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Longroadhome
On 7/4/2019 at 7:08 PM, Sassenach said:

A tad, you wish.😈

 

🤗😇🤗

How are you Sas

all quiet ? 

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manymoretodays

Hi Sassenach,

Yes, how are you faring?  And so sorry for your recent loss of your dog friend!  My gosh, I don't know why hardships, sometimes seem to come in waves.

Oh, and I looked up your user name.......don't be feeling like a foreigner here, okay?  My gosh, between the Fentanyl discontinuation and then Lexapro WD, it appears you've been dealing with a lot. 

How is the actual physical pain right now?

And any improvements to your energy levels?  And oh boy,  I went through my own fatigue, it seemed to mixed with some down feelings, and grief.  More pronounced for me, acutely, after I finished tapering.  And then again, this past winter, for a few months.  Much better now, yet, I still have to be cautious about how I spend my time and prioritize a lot of self care type things.  Exercise for me is crucial.  That I get in at least 3 days/week, every week.......of some of the exercise I enjoy.  And then most of my meditation is a bit more active too.  Writing, or journaling,  music listening and practice, and of course when I do Yoga, I can often reach a good place of calm as well.  The pay off, for me, is clarity.  My gosh, the clarity sometimes is still so very precious to me.  Thought I was a goner, many times, during this ordeal.  I did.  I mean I would have hung around and all.......I guess one could say I'm a seasoned vet of this kind of stuff now.

 

You are doing great Sassenach!  And thanks so much for being willing to help out around here as well.

 

Love, peace, healing, and growth,

mmt

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sunnysideup69

Hey Sassenach, how ya doin'? 

Even though I've no plans to taper any time soon, I'm still gonna check in on you guys. I've been a bit preoccupied with levelling out at 20mg, still some wobbles but definitely feeling better than I was. One day, I'd love to be medication free, but I don't think it's any time soon. Actually had quite a sane conversation with a GP when I did it, he basically said go ahead and updose, but it's not the pill that's ultimately going to make you better. Tell yourself it's YOU who's going to heal yourself, get out there and socialise a bit, take a walk every day, eat well.

Am back at work, luckily have a very supportive boss...must admit it has done me good to get back in again.

 

I hope things are improving for you. Please send news if you wish. You are very busy here, I note- good on ya for offering your services.

Best wishes,

Ruth 

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Longroadhome
4 minutes ago, Sassenach said:

@manymoretodays @Ruthmcg @Longroadhome

 

Apologies got a wave going on will reply ASAP.

 

Sass

No worries Sas 

we all know how they feel ! 

been thinking  of you  today and always know when yr in a wave 🌊 

LRH speak when your up to it x 

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Sassenach

@Longroadhome

 

That means you are feeling the same! How are you coping at work?

 

Sass

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Longroadhome

I am

worse since cutting pregabalin . 

Managing at work but new symptom Vertigo of a morning when waking and when I go to gym and do Yoga . 

Its something we all have to get through. 

How are you managing ? 

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Sassenach

Terrible today thank you, as an irish friend used to say with a big grin on his face😁.

Maybe pregbalin was doing more than you thought?

Good luck to Paul on Friday.

Catch you later, look after you🤗

 

Sass

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Sassenach

Finally got it, you know when I have a wave cos I shut my gob. Saucy mare.

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Longroadhome

That’s what I’ve been thinking but I’m not going back up on it.

onward and upward 

just off to daughters to see Amelie 

then to friends house 

take care Sas speak tomorrow X 

thank you for remembering Paul’s appointment Sas so like you xx massive hug coming your wave ..... way!!!!! :) 

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sunnysideup69
12 hours ago, Sassenach said:

@manymoretodays @Ruthmcg @Longroadhome

 

Apologies got a wave going on will reply ASAP.

 

Sass

 

Ok no worries, as and when :)

Bloody waves. They can just wave off.

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Longroadhome
22 hours ago, Sassenach said:

Terrible today thank you, as an irish friend used to say with a big grin on his face😁.

Maybe pregbalin was doing more than you thought?

Good luck to Paul on Friday.

Catch you later, look after you🤗

 

Sass

Hi Sas 

thinking of you today and hoping the wave is easing off 

had a busy day with children’s leavers assembly . It went well just one blip, we couldn’t play our music it just wouldn’t start !! 

But turns out the children didn’t need it they remembered the tune and the words !

big hug Sas x

 

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Sassenach

Hi you

 

Sounds like fun, do you get 6 weeks off now😎?

You probably pushed the wrong button!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Always good to remember how much kids take in.

 

Used to be a radio show with a topic " terrible twos "

 

Mum was having an extension built.

Two year old daughter was helping the builders every day.

Friday they got wage packets ( remember those?) so made up one for daughter for helping.

Mum took daughter to grocery store to spend her wages.

