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Re: stress.

Posted by Anakin on May 25, 2004, at 17:53:26

In reply to Re: stress. Anakin, posted by LynneDa on May 25, 2004, at 10:42:03

Thank you so much. that helped to raise my spirits!

 

RE::: Hey yo yo's

Posted by mystic on May 25, 2004, at 19:30:51

In reply to Redirected Lexaproers, posted by jlynne on March 13, 2004, at 1:31:16

Hey now that is more like it...Everyone get together and tell how they are doing...we have to stick together...I'm still desperately waiting for the 15mgs to kick in...I'm a little discouraged as everyone seems to be having their own issues on the meds..Is anyone truely happy with the lex for a long length of time...Does anyone feel much better on it consistantly...It seems like everyone struggles with the right dosage and with the monthly cycles and with the weight gain...Is this the right med for all of us??...hmmm Not sure...Take care everyone thanks for showing up...luvya alllllll Mystic

 

Re: stress. LynneDa

Posted by simus on May 25, 2004, at 22:03:45

In reply to Re: stress. Anakin, posted by LynneDa on May 25, 2004, at 10:42:03

> Anakin - I am so sorry to hear about all of this. Your wedding will be a bright spot for your family! A happy celebration that reminds them that there is a future. Hang in there sweetie! Don't forget to delegate whatever you can to whomever is available! God never gives you more than you can handle. You will rise above this!!!
> ~ Lynne

Lynne, you are so right! Weddings and the birth of babies...renewed hope for the future...

Anakin, try with all your might to focus on the positives in your life, as hard as it may be right now. And like Lynne said, lean on those around you. God bless.

 

RE::: simus

Posted by mystic on May 25, 2004, at 22:05:15

In reply to Re: stress. LynneDa, posted by simus on May 25, 2004, at 22:03:45

Simus you are sooo right...lean on the yo yo's Anakin we will help you get through this!!!!...Just lean on us....Simus your the bestest....Luvya Mystic

 

RE::: hey yo yo squad Mrs. C

Posted by simus on May 25, 2004, at 22:39:15

In reply to RE::: hey yo yo squad, posted by Mrs. C on May 25, 2004, at 16:49:31

> But yesterday I found a swollen lymph node on my neck and that sent me into an obsessive panic. I haven't felt that way on a long time. I went to the doc today to have it checked out and she eased my mind a bit. I realize that I need to let it go but I don't know if I can or even how to do it! I could really use some help with this. Can anyone give me some ways to let this go and not worry. I will appreciate any advice! Mrs. C


Dear Mrs. C,

I know worry is horrible. It brings up ugly reactions like stress and anxiety and even panic attacks, and it is usually about something we have absolutely no control over. I am almost completely worry-free now though. The following is a Bible passage that I try to live by (from "The Message" Bible):

Phillipians 4:6-7 "Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life."

It was a process of continually laying my worries and cares at the Lord's feet in prayer, and then making a conscious decision to not pick them up and worry about them again. But like I said, it was a process. Many, many times I would find myself worrying about something just after I just prayed about it, and I would have to deliberately lay it down again.

I'm not sure this is what you were looking for, but I hope you will give it some consideration. It will be a wonderful day when we come to the place that we can completely just walk away from worry forever. God bless.

 

hey guys:)

Posted by Magdalena on May 25, 2004, at 23:00:52

In reply to Redirected Lexaproers, posted by jlynne on March 13, 2004, at 1:31:16

hey everyone, hows it going? i know i dont post often anymore but i still read the posts. i am doing pretty good except for a slip up on the weekend..ugh its stupid but i decided to chill and smoke some pot with my boyfriend and i guess i had too much and went in to paranoid panic mode and it really sucked so i decided that i guess its best to stay away from drugs period, not that i smoke often its usually twice a year..but i just wanted to see what would happen and i guess i got my answer. im anticipating school in the fall, looking forward to keeping the mind sharp and looking forward to panic free days that i hope will come soon, sitting in a classroom with an anxiety disorder is NO FUN..
im really happy with my boyfriend and i dont know what i would do without him, i havent felt this way since i was 17! its wonderful. i think i need to increase to 15 mg of paxil from my current 10mg but i am going to talk to my doctor about that this friday. i just dont want to go through all the side effects all over again, blah..but if its what i have to do then its what i am going to do.
nothing exciting happening here in Canada, the weekend was a long weekend cause of Victoria day and well our camping trip was cancelled cause it rained all weekend! typical..but i just hope the next one makes up for this one.
hows everyone else doing?
is anyone cured? i need some positive reinforcements! lol, i think we all do..;)
maybe there is no cure, just a comfortable level of happiness and stability.

have a great week everyone, i still think about you all.

goodnite, and sweet dreams...

