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Re: more stuff Lorraine

Posted by Elizabeth on September 26, 2001, at 15:51:13

In reply to Re: more stuff Elizabeth, posted by Lorraine on September 25, 2001, at 17:04:23

> > I start noticing it around 100 or 110. Often drinking a glass of water will slow it down some, IME.
> That's good to know. Maybe hydration is important for this, increasing blood volume to slow the pulse?


> I hate condoms. I think it is so sad that your generation didn't have the sort of free abandon with sex that mine had.

Can I ask what you hate about them?

> > > Aren't people on MAOs supposed to avoid antihistamines?
> >
> > No, antihistamines are fine; it's decongestants (e.g., Sudafed) that are a problem (the locally-acting ones like Afrin don't seem to be a problem, though).
> OK. I'll have to take note of that. I may need this info later.

See, this is the kind of thing I hate: when doctors (or pharmaceutical companies) tell patients to avoid "cough or cold medicine" rather than just telling them which ingredients are dangerous. (The result is that the patient ends up thinking that s/he can't take *any* "cold medicine" -- or takes one, finds out it's okay, and doesn't take the restrictions seriously anymore.)

re Asperger's d/o:
> I read up on it. I know someone whose son was recently diagnosed--although I don't know her well.

Do you know her son?

> In my mind it goes like this. Is there a neurotransmitter in the human body that uses this chemical in the absence of addiction? If so, there may be a deficiency.

Sure; there are neuropeptides called endorphins and enkephalins. Drugs don't really do anything new; there's a reason why we have opioid receptors -- because we have an endogenous opioid system.

> I just read an article that said that the incidence of bipolar II among those with atypical depression is 64% so there clearly is a more than chance relationship going here.


> OK. So, what caused this coma? What was this about? (elizabeth, are you stoic? I go for the drama and you go for the understatement< g >)

They never figured out what caused it. I posted about this way back when (sometime in late March, I think) -- it's in the archives. And yes, I don't like to be dramatic or to exaggerate.

> We are having a crises with my son Austin and anger management right now. He had a real explosive and scarey episode last night. I'm meeting with his therapist in an hour.

I hope it goes well. It's bad enough that we have to deal with emotional problems ourselves; having to deal with them in a child must be very difficult (one reason I don't think I'm going to have any children).





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