Shopkeeper asked how the work was going.

Daughter, fine but we are short of f********* bricks.

 

Hope you are feeling on the OK scale?

 

Hugs

 

Sass

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Sassenach

Three days of terrible waves.

Got up today, felt same thought bugger.

One hour later window started brilliant, head clear, energy.

Few strange sensations now but feel ok.

Here's hoping.

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Longroadhome
23 hours ago, Sassenach said:

Hi you

 

Sounds like fun, do you get 6 weeks off now😎?

You probably pushed the wrong button!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Always good to remember how much kids take in.

 

Used to be a radio show with a topic " terrible twos "

 

Mum was having an extension built.

Two year old daughter was helping the builders every day.

Friday they got wage packets ( remember those?) so made up one for daughter for helping.

Mum took daughter to grocery store to spend her wages.

Shopkeeper asked how the work was going.

Daughter, fine but we are short of f********* bricks.

 

Hope you are feeling on the OK scale?

 

Hugs

 

Sass

Hi Sas 

no our nursery is open all through the year with the exception of Christmas week . 

I lose over 60 children to school so it’s alwsys a time of year I start to stress regarding replacing the leavers.

only one year that happened thank goodness and I had to lay the staff off. 

 

Yes be careful what you say around children they have amazing recall!!!

 

have you heard anything from Rachel ? 

 

Had a a really bad day yesterday and didn’t sleep

much last night but today better. It’s so unpredictable this wd. up,

down, reverse, forward I can’t keep up !! 

Glad your having a better day Sas 😊👍

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Longroadhome
46 minutes ago, Sassenach said:

Three days of terrible waves.

Got up today, felt same thought bugger.

One hour later window started brilliant, head clear, energy.

Few strange sensations now but feel ok.

Here's hoping.

Lovely!!!  X

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Sassenach

Hey you

 

Good luck tomorrow.🤞

 

Rachel is posting regularly and Rich and Dejavu are posting.

I cannot bring myself to read them now. I really do not know what is going on anymore.

Hugs to all three generations.

Wasting my time I know, don't overdo it.

 

Sass

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Longroadhome
2 hours ago, Sassenach said:

Hey you

 

Good luck tomorrow.🤞

 

Rachel is posting regularly and Rich and Dejavu are posting.

I cannot bring myself to read them now. I really do not know what is going on anymore.

Hugs to all three generations.

Wasting my time I know, don't overdo it.

 

Sass

Sas sometimes I don’t get your posts !!  ?

“i cannot bring myself to read them now . I really Don’t  know what is going in anymore” 

can you explain? 

How’s  rachel 

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Longroadhome
On 7/18/2019 at 5:06 PM, Sassenach said:

Hey you

 

Good luck tomorrow.🤞

 

Rachel is posting regularly and Rich and Dejavu are posting.

I cannot bring myself to read them now. I really do not know what is going on anymore.

Hugs to all three generations.

Wasting my time I know, don't overdo it.

 

Sass

Hi Sas

went with Paul for results . They are sending him for an MRI in August as they said he was a “strange case” . The specialist showed us pictures of very big ulcers in Paul’s bowl but they do not know what has caused them 

all tests have come back clear but because he had a stricture they couldn’t get past they cannot confirm any kind of diagnosis 

however he said there is a chance it is inflammatory bowl disease such as crohns or ulcerative colitis or it could have developed through food poisoning etc

therefore he said the best option is MRI that will give more details of what’s going on 

how have you been today ? 

You didn’t reply to my message yesterday so I hope all

ok with you 

have as best a weekend as you can 

bigs hugs Sas x 

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Longroadhome
Just now, Longroadhome said:

Hi Sas

went with Paul for results . They are sending him for an MRI in August as they said he was a “strange case” . The specialist showed us pictures of very big ulcers in Paul’s bowl but they do not know what has caused them 

all tests have come back clear but because he had a stricture they couldn’t get past they cannot confirm any kind of diagnosis 

however he said there is a chance it is inflammatory bowl disease such as crohns or ulcerative colitis or it could have developed through food poisoning etc

therefore he said the best option is MRI that will give more details of what’s going on 

how have you been today ? 

You didn’t reply to my message yesterday so I hope all

ok with you 

have as best a weekend as you can 

bigs hugs Sas x 

Ps a better day for me today than yesterday and as for Wednesday well let’s just say I was glad to see the back of it !!! 

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Longroadhome
Just now, Longroadhome said:

Ps a better day for me today than yesterday and as for Wednesday well let’s just say I was glad to see the back of it !!! 

Done a sack full

of ironing for my daughter 

all new clothes for Amelie 

washed ironed and returned 

a very productive day !! 

 

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Sassenach

Hey you

I didn't know you were a laundry service oh and the banker as well. I am not ignoring you you and I will explain about Rachel.

