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Posted by Racer on August 20, 1999, at 0:13:39

In reply to Go janey girl!, posted by Cynthia on August 19, 1999, at 22:27:49

Hello, Darling One!

You are darling, and you have such a sweetness to you, but it does get lost in the depression, doesn't it? Here's a cyberhug, and an Atta-Girl from afar.

Effexor didn't give me acne, and I can't quite remember whether it made me crave comfort food, but everyone reacts differently. The change in eating, and the stress would be my guess on the acne, though, rather than the drug.

For the acne, there's a cleanser called Hibiclens that worked miracles on my skin. It's truly antibacterial, I think it can even be used as a surgical scrub. You might try a little bottle of it and see if it helps. Most drugstores have it.

As for the comfort food, maybe you need the comfort right now? Not as an everyday thing, just once in a while. It's not being weak, it's saying that you are WORTH the comfort. Does that make any sense? During the worst episode of my anorexia, I used to stop by the local Taco Bell and get a soft taco supreme once every week, because that was comfort food for me then. Sure, I was sick, so it was only one, and it was almost the only 'real' food I ate at that time, but it was still a way of saying that I deserved to feel comfort, even if it was only in a small way. We can't hug ourselves, nor sit in our own laps, so maybe comforting ourselves with food is the healthiest response we can have.

Why don't we try to find you some other sort of self-comfort routine? Maybe you're like me, and can find that comfort in some other sort of activity? For me, one comforting thing is to sew. Another is embroidery. Computer work is also a comfort, or reading books on the sofa while wrapped in a quilt that a friend made me. It almost feels as though the quilt is holding me, since it was made with love for me. Maybe making a quilt for yourself, something to show that you deserve the love and that you do get it?

Just a couple of thoughts, and here's another cyberhug!




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