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1 minute ago, Carmie said:

Can you bring me some chicken soup Direstraits 🍵🤣,

 

Apparently there’s a cyclone heading towards us, probably not beach weather soon. Take care💚

😄wish I could....ooohh a cyclone,time to batten down the hatches...stay safe.💙

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Frogie

Hi DS:

 

Just wanted to stop by and say hi and see how you were doing?

 

Hope well.

 

Please answer me on my Off Topic page.

 

Thanks!

 

Take care,

 Frogie xx

 

 

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Carmie

Hi Direstraits, 

 

I’m popping around too to see how you’re doing. 💚

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direstraits
19 hours ago, Carmie said:

Hi Direstraits, 

 

I’m popping around too to see how you’re doing. 💚

thanks Carmie,

still up and down,I think last month was mostly down,hope March is better.🤞

tired of winter,hoping spring brings some better days....really just so tired of it all...harder to keep hopeful the longer it goes on,thank God for the support I get here,it means a lot.

 

are you doing any better,I hope so.💙

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Flowers

HI DS

 

Sorry to hear you didn't have a good February.   Spring always makes me feel better somehow so I hope you see some improvements too. It is tiring but we will get there one day. You are strong and have been through so much - you will get there I know.

 

Sending hugs.

 

Flowers xxx

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2 hours ago, direstraits said:

thanks Carmie,

still up and down,I think last month was mostly down,hope March is better.🤞

tired of winter,hoping spring brings some better days....really just so tired of it all...harder to keep hopeful the longer it goes on,thank God for the support I get here,it means a lot.

 

are you doing any better,I hope so.💙

 

Sorry you’re feeling so sad Direstraits, 

 

It must be extremely hard to be in protracted withdrawal. You will get well one day, but it must feel like it goes on and on. I’m not in protracted withdrawal, but I’ve been tapering for many, many years, with many more to come. It feels like I haven’t known a different life either. We won’t know ourselves when we eventually heal. 

 

Well, I hope that spring cheers you up a little.🌷🌹🌻🌼💚

 

 

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thanks for the kind words and encouragement, Carmie and Flowers.

it means so much to me.

we have to believe that this will end someday.hopefully sooner rhan later.

 

much love,ds

xx

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Carmie

Hi Direstraits, 

 

Thanks for your message. It was nice to hear you got to the water. I haven’t been to the beach in ages, I’ve been too sick to get out a lot. I did get to the concert though. Yay! Love my music, and it was nice to spend time with caring friends. One of my friends is a music freak like me, and we go to lots of concerts together. 

 

I hope you manage to get to the water again. It’s the best place ever! 

 

Sending hugs🤗

 

 

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direstraits

Happy Birthday to me 🎂

feeling pretty good,better than the last couple days.

 

will you still need me,will you still feed me when I'm 64?😄

 

love and healing to all.❤️

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2 hours ago, direstraits said:

Happy Birthday to me 🎂

feeling pretty good,better than the last couple days.

 

will you still need me,will you still feed me when I'm 64?😄

 

love and healing to all.❤️

Happy Birthday DS!

 

So glad you are feeling better and hope you enjoy a wonderful day - you deserve it.

 

Love and hugs

 

Flowers xxx

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direstraits

Thanks Flowers!

hope you're doing well.❤️

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coldturkmama

Happy birthday 🥳 

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direstraits

thanks  ctm

how's it going?❤️

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manymoretodays

Happy Birthday dear direstraits.  I gave this much thought.  And here we go birthday girl!

 

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Posted (edited)

Because you're feeling better, I added our cheerful "here comes the sun" symbol ☼ to the title of your Intro topic, to show you're recovering.

 

Please continue to let us know how you're doing. I hope you will add your story to our Recovery Success Stories/How to write your Success story eventually!

 

As you are completely psycho drug free AND you had a birthday recently.  What better gift could I give......to you/me/and the rest of us........the joy of the sunshine symbol by your name.

 

No pressure......whenever.......write up a success story.  You are now dubbed "abundant windows" (as opposed to direstraits)

 

Love, peace, healing, and growth

And hugs old friend!

 

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additional, in lavendar, fixed link

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Carmie

Hi Direstraits, 

 

Glad to hear you’ve been feeling a bit better💚

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Frogie

Hi DS:

 

Happy belated birthday! 🎉🎉🎉🎂🎂🎂🎁🎁🎁🎊🎊🎊

 

So you must be doing fantastic? You got the “sun” symbol.

