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Re: Oh you just opened odd person out

Posted by coral on April 23, 2003, at 21:11:35

In reply to Oh you just opened up a whole can of worms.., posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 20:56:51

The Zoloft commercial describes my situation! After a gazillion other meds, Zoloft was what worked. NOT in 30 seconds, though....months! My WH commented on it and said it reminded him of when the Zoloft started working for me.

Coral

 

Re: Oh you just opened odd person out coral

Posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 21:31:05

In reply to Re: Oh you just opened odd person out, posted by coral on April 23, 2003, at 21:11:35

I'm really happy for you, I mean that really happy. Bitter as I can be its sure nice to hear stories of people who made their way out, and its a bit of hope too. I haven't tried zoloft yet.
Maybe I should I heard it caused weight gain though. Although I noticed in the ads it said 'weight loss' but so did most of the one's that I gained weight on I think.

 

zoloft-gab

Posted by justyourlaugh on April 23, 2003, at 22:00:14

In reply to Re: Oh you just opened odd person out coral, posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 21:31:05

gab,
it has been almost a month for me on it..
i also take wellbutrin(5 months)
.i am slower.. side effects , the yawns(like paxil)
i do eat more..and drink..
i was hoping for a relaxed feeling so i might be able to "get a life"
i will gain weight on it though,,,i seem to have lost the will to get off the couch..
j

 

Re: zoloft-gab justyourlaugh

Posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 22:07:57

In reply to zoloft-gab, posted by justyourlaugh on April 23, 2003, at 22:00:14

Thanks JYL for the information.
I just got back from my useless GP who I'm stuck with.
He told me no ad's cause weight gain over 5 lbs
and that I wasn't gaining weight from Zyprexa,
And that Anti-depressants don't change your metabolism.
What a complete load of crap. This is the man I have to trust my mental health to for at least 6 mos.
Oh yeah, I told him I needed an Ssri with my Wellbutrin and he told me I don't need one because WEllbutrin is an SSRI...no thats just not true and I told him. Then he just gets huffy so I still don't get what I need.

Isn't that scary.
Sorry I needed to vent its so damn frustrating

 

Re: Oh you just opened up a whole can of worms.. gabbix2

Posted by whiterabbit on April 23, 2003, at 22:21:43

In reply to Oh you just opened up a whole can of worms.., posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 20:56:51


My God! You've been looking through my window!!
-Gracie

 

Re: wellbutern--gabby

Posted by lostsailor on April 23, 2003, at 22:21:50

In reply to Re: zoloft-gab justyourlaugh, posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 22:07:57

hey you...

If you don't need any anti panic or anxiety effecy, which the zyprexa seems to be covering, try wellbuterin..I forgot the canadian name/// my ex in Nova Scotia, used and loved it.

No sexual sides, or hangover...high does though may cause small seizures but that is easily dealt with by upping the dose gradually and using the sustained release form.

sorry to have flipped you out about the weight I gained on zyprex...

In peace, ~tony

 

Re: you made me laugh (nm) Kar

Posted by Tabitha on April 24, 2003, at 1:53:37

In reply to The runs whiterabbit, posted by Kar on April 23, 2003, at 17:23:33

 

Re: Forgot about that one whiterabbit

Posted by Tabitha on April 24, 2003, at 1:56:08

In reply to Forgot about that one, posted by whiterabbit on April 23, 2003, at 19:20:56

oh I am already hopelessly behind on this topic.. but those shampoo orgasm ads are not even original.. it's a total ripoff of the deli scene in _When Harry Met Sally_

 

Re: The TV commercials you hate whiterabbit

Posted by leeran on April 24, 2003, at 2:06:22

In reply to The TV commercials you hate, posted by whiterabbit on April 23, 2003, at 13:49:05

1. Five words (not sure if this is a national campaign or local to California):

"Lost another loan to Di-Tech."

2. Eleven words (local to California)

"Sit & Sleep will beat anyone's price or your mattress is FREEeeeee!"

3. Most annoying jingle:

800-588-2300 EmPIIIIIIIRE

http://www.empirecarpet.com/Home.asp

4. Most annoying facial expression: the female intern's pursed lips during one segment of the Dell commercial (when she looks at the other intern after being chastised).

5. Biggest stretch (no pun intended). The guy who has apparently undergone a personality transplant because he simply asked his doctor about Viagra.

6. Strangest concept: "Elvis" singing La Vida Loca on "Kingtinued - The Greatest Elvis Songs You've Never Heard" - huh??? If there was ever a reason to feel disassociated with reality (for me), this would be it. Where are Priscella and the Graceland attorneys when you need them?

http://www.myelvis.com/

7. Scariest spokesperson: Dr. Lewis Feder promoting his revolutionary "SkinTight" patented formula. Read my collagen-filled lips: this stuff works (under professionally applied make up).

