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Board: Smoking Cessation 09-28-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,787
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Please Please Help Me!!!!

Good for you! You just have to want it bad enough and to me, it sounds like you are at that point. I smoked for about 11 years and for most of that time smoked about 10--15 cigarettes a day...
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-26-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 57,502
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Cost of generic adderall

I read that the FDA restricts how much companies can make now, and for whatever reason they've been restricted to producing the same amount of it every year despite the fact that each year the demand...
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-26-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Question about ADD?

Hmmm...again, I would really be careful about assuming this is ADD...Your lows and highs definitely sound more like manic depression... Manic depressive people often set lots of goals and make lots...
Board: Smoking Cessation 09-26-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,787
Posted By crookedhearts
re: Please Please Help Me!!!!

I tried everything but I actually found reading Allen Carr's "Easyway to Stop Smoking" book did the trick (pretty unbelievable but it's true!). I quit cold turkey in the middle of the book but the...
Board: Smoking Cessation 09-24-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: It 's so difficult!

Yeah, I also get cravings in my throat and mouth! It's so weird because I get them really bad whenever it's scratchy or sore or I need to cough...it's like I crave that roughness that happens when...
Board: Mental Health 09-23-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: can anyone in the world relate? i dont know what to do all of the time

It sounds like you suffer from social anxiety. You're not alone. You should see your doctor for a referral to a mental health evaluation--I know that sounds intimidating and scary, but don't worry,...
Board: Mental Health 09-23-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,273
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Physical Appearance- So Shallow yet so Profound

I have gotten tons of therapy for self hatred and negativity and what every one of my (numerous) therapists have me do is I have to catch myself EVERY time I'm being negative and do positive...
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-23-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Question about ADD?

Make sure you tell your doctor about your lows and highs. Maybe you have ADD but this also sounds like it might be some form of depression and you will need to treat that, not just the ADD (even if...
Board: Smoking Cessation 09-22-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,028
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Quitting - Day 9 No bowel movement

I know it sucks so bad! I dont know if it gets any better because about 1 month in I started using nicotine again...i just couldn't take it. All I know is I looked like I had gained at least 10lbs...
Board: Smoking Cessation 09-21-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 543
Posted By crookedhearts
Does this happen to anyone else?

I quit about 48 days ago but have relapsed a couple times since then. Twice with a cigarette a couple times with nicotine gum. Well ****, I guess that's more than a couple times but the thing is,...
Board: Smoking Cessation 09-21-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: I am quitting smoking starting today

That sucks. If at first you do not succeed try try again...
Board: Smoking Cessation 09-21-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,028
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Quitting - Day 9 No bowel movement

Try as hard as you can to eat more fiber and drink more water. Every time you get a craving drink a glass of water. Eat lots of lean protein, but don't limit your intake of veggies and fruits--and...
Board: Acne 09-12-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,093
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: When should i expect spiro to work

Yeah, my eating habits did not change in spiro--and not really my weight either (unless you count the bloating), it's more like it was just distributed differently (like, my *** totally got bigger...
Board: Acne 09-11-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,093
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: When should i expect spiro to work

Ugh! I've resorted (yet again) to trying to take a tiny dose of spiro because I CANT STAND how my face has become CRAZY OILY and it's totally f-ed up my hormones (whenever I go off of it I start...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 09-11-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: some questions about juicing

I use an old school Oster and have zero problems aside from the fact that it's somewhat noisy and probably a minute or two slower. It was $35 at Target and I've used carrots, spinach, kale, broccoli...
Board: Weight Loss 09-11-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Protein?

Well in case anyone else was wondering: you CAN gain weight from eating too much protein and are ideally supposed to get .36 grams of protein for every pound you weigh. So you just multiply .36 by...
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-11-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: I need advice...

To be honest, I would stick with this one because I find it pretty shocking that this doctor is willing to prescribe you all these meds...most would not. Here is what most doctors will probably...
Board: Acne 09-11-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,012
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: What are clogged pores?

Just leave it. Accutane is notorious for making people's skin so fragile that they can end up with scars after treatment in places where they picked.
Board: Smoking Cessation 09-06-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: I think I'm gonna quit quitting soon!

Lol, thanks guys. I was kidding about the heartburn--I had that from sucking on the e-cig all day (it was actually my therapist who suggested I do this!). The good news is I managed to make it...
Board: Acne 09-06-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,107
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: What can I expect when upping my dosage of Tretinoin?

I think some people think of retin a as being helpful for blackheads, sure. Lol, I think differin gel works better for blackheads and acne than retin a to be honest, because it's far less irritating...
Board: Weight Loss 09-06-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By crookedhearts
Protein?

Hello, I was wondering if anyone actually knows how much protein a person is supposed to get daily? I know there's a general estimate of like 50 grams a day, but I find it hard to believe that one...
Board: Acne 09-06-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,500
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Minocycline is not working?

Tulipsss, if you're only seeing a little improvement after three months of mino you should either request to increase the dosage (if you're not already taking it 2x a day) or request to try spiro and...
Board: Acne 09-06-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,107
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: What can I expect when upping my dosage of Tretinoin?

You know, I only recently noticed an increase in blackheads so it's funny that you mention it! I think it's strange because I have NEVER been prone to them like this before, especially since I used...
Board: Acne 09-05-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,107
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: What can I expect when upping my dosage of Tretinoin?

You know I did notice I've had a couple more breakouts ever since i started using the .25% but this could also be just because I tried to stop taking spiro for a while. Honestly, I think you'll be...
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-05-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,224
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Adderall dose? Too much/not enough?

