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Old 08-17-2015, 05:43 PM
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O.m.g.....there must be something wrong with me, because I can't get enough of Donald Trump.
Yes, there is something wrong with you. And I want my kiss back.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:45 PM
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:47 PM
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I think you said that you have been on SSRIs three times before? The first two, successfully, but the third time you quit taking them because they didn't kick
It is spooky that you remember my posts.

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Old 08-17-2015, 05:51 PM
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Yeah, it's weird. For some things I have a great memory, like conversations, and other things, atrocious. I think it's the interest factor. How are you feeling today? Has it been a couple of weeks on the meds now? I felt nothing for about 7 weeks, then I went from the depths of despair to tolerable with occasional periods of happiness.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:57 PM
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What is that, anyway?

For you pervs who are just watching and won't post, yes I am flirting with Miss Shabby. Stay tuned for the next episode in which I will get shot down in flames.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:58 PM
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That's the first smilie I could find that would indicate I hadn't taken that comment personally :-)
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:00 PM
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Has it been a couple of weeks on the meds now?
Two weeks tomorrow, then doc told me to double the dose.

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Old 08-17-2015, 06:04 PM
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Cool. Sounds like your doc is on to it. Standard procedure. Had any side effects to speak off? I think you haven't been sleeping too well, right? That's one. I had an awful jittery feeling. I was already anxious, so that stunk. Went away though, and I'm not overly anxious anymore, or depressed. I do get a bit down now and then, but like I said, it's tolerable now.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:08 PM
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Cool. Sounds like your doc is on to it. Standard procedure. Had any side effects to speak off? I think you haven't been sleeping too well, right? That's one. I had an awful jittery feeling. I was already anxious, so that stunk. Went away though, and I'm not overly anxious anymore, or depressed. I do get a bit down now and then, but like I said, it's tolerable now.
If I may ask (and you've probably posted this before) what drug and what dosage? If that is too personal, I understand.

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Old 08-17-2015, 06:14 PM
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No, that's fine. I'm on fluoxetine (prozac) 20 mgs. I was on 30 but my doctor mucked up the prescription and I ran out of the 20 mg tablets that I could break in half. So I'm just on 20 because his practice is in a suburb a long way from mine (long story), and I can't be bothered going again until I run out of my 20 capsules. I might consider going up to 30 or 40 when I next see him though.

I can't kiss you on demand. That would make me feel like a shameless hussy and trigger my Catholic guilt :-)
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:29 PM
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That would make me feel like a shameless hussy and trigger my Catholic guilt :-)
Catholics have the corner on guilt.

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Old 08-17-2015, 06:35 PM
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I went to St Dominics College from the ages of 10-12. We had the works. Heavy woollen, bottle green pinafores, long-sleeved cream blouse, bottle green ties and berets. Brown gloves. Long socks. I hated it there. A lot of the nuns didn't like me either. I had a talent for getting into trouble. I think it was my unhappy home-life, and maybe just a certain recklessness to my personality. My parents eventually relented and I went to a co-ed (i.e. mixed gender) public school from 13-17yrs. Much more pleasant experience.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:36 PM
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I see you Cissy. Talk to me.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:42 PM
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IMy parents eventually relented and I went to a co-ed (i.e. mixed gender) public school from 13-1
I'm sorry, because this is waaay too personal to ask, but why did your parents 'send' you to St. Dominics?
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:45 PM
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Because they were hard-core Catholics. As it happened, they were also hard-core drinkers and there was a lot of domestic violence. It's a weird combination that. Not too good for the psyche, I don't think.
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Because they were hard-core Catholics. As it happened, they were also hard-core drinkers and there was a lot of domestic violence. It's a weird combination that. Not too good for the psyche, I don't think.
Do you think your alcohol issue (see how delicately put that?) is genetic or environmental?
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:59 PM
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Hmmm...I haven't been too convinced by anything I've read with regards to the genetic component. It's possible, I guess, but not inevitable I wouldn't think. Environmental - definitely. It normalises it. I have this really bizarre memory, standing in front of my mother's bedroom mirror with a glass of non-alcoholic ginger ale, and pretending I was famous and being interviewed because I was able to drink copious amounts of alcohol without getting remotely drunk. I've never know quite what to make of that, but it seems a bit sad to me.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:07 PM
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I have this really bizarre memory, standing in front of my mother's bedroom mirror with a glass of non-alcoholic ginger ale, and pretending I was famous and being interviewed because I was able to drink copious amounts of alcohol without getting remotely drunk. I've never know quite what to make of that, but it seems a bit sad to me.
I can remember as a little kid sitting with a TV tray (remember those?) and watching Westerns with my grandfather (who didn't drink) He loved Westerns. And I would have a bottle of coke and pour it one shot at a time into a little glass. Then shoot it down whenever the Western hero was in a saloon.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:11 PM
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Awww...that's cute. Little Frank. What a cool grandfather. Obviously a literary influence.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:19 PM
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Are you going to kiss me goodnight? I'm out of kiwis and all sleepy and everything.
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