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NimhsLab

NimhsLab
United States  


  7/17/2013

+1 wolf-lady growling at that woman, feddlefew. Grrrr *hugs you to defend you from random presumptuous people* *also hugs because funerals* (I never went to my grandpa's...)

@Spykkie: It really sucks when companies do that. I can only assume how much it sucks when it's happening to you. *Hugs*


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Spykkie

Spykkie
Canada  


  7/18/2013

FeddleFew: I've heard girls cry when trying clothes because they thought they looked fat- They weren't really that fat, they were just a bit stupid? :/ what they should have done was get pants that aren't so low cut you can see their butt cracks, and make those pants a few sizes larger so they don't dig into their flesh, and they would have looked just fine.
But apparently, crying was the better option...? *confused*
Maybe logic is a super power now and i just don't know it yet. Seems rare enough sometimes.


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Pixis

Pixis
United States  

 visit Pixis's website: Pappus Café
  7/18/2013  1

sometimes I really don't like having to be a part of the group called "teenage girls", haha... [nlaugh]



 
Emzie

Emzie
United States  


  7/18/2013

I have a lot of stress and anxiety right now for like 500 million reasons...luckily, I called my school's counselling center and they were able to see me TODAY. Now, I'm just anxious about what I'll hear at the appointment today. Will I find out I have a serious problem? Or am I just fine and I'm wasting my time seeing someone? Ugh >.<

Then I have work tonight, and it's INVENTORY DAY. The worst day of the year for the store. There will probably be carts full of clothes for me to sort and put away.

I think I might eat Burger King for lunch, even though I know that's a terrible way to deal with stress. I just need to eat a greasy chicken sandwich right now, ok? Haha.

 
Pixis

Pixis
United States  

 visit Pixis's website: Pappus Café
  7/18/2013

hey, it's good to treat yourself once in a while!

I'm glad to hear you're going to see someone. I don't think you'll be wasting your time, even if you don't find out what's wrong right away. It's always good to see someone, just talking about it can help a lot!

Hugs for you, Emzie. <3




 
Emzie

Emzie
United States  


  7/18/2013  3

Thanks for the hugs. The counselor I went to see was really nice, and she basically validated my feelings (I had been told by someone that I was too over the top/exaggerating/etc.). My problems are caused by my situation, not myself. Which is good and bad news XD

The counselor gave me some resources and is going to continue to see me to talk and give me techniques to control stress and anxiety.

I also believe I will survive inventory day at work. My shift is only 4.5 hours long and thus will be over before I know it :)

Trying to stay positive is hard!

 
Spykkie

Spykkie
Canada  


  7/18/2013

@Emzie, I suggest learning disney song.

no, it's not a joke... I sing when i'm happy, but i also sing when i'm miserable, because singing disney songs and such can help me feel better.

it takes the mind off every little problem when you dedicate part of your brain to recalling lyrics, and you don't want your voice to quiver while singing, so you start to clear your voice, and as you do, you clear your mood bit by bit. Happy songs are mood lifting, so it's best to sing a happy song.

It doesn't fix everything, but when i'm stressed out and i'm alone for a few minutes, i hum or quietly sing for a bit.

I can post links to some songs that help me feel better if anyone would like that. :)



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kezune
Air Guitarist

kezune
United States  

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  7/18/2013

Friend Like Me is a good song to learn. If you're -really- alone, it's fun to just go nuts and sing the song as loudly as you can. I like to add a little dance.

That's what I do when I'm stressed and alone, anyway. Themes to your favorite shows are pretty good to learn, too.


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Feddlefew

Feddlefew
United States  


  7/18/2013

So I went to the funeral. It was a very Catholic ceremony, which doesn't really give much comfort to us agnostic malthiests. At the dinner thing afterwords, I learned how he died.

Good: Not suicide, he basically fell asleep and didn't wake up.

Bad: He was trying to self medicate, and probably died from a bad interaction and/or from taking things he'd gotten from the internet.

8^(

 
Spykkie

Spykkie
Canada  


  7/18/2013

kezune wrote:
Friend Like Me is a good song to learn.



"we are one" is a good one too.
"So i'm gonna fly" is pretty soothing.

"once upon a dream" is one of my favorite because it's slow and easy to sing.
Cinderella's wish song is the same.

"This was a triumph" from GlaDos is just all around interesting, a calm song of triumph.

....I have weird taste in music. /o/



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C-Rex
Lollipop Lord

C-Rex
United Kingdom  

 visit C-Rex's website: The Norn Nebula
  7/19/2013

I'm so sorry for your loss, Feddlefew. At least he's no longer suffering and is now resting in peace. :'(

For the past few years I haven't been feeling that well mentally; I often get angry and aren't able to feel excited like I used to do, and I also suffer from headaches occasionally.