Bioadd, I've definitely on the same dosage for several years for add and only recently got upped in my dosage when I went for an evaluation with a new doctor (a psychologist, I believe). I had no...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 09-05-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,278
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Dark spots on lip

I once had a purple discoloration on my lip due to long term antibiotic use and oddly enough I inadvertently found that using whitening toothpaste and mouthwash got rid of it over time because of the...
Board: Acne 09-05-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,093
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: When should i expect spiro to work

Yes laporte, your boobs and hips+thighs get bigger over time on this drug. The thing you need to understand about spiro to understand the effects it can have is that it decreases your testosterone...
Board: Smoking Cessation 09-05-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By crookedhearts
I think I'm gonna quit quitting soon!

What do I do?! WHAT DO I DO? I feel like this is the beginning of the end! I quit cold turkey for a full month, which for me, was amazing, but all day today I've been sucking on an e-cig and I...
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-01-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,224
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Adderall dose? Too much/not enough?

Whoa Bioadd, not everyone has the same experiences as you. I've been on the same dosage for years and I definitely don't get it raised every 3 months (nor would I want to).

On thing I will say...
Board: Birth Control 09-01-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Ortho Tri Cyclen help?

First, try not to worry too much. There is a real chance that your hormones have changed by now and that Ortho might end up working for you, so don't expect the worst. B-control tends to make me...
Board: Anxiety 09-01-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Prozac (Generic) Day 2

Oh wow, and you quit smoking too? More power to you. I quit smoking 28 days ago and it's crazy how hard it still is. Stay strong and keep reminding yourself why you quit.
Board: Depression 09-01-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Daughter in desperate need of advice on how to help mother.

Whether you can commit her just depends on what the laws are where you live, but it usually requires proof that she's a danger to herself or others (sometimes that just means a 72 hr hold).

The...
Board: Anxiety 08-31-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,549
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Just so i'm not the only one....

Maybe you should try therapy and antidepressants. I honestly think antidepressants would help you more at this point because it's preventative (like a mild xanax 24/7) and would allow you the time...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 08-31-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,225
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Good lotion for freckles?

Be careful of using anything to lighten your skin (amlactin, lemon, hydroquinine, glycolics etc) because an unfortunate side effect of all of these products and their ingredients is that they make...
Board: Depression 08-31-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Wellbutrin dosage

Weird. I think Wellbutrin probably makes a great treatment for ADHD because it's calming and stabilizing but as for improving focus and stuff? Not so much. But then again, maybe I am just too used...
Board: Acne 08-31-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,277
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: 10th week on Retin A... need advice! :)

Well now I'm just confused cause my doctor switched me to the .01% gel from the .05% cream, and then a couple of months later I told her I thought it was irritating my skin so she switched me to the...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 08-31-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,235
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Skin/white spots

Sounds like some kind of hypopigmentation (which is permenant discoloration but light instead of dark) or bad circulation. I am betting its bad circulation, but its hard to say from your...
Board: Acne 08-30-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,277
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: 10th week on Retin A... need advice! :)

I guess it is pretty much is up in the air because I've experienced increased irritation at times too! It's weird, cause I got switched from the .05% cream--which I found pretty irritating the whole...
Board: Acne 08-29-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,370
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Advise--Acne just wont clear

That sucks. From what I've heard, acne can explode during pregnancy and some women get it pretty bad, so at least yours sounds manageable. I think you are limited in what you can use since you're...
Board: Panic Disorders 08-29-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,142
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Prozac Day 1/thoughts...

I'm gonna be watching your thread Anxious. I was prescribed Prozac a couple of months ago and I'm embarrassed to admit that I just pretend to take it. I mean, there is no reason for me to...
Board: Depression 08-29-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Wellbutrin dosage

Yeah, I'd say you're beginning to feel it then. This is actually just how some antidepressants can affect people, and personally, it's the whole reason I can't stand being on them.

All the drs...
Board: Depression 08-29-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Wellbutrin dosage

Don't worry about it. Well I guess you are right in that your dose isn't necessarily "standard" as I think it's standard to start at 150mgs and then increase to 300mgs the next week, but sometimes...
Board: Anxiety 08-29-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: No where to turn

I'm so sorry, I'm not sure I have any useful advice but I just wanted to let you know that I'll be thinking of you (for what it's worth, which is not much, lol). I understand why you can't go the...
Board: Anxiety 08-29-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Health Anxiety

I don't think you should quit anything yet. I think I understand where you're coming from because I used to have a similar problem. When I was a kid I'd either stay up all night TERRIFIED and...
Board: Depression 08-29-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Wellbutrin dosage

Doses are different for everyone but your doctor seems to be going by the standard. I took wellbutrin for depression, and then sometimes smoking cessation. Each time I took it no matter the reason, I...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 08-29-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: How can sis thin down her face?

Why would she want to? People pay $1000 to correct loss of volume in the face (esp, upper face) as it is one of the main signs of aging. That said, if she is overweight going on a diet and losing...
Board: Acne 08-28-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,277
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: 10th week on Retin A... need advice! :)

Not surprising, it's an easy mistake to make (i only know the strengths cause I've been on all of them) but you are right about tretinoin being retin a in generic form.

Anyways about the flesh...
Board: Phobias 08-28-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,211
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: agorophia, fear of going out

Carlos and mrs snows,
See your doctors and ask for therapy! This is a mental condition that is recognized and covered. If you cannot leave the house then email them or call them and explain the...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 08-28-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,748
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: Considering Implants

You seem to be ignoring the fact that this is a girl whose breasts are not deflated from pregnancy or breastfeeding. She apparently has perfectly good b-cups but states that "when I see other people...
Board: Depression 08-28-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By crookedhearts
Re: I don't know what to do

I can really relate too, and I really agree with Will I Be Happy about exercise. I think it helps SO MUCH. Force yourself to walk for at least 20 minutes every morning. I know you don't want to,...
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