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Re: it's nighttime again LlurpsieNoodle

Posted by sunnydays on November 2, 2007, at 17:01:48

In reply to it's nighttime again, posted by LlurpsieNoodle on November 2, 2007, at 16:38:04

((((Llurpsie))))

You can do this. Hang in there. I know too well what the PTSD is like. It feels like you're going crazy, I know it does. I've scared my therapist to the point he was going to have campus security come check on me to make sure I was ok. But you're not going crazy. Take it one second at a time, and you'll get through it. It comes and goes. Remember how good you felt a few weeks ago? That feeling will come back.

I've been struggling a lot lately with feeling like I'm fooling everyone around me by looking like I'm doing well. But your therapist knows the truth and we at Babble know the truth. I don't think you've fooled anyone here. You've been very candid and honest.

One coping mechanism I have that really can numb me is to go on Youtube and just watch videos. I like cooking videos especially, but there are so many good ones. One person that just happens to be really funny, I think, and family-friendly funny so I don't *think* it would be triggering (it's not for me, but everyone's different) is nalts. Maybe check out some videos there and see if that helps. I can focus on it more than tv and it's not so loud and overwhelming.

The other thing I do is draw. I don't know if that would help you or not.

Hang in there Llurpsie. We care about you.

sunnydays

 

Re: it's nighttime again LlurpsieNoodle

Posted by muffled on November 2, 2007, at 18:14:44

In reply to it's nighttime again, posted by LlurpsieNoodle on November 2, 2007, at 16:38:04

> llurpsie's brain has been in an electrical storm lasting many hours last night. It is sleep-deprived and is reacting to extreme stress by sending out physiological symptoms of depression- early morning rising and loss of appetite.
(((Lurpysbrain)))

> llurpsie's heart is broken because she has convinced herself that she is unloveable

Lurpy is NOT unloveable, she just is scared and keeps others at a specified distance...
>
> Llurpsie has fewer coping mechanisms now that she has told T she won't self-injure. Something to numb out would be especially welcome right now.

((((LL))))
>
> Is terrified that pdoc will medicate the hell out of her if she tells him the absolute truth. Is well aware that she can fake being normal to avoid this consequence, but that in doing so she denies herself the chance for someone to intervene.

Its hard when in a muddle to know what to do...
I wonder if your docs are well aware of how you mask stuff?
Maybe not.
>
> Has been told before that the reason she gets treated with aggressive psychopharmacology is because she "scares the hell out of her pdoc"

I think to some extent its due to your articulateness. You express stuff well when you do express it.
>
> Mirth is her stylish reaction to traumatic stress. At the core of the mirth is a deep terror and withdrawal from reality.

I kinda gathered that. Thats sorta what prompted my skeptisism in a previous post. Sorry if that hurt you :-(
>
> Llurpsie has been fooling folks for years that all is well.
>
> She fooled you too?

No.
But if I say one thing....you always manage to get thru the tough patches.
You remind me of another poster, and now that i think about it, me too to some extent, of how we convince ourselves that we not that bad off, while inside we are frozen in terror.
Your formative years where you were supposed to learn SO mUCH basic 'stuff' were totally messed. So now you need to regroup and learn this stuff. That is what I am trying to do. Its so very hard to do after the fact. There is SO much we don't know. The simplest things that others do automatically we can't even conceive of the notion, let alone DO it.
I've gone from lying in bed, in terror, thinking I'm dying cuz my throat is closing up, to realizing that that feeling indicates sadness, and that its and emotion, and it will pass. Seems so simple.....sigh....
So do what you need to do to get by, and try to keep learning and pushing forward as you have been doing. I wonder if you would benefit from a 'group' or if there are any in your area that would be applicable to you?
Take good care, this will pass.
Goto go.
M

 

Re: i had a bad night last night **triggers llurpsienoodle

Posted by TherapyGirl on November 2, 2007, at 19:10:42

In reply to i had a bad night last night **triggers, posted by llurpsienoodle on November 2, 2007, at 9:09:33

I'm so sorry, Llurpsie. I haven't finished reading the thread, but I hope the emergency session helps.

I have, unfortunately, very recent experiences with those awful kinds of nights. I hope that is the last one you will ever have.

(((((Llurpsie)))))

 

Re: it's nighttime again LlurpsieNoodle

Posted by TherapyGirl on November 2, 2007, at 19:12:15

In reply to it's nighttime again, posted by LlurpsieNoodle on November 2, 2007, at 16:38:04

Sometimes you do fool me, Llurpsie. But I can also see the terror. I hope you are able to share that with someone -- either T or pdoc.

