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Ladyknight
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« Reply #15 on: Nov 06, 2007, 02:44 AM »

eugh. i was a cutter for awhile, and a lot of people think that its just for attention reasons. that drives me NUTS. when i did it was something that made me feel like i was getting some sort of release, and i was getting out aggression i couldnt get out elsewhere. of course, there are clearly more productive ways to do this but. anyway. but i know what you mean, every now and again when i have a truly awful day, sometimes i think about going back to that. and then i remember that my fiance told me that for every cut i made on myself, he would make one on himself. and i couldnt bear the thought of him hurting himself, so. i didnt. theres always somebody who cares, even when it doesnt feel like it.
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 06, 2007, 12:15 PM »

eugh. i was a cutter for awhile, and a lot of people think that its just for attention reasons. that drives me NUTS. when i did it was something that made me feel like i was getting some sort of release, and i was getting out aggression i couldnt get out elsewhere. of course, there are clearly more productive ways to do this but. anyway. but i know what you mean, every now and again when i have a truly awful day, sometimes i think about going back to that. and then i remember that my fiance told me that for every cut i made on myself, he would make one on himself. and i couldnt bear the thought of him hurting himself, so. i didnt. theres always somebody who cares, even when it doesnt feel like it.

Drives me absolutely batty too.  I am sure there are people out there w ho do do it for attention, but there are also those people who just plain can't stop themselves.  It was the only way I could make myself feel a little bit better, though it never worked very well or very long.  And it's definitely not something I want to go back to.

On a side note, your fiancÚ's thing is super cool and so supportive.  It seems a weird thing to say, but wow.  I'm impressed by that.  ^_^  He must be a real sweetie.

Tass
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« Reply #17 on: Nov 07, 2007, 01:01 AM »

for every cut on yourself I'll slash somebody's tires!!

just kidding. I'm puertorrican. I haven't threatened to slash somebody's tires in a while. And this thread needed a joke ;-)
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« Reply #18 on: Nov 07, 2007, 01:29 AM »

LOL. Yes it did.  Epseically now that I've talked to my doc a nd she mentioned I shouldn't have caffiene.  No booze, and nothing with caffiene?  What the heck am I supposed to do?  I can't even eat chocolate... :-(

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« Reply #19 on: Nov 07, 2007, 02:14 AM »

Define "a while" Mata--I think as recently as June you were threatening my tires  :wink:

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« Reply #20 on: Nov 07, 2007, 11:36 PM »

more than two days is a while  :smooch:

Tass - I'm supposed to not have caffeine either. It's terrible. FYI, decaf coffee has caffeine... Caffeine free herbal teas don't. Decaffeinated teas do. White chocolate doesn't.

Caffeine makes me severely cranky... but I usually have it anyway because I'm obsessed with chocolate. I should have remembered it makes a difference... Problem with caffeine is that it makes you hyper, then you crash. With me, it happens times ten. Couple that with alcohol and a Kaluah with milk is just about one of the worst things I could have... Guess what I had with dinner tonight?!

Seriously, in my big breakdowns I had to cut out all my caffeine. It sucked, but being unhappy sucks more!!
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« Reply #21 on: Nov 08, 2007, 12:10 AM »


 White chocolate doesn't.


If you were here, you'd get the biggest hug of your life because I totally didn't know this.  And I'm going bonkers.  It's funny...I never thought about wanting chocolate until all of a sudden I can't have it anymore.  But i LOVE white chocolate. 
* Tacita is now even happier

On a side note, today was a real good day, and I was actually really productive for the first time in a long time.   AND I got my slot with the counselor, so no more waiting lists for Tassi.  I can have my first one on the same day I see the psychiatrist, which is 11/16.  I'm happy about it, though I know it's not going to be easy.  But I'll make it.  I know I will.