I have never been diagnosed with depression, and a few attempts to get my mum to take me to the doctor have had no prevail. I wouldn't want to go by myself, but I just can't persuade her to take me. :(



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Spykkie

Spykkie
Canada  


  7/19/2013

Try singing, C-rex. :)
Also, try to stop and think what you're angry about, and if it's worth getting angry about. Often we get stronger emotions then required, and thinking about it can help us realize it.

*hug*
Could also be a phase depending on how old you are. everyone I know has gone through an angry phase during teenage.


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Nutter
Senior Wrangler

Nutter
United Kingdom  


  7/19/2013

Kindness, people. There are so many kind folks here, yet so few seem to be kind to themselves. If you get into a rough place, ask yourself honestly if you would really be as hard on someone else as you are on yourself.

And I'd second Spykkie's suggestion about the singing. :) Sometimes happy songs lift the mood, but at other times not-so happy songs can describe what we feel far better than we can.

 
Pixis

Pixis
United States  

 visit Pixis's website: Pappus Café
  7/19/2013

Singing is always good! I find that singing helps distract me, if my voice is still in good enough shape for a song at the time. (I'm a choir girl, so I'm kinda picky about when I sing, haha!)



 
Grendel_Man
Sanely Insane

Grendel_Man
United States  
Manager


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  7/19/2013

I've decided that I need to elaborate on my last bibble.

I know it sounds ridiculous, but I'm completely serious - I'm starting to wonder if I've got early-onset Alzheimer's or something with all the derping I've been doing these last couple days.

I am autistic and ADHD (at least, I think I'm the latter), so having lapses of memory is nothing new for me. However, just yesterday I started screwing up on the most basic things. I kept mistaking a chair sitting just outside my bedroom door for a bird, tried grabbing soap that wasn't there after determining that it wasn't there, and almost forgot to cover my soup before I microwaved it.

As far as my online life goes, I made a million and a half mistakes while working on a genome yesterday (said genome was just applying my universal edits to the CFE Bondi genome, so it should have been trivial), mistook a first-gen married Creatchi for an unmarried 2+ one, and almost constantly feel the need to check up on things seconds after I first read them.

Oh, and I'm not just having an "off day." It's persisted after sleeping a lot and grabbing some nutrition, so it's not because I'm tired or anything.

I plan on telling my mom about this once she gets back from work, but even then I don't think there's a lot that can be done to make this stop happening (unless it's due to being deprived of one nutrient or the other). If it's due to dementia or something similar, then I'm completely screwed since there's absolutely nothing that can be done to stop it or even slow it down.

All this just ~three days before my birthday. So yeah, I'm not exactly a happy camper right now. [ngrimace]


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NimhsLab

NimhsLab
United States  


  7/19/2013

Maybe check on your b-12? *hugs* (I used to get terrible night-terrors and still occasionally hallucinate things in my periphery, not sure if it's related or not.) (Now that I think about it, though, my memory seems to have gotten a little better with adequate b-12...)

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Pann
Small Birb

Pann
United States  

 visit Pann's website: Heck Yeah, Creatures!
  7/19/2013

I'm sure it's something else, not Alzheimer's. I'm trying to do some research about this and early onset Alzheimer's seems really rare, and the youngest who do get it are usually in their forties or fifties, mid thirties even more rare. I hope you can find out what it is, though.

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Nutter
Senior Wrangler

Nutter
United Kingdom  


  7/19/2013  2

Grendel_Man, there are a number of things it could be. Ordinary stress and exhaustion can really screw with your brain, and it's possible to be suffering from either or both those without realising it if they develop gradually. Incidentally, depending on your stress levels, you can get quite a lot of sleep without it doing you much good, so that's something to bear in mind.

A few years ago I worked myself to a standstill. I didn't feel particularly stressed. I didn't really feel tired. I did notice that my short term memory was down to about 5 seconds. If I stood up to do something in another room, I would have to chant what I was going to do or I'd forget it before I got there. (I spent quite some time just wandering aimlessly around before I realised this and started the chanting as a way to keep focussed.) My vocabulary just went. I used to go into a trance driving the car. I eventually went to the doctor because I thought it was some kind or dementia. The situation took a good two years to build up, and it ended up with me taking 5 weeks off work and, eventually, leaving the job I was in altogether. It took a lot longer to recover. These days, I'm much, much better.

By all means go to the doctor's - it's useful for peace of mind and to rule things out - but don't be thinking you've necessarily got something horrendous. It's unlikely. If you're fairly young (i.e. under 20), I would think it's far more likely to be hormonal changes sending your brain haywire. The body and mind are strange things.

 
Trell
Wee Scrivener

Trell
Canada  

 visit Trell's website: TrellyOllyOxenFree
  7/19/2013

I second Nutter's idea, might be a good idea to see a doctor, even just to rule out a few things. I do hope you feel better soon luv!

Trell
"Holy crap in a casket!"

