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You deserve a big bear hug!
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242912 tn?1402543492
07/10
Glad you feel better today.  Isn't that a mystery?  Some days you can do a bunch of stuff and it won't have nearly the same effect on the body.  El, did your dad die recently?  Whether he did or not, I'm so sorry.  My folks are 78/79 and I am SO lucky to still have them.  Can't imagine the day I lose either one of them.  Thank you again for your support!!  You'll quit when you're ready.  I remember you quit for 5yrs once so if you did it before, you can do it again...when you're ready :)  Hope today is a *good* day!
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242912 tn?1402543492
07/10
Thank you for the reminder of the "freedom" I have.  You're right and I very much needed to hear that.  Even at day 87, I often forget and think a cigarette will make all my pain and sadness go away.  I'm sorry you can no longer take the NSAID's.  I take them rarely myself due to ulcers.  I hope your doctor comes up with something soon that will alleviate your pain - something without too many side effects.  Feel better, Sherry.  Hugs...♥  
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242912 tn?1402543492
07/10
I had to quit smoking since I was feeling the searing pain in my lungs you speak of.  Had bronchitis since last Jan - have been lucky never to have lung problems 'til now so I figured I'd better not push my luck so that's why I quit.  Just couldn't take another drag back in Apr 'cause I couldn't breathe anymore and was depending on an inhaler.  I hope you'll be able to quit again someday, however, I do know how very hard it is to give up the habit.  Have you tried just plain ole' Advil for your pain?  Hugs to you, honey and hope you feel better.  
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242912 tn?1402543492
07/10
Just a quick note to say hi!
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242912 tn?1402543492
07/10
Hi El, I've read a lot about Lyrica here at MH - some it helps - more it doesn't.  I believe the side effects are a real challenge to get used to - as you're finding out.  I hope it'll help you in the long run.  There's another drug called Gababentin (sp?) that is supposed to help with nerve pain.  I haven't tried either of these drugs since they cause massive weight gain.  I stayed in bed all day yesterday.  Went for my usual walk Thur night and woke up at 3am in so much pain I had to hit a hot shower in the middle of the night, then all day yesterday, could hardly move.  Shin splints with aching all over that was unreal.  Felt like I'd been hit by a truck!  I'm sorry you hurt so.  Not smoking seems to make a difference in the pain.  Prayers you can quit again.
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07/10
Just a quick note to say hi! It has been a weird summer here too, lots of rain and hot hot hot. Long weekend for me now lol. Good to hear from you.
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242912 tn?1402543492
07/10
Hey El, thanks for the support once again.  As you can see another relapse, another quit...for good this time...but never say never so I won't say it, haha.  I see you've been dx'd with Fibro.  Me too.  What you described is exactly what I go through.  Have a great day where I feel like I can do so much...and do it...then totally crash in a world of pain.  This has been going on since my 20's.  You should also take a look at the MS forum.  Descriptions are similar to Fibro, but to get a dx of MS requires scary type tests like a lumbar puncture.  Makes me nauseated just thinking of such a thing.  Did your doc do pressure point tests or just label you Fibro 'cause you complain of pain a lot?  Take care, hon...♥
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242912 tn?1402543492
07/10
Hi El!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I just spotted you on my Home page.  I'm so thrilled to see you!!!  How ARE you???  
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733744 tn?1337950650
02/10
Just a quick note to say hi! i dont know if u can remember me but u gave me a lot of support last year it took me a long time to accept that i have bipolar just came back on line today and would like to thank everyone on here xx
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242912 tn?1402543492
12/09
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.

Hi El, just a note to let you know you've been on my mind lately.  I hope you've been feeling well and your "ghost woman" is leaving you alone lol.  Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a smooth and stable New Year.  You are so sweet and I miss you :)  Take good care, hon.  Thinking of you...xoxo ♥
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541953 tn?1262586226
11/09
Wishing you and the family a Happy Thanksgiving!

hugs
Karen
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541953 tn?1262586226
11/09
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today. just wanted you to know I was thinking about you and missing you. hope all is well with you and the family. love you my bestest twin!

