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Let's talk about drugs, baby

joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades His love is a prizeRantin' and RavenRegistered User regular
edited January 2012 in Social Entropy++
As ongoing treatment for my accumulating diagnoses of accumulating neuroses, I am on drugs every day. This is a happy safe place to share what drugs you are on, have taken in the past, and are afraid of getting on. Tell us what worked and what failed miserably. Warn us away from bad pharmaceuticals and steer us towards the good alternatives.

Even though I've been diagnosed with Avoidant Personality Disorder, I have never been medicated for it. The other stuff I'm taking right now is 40 mg Celexa for major depression and OCPD, and .5 mg Lorazepam twice a day and two at bedtime for anxiety. I've been kind of leery lately because I'm still having thoughts I shouldn't be having, and while the Lorazepam helps with anxiety, I can't get a wink of sleep without it now. Prior to Lorazepam I was on Clonazepam and I don't feel like I can recommend that. It felt like I was on horse tranquilizers all day long; I would sleep like Rip Van Fucking Winkle and when I wasn't sleeping I was acting like a gat damn weirdo.

ElJeffe wrote: »
I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades His love is a prize Rantin' and RavenRegistered User regular
    Also, I really feel like people with in-laws should have their anxiety meds automatically doubled if they expect to be in close proximity to those family members for an extended period of time.

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    smoke weed erry day

  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    I take 50 MG of adderall every day, 20-20-10

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    Lately the pain has been getting worse and worse. For years now I've maintained and it's only now that I'm seriously considering going back on narcotics. I know if I do I'll end up right where I was before, and frankly I'd rather be dead.

    Maybe I'm just tired of fighting and want to not care anymore. I dunno.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades His love is a prize Rantin' and RavenRegistered User regular
    Skull Man wrote:
    I take 50 MG of adderall every day, 20-20-10

    As someone who may be doing this soon, how do you feel about adderall?

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    I feel nervous taking tylenol

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    when I don't take my adderall I have a really huge surge of creativity

    like last night when I was just spitting out poems

    but I also eat like a starving lion and I'm a social disaster

    *shrug*

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades His love is a prize Rantin' and RavenRegistered User regular
    Stale wrote:
    Lately the pain has been getting worse and worse. For years now I've maintained and it's only now that I'm seriously considering going back on narcotics. I know if I do I'll end up right where I was before, and frankly I'd rather be dead.

    Maybe I'm just tired of fighting and want to not care anymore. I dunno.

    Stale, keep fighting the good fight. Your leaking bodily fluids are the oil that makes SE++ run like a well-maintained machine.

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    Skull Man wrote:
    I take 50 MG of adderall every day, 20-20-10

    As someone who may be doing this soon, how do you feel about adderall?

    when I'm on it I can work

    when I'm off it I can create

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades His love is a prize Rantin' and RavenRegistered User regular
    Skull Man wrote:
    when I don't take my adderall I have a really huge surge of creativity

    like last night when I was just spitting out poems

    but I also eat like a starving lion and I'm a social disaster

    *shrug*

    I feel like this would be an improvement over this weird limbo I'm in, where I get tiny little glimpses into how creative I can be, but it's overshadowed by my complete lack of desire to sit down and actually work on something for more than 10 minutes.

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    I just got started on 50mg of Zoloft every day

    for the first two weeks the doctor wants me to take .5mg of Ativan twice a day, too

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    I feel nervous taking tylenol

    Same
    My dad is taking some immunity compromising arthritis slash psoriasis drug now so he gets to shoot up on the daily :p

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades His love is a prize Rantin' and RavenRegistered User regular
    Tylenol is pretty much the only pain medication I have access to, because I'm allergic to NSAIDs and sulfa medications

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    most nights I chug some nyquil to get to sleep

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades His love is a prize Rantin' and RavenRegistered User regular
    Mysst wrote:
    most nights I chug some nyquil to get to sleep

    When you say "chug" are you exaggerating

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    I've just never felt comfortable taking any sort of medication

    I understand that some people need it and that's cool though

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades His love is a prize Rantin' and RavenRegistered User regular
    Where is @Orikaeshigitae

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    I've just never felt comfortable taking any sort of medication

    I understand that some people need it and that's cool though

    Yeah it is stigmatized and that sucks

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  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights fuck tough be coolRegistered User regular
    I'm single again so I've been forgetting my Lamictal

    I have the hardest time remembering to take it on my own.

