there is some debate about whether supplements do anything at all, or anything close to what they advertise. (otc supplements i mean) I was like you when I was on SSRIs. The worst was sertraline. On 300mg bupropion I feel normal and can do stuff. This is why I got off SSRIs completely... Well one reason. I was checked for EVERYTHING that would cause fatigue and nothing ever came up.
  15. Hey, welcome. I'm either INFP or INFJ. Glad to have you here.
  16. This is why I'm vegan! That and the dairy industry and fur industry and whatever else exploits and harms animals for profit.
  17. Please have it checked out by a doc. I had some skin sensitivity when I started mine but that's about it. There's a small chance the rash can become serious, so best to see your doc.
  18. This is sleep paralysis I think. I used to get it a lot when stressed. Hardly ever happens now. Only if I get dehydrated while sleeping, weird eh? It's the result of beginning to regain consciousness before the brain's "paralysing chemicals" wear off. (the brain paralyses us when sleeping so we are not physically acting out our dreams.) Interesting eh!! I felt so much better about it after learning what it actually was.
  19. I've been taking 100mg in the morning and then 50mg in the evening. Just now I accidentally took both doses because I'm sleepy and wasn't thinking about what I'm doing. I've never taken more than 100 in one dose. I'm guessing I should skip tonight's dose and go back to normal tomorrow? Having big anxiety about it.
  20. I must be about the only person in the world who doesn't lose weight on bupropion, because I eat like a damn pig.

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