I'm on Lurasidone too!
It should definitely increase your appetite!
Wonderful to see this, Manda! Nice to see they have found something that's working!!
Happy you've found your appetite and that you're feeling happy!!
Such good news! xx
Well done Manda :) xx
Great News! Really happy for you xx
Aw, Manda, I'm sorry you're having a rough morning already. Remember that F-ups are all about perspective (yours or his)...they're not reality. Be kind to yourself, and if others judge you, let it go...have to be good to yourself right now!
By the way, what's a Manda?
Ah, it's you. Sorry, I did a luke-f*ck-up.
Hey, Luke. Thank you for the hug & getting what some might call a smile out of me with your Luke f*ck-up even though it wasn't one.
Hope tomorrow goes well for you
Hang in there my lovely Panda twin - remember it's ok to cry - even though it doesn't feel great! Hope your psych app tomorrow will be of help. Thinking of you ❤️🐼 xx
Thank you, Lulu & my Twinny. Your support means a lot. 💚
I usually feel lighter after a good cry. We all f* up time to time. Just trying the best we can.
Sending lots of love and strength, dear Manda. xx
Hope you're doing ok, Mandabear. Thinking of you!
Thanks so much, you awesome Pandas, you. I wish I could give you all IRL hugs. You guys remind me that people still care. 💖💚💖
Hang in there. Xoxoxo
Big hugs Manda xx
Oh, that sounds awful :( Sorry to hear that. Hope you sort out your med situation soon and feel all better. Big hugs
Sorry Manda! :( Like Alicia said, I hope the meds get sorted and you feel better...
Thinking of you Twinny 💕
Thank you so much for the support, Pandas. 💚 Sorry I'm not doing a good job of supporting you. Hopefully I'll be able to get back in a groove soon.
Is there anyone you can call? Maybe even your therapist? Doesn't sound good at all.
I hope you are ok Manda, just seen this and worried about you. Stay safe and take care❤
Ugh. It'll get better, but still sucks to be in the funk (where better seems far away).
I'm ok, Pandas. I called my Mental Health Center & the psychiatrist told me to stop the new med & go to the hospital to be evaluated. BF thinks I don't need to because I'm fine, but I cried while driving again.
Also, I've given my anti-anxiety med & sleeping pills to BF so I won't even have a chance to try anything crazy.
Please do what's best for you at the moment and not what BF tells you he thinks might be best for you. That's why you visit professionals, right? Hope this gets better for you soon! 💖
Good luck, Manda. We're all hoping you start feeling better soon! Give the doctors a chance. You've done so well already to express yourself and reach out.
Manda, thinking of you, sorry you're in such a difficult place. Hope you will consider going to hospital since that's what the psychiatrist is recommending. Lots of love xx
Thinking of you! You'll get through this! ❤️
Manda, hope you're ok! Sending you strength!
Pandas, thank you so much for your care & concern. I'm doing a tad bit better. At least not wanting to die right now. Sending all the love right back at ya. 💚
I'm glad to hear it, Manda. Just take things one foot in front of the other for a bit.
Sorry, Manda. We're here if you need us. I hope your day improves...
Definitely always there to chat if you feel like it! Big hugs!
That really is a *** start into the day, I'm sorry. I hope you have some time to calm down and that things will be better when they come back later.
Thanks so much, lovely Pandas. I've been on the closet floor crying, stopped, moved to kitchen for bfast & started crying again! I just want to sleep, even though I'm not tired, but I can't skip eating. I've got a bad feeling about the weekend. 😢
Really hope it's just a nutrition problem so that it's easily manageable. But I'm also tired. Here we call it „spring tiredness“. Don't know if that's a thing in the US as well. Hope you can rest well tonight!
Spring is definitely hard for many people in Europe, I've seen that now :( Hope you both feel better soon, girls <3
You mentioned that you've changed your diet recently. Lack of sugar and such has a big effect for a short while. Same happened with me. I hope it's just that!
Thanks so much, Pandas. 💚 I've never heard of springtime illness. Only if people getting depressed in the winter. Jeff- I'm eating lots of fruit so does that kind of sugar effect me differently? I used to eat bad sugar all the time.
If you cut down on the „bad“ sugar or even reduced the intake drastically you're basically detoxing and it'll take a few days or even werk for you to fell better. And it's not a spring illness, but just being tired all the time when spring starts.
Alicia, does this mean Russians don't experience this? And is it for you? Did you notice a change in your energy since living here?
Thanks for the clarification, Lydia. It's been longer than a week after changing though & I do still eat bad sugar in a dessert most nights. Who knows. Hopefully I'll have a better idea after meeting with the psychiatrist again & my appt w/dietician.
Wow, sorry for all the typos. lol I'm even too lazy to correct them and hope you understand my gibberish.
I got it! 😊
In Moscow people seem to be extra happy in spring because they are finally getting some sunlight 😊 I still love spring, but here those around me are getting all tired and sad.
I also love spring, and I'm not getting sad, just a bit tired in the beginning and then sneezy.
Good luck, manda!
Oh what a nuisance, them not including the date! Hope you are not kept waiting too long x
Thanks, Pandas. 💚 Natalie, I waited an hour & was apologized to twice & still made it to my appt with 3 minutes to spare!
Welcome back! Hope spring break was enjoyable! And I hope the antidepressant works well for you!
Hope you had a good time! At least you get help. Well done for asking for it.
Thank you, Jeff & Lieteke. It was definitely fun. Now we're counting down to Summer Break! Thanks for all the hugs, Pandas. 💚
Oh yes, I can imagine. Would be the same for me, I've never video chatted before (except with my mum and bro) so hopfully it'll be a good experience for you! Happy to see green. :)
Oh good luck Thursday, hope it goes well x
Hope you all enjoy your time together
Thank you, Pandas. 💚 Even though we had something to do each day it was still an enjoyable time. All 3 of us were very sad for it to end. 7 weeks till Summer Break!