8. An "out of circulation irritant," but destined to resurface the next time there's a paternity dispute - Days of our Lives "Who's the Daddy?" campaign.


 

Re: The TV commercials you hate gabbix2

Posted by leeran on April 24, 2003, at 2:07:57

In reply to Re: The TV commercials you hate, posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 17:13:16

I love that one, too!

The way he says "Don't feel sorry for the little lamp" is hilarious.

Funny thing is, the first time I saw that commercial I did feel sad for the little lamp.

 

I forgot one

Posted by leeran on April 24, 2003, at 2:16:50

In reply to Re: The TV commercials you hate whiterabbit, posted by leeran on April 24, 2003, at 2:06:22

Lamest (IMO) ad campaign:

J.C. Penney "It's All Inside"

That's one of those that makes me scratch my head and wonder who took home the dough for that doozy.

 

Oh Somebody who's seen it!

Posted by gabbix2 on April 24, 2003, at 6:45:03

In reply to Re: The TV commercials you hate gabbix2, posted by leeran on April 24, 2003, at 2:07:57


I know, I felt sorry for the little lamp too,
thats another thing that made it so funny!
Its nice to know there will be laughing with me when I see it. : )

 

Re: Oh you just opened up a whole can of worms.. whiterabbit

Posted by gabbix2 on April 24, 2003, at 6:48:17

In reply to Re: Oh you just opened up a whole can of worms.. gabbix2, posted by whiterabbit on April 23, 2003, at 22:21:43

Wait a second..***spooky organ music***

Gracie are you.... me?
Oh no good, you have red hair and green eyes I remember from your personal ad (whew)

 

Re: wellbutern--gabby lostsailor

Posted by gabbix2 on April 24, 2003, at 6:51:56

In reply to Re: wellbutern--gabby, posted by lostsailor on April 23, 2003, at 22:21:50

Thank you Tony!
No I'm glad you told me about the weight gain, otherwise I wouldn't have begged for glucophage which is supposed to prevent the weight gain from Zypreza, Who knows what would have happened.
I become seriously sometimes suicidally depressed over weight gain, especially when it seems I don't have any control over it. So thank you.

 

Re: To Gabbix

Posted by coral on April 24, 2003, at 9:49:31

In reply to Re: Oh you just opened odd person out coral, posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 21:31:05

Dear Gabbix,

I didn't gain weight on Zoloft but I have a really screwy endocrine system -- I can gain weight simply by looking at fattening foods or lose weight because it's Tuesday.

As I mentioned, a ton of meds didn't work for me - w/Zoloft, I began feeling better w/in the first 2 months on Zoloft. However,it took getting to max doses and staying there for a few months for "break-through".

 

But...but...but... leeran

Posted by Kar on April 24, 2003, at 10:04:15

In reply to I forgot one, posted by leeran on April 24, 2003, at 2:16:50

We know it's Penney's though! They've succeeded! Hold firm! Stay strong! We cannot give them that power!

Jingles really do work though. How 'bout those "tiny little tea leaves in Tetley tea"?


 

Re: But...but...but... Kar

Posted by Tabitha on April 24, 2003, at 10:32:55

In reply to But...but...but... leeran, posted by Kar on April 24, 2003, at 10:04:15

Dunno, Kar. Penney's is kinda getting to me with that 'One Girl Revolution' campaign. As I was walking thru on my way to a hipper store, I found myself furtively glancing at the racks.. wondering.. maybe Penney's does have some cute clothes..

 

Re: But...but...but... Kar

Posted by leeran on April 24, 2003, at 10:39:42

In reply to But...but...but... leeran, posted by Kar on April 24, 2003, at 10:04:15

Why don't I know the Tetley Tea commercial? Some of them just don't break through or might be on channels I don't frequent.

Can you believe there is one commercial I live to hear? It's part of the Hartford Insurance Company's "Thinking Forward" campaign. This commercial is the adult equivalent of a day back in high school when I just happened to flip a channel and hear "Stairway to Heaven" (or "Layla") in its entirety. The musical jackpot.

The great thing about my "favorite" commercial is that there are no voices (hallelujah), just the music of Thomas Newman ("Possibility" from the movie Pay it Forward). It's enough to make me want to buy from Hartford Insurance (now that's the true purpose of advertising, to get you turned on about, of all things, insurance).

I love his quirky musical scores/soundtracks - American Beauty, The Player, Six Feet Under, etc.

 

Re: But...but...but... Tabitha

Posted by leeran on April 24, 2003, at 10:50:36

In reply to Re: But...but...but... Kar, posted by Tabitha on April 24, 2003, at 10:32:55

"I found myself furtively glancing at the racks"

Does anyone else ever find themselves on what I call the "obsessive holy grail" for a particular item of clothing?