Hugs
Karen
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242912 tn?1402543492
10/09
I am just so-so.  I had to download a new browser yesterday.  Ours is being fazed out and is no longer real compatible on this site.  I was Very proud of myself for figuring everything out :)   All I've ever done on the PC is just be here at MH lol!  The new browser came with an "adblock" feature which is clearly enabled, but the ads are all still here and moving more than ever so I don't have a clue what I'm doing wrong and no one to ask :(   It sounds like you really love your job...how lucky those kids are to have you :)  "Ghost in the exhaust"...how funny.  Glad you're feeling well and no more sightings.  Keep me posted on that issue...so interesting.  Happy Sunday! :)  Take care ♥
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541953 tn?1262586226
10/09
Happy Halloween! Have a great week! love you
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242912 tn?1402543492
10/09
Happy Halloween!

Hey El :)  Just checking on you to see how you are.  Hope work is going well and the students are behaving.  Hope life continues to be "good."  Thinking of you ♥
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498385 tn?1362449404
10/09
Just a quick note to say hi! That is good your were able to comfort your dog.Am okay myself VERY busy between work,aa,school,computer course and learnign how to live life clean and sober...still lol .Have a great day
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498385 tn?1362449404
10/09
How is the world treating you down there? me not to bad bf left again this time coming to get his stuff Mon and me moving so this time it is final.....hope all is well with you.Blessings as always
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242912 tn?1402543492
10/09
Gosh, El.  I AM hallucinating.  I tried to lay down for a rest this afternoon and I always put in my earplugs in case I should go to sleep (I wake up to a pindrop) and I think I hear the compressor go off in the garage.  In case you don't know the sound, it's like a very loud generator.  I take the plugs out and everything is silent!  I put them back in and I continue to hear the low drone of a motor.  I take them out, the noise goes away so this is inside my head!  Yikes!

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498385 tn?1362449404
10/09
Just a quick note to say hi! How are things.I had my computer fixed so I did'nt have it .Big day tommorow family coming over all bf and mine whew cooking up a storm,gotta get my Step 4 done,working ,bible study,homegroup... Life sober is sure busy.. Hope all is well with you take care and hope to hear from you soon. Your friend j
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242912 tn?1402543492
10/09
I'd seen him so one day, I just focused solely on him and that evening he called!  It was really freaky!  I tried the same thing again a few yrs later...and he called again!  He was the ONLY ONE who I had this connection with though.  I know the ringing in my ears is likely from waaay too much NSAID use since I was a teen.  All sorts of other meds can cause ringing too, although my husband never takes meds EVER and his ears ring constantly, he says.  Hahaha...I liked your *joke* at the end of your note :)  Sorry you have to take more meds for the blood pressure :(
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242912 tn?1402543492
10/09
I dreamt vividly for 24yrs, but when I stopped taking AD's, the dreaming ceased.  Some nights, the dreaming felt so real, I didn't feel rested at all...like I'd been up all night.  Now I dream RARELY.  Something funny, you think you're hallucinating while *I* am thinking you are just psychic ( I completely believe in that sort of thing.)  I have no doubt you saw your grandpa, although sorry it scared you so.  Then there's the feeling you got when your grandma passed.  I don't know, I lean toward the pshycic explanation :)  Before caller ID, I would often know who was calling, or just that the phone was going to ring, period.  I had a boyfriend in H.S. who I had a very close psychic connection with.  We would talk without actually *talking* and after we parted, it had been 10yrs since
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10/09
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Gooooooood morning:) Another weekend of college ball and the NFL, woo hoo. Hope you enjoy your weekend, it's so nice here this morning.
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675347 tn?1365460645
10/09
Just a quick note to say hi! Thanks so much for what you said on my journal. It's appreciated. Take care.....Ginger
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242912 tn?1402543492
10/09
but only in the dark.  I've thought I heard my name, clear as day, a few times too.  My ears ring Constantly and I do feel like I *hear* sounds that maybe are not there, but nothing specific like you have described.  You poor thing!  So this comes and goes for you?  I've seen your med cocktail and I don't blame you for not wanting to add another.  If you can ignore these visions and sounds and Know they won't hurt you, maybe you will get used to it? although that sounds kinda absurd to say LOL.  
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242912 tn?1402543492
10/09
I never considered what I hear and see, *hallucinations* ...just...yikes, I guess it's been happening so long, I consider it normal LOL.  I DO remember being frightened when they they first began.  I was a teen and thought I was *crazy* but also considered it being from drug use.  I too, did  A.Dust but only twice...I hated being so out of control.  Very Interesting about the chromosome being affected.  I can understand how that would be true.  I will look that up too.  I remember hearing that all it might take was ONCE with the psychedelics and a person could be affected forever, which does make sense to me.  I have often wondered what I would be like if I never did any of those drugs.  Do you see and hear this *lady* just in the dark 'cause I *think* I see strange things....  
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242912 tn?1402543492
10/09
Will comment on your note tomorrow...cannot keep my eyes open.  Goodnight, Sherry :)
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242912 tn?1402543492
10/09
First, Thank You! :)

