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Forum: Mental Health   05-17-2009, 07:29 AM
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Posted By dingogirl
Hi. I've been on Cymbalta for about 3 months. My...

Hi. I've been on Cymbalta for about 3 months. My depression went away and I finally feel good. The only side effect I've had is insomnia. I take antipsychotics as well and that helps me fall asleep...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-15-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
  My MIL
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Posted By dingogirl
If I ever behave like my MIL, I hope my daughter...

If I ever behave like my MIL, I hope my daughter and her partner kick my ass.
Forum: Personal Growth   05-15-2009, 02:49 AM
Replies: 21
  My MIL
Views: 1,269
Posted By dingogirl
Mamafreya wrote: Quote: over the weekend...

Mamafreya wrote:

Quote:
over the weekend she freaked out and accused SIL of trying to KILL her son and grandson for putting salt in the soup that she was making. Apparently there was crying and...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-15-2009, 02:37 AM
Replies: 21
  My MIL
Views: 1,269
Posted By dingogirl
I feel for you, Mammariffic. Yes, let's start a...

I feel for you, Mammariffic. Yes, let's start a MIL support group. Not only does my MIL criticize me, but so do her three daughters. (Hubby says they never liked anyone he was with. He thinks his...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-30-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By dingogirl
I just wanted to say that I don't think people...

I just wanted to say that I don't think people are evil just because they say something racist. I wasn't very clear on that.

Quote:
But then saying that you think that all aboriginals should be...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-29-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By dingogirl
He admitted that his friend says racist things,...

He admitted that his friend says racist things, but then he said that that doesn't make him a racist. He said he doesn't automatically think people are evil because they say something racist. He...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-29-2009, 04:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By dingogirl
Quote: how would your husband feel if someone...

Quote:
how would your husband feel if someone said something derogatory about whites?
Oh, he gets angry and says "That's racist!" Yet he can't understand why I sometimes get angry when I hear...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-29-2009, 03:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By dingogirl
Thank you, Mamafreya. For the record, I...

Thank you, Mamafreya.

For the record, I have not yelled at my husband or told him that I think he's racist. He thinks everything is fine. Meanwhile, I can't eat or sleep. He said this is just...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-28-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By dingogirl
Thank you Missy. I will admit I haven't been...

Thank you Missy. I will admit I haven't been feeling very close to my husband lately, and these recent comments have only made it worse. It is a deal-breaker for me. I too am concerned about the...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-28-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By dingogirl
He said he doesn't think all stereotypes have...

He said he doesn't think all stereotypes have some truth to them, but many do.
He said the "black men have large penises" is a positive stereotype. He said he never believed that large penis...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-27-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By dingogirl
My husband and I have been together for 14...

My husband and I have been together for 14 years. He has never made a racist statement since I've known him. However, he is friends with a guy who I think is racist. His friend has said things like...
Forum: Mental Health   04-04-2009, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By dingogirl
I wrote to a Professor re TD. Here's what he had...

I wrote to a Professor re TD. Here's what he had to say:

There are several studies of the annual incidence of TD in atypicals VS typical antipsychotics, and the generally show a rate of about 0.5...
Forum: Mental Health   04-01-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By dingogirl
I've been on Risperdal for 3 years. Risperdal is...

I've been on Risperdal for 3 years. Risperdal is supposed to have the highest rate of TD (for an atypical) so I switched to Seroquel. My doctor said it was less common with atypical antipsychotics....
Forum: Mental Health   03-31-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By dingogirl
All the antipsychotics cause TD, although it's...

All the antipsychotics cause TD, although it's more rare with Clozapine.
Forum: Mental Health   03-25-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By dingogirl
Do you know anyone who has been on...

Do you know anyone who has been on antipsychotics for 10 years or more? The reason I ask is because I'm afraid of getting tardive dyskinesia (facial ticks, involuntary movement of fingers,...
Forum: Mental Health   02-27-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By dingogirl
Quote: Maybe your doc could adjust your...

Quote:
Maybe your doc could adjust your anti-depressants?
I'm on the highest dose. I heard some doctors prescribe Lithium when an antidepressant isn't enough, but I don't know if I want to go that...
Forum: Mental Health   02-25-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By dingogirl
Anyone here who has been diagnosed with...

Anyone here who has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder? After I had my third psychotic break, I started having problems with depression. I've been depressed (or maybe I should say that I...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   10-25-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 744
Posted By dingogirl
One day I was at an outdoor concert and looked...

One day I was at an outdoor concert and looked over at my daughter and she had a huntsman spider on her back. It was about 4 inches in diameter. They're harmless, but man are they ugly.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-15-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By dingogirl
Quote: Michigan's decision to move its primary...

Quote:
Michigan's decision to move its primary to January 15 infuriated Democratic Party officials who were trying to slow the "front loading" of the primary process.

In a show of solidarity...
Forum: Mental Health   12-19-2007, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By dingogirl
I'm so sorry you're having problems with...

I'm so sorry you're having problems with depression. I can't imagine the frustration of having tried so many antidepressants with no success. I've had major depression for 6 months. I'm on Prozac...
Forum: Activism and News   12-13-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 590
Posted By dingogirl
Quote: 24 hours to go, and crisis at the Bali...

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24 hours to go, and crisis at the Bali climate talks. In the last day alone, over 150,000 of us have surged to the global rescue -- calling on the world not to give in to wrecking tactics by...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-13-2007, 07:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,524
Posted By dingogirl
Quote: I have a Time Magazine article on my...

Quote:
I have a Time Magazine article on my desk dated June 1974 that discusses the real threat of global COOLING and how the earth may be entering into a new ice age. The scientists made points...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   10-05-2007, 05:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,015
Posted By dingogirl
Hop in the car, Maw. We're goin' to see us a...

Hop in the car, Maw. We're goin' to see us a gen-u-ine human leg! Yeeee Ha!
Forum: Vaccinations   10-03-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By dingogirl
The results were published in June, but this is...

The results were published in June, but this is the first time I heard about it. Thanks!
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   08-19-2007, 06:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 761
Posted By dingogirl
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Congress...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Congress passing legislation that expands the government's ability to wiretap citizens...probably because a number of Democrats voted for it as well.
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