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by Penguin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Oobiwoo messed up my homework (warning - maths within)
Replies: 15
Views: 2181

Re: Oobiwoo messed up my homework (warning - maths within)

I did think of you yesterday MummyWoo when Miss 6 told me to be quiet because she didn't want anyone to know that she likes Peg Plus Cat because even though she likes it everyone watched ABC Me now and her favourite show is now 'Beneath theNews'.
by Penguin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Oobiwoo messed up my homework (warning - maths within)
Replies: 15
Views: 2181

Re: Oobiwoo messed up my homework (warning - maths within)

I'm just popping in to say there's nothing weird at all about loving quadratic equations.
by Penguin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Sick - again!
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: Sick - again!

Hugs to all sickies, we've been hammered too. This year seems especially bad.
by Penguin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Early Days
Topic: No poo 6 days - 11 weeks old
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Re: No poo 6 days - 11 weeks old

My advice is to hang in there, it should come soon.

The joke is that if you go and visit a childless friend with a white couch, that can help things along!
by Penguin
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Book week!
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: Book week!

C can got to daycare as Feminist Baby
by Penguin
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Book week!
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: Book week!

When's book week?
by Penguin
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: Nice things to do for oneself
Replies: 205
Views: 2403

Re: Nice things to do for oneself

Holy #$%^. I just watched Janet King as my nice thing. It was @#$%^&* BRILLIANT but now I have to go to bed and my heartrate is literally over 100bmp. And Marta Dusseldorp retweeted my gushing tweet. That's hardly helping me calm down lol. You are such a fangirl!! Glad you enjoyed it. I'll be catch...
by Penguin
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: Nice things to do for oneself
Replies: 205
Views: 2403

Re: Nice things to do for oneself

Holy #$%^. I just watched Janet King as my nice thing. It was @#$%^&* BRILLIANT but now I have to go to bed and my heartrate is literally over 100bmp. And Marta Dusseldorp retweeted my gushing tweet. That's hardly helping me calm down lol.
by Penguin
Tue May 30, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: What if?
Replies: 470
Views: 6598

Re: What if?

Good news is my brain feel clear a lot of the time - this is good. That's what drastically cutting one's meds will do :shock:
It's nice to be able to think again. Would be even better if it came without the side order of #$%^ OFF ANXIETY.
by Penguin
Tue May 30, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: What if?
Replies: 470
Views: 6598

Re: What if?

The problem with being aware of/ mindful of your emotions, is you notince them all the @#$%^&* time.
I hate feeling anxious. Hate it hate it hate it.
by Penguin
Sun May 28, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: The 2017 declutter thread
Replies: 111
Views: 12205

Re: The 2017 declutter thread

One bag of outgrown clothes to a friend a while ago =54 bags
by Penguin
Sun May 28, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: The 2017 declutter thread
Replies: 111
Views: 12205

Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Got rid of a large-ish cabinet from the dining room, on Freecycle this week. Delighted to have a bit of extra space, and it had been empty for a while. I had thought to sell it but had no interest. On Freecycle it was gone withing 30 minutes and I had about 20 enquiries. A very happy teenager is go...
by Penguin
Sun May 28, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: The 2017 declutter thread
Replies: 111
Views: 12205

Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Jenbt85 wrote:#konmarryme
Literally wet my pants at this hashtag
by Penguin
Sat May 27, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: What if?
Replies: 470
Views: 6598

Re: What if?

I had another episode a fortnight ago where I had a bad reaction to one of my psych meds. Can I reiterate for the zillionth time that I never wanted to be on these meds and I hate them. Plan for this med was to drop it back slowly over a year, as psychiatrist tells me the evidence base is better for dropping back over a long period like 12 months that you will be less likely to go back ok. Ok, you had me at 'evidence based'. So we's been slooooowly dropping them back, and I'd been noticing small increases in anxiety for maybe a week after the drop, which I spose was actually a good thing as it means they were working. Anyway, a few weeks ago I had an eposide where I get this really bad jaw clenching. It happened once before (last year?) and was quite scary then, because the home dr freaked out about it. Over the course of about fice hours my jaw started to clench and got worse until I couldn't open my teeth at all. Psychiatrist who is wonderful got my evening email and called me and told me what to tell the home dr to prescribe, which he reluctantly did, and I took that reliever medication. I got an immediate reduction in the severity (like I could talk and eat) , and then took the reliever meds for a few more days until the tightness/ clenching was gone completely.

This time the reaction was MUCH worse. I noticed the clenching starting and (in email contact with psychiatrist and with my just-in-case script for the reliever med (OH, WHAT'S THAT? YOU MEAN THAT WORRYING ABOUT WHAT BAD THINGS MIGHT HAPPEN AND DOING THINGS TO MITIGATE THEM IS A GOOD IDEA? WOW, WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT? :smt005 ) started taking the reliever med. It didn't work, and I was still clenching my jaw a bit for a few days despite the reliever med. (reliever med is a bit nasty and can't be taken for more than a few days. Fun fun. ) After a few days it escalated really badly and over the case of a few hours I couldn't open my teeth at all, so I had to go to hospital. Hospital is hardly fun at the best of time but I was really worried. I came home, packed a bag and DH drove me up to the hospital. I was very worried about panicking - I didn't want them to send me to psych emergency. I didn't think it was likely, but my fear was that they would be super busy (they were) and that someone would glance and my file, see a psych med and think 'woo hoo, I can send this lady somewhere else and then quickly get onto the next patient.' Psych emergy is AWFUL. Like, it's enough to give you a panic attack on your own. Listening to other people scream and cry and chatter while being ignored and waiting for hours while not allowed your phone, a pen, headphones, handbag, meds, book - awful awful awful. If you're not bonkers when you go in you will be after an hour. Anyway, I was worried that I might get the quick pass-on and that I might get upset and have a panic attack and get sent there because of that. Oh, and I was worried because I couldn't move my @#$%^&* jaw and was in extreme pain and the reliever med wasn't working and I couldn't keep taking it but I needed to and I needed to stop taking the original med because it's causing my jaw to seize up but I can't stop taking that medication :roll: .

ER is super busy, of course. I finally get into a room (chair, not bed). Dr is lovely AND BELIEVES ME. They give me oxycondone, diazepam and an injection of the reliever med. Nurse assures me that he's given that med to people having seizures and they're fine in 15 minutes. Nothing happens, except my blurry vision gets worse. After an hour or two I can open my jaw enough to drink water but it was still quite bad. Another injection and more oxycodone and diazepam. Everything was so blurry I couldn't even see my phone. At least I was so zonked out I didn't need to read to keep calm.

Go sent home to keep taking the oral relieve meds. Psychiatrist fit me in first up Monday morning. We need to half the dose of my meds because jaw is still tight, but we can't suddenly cut my dose. Can't keep taking the reliever med. Every single @#$%^&* option I have has NOT RECOMMENDED written in huge letters at the top of it.

We halve the meds. It goes as well as is expected. :roll:
by Penguin
Sat May 27, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: What if?
Replies: 470
Views: 6598

Re: What if?

Ok, updates: I'm ok. Most of the time I'm good. I'm back at work, loving it, and doing my job well. Some days I only do it satisfactorily, but that is ok. (No, my account has not been hacked. It's actually me writing this.) Things at home are the same - we're out of the EMERGENCY MODE that was 2015-...