Gosh, I hope it gets better soon.

 

Re: it's nighttime again LlurpsieNoodle

Posted by cactus on November 2, 2007, at 19:44:06

In reply to it's nighttime again, posted by LlurpsieNoodle on November 2, 2007, at 16:38:04

(((oodles of noodles))) hang in there hon!!!!! I have day terrors unlike your night time ones. It f*ck*ng sucks the big one. Just hold on. I wish my pdoc would medicate the hell out of me for a couple of weeks. You are such a beautiful person and give so much support here. I just know you'll ride the storm out like I'm trying to do. I'm off down the coast for the weekend but I'll be able to connect, my sis has broadband so send me a babble mail if you need to vent, luv ya hon, and don't forget to put your seatbelt on, it sounds like it's a bumpy ride.

 

Re: it's nighttime again LlurpsieNoodle

Posted by Phillipa on November 2, 2007, at 20:57:04

In reply to it's nighttime again, posted by LlurpsieNoodle on November 2, 2007, at 16:38:04

Lurpsie think you need to be with someone or hate to say the hospital for a few days? Hear weather not too great there either doesn't help. You are billiant and yes you have fooled me. How can I help seriously. love Phillipa

 

Re: it's nighttime again LlurpsieNoodle

Posted by RealMe on November 2, 2007, at 21:39:13

In reply to it's nighttime again, posted by LlurpsieNoodle on November 2, 2007, at 16:38:04

LL

I am so sorry you are going through this. It is prettey scarey to think you are losing your mind, but you aren't. I went through this sort of thing years ago; my T now thinks I was not having psychotic episodes with the voices and missing time. He thinks I was having dissociative episodes, and I tend to agree with him. Of course the voices, well you know where that really comes from, I think. I am glad too that you did not do anything really bad to yourself.

Are you home alone? It is not shame; please believe that. I know it is important to be strong, and you are. This is something that you decided needed to be done so you could move on with life. Don't want to be like me and have it rear it's ugly head again some 20 years later. I was really good at convincing myself I was fine for quite some time. You are young and just starting life, really! You are not a bad person, and I want to say that again. You are not a bad person who deserves to be punished. I hope you can find somethings to keep you busy over the weekend. Mindless sh*t is best. Take care.

RealMe

 

Re: it's nighttime again sunnydays

Posted by llurpsienoodle on November 3, 2007, at 8:11:51

In reply to Re: it's nighttime again LlurpsieNoodle, posted by sunnydays on November 2, 2007, at 17:01:48

> ((((Llurpsie))))
>
> You can do this. Hang in there. I know too well what the PTSD is like. It feels like you're going crazy, I know it does. I've scared my therapist to the point he was going to have campus security come check on me to make sure I was ok. But you're not going crazy. Take it one second at a time, and you'll get through it. It comes and goes. Remember how good you felt a few weeks ago? That feeling will come back.

> Hang in there Llurpsie. We care about you.
>
> sunnydays

Aww sunny, thank you so much. It's very good to hear that I'm not the only one who's felt like I'm losing my mind. (((((sunnydays))))) chasing the clouds away.

-Ll

 

Re: it's nighttime again muffled

Posted by llurpsienoodle on November 3, 2007, at 8:24:18

In reply to Re: it's nighttime again LlurpsieNoodle, posted by muffled on November 2, 2007, at 18:14:44

> > llurpsie's brain has been in an electrical storm lasting many hours last night. It is sleep-deprived and is reacting to extreme stress by sending out physiological symptoms of depression- early morning rising and loss of appetite.
> (((Lurpysbrain)))
>
> > llurpsie's heart is broken because she has convinced herself that she is unloveable
>
> Lurpy is NOT unloveable, she just is scared and keeps others at a specified distance...
> >

I called T again last night and he told me some specific things I can do to keep myself safe overnight (((t))) I just called him back to tell him that I'm feeling better this am.


> Its hard when in a muddle to know what to do...
> I wonder if your docs are well aware of how you mask stuff?
> Maybe not.

I will ask T. He says that the part of me that pretends to do well is as much a part of me as the strugglin-llurpsie, and that I shouldn't try to create some dichotomy in my existence.

> >
> > Has been told before that the reason she gets treated with aggressive psychopharmacology is because she "scares the hell out of her pdoc"
>
> I think to some extent its due to your articulateness. You express stuff well when you do express it.
> >

thank you muff. I tend to talk about my symptoms a lot and not the things that precipitated them. I lack insight into those triggers and stuff.

