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I've found my perfect role... [Jan. 4th, 2008|03:25 pm]
I could totally play a junkie on stage or film. Without the hindrance of actually being a junkie and thus interfering with work schedules or performance. Right now I am jittery, scratching at my arms and legs, unable to concentrate and trying very, very hard to not freak out, leap out of my cubicle and hunt down some smack.

Because I had back to back meetings today and while I did bring in a small container of pasta with veggies, I didn't have time to run out and pick up some salad, or fruit, or bag of chips, or Kashi bar or....oh, help me! See, all the director would have to do is make me miss more than one meal and INSTANT junkie!

I didn't bring in a morning snack, because I was feeling virtuous...and overlarge in the caboose. But I also never got a chance to head out and get an afternoon snack...which is sorely needed. Since 2pm, I've been obsessing over food. It doesn't help that I'm working on a contract for hot sauces, so I've spent all of my unscheduled time today becoming an expert on hot sauces...which wouldn't make me hungry until I read the list of major products that Tabasco is used in, like...Cheez-Its.

I would KILL for Cheez-It's right now. I find myself unable to read and comprehend the rest of the paragraph. I just keep snapping back to "Cheez-It's" like it's a magnet for the ball bearings in my eyes.

This is NOT a good day for my cube-neighbor, the manager for Salty Snacks, to be out sick. If I knew her better, I'd be rifling her desk right NOW. I might anyway, if I can't hang in there until five.

I know that it's five years until I have to have a colonoscopy...but I am really, really dreading it. Not the camera up the butt part...but the fasting. I will have to be sedated and under constant supervision in order to get through it.

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[User Picture]From: sestree
2008-01-04 09:18 pm (UTC)

Re: As one who's been there...

Not being a doctor -- nor playing one on TV

I still think they frown on doing procedures under anethesia while you're TANKED.

now I'm not certain about the doctor though ......
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2008-01-04 09:23 pm (UTC)

Re: As one who's been there...

Damn. Where were you two years ago?

Trust me it would've been must easier to tame The Wild Granny had I gotten her loaded the day before.

Of course then she probably would've wandered out in public and hit on the mailman again and we're just now starting to get UPS deliveries to the house again.......

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[User Picture]From: chellebelle74
2008-01-05 04:47 am (UTC)
Sedatives are a wonderful thing in that situation, m'dear. I had to have said test a while back because of worrisome circumstances (that turned out to be nothing) and I was extremely nervous. I told the doc this and he gave me a script for some heavy duty mellow out pills (so heavy duty that the script specified 2 and only 2 capsules) and I took one the night before and one the morning of. I was high as a kite and nothing phased me. My ride, Annie, found me highly amusing. lol
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[User Picture]From: mistressfetch
2008-01-05 03:13 pm (UTC)
too funny as yesterday I was STARVING for carbs. I attribute this to my monthly hormonal cravings or I'm just a carb junkie :-) I was actually sitting at my desk thinking about the Hoppin John that Brad took for lunch on Wednesday!!! It was like a movie running through my mind of the container being removed from your fridge, him spooning it out into another container to take to work for lunch , the salty smell of the ham and the black eyed peas just waiting for me....oh those sexy black eyed peas....*drool*

I promptly went to the snack machine and got some Sun Chips...still wanted the Hoppin John though...
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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2008-01-05 07:03 pm (UTC)
Hey, beautiful Turnip, I just found this:


which is a link for a free sample of an essential oil remedy purported to stop RLS. I ordered one for myself (can't resist free stuff!) and there wasn't any shipping to pay, either. I would be fascinated to see if it worked or not for you.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-01-07 02:01 pm (UTC)
oooh, I'll have to try it out -- I wish they would tell you what oils are in it -- but hopefully the sample will list them.
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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2008-01-07 07:45 pm (UTC)
Hi! I think they list the ingredients with the larger bottles. I didn't check that one specifically but some of the other ones were fairly innocuous, as long as you're not allergic to stuff like grape seed oil, lavender, rosemary, cinnamon, that sort of thing.

How amazing that you were able to give up coffee and Mt. Dew for a year- and what a drag that it wasn't that easy to get rid of the RLS. The genetic tie seems to be the key... and maybe the oil won't help but for free, well worth it I guess. If nothing else, grape seed oil is supposed to be a great moisturizer. Honestly, I'm glad you're not on the main drugs for RLS. I was looking some of them up and the side effects were pretty dire. Though I can also totally understand wanting to do ANYTHING to make it go away, especially when it's a night-time distraction.

You don't by any chance take magnesium, do you? I mean, if you're taking a calcium supplement, does it contain magnesium and how much? Just curious...
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-01-07 10:05 pm (UTC)
Actually, it wasn't that hard. Of course, I can't stand coffee and I can easily live without tea, but I have to admit I missed my carbonated flavors!

Like I said, it's an annoying thing, but can be lived with, as long as I can bitch about it. And NOT worth the side effects of that other stuff!

I don't take supplements -- it's all carried by food for me. I do make sure I take in enough of all of that trace stuff; have built in a routine (choking down cottage cheese in the morning for the calcium and protein...blechh. Eating my pepita seeds for snacks for the iron, pineapple, bananas, mango, blueberries, etc., to keep all of those minerals coming. Beans and dark greens every other day or more often, in some form, etc.

I firmly believe that supplements are your least desirable choice. 'Cause you miss out on all sorts of bizarre trace stuff that comes with the food that isn't measured, but you probably need. Plus, it's just so easy, if you're taking an entire nutrient in one dose, to eat it too close to something like grapefruit or spinach and have it get all tied up, nullified or carried right out of your system.

The best part of that oil is that it has to go on your lower spine. Oooh, oooh, I can't reach, can someone do it for me?
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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2008-01-08 02:18 am (UTC)
LOL! I'm sure you'll find SOMEone to help you with that oil application! Golly, you make me laugh.

I agree with you totally about food being the best vehicle for supplements. Not only are most supplements suspect in terms of quality and formulation, most of them literally pass through our guts intact- this from a person who worked for a local sewage plant where he said they had a special screen just for vitamins.

The only non-food supplement I take, besides vitamin C, is magnesium and it's in a powdered form that doesn't taste all that great but it's worked wonders for me when I've had sore muscles or other aches and pains. Otherwise, yep, pretty much all foods for me, too. People just don't know enough about vitamins to get it really right and besides, it's all there in food with all those neat trace elements that keep being "discovered" as being important.

Let me know how that oil application goes...
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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2008-01-08 06:24 am (UTC)
Eek, I lied about the supplements I take, though I didn't mean to. Is there a pill to take for memory and an easy way to remember to take it??

I take magnesium and C (ascorbate) both in powder form but also B complex in capsules (not tablets) and, er, something else but I can't remember what it is right now. B complex seems to really help the slight edema I have in my ankles- I tried this thanks to dawnd's suggestion. I've run out but I'm getting more. I've also just found an article that links 200 milligrams of B6 supplementation a day with a huge reduction in heart attack risk:


So I think I'll continue those few supplements. I still agree with you, though, that vitamins, minerals, etc. are best gotten through food. If I just ate a better diet...
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From: faithellen
2008-01-07 03:32 pm (UTC)
I lurve me some tabasco Cheez-Its with cream cheese. If it makes you feel any better, now I crave that too.
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