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    UeSchita got a reaction from Epictetus in Create Your Own Minimal Poem For Today   
    I rejoice -- my dog is finally getting enough cheese!
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    UeSchita got a reaction from Epictetus in Create Your Own Minimal Poem For Today   
    Here's mine:
    The
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    UeSchita got a reaction from ejc in Whats The One Word You Can Never Pronounce?   
    George W. Bush made it hard for me to remember whether it's "nuclear" or "nucyular" -- I have to write it to see which is right!
    Also, I've always had trouble with "rural" and "physician". With the first, it's hard to say those two R's in a row, and with the second, the two S-sounds in a row.
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    UeSchita got a reaction from JaLee in Depression And Assisted Suicide   
    I know exactly what you mean. I have often said that if it were possible to push a big red button which would cause me to stop existing instantaneously, I would push it in a heartbeat. I would go even further: If it were possible to do this and have the mechanism go back in time and erase all record of my having existed, I would do it without hesitation -- I would go back and prevent my own birth if I could. In fact, I would go even further than this (and this a lot of people will not like): If it were possible for me to somehow cause the entire Universe to stop existing, I would do it right now....
    Notice that I am not whining about how "terrible" *my* life, in particular, is (as opposed to the lives of other people). I mean that the entire Universe is founded on a deception and an injustice: All living beings (and many non-living entities) exist by receiving energy from their environment; and all beings can only flourish by appropriating, to the greatest extent possible, the energy that should go to other beings. There is no help for this: this is how the Universe works. It is not "right" (fair, just) that it should be this way, but this is how it is. Of course, I can do nothing about it except end my own life. But I am too cowardly to do this. So I creep on this petty pace, day by day, as Hamlet says about Time.
    Sorry to go on a rant (and go way off topic), but this is just to show you, Krystal Visions, that I know exactly where you're coming from -- you are not alone. The problem is, I don't know how to help you, or myself either....
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    UeSchita got a reaction from bluegal in Depression And Assisted Suicide   
    I know exactly what you mean. I have often said that if it were possible to push a big red button which would cause me to stop existing instantaneously, I would push it in a heartbeat. I would go even further: If it were possible to do this and have the mechanism go back in time and erase all record of my having existed, I would do it without hesitation -- I would go back and prevent my own birth if I could. In fact, I would go even further than this (and this a lot of people will not like): If it were possible for me to somehow cause the entire Universe to stop existing, I would do it right now....
    Notice that I am not whining about how "terrible" *my* life, in particular, is (as opposed to the lives of other people). I mean that the entire Universe is founded on a deception and an injustice: All living beings (and many non-living entities) exist by receiving energy from their environment; and all beings can only flourish by appropriating, to the greatest extent possible, the energy that should go to other beings. There is no help for this: this is how the Universe works. It is not "right" (fair, just) that it should be this way, but this is how it is. Of course, I can do nothing about it except end my own life. But I am too cowardly to do this. So I creep on this petty pace, day by day, as Hamlet says about Time.
    Sorry to go on a rant (and go way off topic), but this is just to show you, Krystal Visions, that I know exactly where you're coming from -- you are not alone. The problem is, I don't know how to help you, or myself either....
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    UeSchita reacted to RBP in SEXUAL SIDE EFFECTS   
    Hi guys and girls
     
    It been some time since i last posted here, and i have been on Effexor and other ssri since last time. I recently started Vyvanse for Adhd, and i needed something that can handel the crash when Vyvanse wears off. The only med that dindt **** my sexlife completely was 60mg Cymbalta, but i had to drop it after i started Vyvanse.
     
    Anyway, Vyvanse kills me sex life on its own. And now i have started 75mg Effexor again som i dont have high hopes.
     
    But one thing i have learn, its that a low dose of Quinagolide improves my sex drive a lot. Its worth a shot if you have a nice doc who are willing to let you try that :-)
     