 
Spykkie

Spykkie
Canada  


  7/19/2013  1

I've noticed my short therm memory goes Goldfish when I'm tired. Regular sleep schedule is a must, and at least 8 hours a night is required. Eating more vegetables, poultry and fish (especially fish) and less junk food also helps to clear up the fuzzyness that builds in the brain. Brains need vitamines to run, a little bit of everything is key.

For those like me who can't eat a lot at once, buy multi-vitamine taplets, omega 3 supplements are also a brain booster.



And I agree with the statement that some of us are harsher with ourselves and quicker to forgive others. I used to be very strict with other people, but with myself you could multiply that ten folds. I was trying to be perfect; but that's impossible to achieve, and looking back not only did it not work, but it made me feel 500% worst when ever something didn't turn out as planned, and only a tiny fraction as proud as i should have been when things did turn out as planned... because that was the expected result, so it was no big deal, you know?

Sometimes, we need to imagine the same situation, but with a friend in our place. Would it really be that bad to fail? no. Would it really be that ordinary to succeed? No! We're all human, we all rock, we need to not only act like it, but think like it as well. vuv
*gives everyone a mental mind hug*


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NimhsLab

NimhsLab
United States  


  7/19/2013

I need advice. There's a guy I've liked for over 2 years, and we've been doing the "Avoid the elephant in the room" Waltz the ENTIRE time. Note: All this is playing out at a skating rink, unless otherwise mentioned. On march 11th of this year, I told him how I felt. He preceded to 1. Break up with his girlfriend that weekend (I stalk his facebook-page, ok?) 2. Get increasingly mopey over the following weeks 3. disappear for about a month 4. MAGICALLY reappear on a day some people he knows knew I would be going, as opposed to the day I had been going previously 5. Say he "Gave up skating" yeah right 6. working through personal issues, ok, got it, space it is then 7. two weeks later, all the other guys back off flirting until he isn't looking (Mystery! not.) Surprise! he spent near the entire time blatantly staring at me, pretending he wasn't looking at me, or talking with people WHILE LOOKING AT ME. I go up to talk to him, thinking "Well, He's feeling better! I guess it's ok." HA, Ha. He doesn't look at me, and all he does is say "hey" and nod his head "no" in response to something I said before WALKING OFF. guh. I've got more to say, but this is a wall as it is and my stomach is doing the caterpillar thing.

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Spykkie

Spykkie
Canada  


  7/19/2013

Breaking up isn't necessarily related to your confession. Maybe he's just in an awkward place now, having broken up and knowing how you feel while being unsure how he feels. Could happen. :/ *hug*

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NimhsLab

NimhsLab
United States  


  7/19/2013

Addition to 4. He hugged me. Right before I told him how I felt, he hugged me then too. He doesn't just give out hugs. He acts... Flirtatious. Looking at me while he touches his lips, side-eyeing me with half-lidded eyes, doing his best Greek marble statue/runway model impression while he knows I'm looking... What am I supposed to think?

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Pixis

Pixis
United States  

 visit Pixis's website: Pappus Café
  7/19/2013

i hate how hard it's getting for me to take care of myself... [ngrimace]



 
NimhsLab

NimhsLab
United States  


  7/19/2013

*Hugs* I know that feel, sis.

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Pann
Small Birb

Pann
United States  

 visit Pann's website: Heck Yeah, Creatures!
  7/20/2013

Yeah...me too.

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Spykkie

Spykkie
Canada  


  7/20/2013

establishing a routine helps.

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Pixis

Pixis
United States  

 visit Pixis's website: Pappus Café
  7/21/2013

I was going to type out a huge rant here but I realized it's not really appropriate.

Can I have hugs instead? [nsad]




 
Trell
Wee Scrivener

Trell
Canada  

 visit Trell's website: TrellyOllyOxenFree
  7/21/2013

*all my hugs* Do you need someone to talk to? Feel free to PM me if you need it.

Trell
"Holy crap in a casket!"

 
NimhsLab

NimhsLab
United States  


  7/21/2013

The hugs have been doubled! *Hugs*

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Nutter
Senior Wrangler

Nutter
United Kingdom  


  7/21/2013

*joins the hug pile*
 
Pixis

Pixis
United States  

 visit Pixis's website: Pappus Café
  7/21/2013  1

-drowns in the hug pile- thank you friendssss



 
lisha777

lisha777
Australia  


  7/22/2013

*Hugs* I have joined the hug pile.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. Gandalf the Grey
 
Nutter
Senior Wrangler

Nutter
United Kingdom  


  7/22/2013

*passes OctoberFlash a snorkel*
 
Pixis

Pixis
United States  

 visit Pixis's website: Pappus Café
  7/22/2013

-hugg'd!-

yaaaaaay snorkel... now i can breathe in the hug pile [nlaugh]




 

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