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  1. As with the thread from the previous incarnation of the board, I begin this one with a request that the information within remain confidential. This is a thread for those seeking support as they deal with very sensitive situations involving either their own or a loved one's health. Please let this be a thread where such information can be shared with a level of trust. Now, back to the topic at hand. I picked up my second filling of Brintellix yesterday—all $141 of it, for a month's supply. I find it odd that it is an antidepressant, yet the price is so high that it is depressing just to purchase it. As for its effects, I'm still getting used to them. I haven't been able to sleep for more than three hours at a time for a couple of weeks now. When I do wake up in the middle of the night, I'm not groggy. In fact, I feel for at least a short time that I've had a decent night's sleep. That sensation only lasts a few hours, though. I don't crash out—I just sort of fade to the point where I need to sleep again. Very weird. I've also lost weight. Not a lot, but every pound counts, and it's been a slow and steady drop. Some of this might be related to the small dose of metformin that I'm on (my A1C hit 6.5 again, causing my primary doctor to freak out). I seriously don't know. Whatever the reason, it made my cardiologist happy at my appointment yesterday. Speaking of cardiologists, mine determined that I am status quo as far as my PVCs are concerned. He hasn't seen them in the short 30-second EKGs he runs at every appointment, but the memory of my Holter monitor results from several years ago is enough to keep him on his toes. Still, he saw no reason to increase my lisinopril or to add a beta blocker to my shoebox full of medicines. I hope this thread will be as useful as the last one was. Thanks for any support you can provide.
  2. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    This is not working well. I wound up pulling an 8 before my 10am dose. I went to bed right after and woke up just after noon. Someone tell me what I'm doing wrong.
  3. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    I've just taken my 4:00 a.m. oxycodone dose. Right now, my near-sciatic region is really firing off at me. I'm awake until the medicine kicks in.
  4. What Are You Listening To?

    Ninja'd! I've got that movie, downloaded from Archive.Org.
  5. What Are You Watching?

    Watching [Live*PD] on A&E. Some interesting footage tonight.
  6. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Today's been rough. The last two or three hours of each pain medicine dose have been hell. The medicine has worn off, giving me level 7-to-7½ pain near my sciatic region. It's clear that the every 8 hours dosing schedule of 30mg/30mg/15mg isn't working. For the next two days, I'm going to try 15mg/22½mg/22½mg/15mg on the old 4am/10am/4pm/10pm schedule. I don't cut the pills in half very well, but Mrs. Prof does. She may get stuck with the pill cutting job if this works.
  7. Story Friday December 15, 2017

    SHE'S TOUCHING HIM!
  8. Things You Find Amusing

    Check out this dog picture ... Do you see a man's face on the far right side in the dog's ear? (No photo manipulation was used except to resize the image.)
  9. A227089_12142017_Panda.png

    Do you see the face in this dog's ear?

    © 2017 Brenda Jackson. All rights reserved.

  10. Video Game Discussion Part 3

    I've already bought and paid for it from Walmart. Mrs. Prof got our new Walmart cards and wanted to get the points for the purchase. Wouldn't even let me get it from Amazon. Sigh.
  11. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    After I posted the above, I don't know why, but my right leg and hip rebelled against me. Both hurt all day, even when I tried to sleep. I'd call it a pain in the arse, but I'd be a couple of inches off.
  12. What Are You Ingesting?

    Roasted Red Pepper hummus with pita chips.
  13. What Are You Ingesting?

    Let's see if we can consolidate some of the "what are you eating/drinking/breathing" threads into this one. I am currently ingesting Crystal Light tea. Just had some hummus & pita chips beforehand. I'm considering getting a glass of Bulgarian buttermilk (I was shocked that my local Albertson's actually had the Bulgarian style! Nom.).
  14. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    6:30 a.m. CST 20171214. I'm having issues with my pain medication, but I'm no longer having problems. That's a big difference. The pain doesn't wake me up in the middle of the night any more. That's when I'm on a single pill dose. When I'm on a two pill dose, I have a period shortly after taking it where I *have* to sleep. Idiot that I am, I try to fight through it, but inevitably I have to give in and take a nap. Once that's done, I can function without much pain getting in my way. Case in point: I took a double dose about a half an hour ago and am fighting to get through this post. At least I'm getting pain relief from that dose. EDIT: I had to have Mrs. Prof monitor me while I took my doses of all my other morning medications. I was just a bit too crosseyed to be 100% certain I was taking my pills right without someone watching me count them out and making sure they all went into my mouth.
  15. What Are You Ingesting?

    I don't remember seeing pictures or video of a Windsor Pyramid.
  16. Video Game Discussion Part 3

    I hope I'm not breaking any forum rules here. @The Old Hack, punish me appropriately if I am. If anyone remembers, I wrote the music for the new episodes included in the Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour. I used a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 as my sound interface for that work. Now, I am in need of a more accurate version of the hardware (the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 version 2.0) to produce new music to go along with an album including the DN3D:20 music. I've laid out the money in advance, but since I am on disability, I don't make much to back it up. If I were to box up the original version 1.0, autograph both it and the box, and put it on E-Bay, do you think anyone here might be interested in it at a $60 to $75 souvenir price point? Would anyone in another forum that you're aware of be interested? Sorry to take up forum space. I'm awaiting my chastisement.
  17. What Are You Ingesting?

    Just finished off the remainder of a Chorizo Burger from Whataburger. Mrs. Prof asked them to "go light on the peppers." I think they put one tiny strip of bell pepper on it, then slapped a "no pickles" sticker on the bag. (Chorizo Burger don't got no pickles in da first place.)
  18. NP Monday December 11, 2017

    And there's always the classic, "I am a figment of my own imagination."
  19. What Are You Ingesting?

    I didn't think anything on 4chan qualified as an argument. I thought it all went into the abuse room.
  20. What Are You Ingesting?

    4% Small Curd cottage cheese with Cyprus Flake salt sprinkled sparingly on top. Crunchy.
  21. Things You Find Amusing

    America Owl-Line
  22. BACON JAM BACON JAM BACON JAM
  23. What Are You Ingesting?

    I am on topic, if that's possible in an off-topic forum.
  24. What Are You Ingesting?

    Cane's griddle toast with heated bacon jam. Nom.
  25. What Are You Ingesting?

    Ah, yes. Thank you. They're still good. At least they're not Spam Musubi.