Jlynne are you still around?

Magdalena

 

RE:: Simus

Posted by mystic on May 26, 2004, at 6:36:31

In reply to hey guys:), posted by Magdalena on May 25, 2004, at 23:00:52

Simus just read your post to Mrs C...WOW..that was great and something for everyone to think about!!!!...Thank you so much for taking time to put those in the posts you are an angel...Thank you..Have a great day...Your friend Mystic

 

RE: Hey Mag

Posted by mystic on May 26, 2004, at 6:40:14

In reply to Redirected Lexaproers, posted by jlynne on March 13, 2004, at 1:31:16

Thanks Mag for the weekly update that is enough for us just dont want to lose touch with you and once a week is just fine...Now you know better than to dabble with the pot...not good..and try to stay away from it ok..*(the mother in me)..Glad that you are feeling good and 15 of paxil might help...Like I told you before Paxil was my saviour but was on it 7 years and think it wore off some..how is the weight?..that I had a problem with but have freinds that have no problem at all...Well my friend again thanks for posting and you take good care of yourself...I'm waiting for this rain to end as well was just thinking that this morning as we are in our weeklong rain fest and it doenst look that great for the rest of the weekend and the long weekend with this weekend for us...Well luvya and take care...Your friend Mystic

 

Re: Hey trucker

Posted by trucker on May 26, 2004, at 8:48:01

In reply to Re: Hey trucker trucker, posted by LynneDa on May 25, 2004, at 11:00:50

yes i felt yucky for several weeks.. the way you loose weight is it wakes you up early in the am. you need less sleep and it makes ya burn more calories so you loose weight cause you are up longer. if ya want to loose weight drink grapefruit juice, curbs your appitight.. the white stuff

trucker

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> Trucker -
> I've been away from the computer for a while and am just getting caught up. What a great idea - to tape positive thoughts and listen to them all night. You are one wise woman! Thanks for the tip, I'm sure we all could use it :-). You are also completely right about not being able to do this alone. Why is it we need to have something really bad happen to us before we realize that - wake up call!
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> How are you doing? Did you have any side effects when you started wellbutrin? Does it help with weight gain or the voracious appetite I seem to have on Lex? I've gained 25 lbs. on Lex, just since January, and I've always been too thin so I know it's the Lex and not just turning 40 (at least I sort of hope that's all it is .... !)
> ~ Lynne
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> one day at a time.... tell your self each night when ya go to bed tomorrow is gonna be a wonderful day... positive attitude helps tremendously...yex i am on lex and welbutrin. 20 mg lex 150 mg of wel...pray level with GOD and tell him ya need his help... my down fall was i thought i could do everything with out anyones help.. and in actualality we can't do a thing with out the LORD our GOD. so in order to receive we must ask.. knock and the doors will be opened for you!!!that is how i have made it thru the life i have. we have to reprogram our brains to be happy.. positive! happy! i was once in such a bad way that i finally desided to expeiment with my subconcious mind. i made a tape speaking softly to me saying all positive things... i am happy, life is beautiful, i love me, people good, etc... and i played it as i slept... on one of those tape players that keep flipping them selves over and over all night while i slept. it gave me a positive attitude and you can tell your sub that you are happy and it will reprogram you. if ya don't believe me think back to school days, when people made fun of ya or called ya names, it did something to you deep inside didn't it??? this is a way to reverse all the negative and bad things that have made you feel less.. do you understand?? sometimes i don't explane things real well..
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RE::: hey yo yo squad Mrs. C

Posted by LynneDa on May 26, 2004, at 10:58:28

In reply to RE::: hey yo yo squad, posted by Mrs. C on May 25, 2004, at 16:49:31

Hi Mrs. C - I'm so glad to hear that 20mg has been good for you! In regard to your current worries - information seems always to be the best panacea! Talking to your doctor right away was good. I do notice with the Lex, I don't obsess as much or for as long. Have you ever taken any medication for this, like xanax?

