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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by marurun Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:15 am

Wow, epic recap. So glad you were able to find out what ailed you. I'm also glad you're managing to hold steady farming. Yeah, farming is a life for very few people these days. A lot of smaller farmers here in Ohio get by supplying farm shares and going to farmers markets, but they're also close enough to a well-populated city to do that. Either way, welcome back and good luck!
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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by samsonlonghair Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:45 pm

Hey funk farmer, I remember you. Did you ever get your Mac running?

Heck of an epic post there! You went from microscopic to local to global.

Stick around the forums and keep us company. :D
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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by funk_Farmer Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:44 am

Mac is running good. Really humid this year so I moved it up out of the basement. I don't think I've achieved less than 65% air moisture content down there for more than a couple hours in the past 3 months. I just booted it up after a couple months, updated Xubuntu, linked my android phone up to it for calendars and notes. This smartphone I got feels like a Sheika Slate. I've been thinking of starting a local compendium. Taking pictures of everything I see and labeling them. It's also another good reason to have some games on hand for spurts of free time.
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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by Forlorn Drifter Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:58 pm

Welcome back, Funk Farmer!

:? Friend texted me today, seems to want to hang out. I'm probably going to have to blow them off though, because I feel like shit today. The talk is on putting me on pills again, and I might do it this time. I just want to make sure it's the right stuff- they're leaning towards depression pills, but my family thinks anxiety pills are a better fit. I'm not really sure.
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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by Ack Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:41 pm

Here's the deal with meds: try what they prescribe first, give it several days, and see how you feel on the regimen they put you on. There can be some annoying side effects, but ultimately you have to tell if you actually feel better. If you do, awesome. If not, don't stop taking the meds; instead, talk about changing your prescription and easing into it. Going straight off meds royally sucks, but a good transition will build them up in your system and make you feel better.
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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by marurun Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:19 pm

Some anti-depressants can help with anxiety. Also, they can take a few weeks to really kick in. Got to take everything slowly and gradually.
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by Michi Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:25 pm

And also remember that if you do find something that does work, don't stop taking it because you start to feel better. Don't fall into that trap. Cause if you do stop taking it on your own (aka, without talking to a doctor first, of course) you run the high risk of it no longer being effective when you start taking it again. Then you'll have to go through the whole "do these meds work for me?" process all over again.
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by MrPopo Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:43 pm

I would also lean towards trusting a medical professional over your family when it comes to "what medication should I be on?"
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by Forlorn Drifter Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:03 pm

MrPopo wrote:I would also lean towards trusting a medical professional over your family when it comes to "what medication should I be on?"

I can't keep track of the terminology, but the therapist or whatever he is can't actually prescribe the medication, only suggest. The question of anxiety or depression has also been long running, out of the four therapists, two said anxiety, two said depression, so that makes me wary.
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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by marurun Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:05 pm

You will indeed need to see either a psychiatrist or another kind of medical doctor for a prescription. And they may have their own opinion. But the fact that a couple depression meds also help with anxiety might make things a bit easier. The two conditions are often entangled, anyway.
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