  • msuitepyonmsuitepyon Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Vyvanse and Lexapro for ADHD and dysthymia. Without either of these daily, I'm a god damned train wreck. I will never outright pass a drug screening, either. Oh well...

    msuitepyon on
  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades His love is a prize Rantin' and RavenRegistered User regular
    I've just never felt comfortable taking any sort of medication

    I understand that some people need it and that's cool though

    You may be a pharmacophobiac

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    I am weird in that I prefer to take pills dry and then drink water

    Trying to swallow water and pills at the same time just feels weird to me

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    anytime someone tells me I should live without drugs I want to break their glasses and tell them to squint

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    I am going to start taking valerian in an attempt to sleep better. family doctor suggests it as a sleep aid. a different doctor suggested it could moderate mild anxiety so...

    i drink two or three beers a week on average

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades His love is a prize Rantin' and RavenRegistered User regular
    Keith wrote:
    I am weird in that I prefer to take pills dry and then drink water

    Trying to swallow water and pills at the same time just feels weird to me

    I am always so so scared that the pill will end up stuck in my throat if I don't try to take it with water at the ready, and I'll choke

    But then I also take some pretty big pills; my off-brand Allegra could probably choke a python

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades His love is a prize Rantin' and RavenRegistered User regular
    Skull Man wrote:
    anytime someone tells me I should live without drugs I want to break their glasses and tell them to squint

    What happens if they have perfect vision

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • msuitepyonmsuitepyon Registered User regular
    Skull Man wrote:
    anytime someone tells me I should live without drugs I want to break their glasses and tell them to squint

    What happens if they have perfect vision

    Stab them in the eye.

  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    burn their car
    "just walk, you don't need that crutch"

  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    Keith wrote:
    I am weird in that I prefer to take pills dry and then drink water

    Trying to swallow water and pills at the same time just feels weird to me

    I am always so so scared that the pill will end up stuck in my throat if I don't try to take it with water at the ready, and I'll choke

    But then I also take some pretty big pills; my off-brand Allegra could probably choke a python

    I usually feel it in my throat and that's why I chase it with water

    I don't know why it's weird for me to do both at once though

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  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    Mysst wrote: »
    most nights I chug some nyquil to get to sleep

    For a while I was popping 6-8 tylenol PMs a night

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades His love is a prize Rantin' and RavenRegistered User regular
    Actually, on the hospital visit that ended up being a very bad migraine, I did end up getting some percocet

    That was wonderful stuff

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I take levothyroxin every day because I had part of my thyroid hacked out because of that cancer thing.

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  • Rogue LemonRogue Lemon Registered User regular
    I am pretty sure that winners don't use drugs.

    But I take all of my life advice from '90s arcade games.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades His love is a prize Rantin' and RavenRegistered User regular
    I am pretty sure that winners don't use drugs.

    But I take all of my life advice from '90s arcade games.

    I was really pissed off at those PSAs on the arcade machines because at the time, I had heard that M. Bison was a drug dealer and in my 6th grade head drug dealer = drug user

    And I was like, this guy is an asshole and you can never beat him, fuck this, I'm doing drugs if it means I get to win every time

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    msuitepyon wrote:
    Vyvanse and Lexapro for ADHD and dysthymia. Without either of these daily, I'm a god damned train wreck. I will never outright pass a drug screening, either. Oh well...

    Turns out I may have dysthymia.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I am pretty sure that winners don't use drugs.

    But I take all of my life advice from '90s arcade games.

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  • msuitepyonmsuitepyon Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    msuitepyon wrote:
    Vyvanse and Lexapro for ADHD and dysthymia. Without either of these daily, I'm a god damned train wreck. I will never outright pass a drug screening, either. Oh well...

    Turns out I may have dysthymia.

    Shitsweak. Definitely better now that it's under treatment.

  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    Mysst wrote:
    most nights I chug some nyquil to get to sleep

    When you say "chug" are you exaggerating

    a bit, yes

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades His love is a prize Rantin' and RavenRegistered User regular
    Mysst wrote:
    Mysst wrote:
    most nights I chug some nyquil to get to sleep

    When you say "chug" are you exaggerating

    a bit, yes

    Okay, that is comforting, just makin sure

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    That swig of Nyquil I took last night knocked me the fuck out that's for sure. I was surprised it doesn't usually hit me that hard. Must have already been tired.

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