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So today I go out to lunch with my buddies at work like I do every week day.. It has been raining here for about 3 days now and we have had 1 sunny day in the last 10 or so days. Riding in my buddies car and the two others are just talking away , I hear them , I know they are there, but it sounds like blah, blah , blah.... like Charlie Brown's teachers in the famed cartoon. Inside I got angry, I got pissed, I said in my head, this is my life , these are my friends, pay attention and stop living in your head.

That little pep talked cleared my head for the rest of this afternoon so far, I made myself stay active and made my self focus on anything but inside my head.... I still am very tired right now but at least the day went on better.

I guess I should give myself a little talking to more often.

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heheh you arent the first to post about the charlie brown teacher syndrome. and its not blah blah blah is more like... woh woh woh. :lol:

this happens to me whenever someone is talking. i have to literally stare and focus on their mouth movements because its like they are talking from really far away, its a hollow, echoey sound. it also has to do with the zoning out. when people talk i just disconnect from them. my mom is very mindful of this so she has made it a habit to repeat everything she says to me, and even after that she leaves me written notes. it would be really helpful if everyone did this for me.

do you have a problem with names? i do. i can remember a face but a name?? no way hose'. even if i really like the person i have the hardest time remembering their name. its not good because it makes you seem self centered. which may not be too far from the truth in our case because when it comes to social anxiety, worrying about ourselves overshadows caring about what the person is saying. so really it may be more of a compliment to that person, because they make us nervous to the point where we lose ourselves around them. hehe i guess its one way of looking at it. :)
 

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My recall is shot for many things and especially names. If I haven't seen a person for a long while I nearly always forget their name.

KC it good to see that you can control your mind like that. I have difficulty and the only way I can do it is to totally imerse myself in an activity. That's why lying in bed, trying to get to sleep is so bad.
 

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Hey Milan:

I went through a real bad period of not sleeping this time last year.. I found the more I worried about it,, watched the clock, got upset the less I slept. At the time they tried different sleeping pills, but I couldn't stand them, worst nightmares. When I woke up I felt I was still in the nightmare.

My Doctor tried and old antidepressant, which really has few side effects to worry about, It is called Elavil. I only did 10 MG before bed and it helped me to start sleeping again, My problem was I had to come off of it because it raised my liver enzymes after awhile. But it got my sleep cycle started again.

Also Even when I didn't sleep, I never took a nap during the day. Stopped eating sugar right before bed, stopped drinking liquids before bedtime. No caffiene at all during the day , nothing . I now sleep fairly well.

I think you will find that once you get some rest , good rest for a couple of months straight, you will have your thoughts calm a bit. Rest is very improtant.

Some people I have talked to have used benadryl , or eve tylenol pm to get there sleep cycle going. The key I think is to give yourself permission not to sleep, just say ok it's ok if I don't sleep, I ve done it before... But find something with your DOcs help that will start restoring your sleep cycle.

Bcomplex, B6, Bananas during the day, artichokes,,, things that have seritonin in them,, turkey.. milk, have triptophane that start the cycle of producing seritonin.

good luck
KC
 

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Hey Milan:

I went through a real bad period of not sleeping this time last year.. I found the more I worried about it,, watched the clock, got upset the less I slept. At the time they tried different sleeping pills, but I couldn't stand them, worst nightmares. When I woke up I felt I was still in the nightmare.

My Doctor tried and old antidepressant, which really has few side effects to worry about, It is called Elavil. I only did 10 MG before bed and it helped me to start sleeping again, My problem was I had to come off of it because it raised my liver enzymes after awhile. But it got my sleep cycle started again.

Also Even when I didn't sleep, I never took a nap during the day. Stopped eating sugar right before bed, stopped drinking liquids before bedtime. No caffiene at all during the day , nothing . I now sleep fairly well.

I think you will find that once you get some rest , good rest for a couple of months straight, you will have your thoughts calm a bit. Rest is very improtant.

Some people I have talked to have used benadryl , or eve tylenol pm to get there sleep cycle going. The key I think is to give yourself permission not to sleep, just say ok it's ok if I don't sleep, I ve done it before... But find something with your DOcs help that will start restoring your sleep cycle.

Bcomplex, B6, Bananas during the day, artichokes,,, things that have seritonin in them,, turkey.. milk, have triptophane that start the cycle of producing seritonin.

good luck
KC
I get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night, but it usually doesn't matter because I dream so durn much. The last two nights I have gotten about 8 hours of sleep and I sleep pretty much straight through the night yet I have so many extremely vivid dreams, some which I am DPed in, that when I wake up I feel totally exhausted and I hate it. My head hurts right now because my eyes are so heavy and I am so extremely sleepy. I wish my dreams weren't so vivid, because though I am technically asleep, my brain never seems to be.
 
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