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what's ailin' ya, bucky?

Posted on 2006.02.03 at 16:19
Hey, y'all! 'sup?!

I am having THE most awesomest day health wise! I feel GREAT! Except this coffee is going down way too easy. Poof! Kurska say hi! Neighbourhood folks are still saying stuff like, "Yo, Wassup Cool!", so that's always an added boost, cuz as you know, I have no life otherwise.

My own personal thought for today: You know, when you have a large LJ friends list, and you try to include lots of dif kinds of people so they can all sort-of interact and such, it can get to be difficult keeping all of the people happy all of the time. My list ranges from emo kids to gothy philosophisers to - even to Nazi nematodes. And for some reason, I seem to end up dropping the Nazi nematodes most often. What's up with that? And I've learned that the following types of people should also be avoided:

- people who hate kids
- people who can't look you in the eye while having sex
- people on heroin
- people who advise you to cut your wrists
- Moonies
- people who jump around like frogs

Mainly, the people I like to add are fun and cool, just like you!

OK - a very nice LJ friend who goes by the deceptive alias of darkspectre inspired the following idea...

Many of you do suffer from physical ailments, such as migraines, thyroid probs, social anxiety, etc. That may be one reason why you tune into LJ so often, because it is a release and a hobby. I want you to know that I am always concerned about these things. I just learnt today that one of my fav LJ friends, miss_watson, suffers from the same illness I do, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. What an amazing suprise that was. Well, I thought it would be nice if you'd like to comment with whatever seems to be ailing you, so we can get to know each other better. Even if it's just a temporary illness. It is unbelievably helpful to find someone on LJ who can share your own concerns and even provide health tips and such. So, if you feel up to it, please let us know about your health, and hopefully you can meet other people with the same, or similar, concerns. Yes?

OK! Enjoy your day!


ashley aka mouse
x_wishuponme_x at 2006-02-03 23:01 (UTC) (Lien)
My psychiatrist says I'm bipolar...
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madman101 at 2006-02-03 23:21 (UTC) (Lien)
Hey. I have a number of friends with that. Always remember, though, you ahve the last word on whatever makes you YOU. Even if you are bi-polar. But psychiatrists are just people like you and me. I went for years with no one believing I had an illness. A very Serious illness. I'm the same person before and after the diagnosis.

A lot, if not most, of the creative geniuses in history have been bi-polar.

And it's presently a perhaps too-common diagnosis.

I wish you good luck. I hope you come back to the comments to check in on other folks. Take care!
Donna Marie
elingail at 2006-02-03 23:15 (UTC) (Lien)
Heartbreak annnnd

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
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madman101 at 2006-02-04 00:38 (UTC) (Lien)
Well - heartbreak will not do! It's the worst thing for your health, and possibly the easiest thing to remedy - theoretically... I've read of you difficulties and I seem to think things are getting better. I hope so. One thing that I found that helps heartbreak is trying to clarify issues in one's mind, and with the other person. If you can get to a point where you can SEE that each person is definitely choosing a different path, and that there are no loose strings, (or blame), still attached, then it's easier to get on. Then there are other resorts as in dealing with grief or mild depression.

Well - I had to google to discover (or remember??) what is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. I am so sorry you suffer from that. I hope it isn't too severe! I'd really like to know. I knew someone with JRA, which was bad enough, but she also bruised easilly, had emotional instability, and seemed to have MVP - which I believe I also had for a time. My heart goes out to you. I hope they find a cure soon!
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madman101 at 2006-02-03 23:43 (UTC) (Lien)
My dear, you are EXCEPTIONAL!
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touching_heaven at 2006-02-03 23:19 (UTC) (Lien)
Frequent migraine -_-
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madman101 at 2006-02-03 23:53 (UTC) (Lien)
Wow - that's bad news. But at least you have a nice icon! ( :) )

I get them too. So does darkspectre and [Unknown LJ tag]. They are the worst.

So - what do I do for mine? Well - I'm glad you asked... I take a lot of magnesium, fish oil, and hmmm... a little zinc, for starts. The only non-prescription thing that slightly helps at the beginning of small migraines is Aleve. And I have a prescription for Propanalol/Inderol which is supposed to be taken everymorning, which sometimes I am unable to do. But I have found that taking this right before a small migraine can be helpful.

I doubt if I've helped. And if a migraine want to happen, it's going to happen. I can only say be strong, and let's hope for some better treatments soon!
emerald_snow at 2006-02-03 23:21 (UTC) (Lien)
...I'm finally getting professional help and extensive psychological treatment. :D

Severe BDD (body dysmorphic disorder), and everything else I can't say.
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madman101 at 2006-02-03 23:41 (UTC) (Lien)
Em, I still care about you. We all get a little touchy sometimes on matters close to our hearts. You've had your trying times too. I am really glad to hear you're getting treatment. I don't know how you came to that decision, but it was a very honourable one and I applaud you for it. I wish you the best of luck, and I still hold you in my heart.
celtic_catgirl at 2006-02-03 23:38 (UTC) (Lien)
I'm on the edge of being borderline (how does that sound)

migranes suck and I've got a stuffy nose ;)
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madman101 at 2006-02-04 00:07 (UTC) (Lien)
Not you too! You are the fifth person here, so far, who has migraines. I don't know why in the heck they happen, or how we as a species managed to evolve with them still hanging around. If we can find it is something in the modern environment causing them, then I'm all for legislation banning whatever it is. Because migraines aren't just headaches. They are hell.