Been very busy.

Will post today day and you can read on Monday day as you are always busy see at the weekend.

Hugs to Georgie as I seem to send them to everyone else now there are so many of you you and keep forgetting her.

SAS

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Matti

Hey Sassenach,

 

Just dropping in. I hope your doing well.

 

All the best,

Matti

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Sassenach

There

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Carmie

Hi Sass, 

 

How are you doing over there in Bonny Scotland?💚

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Sassenach

Hi @Carmie

 

Thanks for dropping by.

The weather here is brilliant at the moment, but being Scotland can change anytime.

If I had not caught a cold 2 weeks ago I would be doing well, but not yet stabilised.

How about you?

I keep seeing post about your double dose in the title.

I must admit I am remiss in not getting to know the other mods but I rarely enter BTS, ( prone to putting my foot in it 👿).

Everytime I go to look at other mod's theads a notification pops up.

It has also taken me a while to realise that too much time on here seems to affect my sleep and mood at times.

So a little whenever I can.

Take care

🤗

 

Sass

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Rhiannon

Hi Sassenach-- As I am hanging around the forum a bit these days for support, I have been seeing your posts helping people here and there. I just wanted to drop in and say, thanks for doing the good work you are doing, and it's been lovely to "meet" you here. Best of luck with your tapering and withdrawal and your recovery.  -- Rhi

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Carmie
3 hours ago, Sassenach said:

Hi @Carmie

 

Thanks for dropping by.

The weather here is brilliant at the moment, but being Scotland can change anytime.

If I had not caught a cold 2 weeks ago I would be doing well, but not yet stabilised.

How about you?

I keep seeing post about your double dose in the title.

I must admit I am remiss in not getting to know the other mods but I rarely enter BTS, ( prone to putting my foot in it 👿).

Everytime I go to look at other mod's theads a notification pops up.

It has also taken me a while to realise that too much time on here seems to affect my sleep and mood at times.

So a little whenever I can.

Take care

🤗

 

Sass

 

Hi Sass, 

 

Glad to hear the weather is brilliant in Bonny Scotland. We’ve got beautiful weather here too in sunny Queensland, though we could do with some rain. We’ve had lots of bushfires because it’s so dry. 

 

I’m sorry you haven’t stabilised from your cold yet, pretty much anything can ramp up our symptoms when in withdrawals, can’t it? I usually hit viruses with olive leaf extract or coconut oil, they’re antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial. I haven’t had a problem with them, though one never knows what will affect one in withdrawal. 

 

I’m just going through the usual windows and waves at the moment, thanks for asking. It’s day 26 since I tapered last so I won’t be tapering again for at least a few weeks. 

 

I take breaks from this site too. I think that’s important to do that, because it can become draining reading all the sad stories all of the time. I’m dealing with a lot of stuff unrelated to withdrawals, and sometimes things get too much. 

 

You’re doing a fab job as a mod. Keep up the good work, sending hugs🤗

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Rhiannon

Hi Sass, I just wanted to say I really enjoy your sense of humor and the way you interact with people. 

 

You're such a good moderator. (Actually the whole team is excellent.) Be sure to set boundaries and take care of yourself. The need is infinite, so you can't say "I'll keep working until the job is done."  Because that day is never going to come.  A little whenever you can is perfect. Take care of yourself, you are valuable!

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Sassenach

@Rhiannon

 

Thanks Rhi

 

That is more timely than you may realise:rolleyes:

 

You have managed to moderate on here for quite a while.

Guess you got the balance sorted.

You are doing well with your taper, keep it up.

 

Sass

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Erell

Hi Sass

I wanted To come here To wish you m'y best during the waves you're experiencing. 

And also thank you for you présence, it means a lot To me! You seem to be such a generous person !

 

Wish you my best!

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Sassenach

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Today I feel normal, not W/D normal.

Don't suppose it will last so I will enjoy it.

Hope everyone else has one too.

😎

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Erell

Wouaaaaah!!! Enjoy Sass!!!!

This is so great!!!

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Longroadhome
7 hours ago, Sassenach said:

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Today I feel normal, not W/D normal.

Don't suppose it will last so I will enjoy it.

Hope everyone else has one too.

😎

That’s great Sas I’m really pleased for you !!! 🕺

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Sassenach

@Longroadhome

 

Thanks you.

I saw you looking at windows and waves.

That means you are not feeling great.

Will make time at weekend to post to you, honest😇

 

Sass

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Longroadhome

God i can’t get away with anything can I !!!! How do you know ???? 

I’m  honestly not too bad think over this last year I’ve learned not to panic and roll with the punches. I know I’m going to get better. 

I am always reading the success stories that’s where you’ll find me usually !!

What about you what do you read on the site come on tell me ???  

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