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  • I took Ritalin. Apparently when you take it regularly (1x a day as opposed to every 4 hours/as needed, for a week), you can end up tweaking out. I is sensitive flower. Tyrosine works better for me, no talking a mile a minute on the phone for a couple hours while pacing my room to get it out of my system haha
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    • Some clinical studies show that the effects of Ritalin are indisinguishable from those of cocaine
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      • New GOTD: Well, no, not new, just my second one for today.

        My internal resources. Don't take 4 minutes of silence to tell me you're on the phone. Tell me promptly so I can contact someone else. Don't take 10 minutes to tell me that "I don't know anything past the written resource." 1- you wasted 10 minutes of the customer's time. 2- you're making me look like an idiot which is really, really not appreciated. In summation- be something other than a worthless waste of my time, please. (The rare few that are excellent being excepted from this of course)
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        • I personally can't imagine someone who is all ADHD getting smoothed out and chill doing cocaine... there must be some difference.
          I have a younger male cousin who was a Ritalin kid... it really helped him a lot. Like... he wouldn't have graduated high school without it. He went on to college and gradually reduced the dosage as he got older and better able to control the impulses and stay on a schedule/use organization tools instead of constant chaotic disorder.

          But I'm sure there are some effects... that's how drugs are.
          My current meds have a host of terrible things that they do/can do... but it's better than living like I'm a stroke victim who can't speak clearly, think clearly, or walk on my own most of the time.
          “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
          ~Friedrich Nietzsche
          And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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          • Jesus h Christ. Damn people down the street are using a weed eater that sounds like a dentist's drill FINISH ALREADY!!!!!! Dammit!!!!! I want some quiet. How the fuck long does it take to weed a postage stamp of a yard any way? Where's my shotgun?
            Last edited by Lynna; 05-01-2012, 03:05 PM.

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            • Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
              I personally can't imagine someone who is all ADHD getting smoothed out and chill doing cocaine... there must be some difference.
              I have a younger male cousin who was a Ritalin kid... it really helped him a lot. Like... he wouldn't have graduated high school without it. He went on to college and gradually reduced the dosage as he got older and better able to control the impulses and stay on a schedule/use organization tools instead of constant chaotic disorder.

              But I'm sure there are some effects... that's how drugs are.
              My current meds have a host of terrible things that they do/can do... but it's better than living like I'm a stroke victim who can't speak clearly, think clearly, or walk on my own most of the time.
              My husband, as an adult was diagnosed ADHD. He said cocaine always mellowed him out when he took it. He now takes Wellbutrin and abilify for dysthymia.

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              • Originally posted by Lynna View Post
                My husband, as an adult was diagnosed ADHD. He said cocaine always mellowed him out when he took it. He now takes Wellbutrin and abilify for dysthymia.
                Very cool... thx!
                “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                • Stupid brakes. Well, my own fault for not getting the car serviced, but couldn't they have waited till tomorrow to not work?? I've just lost 2 hours' work (thank goodness it wasn't a full day shift!) and I did get home safely after finishing my first job early this morning. Just waiting for the tow truck to take it to the mechanics now. (grateful we have the money set aside to pay for the service anyway)

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                  • GotD: The same one that I've had every fucking day for the last four and a half years - my body. I'm doing everything right - I eat offal, I drink bone broth (which, by the by, I've decided is the primal/paleo version of Jell-O Jigglers and it kind of delights me to hold chunks of it in my fingers), all my meat is grass-fed or pastured, all my fish is wild-caught, I eat more vegetables than some vegetarians, I lift heavy things and even recently upgraded a couple of said heavy things, I eat garlic and ginger and turmeric and rosemary and track my macros and micros and supplement to fill any gaps, I sleep and read and I've lost count how many doctors I've been to - and I'm still broken. I'm still deteriorating. I just had about a pint of blood drawn for tests by a new doctor I'm seeing, and if he can't diagnose and help me, I'm going to reach invalid status in another couple of months. I'm 27 years old and my body is just...breaking down. The worst thing, though, the thing that makes maybe not waiting around those extra couple months look like not the worst idea in the world (even though intellectually I do know better) is the God-damned (not goddamn, but truly, truly Damned, even though my religion doesn't actually believe in the devil and Hell and all that) brain fog. I can't think. I can't process or retain information. All my life, I've not been particularly attractive or good at sports, and even into adulthood I'm still a bit socially awkward and can't schmooze to save my life, and the only thing I've had has been my intellect. That was my identity, my sense of self, my passions and plans for my life. And now I've had everything taken away from me, and I don't understand why. I would rather have graduated college with $100k in debt and have all my faculties intact than be debt-free and trying to get out from under this thing.