BPD - You know, that's always been a shady diagnosis. I remember from psychology classes that it was kind of a last resort when no other label could be applied. Kind of like, "Yeah, there's something wrong here, but we can't exactly describe it." Maybe I just was never clear in my own mind what it meant. But at least you have something that reminds me of my favourite Madonna song! - oy - I know - you get that all the time - sorry... ANYWAY - personality disorders are not as serious as other diagnoses, luckilly. But I do hope it doesn't cause you too much trouble. I think you're a great LJ friend and you've never shown any sign of illness.

Maybe one day they'll find they've been giving out the wrong label. Maybe one day they'll see it was Celtic Personality Disorder after all... ;)
Sex is good, but not as good as fresh sweet corn
a_common_blow at 2006-02-03 23:53 (UTC) (Lien)
I was severly depressed & had a severe social anxiety. I was also suicidal.

I don't think I am depressed anymore, as I feel 'happy' & 'normal' most the time. But boy, do my moods change fast, faster than the speed of sound. One minute I am the happiest person in the world, then for no apparent reason, I become the most moodiest/saddest/angriest cow you have ever met.
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madman101 at 2006-02-04 00:21 (UTC) (Lien)
I did meet an angry cow once, btw. She saw me eating cheese and got all upset and superior and everything. I told her how can she be that way when she's never actually TRIED cheese. Then the police arrived...

Dude, I'm so glad to hear you have improved in a significant way. (I'm sure it had something to do with getting Michael Jackson out of your life?) No, really. I think you're one of the most creative and funniest friends I have on LJ - and whatever route you took to get that way - something right happened. Plus you've been nicely sypathetic, and I appreciate that. Lots of people like having you around.

I haven't ever really been suicidal - except for a few times when pain was so severe I felt like poppin a cap in my head just to stop it. But I know a lot about depression and anxiety, from study, and via my illness. I know that caffeine helps depression, yet worsens anxiety - so that's a wash. Do you currently take any anti-depressant? If not, mushrooms can be a lot of fun. I don't know what to say about mood swings - except maybe suggest cognitive therapy - and also ask if you have any other complaints like fatigue...?

Thanks sweetie.
Maputo O'Malley
rockerchick_205 at 2006-02-04 02:07 (UTC) (Lien)
I have Chronic Fatigue syndrome, too. (Actually, it's just a ruse to get meds, but who cares really?)
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madman101 at 2006-02-04 02:17 (UTC) (Lien)
Oh wow! That's incredible! I'm sorry to hear that. There were times when you'd fade away for a while - and I wondered if you were having some troubles. Well, we both know that CFS makes coping with already-present troubles a lot more screwy. I missed you being around, though. I hope you are in a fairly good "remission" right now and that you can improve over time. It's a real test of patience. Ooooooooooh! Meds! Yes! uhhhhhhhhh...

Thanks - take care! And don't get too emo, now! ;)
annabelle50 at 2006-02-04 02:14 (UTC) (Lien)
i have anxiety problems. mostly social anxiety, but i have some minor obsessive compulsive tendencies. nothing major. i take medication and most of the time i'm fine. i don't go to parties or to the mall on a friday night because crowds make me uncomfortable. it takes me forever to open up to someone because i'm always afraid of saying the wrong thing and i usually just say nothing.

i also have eczema, a skin problem.
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madman101 at 2006-02-04 02:34 (UTC) (Lien)
I do believe I remember reading of that. I'm sorry to be reminded though. I should post this all under "memories" so people can refer back to it - it's hard to remember it all - at least for me mr. dumbhead. I have a couple of other LJ friends with those conditions, and I hope they also chime in. I hope you read a_common_blow's comments. You are a great photographer and a good LJ friend. A nice person, I would venture to say. You have many strengths. And yet your disorder is not a character flaw - it is an ailment that has physical basis, even if it might have been acquired socially. I've had something similar - and it was entirely due to the intense stress caused by my illness - my physical illness. I don't know about you, but being judged negatively for something one has no choice in, which people don't believe in - it is a real pain in the neck.

When I was a kid, I had some trouble worrying about what I should say, what people thought, etc. I was quiet. Of course, I am concerned about what people think now, because I care about people. But somehow - I don't know how - I've become completely different. Maybe it was a lot of bumps and bruises or something. Well - I still like being quiet though - cuz it just makes sense a lot. Anyway - there's been a lot of change in my life - and so I do know that change is available to most people. But with the good will come the bad - there seems to be no getting over that.

You know - I read some of these comments and I kind of wish I lived nearer to some of you, so I could go to the mall with you and stuff. Really. I do hope things improves, including the eczema - which I hope isn't a major problem.

OK - what I do want to know, though, is - how can you handle ferrets and not get more anxiety?! They be such fast little nippy little devils!
happynoodlehead at 2006-02-05 18:06 (UTC) (Lien)
I have food allergies (wheat and dairy). When I eat wheat I run a fever and my throat swells up. Dairy gives me intestinal cramping, fever, and the inability to digest food for about a day.

I had a form of CFS caused by malnutrition when I was still eating everything on the "no" list. I only found out about my allergies 2 years ago. It might sound silly, but it was like the heavens openned up and light shown down on me.
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