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2013-04-11 06:03:11 PM
When you take Paxil your soul leaves your body and floats aimlessly over the Earth until the demon possessing your body decides to stop taking Paxil. (This woman is proof.)
 
2013-04-11 06:30:19 PM

J. Frank Parnell: Geotpf: Um, the cause of many of those shooting was a lack of strong antipsychotics, not the opposite.

Practically all of them were on SSRI's. Even as far back as Columbine.


There is a difference between anti-depressants and anti-psychotics:

Educate yourself:

http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/a_z_mental_health_ an d_addiction_information/antidepressant_medication/Pages/antidepressant _medication.aspx

http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/a_z_mental_health_ an d_addiction_information/antipsychotic_medication/Pages/antipsychotic_m edication.aspx
 
2013-04-11 06:35:18 PM

Lord Dimwit: First question: Say I was only nice to be around when I was drinking alcohol. I went to a doctor and he monitored my liver functions and enzymes and agreed that I was under less stress and a nicer person to be around when I had three or four beers a day. I don't drive or operate heavy machinery, and my work output is better or at least unaffected. Question: Is that okay, or not? If not, how is it fundamentally different from being on psychoactive drugs? What if instead of alcohol, I were a functional drug addict on something harsher than alcohol?


THIS except me my wife and weed. So, can we declassify that yet?
 
2013-04-11 06:38:46 PM

bborchar: Wow, what a selfish a$$hole.  "My wife wasn't happy before, but now she is and I hate it"?  What kind of husband WANTS his wife to be depressed?  Does he have a life insurance policy on her and was hoping to cash it in soon?   Honestly, though, it sounds like he is also depressed and can't stand the thought of his wife being happy while he is not.  Maybe he should take something for it :P


Bingo.

That's pretty much it, I think. He sounds like an alcoholic who's wife suddenly finds sobriety and he's lost his drinking buddy.
 
2013-04-11 06:50:04 PM

Gaseous Anomaly: When I started therapy & antidepressants Mrs. Anomaly said she hoped it didn't change my personality. I reminded her that was the entire point.

Since (it's been several years) she's been happy with the changes (mostly consisting of my ability to talk rationally about future plans instead of assuming that any day now, all of us will be trapped in inescapable poverty).



This is why I've seriously considered trying an antidepressant. Focusing on negative outcomes to the point of paralysis, and the inability to make simple decisions (much less really important life decisions) is pretty much my problem. Therapy has helped but sometimes I really wonder if directly changing my brain chemistry is what I need.
 
2013-04-11 06:50:38 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: I had a psychology profess who quit marriage counseling after a certain client...

He told a married woman with an unsatisfactory sex life to buy a vibrator. BIG MISTAKE (for the husband).

She found herself (often several times a day), grew a pair and told the husband to get the fark out of her life.

The husband told the counselor "thanks a bunch", agreed to a divorce and was never heard from again. The woman decided she didn't need therapy anymore either.


Heh... it's amazing what a little self-efficacy can ... ermm... stimulate
 
2013-04-11 06:51:08 PM
Yeah, that's a bit of a drastic change...
 
2013-04-11 06:52:02 PM

Elegy: This is a cover. He's actually unhappy that the anti-depressants froze her loins in a block of ice.


I'm rather suspecting he's depressed and finds her cheerfulness bothersome.

TheShavingofOccam123: I had a psychology profess who quit marriage counseling after a certain client...

He told a married woman with an unsatisfactory sex life to buy a vibrator. BIG MISTAKE (for the husband).

She found herself (often several times a day), grew a pair and told the husband to get the fark out of her life.

The husband told the counselor "thanks a bunch", agreed to a divorce and was never heard from again. The woman decided she didn't need therapy anymore either.


It probably was the right outcome.
 
2013-04-11 06:53:28 PM
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Let's try posting the image again...
 
2013-04-11 06:58:02 PM
J. Frank Parnell:

Normal people are happy sometimes, and sad other times. Bi-polar is when people experience extremes of each, often switching between them in a matter of minutes for no apparent reason.

The general consensus from those who've spent a long time on anti-depressants seems to be that sure they're not depressed anymore, but they're not exactly happy, either. They experience a sort of dumbness. Just google 'anti-depressants numbness' to see what i'm talking about.


