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  1. gosh that is interesting but also AWFUL poor you sorry for being rude but did the vaccine cause any diarrhea? (for pedants: did your immune system's response to thinking that it had a virus (that actually it didn't have) cause diarrhea?) because that could mean the paxil is /was passing through too fast to be absorbed Agreed with CrazyReadhead definitely ask a pharmacist or pdoc
  2. I like fluffy things. I'm wearing a fluffy jumper with fluffy trousers right now. I like everything to be cotton because my skin is very picky but certain fluffy polyester seems fine, however they do it! A lot of fluffy things are "girly" though, for lack of a better word. I don't like it to be too "girly" but then I'm a girl so obviously everything i wear immediately becomes girly when I put it on. It's a silly word
  3. Doesn't Leviticus also say not to mix cloths? i.e. don't wear something that is part polyester and part cotton? I think you'd be hard pressed not to find someone that breaks something in Leviticus every single day. Eating shellfish for example. I am biased because we were always taught that if it conflicts with Jesus then Jesus has the last word. You are so sorry and so determined not to do harm. Everyone has things in our lives that we are ashamed of or deeply sorry for, if someone doesn't I would say they are either very young or just (blissfully?) out of touch with their feelings. What ma
  4. Was there any stressful event or upheaval in May 2019? Or did it mark an anniversary (sometimes even if we don't remember the anniversary, it still effects our moods and can knock us off kilter)? If I'm right I think that I will offer reassurance, and maybe you will feel relieved for a brief moment, but then the OCD says "no, I am not relieved, this is not enough, there is still a shadow of doubt and I can't abide uncertainty" and for the OCD it is never enough and then the person says "if I am not relieved it is because I cannot trust this answer, I must find an answer I can trust so I can
  5. Chapter 1 in every medical textbook seems to be: Anxious people don't get sick - why you can't have a mental illness and a physical one at the same time. Because reasons. My uncle has OCD and health fixations and 3 doctors turned him away and refused to see him before someone finally agreed to run tests and find out that yes, despite having OCD, he actually was very sick!
  6. yeah i think when i was a kid dyslexia was a catch all and they didn't put me in the right spot on this diagram
  7. I'm glad you won the war! they are so greedy, they eat all my birdseed. it's not for them! My cat loves watching the pigeons who come to hang out in our garden. I don't think she'd try to catch one unless he walked right up to her, then maybe she'd put out a paw.
  8. Oh, hello there! I didn't see you come in So when my partner is annoyed by something I can't relax, even though I'm in the other room. I'll feel scared and tense and probably later on in the day I'll be angry and irritable. If he's happy I'm happy etc. This isn't just with my partner it's with the people around me in general Is anyone else like this? Have you made any progress or found something that helps a bit? How do i keep my own emotions from getting swept away?
  9. ha ha ha ha yeah! my oven has a grill on the top that we never use... I don't know why all my ideas were "put it on a heat source!"
  10. Psychoanalysts traditionally didn't believe that retraumatization was possible, they thought that bringing things up and opening floodgates was always good. But of course now a lot of psychoanalysts are trained in trauma therapy and don't believe that any more. I'd make sure she's the latter type! Yeah it is safe to bring up old or repressed traumas but it has to be done very slowly and carefully and it's not safe to do it before you have a huge list of coping methods taht you know work really well, and until you know how to recognize when it's too much. A lot of people are so numbed by tra
  11. Does trauma really never go away or is just something that comes from the fact that for decades there were no treatments for trauma? There are a few now that have been proven to work, but when most of our therapists were trained there was literally nothing you could do about trauma except get used to it and lower your expectations... so maybe it can go away completely now? I don't know, I know it can become totally manageable Like this bit about feeling unsafe, it does sound like trauma, and it's definitely something treatable
  12. kids in general run off is the thing, that's why we have "caution children" as a sign everywhere, if there are kids in an area, or if it's a residential area, you always need to drive slowly and carefully is the thing. It's not like NT children never play in the road or can withstand the force of a speeding car Like you are saying "they don't have teh same awareness as NT children" but at what age? the "caution children" sign means everything from 3 to 15, you take your eyes off a 3/4 year old NT child for 2 seconds and they are gone... so you need to drive extra carefully if the kids are o
  13. I love the sound of that app, another thing is leaving them in plain sight if you can rather than putting them away in a drawer. Out of reach of kids obviously ha ha. but like have the box they are in on top of the oven for example, or on top of the microwave, somewhere where you'll keep seeing them
  14. I googled "sexy mask" but all these people are covering the wrong half of their faces. ffs this is the exact opposite of what you need to be wearing: This is more like it: practice safe sex everyone!
  15. It really sounds like OCD talking, you mentioned you suffered from it in the past, might it be coming back with the stress of the pandemic and this last year? Repeatedly looking for reassurance is a very normal and common OCD compulsion. Examples could be google searching something you already know, feeling better when the results confirm it or it could be asking a loved one to confirm that something is ok or that something didn't happen. Does it sound to you like maybe trying to find out how you would be judged if we lived in a society with biblical laws might be an OCD symptom? It's ve
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