Was it Lexy who was going to recommend some tapes to you for coping with this? I think your best bet is to try & re-program yourself so you can go into some type of automatic "routine" whenever you go into worry over-drive.

My worst time for obsessive thinking is while I'm driving home from work - it's about a 40-minute drive. My therapist gave me a Danielle Steele book on tape to listen to. I get pretty wrapped up in the story and don't think so much. Whenever I find my mind wandering, I can more easily pull it out of danger while listening to the tapes!

Good luck, wish I had a fool-proof answer for you :-)
~ Lynne
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Hey everyone, I have been feeling so good lately thanks to my increase to 20mgs. But yesterday I found a swollen lymph node on my neck and that sent me into an obsessive panic. I haven't felt that way on a long time. I went to the doc today to have it checked out and she eased my mind a bit. I realize that I need to let it go but I don't know if I can or even how to do it! I could really use some help with this. Can anyone give me some ways to let this go and not worry. I will appreciate any advice! Mrs. C

 

Re: Hey trucker trucker

Posted by LynneDa on May 26, 2004, at 11:05:11

In reply to Re: Hey trucker, posted by trucker on May 26, 2004, at 8:48:01

Hi Trucker -
Thanks! I am going to try the white grapefruit juice. I did some self-talk this morning, telling myself I'm going to have a good day, etc. I think it helped. Thanks for the idea, you are a great lady & I appreciate all that you share! :-)
~ Lynne
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yes i felt yucky for several weeks.. the way you loose weight is it wakes you up early in the am. you need less sleep and it makes ya burn more calories so you loose weight cause you are up longer. if ya want to loose weight drink grapefruit juice, curbs your appitight.. the white stuff
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Re: Hey trucker

Posted by trucker on May 26, 2004, at 12:57:42

In reply to Re: Hey trucker trucker, posted by LynneDa on May 26, 2004, at 11:05:11

make sure you do it while you sleep too, and the weight things try telling yourself you are losing weight while you sleep, the subconcious is a magnificent thing... let me know how it goes!!

trucker

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> Hi Trucker -
> Thanks! I am going to try the white grapefruit juice. I did some self-talk this morning, telling myself I'm going to have a good day, etc. I think it helped. Thanks for the idea, you are a great lady & I appreciate all that you share! :-)
> ~ Lynne
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RE::: Hey everyone

Posted by trucker on May 26, 2004, at 13:03:53

In reply to RE::: Hey everyone, posted by mystic on May 25, 2004, at 6:28:40


we are on every night.. we are in open babble.... and instant messenger
trucker

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> Woww...where is everyone???....Is everyone feeling bad or just not posting anymore...Me not feeling good..Me feel Yucky...where are all my yo yo's...posting is getting smaller and smaller some of the originals are gone gone gone..What happened???...Well hope everyone has a great day...I have a shrinkage appt today and hope that it helps..I need all the shrinking I can get...Luvya ALLLLLL wherever you are!@!!!...Mystic

 

RE::: Hey everyone

Posted by mystic on May 26, 2004, at 21:22:30

In reply to Redirected Lexaproers, posted by jlynne on March 13, 2004, at 1:31:16

Hey everyone..pretty quiet in here lately...and tonight for sure..How is everyone doing...I'm doing ok still patiently waiting for the 15mgs to kick in...We are supposed to have some sun tomorrow which will be great and hopefully it will continue for the long weekend..Hope everyone is good take care your friend Mystic

 

RE::: Hi Mystic

Posted by anxious babe on May 26, 2004, at 21:41:56

In reply to RE::: Hey everyone, posted by mystic on May 26, 2004, at 21:22:30

Hi Mystic,
Your right, it has been so quiet in here lately. I am still fairly new but have been here long enough to know that it's quiet.

So how are you doing? Hopefully the sun will make us all feel better tomorrow. I don't know where you are from but I am from Connecticut and it was so cold today I had to actually put the heat on a little to get the chill out of my house and office.

The 15mgs still hasn't kicked in for you? Well keep your head up and hopefully it will kick in by the weekend - that is the only part I hate about going up on the dose of meds is the having to go through the side effects all over again, but you know that it is going to make you feel better in the long run so just wait it out and know that better days are coming...you are always in my prayers as everyone else is who suffers from this terrible disorder.