Rapid changes of mood between extreme highs and lows is not bi-polar, while bi-polar experience extreme highs and lows, they go on for extended periods, sometimes upwards of 6 months. It is a common misconception that rapid mood swings is bi-polar, it isn't.
 
2013-04-11 07:01:58 PM

vd61: Lord Dimwit: First question: Say I was only nice to be around when I was drinking alcohol. I went to a doctor and he monitored my liver functions and enzymes and agreed that I was under less stress and a nicer person to be around when I had three or four beers a day. I don't drive or operate heavy machinery, and my work output is better or at least unaffected. Question: Is that okay, or not? If not, how is it fundamentally different from being on psychoactive drugs? What if instead of alcohol, I were a functional drug addict on something harsher than alcohol?

THIS except me my wife and weed. So, can we declassify that yet?


Actually you should see a shrink because you're probably self-medicating. I highly suggest cognitive behavioral for long lasting results.
 
2013-04-11 07:03:32 PM
My husband likes my anti-depressants, they alleviate the depression and I can actually want sex.
 
2013-04-11 07:21:35 PM
Dear Hubby,

Sounds like you are part of the problem, not part of the solution. Try some antipsycotics.

Love, Pruddy
 
2013-04-11 07:32:45 PM
Before:
i.imgur.com

After:
www.reallyfunnypictures.co.uk
Disclaimer: Your bunny may change in appearance after medication.
 
2013-04-11 07:47:37 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: From the article just below:
My husband and I are both politically liberal, support public radio, donate to the ACLU, and both have gay and lesbian friends. He thinks it's funny, however, to adopt a stereotypical gay lisp from time to time when telling a story or a joke.


LOL. The article just below is always funnier.


I was left wondering if they also drive a Prius and shop at Whole Foods because this is equally relevant to whether the husband's faux-lisp is offensive or not.
 
2013-04-11 07:55:33 PM
Paxil'll do that.  Reduce the dosage and it will stop.
 
2013-04-11 07:56:36 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: did she become a woo-girl?




I had a friend on anti depressants and she bitached that it killed her sex drive. I told her "Honey if we found a pill that made women happy and horny we reclass it to a vitamin and introduce it into the ground water."


Wellbutrin aka the happy/horny/skinny pill.

I was on a combo of that and Pristiq but always felt muted. I was taken off the Pristiq and since being on Wellbutrin I fart rainbows, actually function, have lost 20lbs and actually want sex instead of tolerating it.

I also had a nasty habit of smoking when I drank alcohol and that stopped too- it makes me ill. Turns out, it's also a smoking cessation drug.

Not a woo girl though.

/WOO!!!
 
2013-04-11 07:59:15 PM

ZeroCorpse: gweilo8888: Dear Prudence: My favorite time-wasting website has started taking kickbacks from Slate to run endless links to Dear Prudence columns that are largely fictitious letters written by Slate's staff, so that  a fictitious person called Prudence can write fictitious answers pretending to provide advice while merely bulking out the column inches to fit some more ads in. I hate it.

Gosh, that does sound annoying! Have you ever thought of switching to another time-wasting website, such as Reddit, Jezebel, io9, or Yahoo Answers? I find that most time-wasting websites are just the same stories that have been passed around the Internet like your mom at one of your father's lodge meetings. By the time they get to the sites above, they're already a bit ragged and overexposed, anyway. I doubt your favorite time-wasting website is terribly different from any others, and so the net result would be that you succeed in wasting your time and you get caught up on the absolutely useless information that passes for news, entertainment, and conversation in our modern society.

If you're really sick of it, though, you could always try to aid in creating a big-time comeback for YTMND or eBaum's World, or alternately, you could stick a dildo up your ass and log in to 4chan.

- Prudence


Sharpies, not dildos you pervert
 
2013-04-11 08:16:07 PM

911Jenny: The Stealth Hippopotamus: did she become a woo-girl?

I had a friend on anti depressants and she bitached that it killed her sex drive. I told her "Honey if we found a pill that made women happy and horny we reclass it to a vitamin and introduce it into the ground water."

Wellbutrin aka the happy/horny/skinny pill.

I was on a combo of that and Pristiq but always felt muted. I was taken off the Pristiq and since being on Wellbutrin I fart rainbows, actually function, have lost 20lbs and actually want sex instead of tolerating it.