Hmm...I suppose it is *possible* it's from pot use.  So you have not *always* had this problem?   I googled too, and see lots of opinions.  I wonder though, did you ever do hallucinagens like LSD, etc?  My only experience is hearing music mingled in the sound of a bathroom fan (still) as well as the texture of the ceiling still looks like it's moving sometimes, but I've chalked those up to LSD use nearly 30yrs ago as that is when it started.  I wonder if it's "residual amts of drugs left in the system" or the *drug* made the system go haywire?  A very good question!  I'm telling you, the pot today is sure not anything like the 70's and I'm sure Anything is possible...it's so strong and different, ya know?
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242912 tn?1402543492
10/09
You are in my thoughts and prayers.Thank you so much for your kind and supportive words!  You are so right about that "one puff."  That is all it takes and I am keeping that at the forefront of my mind this time.  I am much more aware of my "triggers" this time and have come up with ways to combat them when they hit.  I have not smoked any pot for um...well, over a week.  I plan on not taking a "puff" of that either and thought of starting a tracker, but can't say the time won't come when I simply need a "break" from my thoughts so I will not say I will "never" give in to That.  I hope to stay strong though.  I'm so sorry you are struggling :(  I know your time will come soon and only you can say when that will be.  I am Always here for you, no matter what :) Take care, my sweet friend.
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242912 tn?1402543492
10/09
Oh El, that's okay.  You're not ready.  No pressure.  It's okay.  You are Thinking about quitting and that's a good sign in itself :)  You will do this when the time is right for YOU! :)   I hope your headache gets better, hon.  Hope you have a restful weekend.  I'm sure you're wiped from your week.  Take care and don't worry...I understand completely!  (((HUGS))) ♥
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242912 tn?1402543492
10/09
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.

Am I to assume you mean day one of a smoking quit? :) ♥
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541953 tn?1262586226
10/09
Just a quick note to say hi! /hey girl, just wanted to say have a great day.....luv u
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242912 tn?1402543492
09/09
Sounds like subbing IS the better way to go for you.  I know what you mean about "guarding" yourself with Winter coming.  I am feeling the affects of the shorter days myself :(  Hope your appt on Fri brings some relief :)

Day 16 and have NOT smoked.  When I wrote you on the 28th, it was just a bad day.  Barely even thought of smoking yesterday or so far today.  Smoking is so much TROUBLE.  Sorry to hear you're back to the coughing, etc.  It doesn't take long to get to that point, does it?  My mother used hypnosis to quit 20yrs ago and never took another puff!  Have you considered trying hypnosis?  Always here for you, my friend :) ♥  
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