I know this is part of my OCD behavior, but because I've recently been on said quest your line, Tabitha, "furtively glancing at racks" really hit me in materialistic and personal way :)

Furtively glancing at racks . . . so visual. Stalking the next purchase.

A kind of quirky (my word for the day) guy friend of mine used to say "let's go shopping for uncoordinated sale items."

 

Re: But...but...but... leeran

Posted by Tabitha on April 24, 2003, at 11:13:46

In reply to Re: But...but...but... Tabitha, posted by leeran on April 24, 2003, at 10:50:36

Uncoordinated sale items are the best! brings out creativity, trying to assemble a wearable ensemble. Or else you just end up with things hanging forever in the closet, tags still on, non-returnable.

Why is shopping so hard anyway? There's so much crappy merchandise out there getting in the way of the few good things. My holy grail is a really hip cute yet also functional handbag.

 

Re: The runs......oh yeah and

Posted by tina on April 25, 2003, at 14:40:12

In reply to The runs whiterabbit, posted by Kar on April 23, 2003, at 17:23:33

Don't you just love those Imodium commercials. The new one with the Twister type game and the girl has her cheek right up against the guy's butt.....WHY do we need to see these things?

I hate most commercials. I especially hate those cheap ones that repeat phone numbers 8 million times like the "Call-a-lawyer" ones or the local car dealerships. Very annoying.

 

Re: The runs......oh yeah and tina

Posted by leeran on April 25, 2003, at 15:30:30

In reply to Re: The runs......oh yeah and, posted by tina on April 25, 2003, at 14:40:12

A few of my least favorite things?

Yes, repeated phone numbers said in a certain tone of voice can be very annoying to me as well.

Most days I find the voices of NPR announcers irritating (perhaps because they sound sooooo controlled and I usually feel so out of control?).

Moving along - catch phrases that I know are coming in those direct marketing commercials . . .

"And that's not all, call now and as an added bonus you will receive blah blah blah" which is exactly why we have two "choppers" tucked away in a cabinet (and we forget to use both).

Or, "The next first fifty callers will receive, as an added bonus, blah blah." BUT, what if you're the fifty first? Do you still get it? What if you call in and they say "we've already had fifty calls and everything is gone," even though you know you called within nanoseconds of the commercial? By the way, all these "what ifs" are what govern my life.

BUT, I just realized that I wasn't as "what iffy" today! I drove all the way back home from downtown LA and didn't become perturbed once! And it wasn't like there weren't reasons. A heavy truck pulled out in front of me and turned left after the light had turned red, cars were poking out beyond stop signs in that maneuver I call the "watch out, lady, I'm gonna edge into traffic that's going 35 m.p.h. and you're just gonna have to stop."

Basically, today was a typical drivers training simulator video. And none of it unnerved me. When the truck pulled out (which should have been the deal breaker) I just sighed.

Oh yeah, and "that's not all," I just remembered the guy who was driving an Escalade, talking on his cell phone, and cruising right through a red light (to the amazement of traffic in both directions).

Typically, I would have "what iffed" THAT one all the way home ("what if I had been three seconds further down the road and he ran that light and hit me on the passenger's side, what if I died in traffic and T had to pick up N from school and tell him, what if I got hit and hadn't seen my parents in over a year).

It sounds like I'm what iffing right now, but I had to sit here and force myself into thinking what I would normally do in that instance (first, the chest pounding rush of adrenaline, then relief, then anger, then the little piggy went "what if" all the way home).

Somehow, my brain managed to by-pass all that today.

This is my brain on meds?

 

Re: The runs......oh yeah and tina

Posted by gabbix2 on April 25, 2003, at 21:04:54

In reply to Re: The runs......oh yeah and, posted by tina on April 25, 2003, at 14:40:12

I just saw that commercial for the first time a couple of hours ago and was so revolted I was going to post about it just now. I see you beat me too it. Why am I not surprised its you tina?

((hugs))

 

Commercials that use Henry Fonda's voice tina

Posted by Ritch on April 27, 2003, at 12:11:44

In reply to Re: The runs......oh yeah and, posted by tina on April 25, 2003, at 14:40:12

> Don't you just love those Imodium commercials. The new one with the Twister type game and the girl has her cheek right up against the guy's butt.....WHY do we need to see these things?
>
> I hate most commercials. I especially hate those cheap ones that repeat phone numbers 8 million times like the "Call-a-lawyer" ones or the local car dealerships. Very annoying.
>
>


I think it is rather weird that Nexium is advertised with some guy that sounds like Henry Fonda. I wonder if this is a real dude, or did they digitize his voice from a movie and it is synthetic? ;)

 

Re:I'd bet it is Peter Coyote's voice Ritch

Posted by lil' jimi on May 3, 2003, at 22:39:17

In reply to Commercials that use Henry Fonda's voice tina, posted by Ritch on April 27, 2003, at 12:11:44

Coyote's voice-overs have made me think it was Fonda before.


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