I also had a nasty habit of smoking when I drank alcohol and that stopped too- it makes me ill. Turns out, it's also a smoking cessation drug.

Not a woo girl though.

/WOO!!!


Me too!! I was lucky to have Wellbutrin as the second try. I tried Cipralex and was asleep five minutes after dinner. I dance now, never did that before. They work wonders if you can find the right one.
 
2013-04-11 08:29:11 PM

shortymac: vd61: Lord Dimwit: First question: Say I was only nice to be around when I was drinking alcohol. I went to a doctor and he monitored my liver functions and enzymes and agreed that I was under less stress and a nicer person to be around when I had three or four beers a day. I don't drive or operate heavy machinery, and my work output is better or at least unaffected. Question: Is that okay, or not? If not, how is it fundamentally different from being on psychoactive drugs? What if instead of alcohol, I were a functional drug addict on something harsher than alcohol?

THIS except me my wife and weed. So, can we declassify that yet?

Actually you should see a shrink because you're probably self-medicating. I highly suggest cognitive behavioral for long lasting results.


Actually I am. Instead of bags a week like when I was in my early 2o's it's now a bowl or two in the am and a bowl at night along with working out and making managable tasks for the day.
Both my therapist and physical rehab said they approve; I've covered this before in past threads.
 
2013-04-11 08:35:52 PM

LovingTeacher: Gaseous Anomaly: thatboyoverthere: J. Frank Parnell: Ok, these have to be made up. Anti-depressants don't make people happy and optimistic. They remove the lows and the highs.

You're thinking of Bipolar medication. Anti-Depresseants just keep you from falling into the pit of self-loathing and hate.

The best analogy I've seen is that depression is like wearing "shiat-colored glasses", and taking antidepressants is like removing them.

They certainly don't make one "artificially" happy - we have a name for that condition: stoned. If they could get people stoned they'd have street value, and they don't.

When I was trying to find the right medication combo for myself my dr. introduced me to Prozac. What an unmitigated disaster. I went from suicidal to so happy and full of energy I would come home, make dinner do all the dishes get the kids and wife to bed, go out and ride my bike or play basketball til 3am, sleep two hours and get up at 5 or 6 to do it all over again. Everyone I knew was at the very least slightly frightened of me. 2 weeks later I gave it up to try something else thank god. I'm not even sure if I stayed on them the whole 14 days it is suggested to see if they're going to work at all. The whole time is a blur to me.



Sounds brilliant to me, if I could get a pill that had that effect on me, I'd be keeping it.

Antidepressants don't seem to affect me much. Tired of trying different ones. Although I would really love to try Wellbutrin my doctor wasn't compliant, crappy doctor I know, but I don't have it in me to go looking for a new doctor.
 
2013-04-11 08:43:49 PM
Here's my simple advice: never take any psychopharmaceuticals from a non-psychiatric MD. The stakes are too high. But if you have a good psychiatrist, he is worth his weight in gold.
 
2013-04-11 09:01:25 PM

vd61: shortymac: vd61: Lord Dimwit: First question: Say I was only nice to be around when I was drinking alcohol. I went to a doctor and he monitored my liver functions and enzymes and agreed that I was under less stress and a nicer person to be around when I had three or four beers a day. I don't drive or operate heavy machinery, and my work output is better or at least unaffected. Question: Is that okay, or not? If not, how is it fundamentally different from being on psychoactive drugs? What if instead of alcohol, I were a functional drug addict on something harsher than alcohol?

THIS except me my wife and weed. So, can we declassify that yet?

Actually you should see a shrink because you're probably self-medicating. I highly suggest cognitive behavioral for long lasting results.

Actually I am. Instead of bags a week like when I was in my early 2o's it's now a bowl or two in the am and a bowl at night along with working out and making managable tasks for the day.
Both my therapist and physical rehab said they approve; I've covered this before in past threads.


Oh great! I was worried you were at that "bags a week" stage! Please continue.

/Works at a mental health and addictions hospital
 
2013-04-11 09:09:05 PM

J. Frank Parnell: The Snow Dog: I've been depressed for years. I don't have "highs". I have rare periods of "not low" when I distract myself with something or other. If you have highs and lows you're probably more bipolar--as opposed to just depressed.