I hope someday they will find a cure which is almost positive to work for everyone,(with little or no side effects) but until that day we have to stick together and support each other.

Well I hope tomorrow is a better (sunny day) for you and the rest of the yo-yo's wherever they may be.

be well,
anxious babe

 

RE::: hey yo yo squad

Posted by Mrs. C on May 26, 2004, at 21:50:58

In reply to RE::: hey yo yo squad Mrs. C, posted by simus on May 25, 2004, at 22:39:15

Simus, you are absolutely wonderful. Your post brought tears to my eyes. That you took the time to write all of that for me makes me feel so cared for. Thank you. I do pray for that very thing every day. You are so right about it being a process and it is a very difficult process. Worrying has become such a habit for me now that it's like an addiction that I must break. Very very tough. I have read that bible passage many times and it strikes home with me every time. You sound so at peace with yourself and I strive for that and pray for it everyday. I have to let go of the worries, I know this, but it's so so hard! Your friend, Mrs. C

 

RE::: hey yo yo squad

Posted by Mrs. C on May 26, 2004, at 21:54:35

In reply to RE::: hey yo yo squad Mrs. C, posted by LynneDa on May 26, 2004, at 10:58:28

Thanks Lynne, I do seem to be pulling out of this alot quicker this time. I feel much better about it today than I did yesterday. I still worried a little today but I did not obsess like I normally would have. It does help that I was very busy today but I really didn't even think of it much at all. Which is so good! I really appreciate your input on this and I like the idea of tapes for the car. Such a good idea. Keeps us from thinking too much which is a big problem for me! Talk to ya soon. Mrs. C

 

RE::: hey yo yo squad-mrs.C.

Posted by anxious babe on May 26, 2004, at 22:18:43

In reply to RE::: hey yo yo squad, posted by Mrs. C on May 26, 2004, at 21:50:58

Hi Mrs. C,

I am no one to give advice about worrying - God knows I worry about everything and that is probably one of my biggest downfalls in my anxiety is worry. I always think the worst and it ruins me...I will pray for us to stop worrying. I go to the doctors and even after she tells me that everything is okay I still worry and think she missed something.

I have to say that the lex has helped me and I don't worry as much, but it still lingers in the back of my head. I hope to get rid of it all with prayer.

I just go in my garden and look at my beautiful flowers and I am fine, just as you are...you'll be fine.

In my thoughts and prayers always,

anxious babe

 

RE::: hey yo yo squad Mrs. C

Posted by Simus on May 26, 2004, at 22:35:30

In reply to RE::: hey yo yo squad, posted by Mrs. C on May 26, 2004, at 21:50:58

Mrs. C,

Thank you for your kind words. We do care.

Yes, it is very hard to break these strongholds of our minds. But just keep at it, and never ever give up.

God bless.

 

Grapefruit Juice Warning

Posted by Simus on May 27, 2004, at 0:37:10

In reply to Re: Hey trucker, posted by trucker on May 26, 2004, at 8:48:01

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE DRINKING GRAPEFRUIT JUICE WHILE ON MEDICATION!!!

(I don't know if this includes a complete list of drugs affected by grapefruit. If you want to go on the grapefruit juice diet, you may want to check into this further).

From DRUGSTORE.COM:

"Drinking just one glass of grapefruit juice or eating a single grapefruit can significantly interfere with the body's ability to eliminate certain drugs. So these drugs may be present at higher-than-normal levels, which can increase the risk of drug side effects. This interference occurs even when these drugs are taken several hours after a grapefruit snack. Other citrus juices such as orange juice don't affect drugs this way.
Following is a list of common medicines that can interact with grapefruit juice. If you regularly take any of these medicines and also eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice, don't make any changes to your medicines or current diet. Instead, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Benzodiazepines, especially triazolam (brand name Halcion) and alprazolam (Xanax).
The calcium channel blockers felodipine (Plendil) and nifedipine (Adalat CC, Procardia). Similar drugs, such as diltiazem (Cardizem) and amlodipine (Norvasc), are only slightly affected by grapefruit juice.
HMG CoA reductase inhibitors ("statins") for high cholesterol, especially lovastatin (Mevacor) and simvastatin (Zocor).
Cisapride (Propulsid).
Ergot drugs for migraines, including dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal Nasal Spray), ergotamine (Bellergal-S, Cafergot), and methysergide (Sansert).
The immune system suppressants cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral) and tacrolimus (Prograf).
Protease inhibitors, such as indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), and saquinavir (Invirase).