 

 I’m sooooooo happy for you.

 

 I will be done with my lexapro in 2 weeks. Then wait a couple of months and start tapering Xanax. Then I’ll be done.

 

Just wanted to say hi, happy birthday and congratulations! 

 

Well deserved.

 

Take care,

Frogie xx

 

 

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direstraits

oh wow @manymoretodays

thanks for the birthday wishes and Beatle song,love it!

 

Do I deserve a sun symbol...right now it doesn't feel like it,guess because I've been more "wavy" the past month or so.

but if I look back over the past year,I guess I have been doing better overall,was able to get out a lot more last summer.

hopefully it turns around again soon.

 

Thank you!❤️

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6 minutes ago, Frogie said:

Hi DS:

 

Happy belated birthday! 🎉🎉🎉🎂🎂🎂🎁🎁🎁🎊🎊🎊

 

So you must be doing fantastic? You got the “sun” symbol.

 

 I’m sooooooo happy for you.

 

 I will be done with my lexapro in 2 weeks. Then wait a couple of months and start tapering Xanax. Then I’ll be done.

 

Just wanted to say hi, happy birthday and congratulations! 

 

Well deserved.

 

Take care,

Frogie xx

 

 

Thanks so much,Frogie

not doing too fantastic at the moment,but hoping that turns around soon.

 

so happy you're almost done with the Lexapro,good for you!

Good luck with the Xanax taper! hope it goes smoothly.

 

take care,ds❤️

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Just now, direstraits said:

Thanks so much,Frogie

not doing too fantastic at the moment,but hoping that turns around soon.

 

so happy you're almost done with the Lexapro,good for you!

Good luck with the Xanax taper! hope it goes smoothly.

 

take care,ds❤️

DS:

 

I hope it turns around soon for you.

 

You can do it! That’s what I keep telling myself, lol...

 

Keep me posted.

 

Take care,

Frogie xx

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direstraits
2 minutes ago, Frogie said:

DS:

 

I hope it turns around soon for you.

 

You can do it! That’s what I keep telling myself, lol...

 

Keep me posted.

 

Take care,

Frogie xx

thanks for the encouragement,Frogie.

will keep you posted.

💙

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Just now, direstraits said:

thanks for the encouragement,Frogie.

will keep you posted.

💙

We will cheer each other on. 💙💙💙

 

Take care,

Frogie xx

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direstraits

yes 😊

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Just now, direstraits said:

yes 😊

🤞🏻👍🏻💙

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1 minute ago, Frogie said:

🤞🏻👍🏻💙

back at ya.

xx

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Posted (edited)
53 minutes ago, direstraits said:

Do I deserve a sun symbol...right now it doesn't feel like it,guess because I've been more "wavy" the past month or so.

but if I look back over the past year,I guess I have been doing better overall,was able to get out a lot more last summer.

hopefully it turns around again soon.

 

Yes, you are deserving of it dire.  Er, abundant windows.  I love following you.

 

You've been completely off all psychotropics, since October 2014

 

It's a hopeful symbol. 

And I just wanted you to know that you are appreciated........your support, your protracted W/D journey..........you ARE.

Thank you.

 

Love, peace, healing, and growth,

mmt

 

 

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thanks,mmt...making me teary.

yes,I need to be hopeful at this point,thank you.

 

and it's nice to feel appreciated,too.😊

 

thanks for all your love and support,ds

❤️🙏

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Carmie

Hi direstraits, 

 

How have you been doing?💚

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14 hours ago, Carmie said:

Hi direstraits, 

 

How have you been doing?💚

Hi Carmie,

thanks for asking.still on the roller coaster that never seems to end.just trying to hold on and make the best of it.

had trouble getting to sleep last night but at least there was no inner torment.🙂

we'll all get there someday,we have to stay strong and keep positive, together.❤️

 

sending hugs,ds🤗

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On 3/30/2019 at 12:44 AM, direstraits said:

Hi Carmie,

thanks for asking.still on the roller coaster that never seems to end.just trying to hold on and make the best of it.

had trouble getting to sleep last night but at least there was no inner torment.🙂

we'll all get there someday,we have to stay strong and keep positive, together.❤️

 

sending hugs,ds🤗

 

Hi Direstraits, 

 

Yes, it’s certainly a rollercoaster ride, there’s no denying that. Up, down, up, down. 🎢🎢 I’m in a windows and waves situation myself. I’ve been keeping myself distracted watching DVDs, I’m getting a massive collection of period dramas, the two latest ones I got are Howard’s End and Dr Thorne. 