Normal people are happy sometimes, and sad other times. Bi-polar is when people experience extremes of each, often switching between them in a matter of minutes for no apparent reason.

The general consensus from those who've spent a long time on anti-depressants seems to be that sure they're not depressed anymore, but they're not exactly happy, either. They experience a sort of dumbness. Just google 'anti-depressants numbness' to see what i'm talking about.


Not me. Probably been depressed since birth. shiat colored glasses indeed. Tried Prozac when it first came out and couldn't tolerate it at all. Damn. Typical I thought with my shiat colored glasses. Nothing works, it's hopeless. Tried Zoloft many years later. What? What is that feeling? Happy? Happy without wondering what bad thing would happen to make up for the brief happy feeling. And the world isn't shiat colored? I can be happy when it's appropriate, and sad when something actually bad happens for an appropriate length of time (resilient)? It's a miracle (cue Heavenly trumpets for the atheist)!!! Went off for a while and tried St. John's Wort...meh. Got back on Celexa and it was even better than Zoloft. Yeah! No numbness, just normal, natural moods that feel like me. The libido issue does suck though as a side effect.
 
2013-04-11 09:10:27 PM

Boberella: Me too!! I was lucky to have Wellbutrin as the second try. I tried Cipralex and was asleep five minutes after dinner. I dance now, never did that before. They work wonders if you can find the right one.


I tried Wellbutrin, and I really, really wish it had worked for me too.  After a week of insomnia and intermittent tachycardia, I had to throw in the towel.  But I felt farkING FANTASTIC.  Zoloft doesn't have the side effects for me, but it also made my libido quiet down in ways I don't appreciate.
 
2013-04-11 09:16:56 PM

shortymac: vd61: Lord Dimwit: First question: Say I was only nice to be around when I was drinking alcohol. I went to a doctor and he monitored my liver functions and enzymes and agreed that I was under less stress and a nicer person to be around when I had three or four beers a day. I don't drive or operate heavy machinery, and my work output is better or at least unaffected. Question: Is that okay, or not? If not, how is it fundamentally different from being on psychoactive drugs? What if instead of alcohol, I were a functional drug addict on something harsher than alcohol?

THIS except me my wife and weed. So, can we declassify that yet?

Actually you should see a shrink because you're probably self-medicating. I highly suggest cognitive behavioral for long lasting results.


It was a hypothetical question; the doctor in the example is there to illustrate that I'm not doing anything harmful to myself (or at least the drinking is less harmful than the stress). The example was trying to probe why certain it's "okay" for people to take certain drugs to alter their behavior, but not others even under a doctor's supervision and with positive pragmatic results.

In reality I take no medications and have a drink maybe once a week after work with friends.
 
2013-04-11 09:27:26 PM

Lord Dimwit: shortymac: vd61: Lord Dimwit: First question: Say I was only nice to be around when I was drinking alcohol. I went to a doctor and he monitored my liver functions and enzymes and agreed that I was under less stress and a nicer person to be around when I had three or four beers a day. I don't drive or operate heavy machinery, and my work output is b....en under a doctor's supervision and with positive pragmatic results.

In reality I take no medications and have a drink maybe once a week after work with friends.


i wondered about this too -- like if i got angry while drunk (im a pretty happy drunk though) would it -- because of my lack of inhibitions reflect a deeper subconscious self?

I think if we really act with self awareness we can choose what we want to accentuate about ourselves. Contrary to DARE drugs can at times make peoples problems better. Its up to the user to use responsibly and keep their control.
 
2013-04-11 09:29:18 PM

SuperNinjaToad: uttertosh: meanmutton: that was my nickname in highschool: but seriously, who pays for pr0n?

People who like porn but not the gonzo style that makes up the vast majority of free porn?

payed supermodel porn for those whose lifestyles make them as ripped as the male actors. Gonzo for the rest of us slobs.

There's a market for every fetish imaginable. Fat, hairy blokes pounding their evening's 'doggybag' form their bar is much more realistic, thus having a greater appeal to the masses. unachievable goddesses shot in artsy HD? Most guys out there are 'meh' about paying the 50$ a month to see prepubescent (shavenhaven) girls doing things in an overproduced fashion isn't that 'hot', unless you've never had sex (with anything other than you hand). There's a glut in the market for this kind of gonzo, (easier, cheaper to shoot) Mainstream porn companies (looking at you Vivid Video) are all about DVD sales. It's an outmoded concept.