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinagolide
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    UeSchita got a reaction from Epictetus in What Word Do You Think Sounds Funny Regardless Of Its Meaning?   
    SQUAMOUS. It sounds like it should mean "slimy" or "gooey" or something like that, but it means just the opposite -- scaly or plate-like!
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    UeSchita got a reaction from Els1e in Question For Long-Time Depressed People   
    Pretty much my whole life has been "the Nothing years." I'm over 60, and the depression started before I was even aware that such a thing existed. So that's close to 50 years, I guess...
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    UeSchita got a reaction from Epictetus in What Made You Laugh Today #2   
    A poem I just rediscovered (based on "Desiderata"), called "Deteriorata" --
    Go placidly among the noise and waste...
    .....
    ....
    You are fluke of the universe,
    You have no right to be here....
    ....
    ....
    Make peace with your god,
    Whatever you perceive him to be -- hairy thunderer or cosmic muffin...
    ....
    ....
    Whether you can hear it or not,
    The universe is laughing behind your back.
    (I wish I could quote the whole thing, but for some reason the cut-and-past function doesn't work for me in DF. Anyone know why?)
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    UeSchita got a reaction from 20YearsandCounting in What Are You Reading?   
    A great little book, not at all intimidating: _The Meaning of Life_, by Terry Eagleton.
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    UeSchita got a reaction from chucapabra in Random Thoughts   
    I wonder why anti-depressant meds work with some people and not with others. I must be one of the lucky ones, because almost all of them work well for me, but nothing works for my sister. Are people's metabolisms or nervous systems (or whatever it is) so different? I would think that neurotransmitters are neurotransmitters... but what do I know (not being a doctor or biochemist)?... It just seems very strange to me.
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    UeSchita got a reaction from neurotic_lady89 in Random Thoughts   
    I wonder why anti-depressant meds work with some people and not with others. I must be one of the lucky ones, because almost all of them work well for me, but nothing works for my sister. Are people's metabolisms or nervous systems (or whatever it is) so different? I would think that neurotransmitters are neurotransmitters... but what do I know (not being a doctor or biochemist)?... It just seems very strange to me.
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    UeSchita got a reaction from Els1e in What Made You Laugh Today #2   
    A poem I just rediscovered (based on "Desiderata"), called "Deteriorata" --
    Go placidly among the noise and waste...
    .....
    ....
    You are fluke of the universe,
    You have no right to be here....
    ....
    ....
    Make peace with your god,
    Whatever you perceive him to be -- hairy thunderer or cosmic muffin...
    ....
    ....
    Whether you can hear it or not,
    The universe is laughing behind your back.
    (I wish I could quote the whole thing, but for some reason the cut-and-past function doesn't work for me in DF. Anyone know why?)
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    UeSchita got a reaction from Els1e in Random Thoughts   
    I wonder why anti-depressant meds work with some people and not with others. I must be one of the lucky ones, because almost all of them work well for me, but nothing works for my sister. Are people's metabolisms or nervous systems (or whatever it is) so different? I would think that neurotransmitters are neurotransmitters... but what do I know (not being a doctor or biochemist)?... It just seems very strange to me.
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    UeSchita reacted to Els1e in What Are You Reading?   
    Cool. Is the answer 42? :-)
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    UeSchita got a reaction from flasquish in What Are You Reading?   
    A great little book, not at all intimidating: _The Meaning of Life_, by Terry Eagleton.
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    UeSchita got a reaction from Els1e in What Are You Reading?   
    A great little book, not at all intimidating: _The Meaning of Life_, by Terry Eagleton.
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    UeSchita got a reaction from Kogent5 in Remembering Why I Will Never Ever Have Cbt Again.   
    Very useful and interesting information about Aaron Beck -- I will check it out. Maybe I was wrong about CBT being useless (maybe my therapists just weren't very good). Thanks!
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    UeSchita got a reaction from lyninca in Question For Long-Time Depressed People   
    Pretty much my whole life has been "the Nothing years." I'm over 60, and the depression started before I was even aware that such a thing existed. So that's close to 50 years, I guess...
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    UeSchita got a reaction from Hertz in Quote From What You Are Reading   
    I found a great quote that may apply to many of us here (especially to myself!):
    "A great deal of the aggression, frustration, hostility and rage that mars our peace of mind is the result of thwarted egotism..."
    ... (from Karen Armstrong's _The Case for God_ -- which, BTW, is not a fundamentalist demand that everyone believe in the Christian God, as the title might make it sound, but a very balanced discussion of why belief of some sort or another makes sense; she is a well-known scholar of religion and a *former* Catholic nun, I believe).
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    UeSchita got a reaction from trilher in Question For Long-Time Depressed People   
    Pretty much my whole life has been "the Nothing years." I'm over 60, and the depression started before I was even aware that such a thing existed. So that's close to 50 years, I guess...
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    UeSchita got a reaction from Dolphin2013 in What Made You Laugh Today #2   
    I was laughing my *** off reading _What If?_ (by Randall Munroe). He gets asked the most incredibly ridiculous (hypothetical) questions and answers them seriously. Like "How much would I weigh on the sun if I could stand there without being instantly vaporized?" or "If everyone in England all went to the same side of the island and started paddling, how far could they move it?" Highly recommended!
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    UeSchita got a reaction from Hertz in Quote From What You Are Reading   
    _The Portable Curmudgeon_ by Jon Winokur: Quotes from the most famous grouches, cynics and pessimists -- H. L. Mencken, Mark Twain, W. C. Fields, Oscar Levant, Dorothy Parker, Oscar Wilde... hilarious! (Or, as Homer Simpson would put it, "It's funny because it's true!")
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    UeSchita got a reaction from Els1e in What Made You Laugh Today #2   
    I was laughing my *** off reading _What If?_ (by Randall Munroe). He gets asked the most incredibly ridiculous (hypothetical) questions and answers them seriously. Like "How much would I weigh on the sun if I could stand there without being instantly vaporized?" or "If everyone in England all went to the same side of the island and started paddling, how far could they move it?" Highly recommended!
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    UeSchita got a reaction from neurotic_lady89 in The Bureaucratic Maze That Is Our Mental Health "care" System   
    Just today I tried to sign up to get some therapy for my depression and anxiety; I haven't done this is several years and I'd forgotten what a bunch of rigamarole you have to go through to get any help. (Going through the county system -- of course, if I could afford the $300/hour or whatever a private therapist would charge, that would be great, but who can?).
    Anyhoo, Step 1: I call the local county health care facility (which I have used before), but my case has been closed, so I have to start all over (and it's more complicated than it used to be) -- they tell me to call so-and-so to get assessed;
    So, okay, Step 2: I call the assessment people -- "Well, yeah, we can do it, but the process will take 4 to 6 weeks." What? What if I need help now, not 2 months from now? "Well, then call the county's free clinic."
    Okay, Step 3: I call the free clinic. Closed on Friday. Call again on Monday. Thanks a lot.
    So, Step 4: I will call them again -- or better, go in -- on Monday, to see what hoops they have planned for me.
    I don't get it -- it wasn't this complicated even three or four years ago. Something to do with Obama Care?
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