 

Yesterday I started colouring in again, I used to do heaps of that in the past, until I got into diamond paintings. I’ve also been listening to things on audio. I hope you’ve got some distractions that help you cope when the waves get too much. 

 

How is your sleep now? I hope you’re sleeping a bit better. 

 

Sending hugs🤗

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Frogie

Hi DS:

 

Checking in on you.

 

How are you feeling? Hope better.

 

Take care,

 Frogie xx

 

I’m cheering you on like I said I would 💙💙💙haven’t forgotten 🎈🎈🎈

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2 hours ago, Carmie said:

 

Hi Direstraits, 

 

Yes, it’s certainly a rollercoaster ride, there’s no denying that. Up, down, up, down. 🎢🎢 I’m in a windows and waves situation myself. I’ve been keeping myself distracted watching DVDs, I’m getting a massive collection of period dramas, the two latest ones I got are Howard’s End and Dr Thorne. 

 

Yesterday I started colouring in again, I used to do heaps of that in the past, until I got into diamond paintings. I’ve also been listening to things on audio. I hope you’ve got some distractions that help you cope when the waves get too much. 

 

How is your sleep now? I hope you’re sleeping a bit better. 

 

Sending hugs🤗

Hi Carmie,

the last couple days have been a nightmare but I think I'm feeling a little better now after taking an Epsom salts bath and washing my hair...God,I'm so tired of living like this,I'm sure we all are.

 

glad you're keeping busy with all your distractions..I usually watch TV or Netflix or come on here..when too bad I just want to lay in bed and do nothing.😞

 

I did sleep OK the last couple nights,so thankful for that.

 

hope you have a decent day.

love,ds💙

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Carmie

Hi again direstraits, 

 

I’m sorry you’ve had some bad days. I’m right there with you surfing the waves.🏄🏻‍♀️ 

 

I should try and epsom bath. I reacted terribly to taking magnesium, it really ramped up my symptoms. I’m wondering whether epsom baths would be okay. I might have one one day. I’m a shower girl, though I did have a bath a couple of months ago for the first time in years. 

 

Glad you’re sleeping okay, I’m sleeping okay too. I had insomnia for about a week a little while ago but since I stopped looking at screens a couple of hours before bed and wake up at 6am every morning my body clock seems to have rectified itself again. 

 

I’ve been spending most of my time in bed too, but that has more to do with the CFS than anything. When in waves it ramps up my CFS too. 

 

Here’s to continuing to surf those waves until they finally come to an end one of these days 🏄🏻‍♀️🏄🏻‍♀️

 

Sending hugs🤗

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direstraits

think I caught some kinda bug started  Saturday with nausea and diarrhea,,feeling feverish,chills,have hardly eaten since then.

 

don't read on if feeling fragile..may trigger

 

anyway,this morning I felt the most horrible rage and really felt like I was losing my mind,throwing things,broke one of my candy dishes...all because my husband started the dishwasher and I had said that I would do it.Ifeel like I belong in a mental ward...WTF.I actually scare myself sometimes...I understand why people believed in being possessed way back when.I now have mental illness because of a drug that was supposed to manage it...I feel destroyed.

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56 minutes ago, direstraits said:

husband started the dishwasher and I had said that I would do it

Sorry in advance D ,I laugh to myself because I know exactly how you feel ,what a pain hey,i agree with the possession statement .we keep being stubborn and don't give up .I laughed the other day because my missus gave out a curse "weres all  the f*cking sweet potatoes gone" lol,i said I used them for your dinner the other day . [shes never touched a med and barley alcohol ].be nice to yourself .we are doing great even though it seems otherwise .

sorry to hear about your bug ,get well soon .

Take care.

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2 hours ago, powerback said:

Sorry in advance D ,I laugh to myself because I know exactly how you feel ,what a pain hey,i agree with the possession statement .we keep being stubborn and don't give up .I laughed the other day because my missus gave out a curse "weres all  the f*cking sweet potatoes gone" lol,i said I used them for your dinner the other day . [shes never touched a med and barley alcohol ].be nice to yourself .we are doing great even though it seems otherwise .

sorry to hear about your bug ,get well soon .

Take care.

thanks pb...you made me laugh...feeling a little less crazy atm.🙂

maybe being sick set me off...anyway,thanks for the well wishes,take care.

💙🤗

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