Sources:
Hansten, P.D., J.R. Horn. Drug Interactions Analysis and Management. Applied Therapeutics, 1999.
The Johns Hopkins Complete Home Encyclopedia of Drugs. Medletter Associates Inc., 1998.
Micromedex Healthcare Series. Micromedex, Inc., 2000."

 

Re: Grapefruit Juice Warning

Posted by Simus on May 27, 2004, at 0:46:22

In reply to Grapefruit Juice Warning, posted by Simus on May 27, 2004, at 0:37:10

Another list of grapefruit juice affected meds - note that it includes an SSRI.


"The following is a partial list of medication that interacts with grapefruit juice in some people.

atorvastatin (Lipitor)2
buspirone (Buspar)2
carbamazepine (Tegretol)2
cerivastatin (Baycol)2
cyclosporine (Sandimmune)1, 2, 3
diazepam (Valium)2
erythromycin (E-Mycin, Ery-Tab, E-base, E.E.S., Ery-Ped)
felodipine (Plendil)1, 2, 3, 4
lovastatin (Mevacor)2
methadone (Dolophine, Methadose )2
midazolam (Versed)1, 2, 4, 5
nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia )2, 3
nimodipine (Nimotop)2, 3
nisoldipine (Sular)1, 2, 3, 5
saquinavir (Fortovase, Invirase )3
sertraline (Zoloft)2
sildenafil (Viagra)2
simvastatin (Zocor)2
tacrolimus (Prograf)2
triazolam (Halcion)2

 

Re: Grapefruit Juice Warning

Posted by Anakin on May 27, 2004, at 4:07:25

In reply to Re: Grapefruit Juice Warning, posted by Simus on May 27, 2004, at 0:46:22

ech...I dont like it luckily!!!

Had two good things happen today...one of my kiddos, usualy pretty rough mean kid, pulled me aside today and said can I tell you something? I say yes? He said you look really pretty today. I as all decked out in a hot pink skirt and a glitterey shirt. Then at our awards ceremony, I gave an award to this really cute kid and he whispered to me in front of everyone, I love you and you are my favorite teacher!!! Ok so they ALL arent bad....2 more days 2 more days!!!Unfortunaltely it is 5 am and I am up:(

wedding...16 more days....
Does anyone on here live at an eastern beach? I need some beach postcards....we are framing them and putting them at each table in leiu of placecards, i.e you sit at the wilmington beach table....also my mom is so cute, she got jello shots for the bridal dance in the color of the girls dresses...details details...

 

Re: Grapefruit Juice Warning Anakin

Posted by Simus on May 27, 2004, at 6:36:49

In reply to Re: Grapefruit Juice Warning, posted by Anakin on May 27, 2004, at 4:07:25

=)

So glad to hear that you are ending the year with at least a couple of good memories...

God bless.

 

RE:: Hey yo yo's

Posted by mystic on May 27, 2004, at 6:48:04

In reply to Redirected Lexaproers, posted by jlynne on March 13, 2004, at 1:31:16

Hey me late for work everyone...Now that is MORE LIKE IT..thanks for the posts...was glad when I got up this morning and people had written we need to support and stick together in this busy world...Anakin you go girl glad to hear you are doing well and you have finally gotten back something from those children as I suspected as much..Your GREAT..Anxious babe thank you so much for your post it really does help hearing it and I thank you..I'm so glad you made it to the yo yo's you are wonderful..thank you....simus you are the best and I was thinking that same thing but wasnt really sure and hadnt had to the time to look but always thought that you had to be careful with grapefruit juice thank you soooo much for taking the time to bring that to the posts you are an angel and you know it...!!!!...I'm sooo late...feeling slightly better not sure what today will bring but trudging on...I love you all and hope for a great day sunshine please...your friend and yo yo..Mystic...Thanks again for everyone sticking together....Mrs C.. you know what a complete angel you are!!!!!

 

(((Mystic))) (nm)

Posted by Simus on May 27, 2004, at 7:37:18

In reply to RE:: Hey yo yo's, posted by mystic on May 27, 2004, at 6:48:04


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