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wanderquest 2012-11-13T13:00:41+00:00

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  • in reply to: Emotional Hypersensitivity and me…. #124312

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    Loud music? Give your brain other words to process besides the ones in your head.

    When I get in a “bad thoughts loop” sometimes that helps.

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    in reply to: Meds causing cold hands? #124291

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    @darktendril It’s pretty uncommon for it to lower it enough to be a concern. ie fainting, dizziness. Like most side effects it’s found mostly found in people with other issues going on.

    @blackdog It could also raise blood pressure.

    That’s the hard part of any medication. How it affects individuals. If you’re already having issues with your BP it is wise for your doc to watch it before adjusting.

    But it sounds like you have “white coat” hypertension. My husband has that. His shoots through the roof in a doctors office but is just fine in our living room.

    Having to pee a lot is also a sign of diabetes.

    I looked up some more about Raynaud’s. Found pictures of it and my hands have never done that except when I touch snow without gloves.

     

     

     

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    in reply to: Meds causing cold hands? #124204

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    @Larynxa My body has got some wires crossed if it’s trying to fight hypothermia right now.  I’d bet my office is about 76F/24C degrees (uncomfortably warm inside temp for normal people) and my hands and nose stay cold.

    As for diabetes, that unfortunately runs in my family so I do actually test my glucose every now and then and it’s never been elevated at all.  And the two times I had to do the sugar syrup test after fasting for both pregnancies, I processed it just fine.

    I’m really not worried about it. Just another quirk of mine.

    I’m having a cup of hot soup for lunch right now and my hands actually did warm up and are a nice bright pink color.  Yay soup!

     

     

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    in reply to: Meds causing cold hands? #124197

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    It is pretty much constant unless I’m wrapped up in a blanket head to toe.  It gets worse when I get exposed to any even slight coldness and it takes forever for me to warm up after even a brief  exposure.  Hands, feet, and nose are affected.

    My symptoms probably aren’t severe enough to be considered Raynaud’s. It doesn’t usually hurt (sometimes it makes my fingers stiff-not painfully),  just annoying.

    I’ve had chilly hands nearly all my life,  just not this bad. It’s definitely gotten worse which is why I think it’s the meds.

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    in reply to: Can't make up my mind #124189

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    Man, I relate (or try to relate) to Spock so much.

    What many people don’t realize (or remember) about Vulcans is that the reason they are ruled by logic is because they ARE so terribly emotional. They feel emotions so strongly that the only logical solution is to smash them all down internally.

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    in reply to: Prescription process pain in the butt – USA #124076

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    I agree it’s good to try to control them, that’s why you absolutely should have to show ID to pick it up. Just doesn’t make sense on the drop-off. I have a feeling it’s a pharmacy specific thing.

    As for Wal-mart. I really hate them. I need to move my script somewhere else, but it’s right by my house and I have a hard enough time getting it filled as is. I called doc 2 weeks ago, took me a week to actually go get the paper, then it sat in the front seat of my car for another week before I finally took to the pharmacy.

    Depends on the insurance plan. I have a very high deductible plan so it pays very little until I hit the limit, then it pays nearly all.(after jumping through the pre-approval process for controlled med hoops)  It sounds harsh, but it’s a good deal if you’re in relatively good health and don’t need to see a doc very often.

     

     

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    in reply to: Mornings #123373

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    If you are light sensitive I suggest an alarm that has a gradually increasing lamp on it. That helps me out especially during winter months.

    I still freaking hate mornings.

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    in reply to: Great Moments in ADD #123364

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    Sadly no, you cannot staple things with aluminum cans.  I’m glad I was in a good mood that day and was just able to laugh and carry on. That’s the kind of little thing that has the potential to completely derail me if I’m already tense. Laugh or cry. I choose to laugh. 🙂

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    Wow. Do you have any good/or bad previous performance reviews on file? On paper that sure sounds suspicious.

    It could be totally unrelated and they were just looking to downsize or something. But if so, their timing is awful.

    When you told them you had ADD did you do it in writing?

     

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    in reply to: King Minus: Everything I Touch Goes Missing!!! (vent) #123362

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    I love the title of this post. It’s absolutely poetic.

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    in reply to: Great Moments in ADD #123313

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    Today I tried to staple some papers together with a can of diet coke.

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    I stumbled onto this today and thought it was interesting. This seemed like as good of a place as any to post. It’s an infographic showing average IQ by college major.

    What does your college major say about your IQ?

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    in reply to: Did anyone else actually do well in school? #122987

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    @ RitaFaye   “I’m insanely curious about almost every topic,[….] My problems in school were purely social, [….] I still panic about meeting new people. But academic/coping problems came later, starting with no idea of what I wanted to do with my life.”   BINGO.

    @kc5jck   “The fact is that these “refused-to-be-diagnosed-as-ADHD-by-their-doctors” individuals performed at acceptable levels because they had IQs of 130+.”    “Can I get a witness?”  -AMEN

    Yes, they tested me once in school and said that I had “potential for high achievement” based on IQ. What I learned in real life is that being “smart” doesn’t necessarily get you any where. I was pretty crushed when I was kicked out into reality and found out that nobody actually cares how smart you are if you can’t function within their societal guidelines.

    I used to be smug about my “high intelligence” but now I just laugh about it. Fat lot of good that did me.

    Testing well doesn’t mean diddly in the real world. Too bad you can’t just “test” for a job instead of having to interview. That would be awesome.

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    in reply to: I don't understand the emo roller coaster #122655

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    The angry outbursts are something I’m guilty of. I get frustrated with something and don’t even realize I’m in the cranky red zone. When my husband has had enough of my stomping around an huffing he’ll sometimes ask me “why are you so angry?!” and that makes me even madder because I feel like I’m being attacked.

    It’s obviously not his fault and he shouldn’t have to put up with me taking stuff out on him, but more often than not I don’t even realize I’m in a bad mood until he points it out. It helps me when he phrases it differently though.

    Instead of, “WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY!!!!” (to which I instantly put up boxing gloves) something calmer like, “you look like you could use a hug”  is a lot more effective. It diffuses the bomb instead of throwing gas on a fire.

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    in reply to: WEIGHT & VYVANSE #122628

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    The first day I felt like I had drank a whole pot of coffee, except without the shakes and without the anxiety. So basically just the energy. I could feel it when it finally got to my brain-I felt lifted up, in really good spirits, excited about life. It was basically like an all day hyperfocus for the first few days. Got tons of stuff done.

    I was actually a little worried it was too strong for me in the beginning because I was so “up” and lost my appetite, then when it wore off in the evening I got a headache and was cranky.  But after just a few days it sorta normalized.

    Now I don’t really feel it “kick in” I just know that I have the motivation to start work tasks that I used to procrastinate for hours about.  I wouldn’t say it’s helped my organization any, but I get less distracted and can get things done in a more timely manner.

    It’s not a cure-all miracle drug, I still definitely have issues, but I can certainly tell it has helped with keeping me on task at work. And this may sound silly, but I notice things more often. Things that used to blend into the background I’m actually aware of.

    I used to leave my office to go somewhere and have to come back in 5 or 6 times a week because I forgot keys, phone, something. I think I’ve only done that a handful of times since I started taking the medicine. It’s a small thing, but there are lots of small things and they add up.

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