                    This, by the by, is why I get very personally angry when people bitch about "socialized medicine." If I wasn't lucky enough to have parents willing and able to cover my insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses, I would literally be homeless right now. Fuck the American medical establishment, fuck the insurance companies, and fuck whatever it is causing my body to die, slowly and with no little pain, before my eyes.

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                    • Oh, Sudenveri, I'm so sorry to read that. I hope your doctor can give you some answers.
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                      • Originally posted by Sudenveri View Post
                        This, by the by, is why I get very personally angry when people bitch about "socialized medicine." If I wasn't lucky enough to have parents willing and able to cover my insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses, I would literally be homeless right now. Fuck the American medical establishment, fuck the insurance companies, and fuck whatever it is causing my body to die, slowly and with no little pain, before my eyes.
                        The reason why insurance and healthcare is so expensive is because of socialised medicine. Sheesh.

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                        • Sudenveri--- I'm so sorry. I know where you are. I've been where you are... Hell, I LIVE where you are.

                          I was diagnosed with my first major chronic illness at about 25, after suffering through pain and doctors with no clue (whose treatment actually made the disease WORSE) for over a year. It took another year to get any sort of medical help that produced any amount of relief.
                          I've been living with the disruptive and life stealing effects of that disease for almost 15 years. Some years have been worse than others, some years have sucked so bad I have told my husband point blank that if the doctors did't do something to give me relief that I wouldn't stay... I wouldn't spend a life just suffering.
                          Fortunately I do get some medical relief... it comes and goes... and sometimes I have to fight tooth and nail for yet another surgery, while losing a year or two of my life to being nearly bed ridden and on the hardest narcotics available, to get the relief I need from a medical implant for a few more years. But I DO get it.

                          About the middle of last year I was struck down by my second rare chronic medical condition... it took 5 months with stroke like symptoms (unable to speak clearly, think, walk, was having partial seizures, insane headaches, losing consciousness) just to get a diagnosis. And now the medication I take to keep those symptoms at bay has me falling apart in other ways... and could cause major issues eventually. BUT, for now I'm getting relief.

                          I can't do the things I used to do, I'm not the same person... but I never regret fighting through it at all.

                          Hang in there! There are answers, it just takes time unfortunately.
                          You are not alone. *hugs*
                          “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                          ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                          And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                          • Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                            If you have your nachos this way.... they are primal.
                            Hot-Cicada Nacho Grande

                            Ingredients:
                            1 lb. of Large Corn Chips
                            1 cup of dry-roasted Cicadas (can substitute crickets)
                            2 tsp. fresh chopped cilantro
                            ¼ cup of fresh jalapeño peppers
                            ½ lb. shredded cheddar cheese
                            ¼ cup black olives (sliced)
                            1 tsp. chili powder
                            1 tsp. olive oil
                            Salt

                            Directions :
                            Place dry-roasted Cicadas (or crickets) into small bowl. Add olive oil and chili power. Toss lightly with pinch of salt. On microwavable plate put small layer of chips followed by ¼ cup prepared Cicadas, olives, jalapeños, cilantro and cheese. Repeat until there is a mountain of chips. Place into microwave for 45 seconds to melt cheese. NOTE: Coolbugstuff.com has prepared Crick-ettes that can be substituted for Cicadas.

                            Omg..i threw up a little...
                            Karin


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                            • Thanks for the kind words, guys. Sometimes it helps just to get stuff off one's chest.

                              Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                              I can't do the things I used to do, I'm not the same person... but I never regret fighting through it at all.

                              Hang in there! There are answers, it just takes time unfortunately.
                              You are not alone. *hugs*
                              I try to keep telling myself this, it's just hard sometimes.

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                              • Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
                                Omg..i threw up a little...
                                Heh... not for everyone.
                                I've actually had Chapulines... Mexican spiced and roasted grasshoppers, and they weren't bad.

                                As the cicada has no digestive tract at all... not even a mouth to eat with... since it's only purpose at that stage of development is to breed, I imagine they wouldn't be bad tasting.

                                My son once at a random beetle... I was grossed out, which was his idea initially, but after he chewed it his face brightened up and he said "Oh, it tastes like lemongrass!" Then proceeded to look for more. He was about 16. *shrug* I've always encouraged adventurous eating... maybe I went too far?
                                “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                                ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                                And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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