/porn-addict-rant

/POV gonzo FTW

what's gonzo porn? and no I can't google that right now.


Imagine a movie that starts with a guy saying "Hi! I'm Bob, this is Krystle, say hi, and Alexis, say hi, and we're here in a rented ski chalet to express our loving feelings for each other in a special way." No "plot", usually no music, and the special way tends to be quite rough and demeaning.
 
2013-04-11 09:32:47 PM

highwayrun: Imagine a movie that starts with a guy saying "Hi! I'm Bob, this is Krystle, say hi, and Alexis, say hi, and we're here in a rented ski chalet to express our loving feelings for each other in a special way." No "plot", usually no music, and the special way tends to be quite rough and demeaning.

Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuust riiiiiiiiight. Ohhhhhhhh yeeeaaaaahh.

Fixed for some.
 
2013-04-11 09:50:31 PM

TastyEloi: Gaseous Anomaly: When I started therapy & antidepressants Mrs. Anomaly said she hoped it didn't change my personality. I reminded her that was the entire point.

Since (it's been several years) she's been happy with the changes (mostly consisting of my ability to talk rationally about future plans instead of assuming that any day now, all of us will be trapped in inescapable poverty).


This is why I've seriously considered trying an antidepressant. Focusing on negative outcomes to the point of paralysis, and the inability to make simple decisions (much less really important life decisions) is pretty much my problem. Therapy has helped but sometimes I really wonder if directly changing my brain chemistry is what I need.


If you're still doing therapy you can bounce that idea off of said therapist. The conventional wisdom is to do both (meds to lift the fog so that therapy can work on whatever underlying issues), though the appropriate combination or lack thereof is very individual.
 
2013-04-11 10:01:25 PM

mikefinch: Gaseous Anomaly: The best analogy I've seen is that depression is like wearing "shiat-colored glasses", and taking antidepressants is like removing them.

I dont know. I'm depressed sometimes and it can be a bit like wearing glasses like that... But at the same time i like that part of myself. Its the critical and rational side of myself. Its the colder calculating angry bitter mike and damnit if i don't love that guy. The shiat coloured glasses are more like honest reality glasses and to be perfectly honest life is kind of depressing and horrifying. I need a cynical anvil on which to smash the rosy colored lies our society tries to sell every hour of every day.

Those 2 episodes of southpark with all the crap pissed me off. Stan Marsh wasn't wrong when he saw everything as shiat. IT WAS shiat.  As Socrates said "there are no evil truths"...

You cant tell me i shouldn't be bothered by the problems i see in the world. Nobody got anywhere by ignoring the man behind the curtain and blindly following wizards orders.


I totally agree that lots of true stuff is legitimately depressing, and that which can be destroyed by the truth should be (that is, better to face the truth than tell ourselves comforting lies).

On the other hand, depressives can have pretty distorted thinking, and dwelling too much on depressing stuff can be corrosively demotivational, and end up keeping you from being functional. So there's a balance to strike.

An example from my own life: I never bothered even trying at work, because it was plainly obvious (to me) that my job was going to leave the country any week now, and so there was no point. All knowledge work was to follow, so changing fields wasn't pointful. It took about 10 years (even with meds and therapy for about 5 of them) for the failure of the job-pocalypse to actually happen for me to start feeling silly about it. Now doing OK, but my career is just now getting moving. I certainly don't treat my job as "permanent" (none are, by any means) but I can see myself there for a few years.
 
2013-04-11 10:10:02 PM

LadySusan: J. Frank Parnell: The Snow Dog: I've been depressed for years. I don't have "highs". I have rare periods of "not low" when I distract myself with something or other. If you have highs and lows you're probably more bipolar--as opposed to just depressed.

Normal people are happy sometimes, and sad other times. Bi-polar is when people experience extremes of each, often switching between them in a matter of minutes for no apparent reason.

The general consensus from those who've spent a long time on anti-depressants seems to be that sure they're not depressed anymore, but they're not exactly happy, either. They experience a sort of dumbness. Just google 'anti-depressants numbness' to see what i'm talking about.

