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General Discussion / Re: Sleep clinic...
« Last post by Pleeb on July 24, 2018, 07:20:14 PM »
I also don't have so much trouble sleeping since taking Mirtazapine, which I take at night.

I don't mind the vivid dreams on it.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: Ever had b bugs in your place?
« Last post by Pleeb on July 24, 2018, 07:18:33 PM »
Mom, thanks....Didn't know about the ceiling. 

An exterminator came the other day to look at my place.  They are fumigating my place on Wednesday.

Re the bites, I should've pushed my nurse p more to get a prescription instead of Vitamin E.  If I've been taking antidepressants etc for years, I may be more worried about how it looks...more than someone who hasn't been on meds forever.

My nurse p offered to help me set up my cell phone - that doesn't compensate for the above.

I should've had one before for emergencies, but I got my first cell phone lately mainly to use an app to help me meditate.  I can explain further in the future.


Peter

Forgot to mention that sometimes the bites look worse....maybe sunscreen irritates them a bit?....even the Vitamin E oil does.
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General Discussion / Re: Ever had b bugs in your place?
« Last post by momfellinglost on July 19, 2018, 09:04:49 AM »
 Oh and the other place they like to hang out is ceilings so look up the will drop on people they are attracted to the carbon you exhale
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General Discussion / Re: Ever had b bugs in your place?
« Last post by momfellinglost on July 19, 2018, 09:03:28 AM »
 The places you want to look is the seems on your bed you may not see the bugs if there are not many now but you will(or should ) see evidence that they have been there. They poop a lot and leave little poops small spots everywhere. They don't just get in your bed they get in baseboards and cracks. And you could have them and caught the invasion early. Now I am not saying you do have them but they are movers and apt buildings provide a lot the little bug highways for them to move around pipes and electrical wiring. Wonder if any of the companies or the one who did the other apt would do a free inspection on your place. Worth a try
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General Discussion / Re: Sleep clinic...
« Last post by Pleeb on July 11, 2018, 03:02:48 PM »
People ask if I have trouble sleeping.

Not necessarily.....the sleep lab is partly to find out things that you may not be aware of when you sleep:
-loud snoring
-breathing difficulties and such....


Peter
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General Discussion / Ever had b bugs in your place?
« Last post by Pleeb on July 11, 2018, 03:00:37 PM »
I think......I have them.

People ask "can you see them?".....no, because they bite at night only.  BTW, they aren't THAT small...the size of an apple seed.  Unless I have something else?....hives?  Another type of insect?

I have none in my little traps that I can show my landlord.  I'm in a seniors' bldg - the landlord would pay for the exterminator.  A lady down the hall just had one in.

I have lots of bites on my arms and legs, but very few of them are itchy, which is weird.


The bites are a little unsightly...I asked my nurse practitioner for maybe a cream prescription to diminish them.


She said to use vitamin E oil.


It feels "creepy" to go to bed with the oil on - so sticky, and the oil will get on sheets etc.  It feels slightly uncomfortable to have it on to begin with.



The worst part of all this - having to prepare my place for the exterminator, if one comes - a lot of emptying closets, bagging stuff I have lying around, under my bed.  Under my bed I have a lot of storage.

I have trouble tidying my place....a lot.  Maybe tidying for the exterminator will get me "in the groove."


Peter


Vitamin E oil very expensive....so is the cream....I have both.

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General Discussion / Re: Hope to get medication increased....
« Last post by Pleeb on July 11, 2018, 02:51:57 PM »
I just decreased my medication.  My suggestion - I thought maybe I was overstimulated?

My odd, weird hard to explain habit of imaginary conversations with people whereby I'm berating them was over the top.....because I was overstimulated?


The imaginary conversations...I imagine other people may rehearse conversations a bit.....but not ALL day long.  Hard to explain this.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: Sleep clinic...
« Last post by Pleeb on July 11, 2018, 02:48:51 PM »
I have to go again the end of August.....see sleep Dr. in November.

I'll find out, but probably because I only slept 2 hours...I think.  So they didn't have enuf data.


Plan for next time....dress more warmly...serious.  I've never been in a hospital overnight - I didn't realize at first that there is a container in the hall where you can grab blankets.

If I go to bed at 10:00, then I'll go to bed at 10 a few days before the test, so my body isn't in shock from going to bed so early.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: Hope to get medication increased....
« Last post by paulm on July 11, 2018, 12:05:56 PM »
Hello Peter. Unfortunately some doctors have something against lorazepam, Clonazepam and other benzo's.  However sometimes if you bug them enough and state how it used to help, then they sometimes will prescribe it.All you can do is ask. Take Care. paul m
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General Discussion / Re: Hope to get medication increased....
« Last post by Pleeb on July 08, 2018, 11:23:00 PM »
Thanks.....

And/or get a tranquilizer prescription.

I used to take Clonazepam, which isn't the greatest - may have mentioned before that on more than one occasion, I thought that someone gave me/prescribed a placebo by mistake - because it's soooo mild!


Peter

But my Dr./Nurse P are (I think) older people (I'm 71) and benzios don't mix.

Coincidence - on the bulletin board at the sleep clinic is a prominent article on that.
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