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« Reply #22 on: Nov 08, 2007, 12:33 AM »

Yes you will  :D

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« Reply #23 on: Nov 08, 2007, 02:42 AM »

i used to work at a chocolate shoppe, and white chocolate isn't actually chocolate at all. it has cocoa butter, but no actual chocolate. i cant eat it, it makes me break out in hives  :x

glad to hear youre feeling better Tass :)
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« Reply #24 on: Nov 08, 2007, 09:59 AM »

I'm full of resources if you need any help.  Unfortunately most of my stuff has to do with the southern AZ area, but I don't mind doing research and gaining familiarity with other state's system is actually part of my job that I often neglect.

Where I work, it's consumer run, so, that means I have a mental illness too.  I felt that the hardest part is the part you're going through now, accepting it, getting familiar with the system, etc.  Take it slow . . . and there is improvement.  You may not see it right away or even be aware of it at the time-but you may go back and check your journal and see that you handled similar situations much much worse and feel better about yourself.

Definitely keep a journal, even if it's just a melo (kind of like livejournal but less big) that you update once a week.  It is really helpful.
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« Reply #25 on: Nov 08, 2007, 11:29 AM »

I agree that the hardest part is accepting it.  I've had this problem for a really, really long time, and I've only now come to the conclusion that it isn't going to go away if I leave it be.  Being as I don't want to flunk out of grad school and see all my dreams go down the toilet....yeah.  I wasn't ready to see that.  If you'd like to check out stuff in the Illinois area, that'd be cool if you have time, because unfortunately the university system for counseling has a time limit on it.  I should be okay until mid-next semester (and occasionally they let you go longer, but I'm not going to count on it!)

But I can definitely see an improvement already, just with the meds.  I was so productive yesterday, which I haven't been in Lord knows how long.  That felt good, even though I was so exhausted by the end of the day I collapsed by 10pm (Which I haven't done in YEARS).   I'm also glad I decided to tell my parents, although mom's gone all bonkers on me, and has started searching painstakingly through Web MD trying to find things that will help. >_<.  I love her, but man...can anyone say "anal"?  I know I can!

The journal is also a really great idea, I think I may pick one of those up, just for me.  I already have a MySpace blog, but friends'll start to wonder if they're all set as "Private", and I don't really want to have to explain to everyone a nd their mother that I've finally gone off the deep end.  ^_^.

Anyway, muchos thanks for your continued support, everyone.  It's really helping to come in here and see all your great suggestions and huggles and what have you.

Sayonara!
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« Reply #26 on: Nov 08, 2007, 12:24 PM »

Good idea on the journaling - that's what my therapist had recommended. It helped to get all of those thoughts out. Kudos to you for reaching out here, because I think it helps to know that you aren't alone and you have support from your noseless, pixalated peeps.

Giving up caffeine, alcohol and such was probably why I finally stopped seeing my therapist - she became the enemy when she told me I couldn't have beer anymore.  :lol:
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« Reply #27 on: Nov 08, 2007, 12:26 PM »

Welll with me it's the medication.  The pharmacist mentioned alcohol and "severe bleeding" in the same sentence.  That's not something I really want to test for a drink.  Especially since odds are this isn't permanent and i'll be back to "boozin' it up" (read: a drink a week, lol) in to time.

Thanks  I <3 all my "noseless pixelated peeps"!

Tassi
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« Reply #28 on: Nov 08, 2007, 05:53 PM »

http://il.nami.org/

http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx

http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/stateresourceguides/Illinois01.asp

Some of that stuff is just stuff you could have found on google yourself, sorry, but your state doesn't seem to have a lot of resources \=  I hope I got at least some stuff you might not find looking for yourself.  I'll ask my boss if she has anything but the obvious stuff that I found. 
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« Reply #29 on: Nov 08, 2007, 07:15 PM »

LOL.  I'd have thought they would have had a lot.  You have to be insane to live in Illinois.  (Joking, lol)

Thanks though, Cap'n.  I'll check them out when I'm doing writing these summaries that are due shortly.

Tass
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