Not me. Probably been depressed since birth. shiat colored glasses indeed. Tried Prozac when it first came out and couldn't tolerate it at all. Damn. Typical I thought with my shiat colored glasses. Nothing works, it's hopeless. Tried Zoloft many years later. What? What is that feeling? Happy? Happy without wondering what bad thing would happen to make up for the brief happy feeling. And the world isn't shiat colored? I can be happy when it's appropriate, and sad when something actually bad happens for an appropriate length of time (resilient)? It's a miracle (cue Heavenly trumpets for the atheist)!!! Went off for a while and tried St. John's Wort...meh. Got back on Celexa and it was even better than Zoloft. Yeah! No numbness, just normal, natural moods that feel like me. The libido issue does suck though as a side effect.


I recently went to get something prescribed because I was going to end up offing myself if I didn't. I just seem to have farked up wiring, my best mood as far back as I can remember was a bit above "I don't feel like hanging myself today." Counseling and therapy were useless, I've just never felt another way, there's no hidden trauma or anything. I've spent so much time crawling around the back of my head trying to unearth whatever was causing these feelings, which actually solved some of my anxiety but couldn't remove the feeling of worthlessness and doom that had always hovered over me. The doctor put me on 20mg of Celexa and... within a few days I'd pretty much 180'd. I'm not manic, I'm just cheerful and my brain isn't constantly farking with me, it was the magic bullet for me and is helping me to hopefully have some kind of normal life rather than locking myself in my room and curling up into a little ball for days at a time.
 
2013-04-11 10:21:17 PM

Gaseous Anomaly: On the other hand, depressives can have pretty distorted thinking, and dwelling too much on depressing stuff can be corrosively demotivational, and end up keeping you from being functional. So there's a balance to strike.


yeah -- for me it takes allot to not ruminate on things in the past -- things i cant change -- things that are probly a little thing to everyone else but the mind can turn mountains into molehills...

I was really depressed for awhile... then i had a weird vivid dream and the next morning i was just better. i dunno. an epiphany i guess? I find a peace in nature and i dunno -- i feel like an asshole hipster douche for saying it but some Buddhist principles can be helpful. Just things about turning into suffering and letting go of the things you cant control. To try to feel pity and compassion rather than bitter anger when confronted with the world thomas hobbes described as cold brutish and short.

Life is a really farked up place to be and there is no reason we shouldn't all feel farked up just being here. If we are kind and work together and uphold moral and righteous principles within ourselves we have a chance to assuage that suffering to some extent. We can prevent unnecessary suffering in a world packed with tons of reasons to suffer that we cant control.
 
2013-04-11 11:18:51 PM

uttertosh: Ghastly: J. Frank Parnell: Ok, these have to be made up. Anti-depressants don't make people happy and optimistic. They remove the lows and the highs.

When I was put on Paxil I had this desperate need to be seen as "fixed" which made me crank up the "look how happy I am" routine. Which eventually lead to "the only way this shiat is going to work is if I take the whole bottle at once". Which lead to a few months stay in a mental hospital while they tried to figure out what is wrong with me.

It could be her "happy happy, joy joy" mood is just an act to reassure everyone around her she is "fixed" now.

In which case watch out because you can only keep that routine up for so long and when it falls it falls hard.

I haz a sad for you. Any way I can encourage you to post that pic of you in a steampunk
kilt, hands on hips, giving the 1000 yard stare? That's some serious SSRI for me!

(totally fancy you in that shot, btw)


sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net

God dammit! Even the dwarf Asian trannies playing hide and seek under my kilt can't get me off thanks to this damned Paxil!
 
2013-04-11 11:19:57 PM

OniNeko: Ghastly: That was suppsed to be transexual Asian dwarves.... But you probably figured that out on your own.

Unrelated to the post I'm replying to: Do you like fan mail? Because I'm a fan.

I'm so glad you're updating your comic again. :)


I do indeed like fan mail. I haven't been updating the comic too regularly though, its very sporadic.
 
2013-04-11 11:33:08 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-11 11:37:53 PM
www.fugly.com
 
2013-04-11 11:48:16 PM

Ghastly: uttertosh: Ghastly: J. Frank Parnell: Ok, these have to be made up. Anti-depressants don't make people happy and optimistic. They remove the lows and the highs.

