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Wizardwarrior315

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  1. Wizardwarrior315

    The Post Anything Thread (2)

    You know, cats are pretty good at pest control. I've actually heard that there's a bunch of feral cats that live near Disneyland that are basically their rodent control team, so maybe Scar was just sending in his application.
  2. Wizardwarrior315

    Depressed and now may have cancer

    I'm trying to stay calm. For all I know it is probably nothing to be concerned about. It's my parents blowing things way out of proportion is what I'm concerned about. (They don't have very good emotional control and may end up letting word out about this situation.)
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    Depressed and now may have cancer

    First, I want to apologize if any of this is triggering, but I don't know how else to put this. I noticed some warning signs of testicular cancer and this could not have come at a worse time. Reasons include: - Cancer is one of the most dangerous illnesses one could have. - Depression is one of the most difficult illnesses one could have (let alone treat). - This type of cancer in particular is probably the most embarrasing. - I am currently in the process of moving and switching doctors. - My own family is often a b**** to me about things that are much less severe. However, I did some research and discovered the following: - The symptoms I noticed could be of something harmless instead - If it is cancer, blood work can sometimes reveal the best treatment option - This type of cancer has a pretty high survival rate (70-90%) At this point, I need some advice on how to proceed, as anything I do seems to end in a disaster. Thanks in advance for your help
  4. First, I want to apologize if any of this is triggering, but I don't know how else to put this. I noticed some warning signs of testicular cancer and this could not have come at a worse time. Reasons include: - Cancer is one of the most dangerous illnesses one could have. - Depression is one of the most difficult illnesses one could have (let alone treat). - This type of cancer in particular is probably the most embarrasing. - I am currently in the process of moving and switching doctors. - My own family is often a b**** to me about things that are much less severe. However, I did some research and discovered the following: - The symptoms I noticed could be of something harmless instead - If it is cancer, blood work can sometimes reveal the best treatment option - This type of cancer has a pretty high survival rate (70-90%) At this point, I need some advice on how to proceed, as anything I do seems to end in an embarrasing disaster. Thanks in advance for your help.
  5. Wizardwarrior315

    Making Big Life Decisions

    I think it just comes down to a risk vs. benefit question. If your dry eye condition is severe, the procedure your doctor is recommending may be worth a slight risk. Or if your condition is not that bad, you may want to try a different treatement. I'm not a doctor, but that's the approach I often use when making decisions like that.
  6. Wizardwarrior315

    How Do You Feel Today? #32

    Not good. Overslept and ended up arriving at 10:15 for my 9:00 class. Sleep deprivation sure does "wonders" to your body and life.
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    Bank account question

    I agree. I already have an individual account at a credit union, and have been gradually transferring money to that account. Also, I'm over 18, so I don't think my age would be an issue. What I'm concerned about is if I transfer out all but the minimum balance, my parents could still take money out and put the account into overdraft. And overdraft fees are quite expensive. I doubt my parents would go that far, but I'd rather not take the risk. I'll definitely ask the bank about their policies though.
  8. I'm in an odd situation here. My parents and me have a "family" bank account in which there is a seperate checking and savings "account" for each person, but my parents are able to take money out of or put money into my "account", and they have been abusing that feature. (There aren't any reversal/appeals options on my end.) So, I need to close my portion of the account, but how would I do that without their consent? (PS. Please don't just recommend talking about this issue with them. I have already tried that countless times and it has gotten nowhere.)
  9. Wizardwarrior315

    What was a small victory you had today?

    I may have some idea. I used to stay up until 5am due to a video game addiction, so that was rough.
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    How Do You Feel Today? #32

    Severely overwhelmed. To put it nicely, school, work, family, and my (nonexistant) social circle are all giving me grief right now.
  11. Wizardwarrior315

    Face numbness

    That happened to me on lexapro, except it was in my hands and feet. That side effect is probably not normal, but could very well be from something as simple as dehydration. You may want to have your doctor check it just to be sure, though.
  12. My forgetfulness is almost exactly what you're describing. As far as effects go, I don't think that would cause a major crash, unless escitlopram has a high withdraw sensitivity. I think the "effective" dose may have been going up and down all the time (due to forgetting it occasionally), but even then there would probably be warning signs before a big crash like that. I've been there before (forgetting to take meds often), so you're definitely not the only one.
  13. Wizardwarrior315

    Escitalopram advice

    Interestingly, I noticed the same effect, except Zoloft caused it for me. As for escitalopram, I ended up in the hospital due to extreme dizzyness and feeling like I was about to pass out. Needless to say, I stopped that medicine after that point. I'm not a doctor, but it sounds like you may need more magnesium (which has a calming effect) in your diet, and that may help with anxiety and excessive excitement. Hope this helps.
  14. How recently did you start the medication? From what I understand, the side effects are the worst when first starting it and/or suddenly stopping it. I hope you feel better! -Wizardwarrior
  15. I definitely agree. Society is the b*****d here, not you.
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