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My apologies if I suddenly spammed your f-list with posts. I'm using this as a journal back-up, so it's all going to be privacy locked in a minute.

I'm going to be starting another journal for my writing writings soon, once I've worked out a name for it.
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I don't think I can top [ profile] doctoreon's answer.

This is a stupid question and [ profile] rona_emo should feel stupid for submitting it.

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I want them to come up with something to stop wheat and gluten destroying my stomach lining. Celiac Disease is the bane of my life, especially when so many little things contain wheat/gluten and it's so very easy to accidentally eat them.

Hell, I'll even carry the chicken around.
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So Being Human got commissioned eventually, and started on Sunday.

The first episode was hellishly disappointing. They've changed the lead actors for the vampire and the ghost, and it shows. The same level of chemistry isn't there. The ghost is annoying because she is completely in your face the whole time and the vampire just doesn't work. In fact, the whole thing seemed overacted, with all of them trying to hard.

I'm going to give it a try, but I think this one might end up with me just watching the pilot and forgetting about the rest of the series.
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Happy Obama Day!

Pink sparkling wine - check
Mojitos - check
Chocolate cake - check
Pizza - check

Party is a go. We can't be there with you, but we can damn well celebrate for you.
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Happy Christmas (or appropriate seasonal holiday) all of you.

Wishing you all the best for today, even if the rest of the year has been various stages of crap.
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Dear doctors...

An SSRI is not the same as an NaSSA.

No, it isn't. Honest. Really. An NaSSA is something totally different. It does different things to the brain, it works differently, and more importantly you cannot go straight from an SSRI to an NaSSA because 'they are the same thing'.

I know it's a relatively new thing. I understand that. I understand that you might not have been entirely educated on them yet, but please, try to pay attention:

Citalopram/Celexa is an SSRI. It's the antidepressant I've been on for going on 8 months now. It's the one that I've been taking the 40mg tablets for 4 months now. The one you stopped me cold turkey on and I quote "because it is an SSRI, like the one you're on now".

Let's take a look at the antidepressant I'm on now then, shall we.


"Mirtazapine has a tetracyclic chemical structure and is classified as a noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant (NaSSA)."

Where, exactly does it say that it's an SSRI? And believe me, I've checked several places. In fact, here's what it says on the leaflet from the medications themselves:

"Depression is linked to a shortage of substances which carry messages in the brain (including serotonin and noradrenaline). Mirtazapine helps to relieve the shortage of these 'brain messages'."


"The active ingredient citalopram hydrobromide belongs to a group of medicines called selective seratonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) which are a type of antidepressant used to treat major episodes of depression."

Do these say the same thing? Members of the class?

No, they do not.

So why tell me they are? Why tell me that it's ok to go onto Remeron and stop Celexa cold turkey? Is it because you're fuckwits? Well, I think that question has answered itself really.

I guess I should be glad you didn't prescribe me a MOAI and tell me to stop Celexa cold. Since you're suppose to wait at least 2 weeks before taking a MOAI after stopping an SSRI or it could be fatal. Yeah. You read that right.

Stopping Celexa dead gave me the worst migraine I've ever experienced and I've had a few now. We're talking rolling around on the floor screaming because it feels like my head is about to explode like a melon being squeezed in a vice. A migraine bad enough that we had the paramedics come out, had to go out to the out of hours doctor, and I ended up on Co-dydramol - taking 2 x 10/500mg of those, plus 2 x 200mg ibuprofen and my Remeron, all to knock me out so I didn't feel the pain.

On that note. Migraine =/= a bad headache. Do not try to tell me that I just had a bad headache when I come in to see you after having the paramedic/out of hours doctor both pretty damn worried. Hell, the out of hours doctor didn't want me to go home. She wanted to admit me, but to do that I would've had to go to the ER and been admitted there, and I just wanted to go home.

Fuck you.

As it is, I'm going to wean myself off of the Celexa with the rest of my 40mg tablets and the last few 10mg tablets that Kaz has. I'm not going to suffer these fucking headaches (which I'm still getting, but no where near as bad) for the next 8-however the many weeks it takes for me to come off them properly. No fucking way.
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Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In March I bought porn for [ profile] erlgirl_9 (-10 points). Last Saturday I didn't flush (-1 points). In May I caught a purse-snatcher who stole [ profile] kvtaylor's purse (30 points). In February I gave [ profile] doublel27 a Dutch Oven (-10 points). In November I got in line at the supermarket at the same time as someone else and I didn't yield (-8 points).

Overall, I've been nice (1 points). For Christmas I deserve a shiny red ball!


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With ten minutes to spare I fucking did it.

I fucking did NaNo!

50,017 WORDS

Off to die of exhaustion now. Writing about 9.5k of words in 3.5 hours hurts.
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I am Penemue

Take The 'Which Fallen Angel Would You Be?' Quiz

Brought to you by Angel August's Abode

Ironically, for an evil angel, Penemue was the curer of stupidity. This seems to go against church doctrines which state that demons are stupid. However, a demon needs to be intelligent and cunning in order to be able to tempt the wisest of men. He also taught man the bitter and the sweet, and the secret of their wisdom. Worst of all, he taught the use of ink and paper in writing. For God had said that human beings were not created for such purposes.
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No spoilers, but you must watch this - Jensen Ackles does Eye of the Tiger:

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Obama won.

I can go to bed now.

Soooooo tired.

I cried dammit.

Yes You Can!
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So, I managed to get some done, which is good. Not as much as I wanted to, since I can't access my Uni email or course information (fucking system errors), but it's better than nothing. I'm at least prepared for tomorrows lecture, and have some idea of what I'm doing for my Space project.

Now all I need to do is sort my Dissertation and Project and Sound project and I'm sorted.

And now I need to go catch up on my NaNo words. Thank god I'm ahead at the moment.
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Uni Work...



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