>
> I kinda gathered that. Thats sorta what prompted my skeptisism in a previous post. Sorry if that hurt you :-(

no hurt. reality check, but not a painful one
> >
> > Llurpsie has been fooling folks for years that all is well.
> >
> > She fooled you too?
>
> No.
> But if I say one thing....you always manage to get thru the tough patches.
> You remind me of another poster, and now that i think about it, me too to some extent, of how we convince ourselves that we not that bad off, while inside we are frozen in terror.
> Your formative years where you were supposed to learn SO mUCH basic 'stuff' were totally messed. So now you need to regroup and learn this stuff. That is what I am trying to do. Its so very hard to do after the fact. There is SO much we don't know. The simplest things that others do automatically we can't even conceive of the notion, let alone DO it.
> I've gone from lying in bed, in terror, thinking I'm dying cuz my throat is closing up, to realizing that that feeling indicates sadness, and that its and emotion, and it will pass. Seems so simple.....sigh....
> So do what you need to do to get by, and try to keep learning and pushing forward as you have been doing. I wonder if you would benefit from a 'group' or if there are any in your area that would be applicable to you?

maybe I'll ask T...

> Take good care, this will pass.
> Goto go.
> M
I think it passed?

hugs,
-Ll

 

Re: it's nighttime again TherapyGirl

Posted by llurpsienoodle on November 3, 2007, at 8:25:49

In reply to Re: it's nighttime again LlurpsieNoodle, posted by TherapyGirl on November 2, 2007, at 19:12:15

> Sometimes you do fool me, Llurpsie. But I can also see the terror. I hope you are able to share that with someone -- either T or pdoc.
>
> Gosh, I hope it gets better soon.

I feel better today. I hope this evening isn't as rough.

thanks t-girl. I am trying to tell T how terrified I am/was. I think he is starting to get it.

-Ll

 

daytime (whew)

Posted by llurpsienoodle on November 3, 2007, at 8:30:12

In reply to Re: it's nighttime again LlurpsieNoodle, posted by cactus on November 2, 2007, at 19:44:06

Thank you all for your warm support. I have to go to work in a bit, so I don't have time to respond to you all individually.

I think the worst has past. A whopping dose of klonopin knocked me out for 16 hours. I think it's what my body needed.

T was there when I needed him too (((T))). He's not exactly the cuddly-empathetic T, but he challenges me on many levels. I have to ASK for it, which is very challenging, and tricky. but when I do, he responds well.

have nice saturdays

i'll write more later

 

Re: it's nighttime again cactus

Posted by llurpsieNoodle on November 3, 2007, at 18:53:08

In reply to Re: it's nighttime again LlurpsieNoodle, posted by cactus on November 2, 2007, at 19:44:06

((((cactus))))

you take care too, okay?

Hope your road trip is funner than my mind trips...

hugs,
-Llurps

 

Re: it's nighttime again Phillipa

Posted by llurpsienoodle on November 3, 2007, at 18:54:41

In reply to Re: it's nighttime again LlurpsieNoodle, posted by Phillipa on November 2, 2007, at 20:57:04

> Lurpsie think you need to be with someone or hate to say the hospital for a few days?

i think the worst has passed...

thanks for your concern,
ll

 

Re: it's nighttime again RealMe

Posted by llurpsienoodle on November 3, 2007, at 18:56:33

In reply to Re: it's nighttime again LlurpsieNoodle, posted by RealMe on November 2, 2007, at 21:39:13

realme,
I think you know exactly what I'm going through. I can only hope that it finds some logical conclusion (other than the one I fantasize about...)

Thank you for understanding

-Ll

 

sanity is a tenuous thing

Posted by llurpsienooDle on November 3, 2007, at 19:08:26

In reply to daytime (whew), posted by llurpsienoodle on November 3, 2007, at 8:30:12

with the flick of a magic wand I can make my sanity go away.

if only it would come back when I call its name.

most people are never ever faced with this choice.

why is it so hard to choose well?

i feel like my wits are stretched thin and tight and are fragile right now. brittle. I don't know what kind of intervention is indicated. I don't know how to ask for help when I don't know what the problem was. Or when the problem is 27 years old.

where do i go from here?

 

))))))nightmares(((((( )))))daymares((((((( (nm)

Posted by llurpsienoodle on November 3, 2007, at 21:25:53

In reply to sanity is a tenuous thing, posted by llurpsienooDle on November 3, 2007, at 19:08:26

 

Re: sanity is a tenuous thing llurpsienooDle

Posted by TherapyGirl on November 3, 2007, at 22:24:23

In reply to sanity is a tenuous thing, posted by llurpsienooDle on November 3, 2007, at 19:08:26

I wish I knew, Llurpsie. And fwiw, I agree that sanity is a tenous thing. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly I can go from fine to the black pit.