Do you like her?
I'm not sure, Lydia. She's nice (besides saying I say, “nobody loves me” in a very mocking way), but I feel like a lot of the stuff she is doing is bogus. I just need to get over it though. No one will match my psychologist & I need therapy.
Thanks for the hugs, ladies! 💚
Funny, I've always thought the new age was bogus too. You don't sound thrilled. hopefully you will do what is BEST for you.
Hopefully you two will get somewhere. Do you think she's able to help you? Xoxo
Thanks, lovely Pandas. 💚 I called & cancelled my next appt w/her. I don't think I can get anywhere w/her. Going to ask psychologist if they can place me w/a therapist at my Mental Health Center. I think I'd be more comfortable w/anyone else!
Yay! Sounds good. Hope it'll do you some good, new therapist, good diet and yoga. :)
Thanks, Lydia. I guess even the new therapist can be a good thing, too. Thanks for showing me that! 💖
Thanks for the hug, Desenator! I have no clue why I just typed that. I think because it sounds badass just like you! 💚
Good for you! Have fun a yoga!
Thanks, Jeff. I'm doing it at home. No way could my social anxiety handle a class! Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💚
Fruits and veggies are the way to go. Yoga is awesome too. I'm happy for you. You're taking good care of yourself
Thanks, Love! It feels great to actually care about my health. Not exactly sure what flipped the switch but I am thankful.
Good luck, mandabear! I hope they're helpful!
Thanks, Jeff! 💚
Exciting but also frightening. Hope the new one is good!
Good luck x
Thanks so much, my lovely Panda friends. Of course you'll be hearing how it goes! 💚
Good luck Twinny!
He is also recommending it to all his colleagues at my Mental Health Center!
it is an awesome app. Helps me on my spiritual journey. Plus we have each other.
Have you told the Chief Pandas?
Woo hoo! Spread the word. Pandas of the world unite!
Jeff & Love, Pandas are gonna take over the world & clean it up a bit. 😊 No, Cindy, I haven't. I will shoot them a message now. Thanks for the idea & thanks for all the hugs, Pandas! 💚
Amazing :-) Thank you, and thanks for the message, Manda. I'd award you some shiny medals as a thank you, but you're all shiny already!!! :-D This place is nothing without all of you - so thank you
In my mind, Manda is shinier than ever! :)
That's really great! My therapist wasn't that interested in it until now. :')
Aw, thank you, Pandas! You all are what made my medals shiny! 💖
That's great! Let's all spread the word just like Manda 🐼😁 x
Thanks again, dear Pandas. You guys are the best! 💚
Really good to read! 💖
Thank you, my dear Lydia! 😘
Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! It's great to see you H F! Not sure if you updated because I haven't got to checking that yet, but I hope you are well! xx
sounds like a good day minus pucking
puking. How do you spell that?
@Love, it was a great day besides puking (which is how you spell it. I'm a professional puker). Now I don't even think that's a word. 😂
Thanks for all the hugs, Pandas. 💖
...pressure had dropped because of too much Trileptal in my system. So now I'm taking it 4 times a day 4 hours apart. BF told me I have to eat more because he thinks it's effecting my energy & my psychologist said the same thing yesterday. F*ck.
Just eating more doesn't help. Eat more good food. Fruits and veggies and things that fill you up without making you feel sick or bad about yourself. I want to see you healthy too, Mandabear! Rooting for you!
Thanks, Jeff. I've been eating a lot of dried fruit but never put the connection to get fresh fruits & veggies. I'm so f*cking sick of eating Clif Bars so it would be a welcome thing. Thanks for the hugs, Pandas. 💚
Definitely try to eat more fresh veg and fruits. Right now I'm on an avocado trip, and if you like them they're a good choice to eat well and feel sated for some time. I can also send you the recipe for my fav salad. :)
Clif bars are full of sugar. Dried fruit eliminates everything healthy about fruit. Apples and PB, things like that... Fill you up and so much better for you!
Thank you, Lydia. I'd love the recipe. @Jeff- I had no clue! BF is supposed to be some expert in foods & that is what he's telling me to eat. Those Clif bars are SO F*CKING SWEET! 🤢
I snack most of the day on fruits and raw veggies. Sometimes ill dip veggies in hummus or tabouli. Its easy and healthy
Yes! Hummus! I love it. Will have BF whip some up for me. Thanks for the idea, Love. And thanks for the hugs, Pandas. 💚
If I could magically make it go away I would. :/ Big hugs dear Manda! 💚
So sorry you're going through such a hard time, and even harder when those around you are struggling too. Sending you lots of strength and hugs, Mandabear!
Wishing you rest and peace.
Thank you, sweet Pandas. His mom is still in the hospital so we're going over there after school. I had to pull out deep breathing techniques walking through there. It's so scary to see her so sick. I wish I could say this puts things in...
...perspective for me, but I need to remember I've been walking around with my illnesses in me demolishing anything that gets in it's path for 17 years.
Sometimes, just our presence is enough.
We went over to see her again last night. I did so much better. She looks better, can get up & walk around, & can go to the bathroom by herself. Might get to come home today & only lives a few minutes from us.
Glad your bloodwork is ok!
Thanks, Jeff. It eases the mind a bit. Thanks for the hugs, Pandas. 💚
We all have our bad days and lose it from time to time. The Dalai Lama even admits to getting angry and regretting actions and words when in that state.
Wow, Love. I had no idea about your Dalai Lama information. I find that very interesting. Maybe it's time to read up on the guy.