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About vertighostx

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  1. I have been diagnosed with depression and a general anxiety disorder. After many years of therapy, I have gotten my depression in remission and my anxiety under control. Every once in a while I will still have an anxiety attack, but my therapist has helped me learn techniques to get me through them. At one point I was misdiagnosed with a mild form of schizophrenia because my anxiety was so bad. Before I was to be put on antipsychotics I got a second opinion. I'm glad I did because I was able to get the proper treatment and not put on the wrong medication.
  2. This might sound kind of lame, but I like to ride bikes and play Pokemon Go. The app really helped me get outside more. My friends and I enjoy playing it together.
  3. I want to go back to Alaska to visit Ketchikan and Juneau. I also hope to visit Holland one day because that is where my family is from.
  4. I also have sensitive skin so I don't shave everything regularly. I will shave my armpits every time I shower, but I don't shave my legs unless it's summer or I plan on meeting up with my boyfriend haha. Otherwise I'm a sasquatch.
  5. I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed when I was 12 because they came in early and were impacted. I was also put under general anesthesia. I was nervous too because I was only in seventh grade and had never been put under or had surgery. When I went in for the procedure I was given some medicine to help me relax before being brought back into the room where the extraction was going to be done. The nurse put some monitors on me such as a heart and blood pressure monitor which are routine for patients being put under. The doctor then came in and assured me everything would be fine and that he had removed thousands of wisdom teeth before. He then told me he was going to start the medicine that was going to put me to sleep and to count to ten. I never made it to ten and the next thing I knew I was waking up and all done. I was sent home with antibiotics, pain medicine, information for avoiding dry socket and keeping the wounds clean, as well as instructions to stay on soft foods for the first week. I did have swelling which was managed with an ice pack and any pain I had was covered by the pain medication. Now, I am also a surgical technologist (I set up the OR, prep medications, and assist the surgeon during surgery) and can give you some insight on what to expect when coming out of anesthesia, since induction is usually fast and patients don't remember too much of it. Your hearing is the first sense to come back and because of this most nurses, doctors, and recovery rooms are quiet to not startle you as you wake up. It's also very common to have an oxygen mask put on because it helps you to wake up. You might notice the sound of the oxygen as a gentle hiss or feel a slight breeze in your face from the mask. You'll feel tired and maybe be a little clumsy with your movements. It common to feel foggy as well. Most of the effects of the anesthesia will subside after 24 hours. Feel free to message me if you have any questions and good luck with your wisdom tooth removal. Eat lots of ice cream!
  6. It's almost like there is a contest going on to see who can get the most offended/triggered. Of course there are times when these feelings are justified but for the last few years it seems like people have been going out of there way to find things to get upset about. Outrage culture sucks.
  7. Sounds like you need to make new friends with interests similar to yours.
  8. There's no trailer out yet, but I'm looking forward to It Part II
  9. I forgot about this. 😅 I've been busy spring cleaning.
  10. Hey Adam, I really sympathize with your situation. I also suffered from major depression for many years. You seem like a good person so I'm going to tell you something I'm very self conscious about in hopes of helping you. On June 9, 2017 I attempted suicide by slitting my wrists in the shower. I had been on medication for years and in and out of therapy. Like you, I felt that there was no hope and depression was just how life was going to be for me, and that I was too far gone to help because I had been depressed too long. I ended up in the ER and of course a mental health facility after I was patched up. I was a patient for 2 weeks. I felt miserable and ashamed for being hospitalized, but I'll tell you what, I was glad I failed suicide. I was placed in group therapy with others who had attempted suicide, which really helped me because for the first time there were other people who understood what I was going through. I didn't feel like an outcast for having depression. I also met with a psychiatrist who was extremely nice and helped me get on the right medication. During group therapy we would work on emotion regulation, we wrote things we were grateful for and practiced self love (cheesey, I know), and the hospital even had a peace rose garden we would visit as a group which was one of my favorite parts of therapy. In every rose plant there was a notepad and pencil where people could write anonymous positive messages to each other. After my 2 week stay I still went to the hospital a few times a week for group therapy meetings. I could go on in more detail of what my stay at the hospital was like, but I think you get the idea. It's not just a sterile white environment where you get thrown into a room and force fed pills. What I'm hoping to inspire with you here is that even when the depression is horrible, and you doubt the medical system, you don't trust anyone with your feelings, not even yourself, don't give up. When all of the suggestions you get to help yourself seem dumb, just try them anyway. Give yourself a chance. You are more than welcome to message me anytime you want. You are not alone, believe me when I say that I understand how you are feeling. You are not too far gone to be helped. A peace rose to help you recover 🌹
  11. I saw this movie when it came out and thought it was a good.
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