I'm slowly crawling out of it right now (I think), but it's scary that it doesn't feel like I have any control over it. I am controlling the things I can control, though -- leaning on friends for support, making sure I exercise every day, no matter what, and coming up with plans for higher level support should I need it.

I'm thinking about you and hoping you can make your way out of the pit of insanity, too, Llurpsie. I know how lonely it is in there.

Take care of yourself.

 

Re: sanity is a tenuous thing

Posted by muffled on November 4, 2007, at 7:15:52

In reply to sanity is a tenuous thing, posted by llurpsienooDle on November 3, 2007, at 19:08:26

>where do i go from here?

((LL))
My T says to me, when I am SO lost...

You just keep going...

Sigh. And eventually I come back.
Hang in there.
I used to have a poster on my wall that said, 'hang in there', and it was a pic of a cute cat hanging off something, hanging on for dear life...
M

 

Re: ))))))nightmares(((((( )))))daymares((((((( llurpsienoodle

Posted by Phillipa on November 4, 2007, at 15:51:48

In reply to ))))))nightmares(((((( )))))daymares((((((( (nm), posted by llurpsienoodle on November 3, 2007, at 21:25:53

So how did last night go no nightmare I hope and no storms. Phillipa

 

Re: ))))))nightmares(((((( )))))daymares(((((((

Posted by rskontos on November 5, 2007, at 17:58:13

In reply to Re: ))))))nightmares(((((( )))))daymares((((((( llurpsienoodle, posted by Phillipa on November 4, 2007, at 15:51:48

Hey Llurpsie, I know exactly what you are going through and like Realme I think it is dissociative episodes. I have had them probably since I was 2 or 3 and still have them. I have the out of body and lose time all the time. I did it this weekend. They are called fugues. My t told me that. My t says to remember that the danger you are recalling or reliving can't hurt you any more than it did when you went through it before. Who ever or whatever the situation was that the triggers are triggering you must remember you have already survived the worst when you were a child and you CAN do it again and must in order to release it from your adult self. You must tell yourself as it is happening YOU ARE OK> It is not easy as I can tell you I have experienced it too but that is how my T who has had many patients with this disorder tells me how you can get through these awful reliving of the past experiences. I don't know if that will help you or not. I am trying to do it myself and thought I would pass along what my T has suggested.

I care about you too. Reliving these events does not make you unloveable. They were past experiences of which you had no control over. They do no define you. Remember that. You are a special person not what you went through is you but who you are Llurpsienoodle a great person we all care about. Remember that!!! rk

 

all the king's horses and all the king's men...

Posted by llurpsienoodle on November 5, 2007, at 19:16:42

In reply to Re: ))))))nightmares(((((( )))))daymares(((((((, posted by rskontos on November 5, 2007, at 17:58:13

I got put back together again!

(((T)))

helped me sort through the pieces and figure out who's who and what's what. "fine tuning" he calls it :)


(((T)))

I'm gonna work on figuring out who the real llurpsie is. an elusive identity

 

Re: all the king's horses and all the king's men... llurpsienoodle

Posted by RealMe on November 5, 2007, at 22:51:52

In reply to all the king's horses and all the king's men..., posted by llurpsienoodle on November 5, 2007, at 19:16:42

Who is the real Lurpsie? A very complex individual, of course!!!

RealMe

 

Re: all the king's horses and all the king's men.. llurpsienoodle

Posted by cactus on November 6, 2007, at 19:40:10

In reply to all the king's horses and all the king's men..., posted by llurpsienoodle on November 5, 2007, at 19:16:42

it's good to hear that you're doing better. It's my turn now, now where is that bloody king? I saw some horses yesterday, their poo smells

 

I flunked my pdoc appt.

Posted by llurpsienoodle on November 9, 2007, at 13:15:41

In reply to Re: all the king's horses and all the king's men.. llurpsienoodle, posted by cactus on November 6, 2007, at 19:40:10

So, no drug reduction, as I was hoping.

I show up agitated (like I have been a lot lately) and told him frankly about the crisis (see posts above)

now I get a fast-acting antipsychotic, for emergencies. zyprexa dissolves on my tongue

I wish I could keep the !(@#$*$!@(!@* nerves under control. they surface the moment I let my guard down

 

Re: I flunked my pdoc appt. llurpsienoodle

Posted by cactus on November 10, 2007, at 2:14:09

In reply to I flunked my pdoc appt., posted by llurpsienoodle on November 9, 2007, at 13:15:41

take a does of clonazepam before you go in, I have to do it sometimes or else I'll fly off the handle


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