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“Your anxiety is like a smoke alarm. Sometimes it goes off because of burnt toast.”

“”Your anxiety is like a smoke alarm. Sometimes it goes off because of burnt toast.””

My rather wonderful CPN (via recoveryisbeautiful)

Pretty much what is going on today. Things are fine, but my brain is *wired*. Not feeling great.

(via mskaylee)

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Posted by on Friday, March 27, 2015 in uncategorized

 

Fanapt verdict: hell no!

Fanapt verdict: hell no!

My last blog post was 10 days ago.  There’s a reason.  I was so depressed that I didn’t even pick up my laptop for a week.  Considering that half my life involves my computer in some way, this was fucking awful.  I literally spent hours staring at the floor, doing nothing, locked in my own head and unable to come out.  I haven’t been that bad in years.

The good news, I guess, is that it was a…

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Posted by on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in uncategorized

 

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Fanapt, day five

Biggest side effect: occasional confusion.  Seems to be related to drops in blood sugar.  I get hungry and I get brain fog.  Fanapt can cause hypoglycemia, and I’m pretty sure that’s what’s going on.  Ugh.  I have to start keeping a protein bar in my messenger bag.  I had to drive a short distance to a restaurant this afternoon and I ran over a curb.  No more driving when hungry!

Symptoms of…

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Posted by on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in uncategorized

 

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Fanapt, after two doses

Fanapt, after two doses

Well, except for a one-hour nap about 1pm I haven’t slept in 32 hours.  I am fairly functional; not clear-headed enough to go driving on the interstate or anything, but I’ve gotten a shitload of items crossed off on my to-do list.  I’m hoping I sleep tonight.  I may have to take a couple of Klonopin to make that happen.  I have to be up at 6am so I’ll probably take the meds about 9:30 and hope…

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Posted by on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in uncategorized

 

Filofax printables: to-do lists

Filofax printables: to-do lists

I did these planner inserts in the style of Ray Blake’s, over at My Life All in One Place. He’s made some really helpful diary inserts and forms, but I wanted my own format for task pages.  I am not a graphic designer, but I can find my way around OpenOffice fairly well.  For now I stuck with grayscale, but I may make versions with a bit of color later down the road.

Each of the following PDFs…

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Posted by on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in uncategorized

 

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Med change: Fanapt

I had never heard of Fanapt before my pdoc mentioned it this last Friday.  I’m having a terrible time not calling it Fapfap.  It’s another atypical antipsychotic.  So exciting.  I took my first dose last night.  The only side effect so far is GI-related, but we’ll have to see what happens.  Last night I was laying in bed and I started hearing what Westerners think of as traditional Middle Eastern…

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Posted by on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in uncategorized

 

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First session of my final class!

First session of my final class!

I went to the first meeting of my class tonight. which is huge, because I was panicking at the thought of an in-person class. Absolutely fucking terrified. I could take it online, but I usually do better on classes when I do them in person. So I sucked it up and made myself go.

It was… not bad. and the cool girl who was in my last in-person class was there. This is her last class for her degree,…

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Posted by on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in uncategorized

 

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