When I was put on Paxil I had this desperate need to be seen as "fixed" which made me crank up the "look how happy I am" routine. Which eventually lead to "the only way this shiat is going to work is if I take the whole bottle at once". Which lead to a few months stay in a mental hospital while they tried to figure out what is wrong with me.

It could be her "happy happy, joy joy" mood is just an act to reassure everyone around her she is "fixed" now.

In which case watch out because you can only keep that routine up for so long and when it falls it falls hard.

I haz a sad for you. Any way I can encourage you to post that pic of you in a steampunk
kilt, hands on hips, giving the 1000 yard stare? That's some serious SSRI for me!

(totally fancy you in that shot, btw)

[sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

God dammit! Even the dwarf Asian trannies playing hide and seek under my kilt can't get me off thanks to this damned Paxil!


fapitty fa fap. TYVM

/wallpaered, you total hottie, you.

eip, btw
 
2013-04-12 12:07:35 AM

Loki009: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I had a friend on anti depressants and she bitached that it killed her sex drive. I told her "Honey if we found a pill that made women happy and horny we reclass it to a vitamin and introduce it into the ground water."

Wellbutrin. If i recall it is used off label to increase the female libido.


I'll echo that. I'm a dude and was on Paxil... Imagine a limp noodle and no enjoyment. Switched to Wellbutrin and it's a polar opposite.
 
2013-04-12 02:00:32 AM

Ghastly: OniNeko: Ghastly: That was suppsed to be transexual Asian dwarves.... But you probably figured that out on your own.

Unrelated to the post I'm replying to: Do you like fan mail? Because I'm a fan.

I'm so glad you're updating your comic again. :)

I do indeed like fan mail. I haven't been updating the comic too regularly though, its very sporadic.


Sporadic Tentacoo Wape is better than no tentacoo wape! I was a Ghastly fan before I ever stalked you all the way here found FARK.
 
2013-04-12 03:06:03 AM

DreamyAltarBoy: Ghastly: OniNeko: Ghastly: That was suppsed to be transexual Asian dwarves.... But you probably figured that out on your own.

Unrelated to the post I'm replying to: Do you like fan mail? Because I'm a fan.

I'm so glad you're updating your comic again. :)

I do indeed like fan mail. I haven't been updating the comic too regularly though, its very sporadic.

Sporadic Tentacoo Wape is better than no tentacoo wape! I was a Ghastly fan before I ever stalked you all the way here found FARK.


LoL : ) I couldn't have said that better myself : )
/Ghastley you are my Hero/Heroine all wrapped up in one and you're awesome.
 
2013-04-12 04:24:45 AM
Am I the only one who read Subby's headline in The Beatle's Dear Prudence?
 
2013-04-12 07:09:11 AM

Ghastly: OniNeko: Ghastly: That was suppsed to be transexual Asian dwarves.... But you probably figured that out on your own.

Unrelated to the post I'm replying to: Do you like fan mail? Because I'm a fan.

I'm so glad you're updating your comic again. :)

I do indeed like fan mail. I haven't been updating the comic too regularly though, its very sporadic.


How did I miss this?  Now I feel like an asshole not noticing that you'd made some updates.
 
2013-04-12 09:55:51 AM

TastyEloi: Gaseous Anomaly: When I started therapy & antidepressants Mrs. Anomaly said she hoped it didn't change my personality. I reminded her that was the entire point.

Since (it's been several years) she's been happy with the changes (mostly consisting of my ability to talk rationally about future plans instead of assuming that any day now, all of us will be trapped in inescapable poverty).


This is why I've seriously considered trying an antidepressant. Focusing on negative outcomes to the point of paralysis, and the inability to make simple decisions (much less really important life decisions) is pretty much my problem. Therapy has helped but sometimes I really wonder if directly changing my brain chemistry is what I need.


I highly recommend Celexa. I have a normal range of emotions and no side effects. Wellbutrin worked well the first time I took it, and I lost weight like crazy, but I had to change when I got pregnant. I tried to go back on it and it gave me heart palpatations. Therapy helped a lot, getting out of a crappy situation helped even more, but I do believe it was therapy and wellbutrin that helped me get to the right point to throw some toxic people out of my life.
 
2013-04-12 10:38:26 AM
I swear  people are just trolling Prudence these days
 
2013-04-12 12:48:41 PM
I highly recommend Celexa. I have a normal range of emotions


Like you would know what that is.
 
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