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Old 10 September 2017, 01:55 PM
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Blatherskite, is this a new sort of problem for you?

There may be something medically treatable going on.

In any case, yes, it does sound exhausting; and unnerving. I hope that whatever it is settles down and goes away.
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Old 10 September 2017, 02:40 PM
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I just got a banner ad that said "Earthquake insurance makes sense!"

I'm sure it does, for many people. And yes, I know earthquakes happen in Ohio, and if/when the New Madrid fault goes, we could have significant damage. I'm just not convinced the risk justifies investing in insurance.
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Old 11 September 2017, 01:03 PM
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Blatherskite, is this a new sort of problem for you?

There may be something medically treatable going on.

In any case, yes, it does sound exhausting; and unnerving. I hope that whatever it is settles down and goes away.
I have suffered with depression in the past and still have bouts of anxiety now, but this is something else. When I had depression in the past it was an on-going wear-you-down kind of dull ache, not this mad dash of abject misery interspersed with every other feeling from anxiety and paranoia to joy and calmness.

I'm not on new medication or anything obvious like that.

The only additional thing I might mention is that I've had stomach pains for the past few weeks. I had a rum cooler while on holiday in late August, followed by two or three beers, and the inevitable result (for me, after drinking rum) was that I upchucked all over the pub toilet. Since then I've had burning stomach pains, particularly after eating. I assumed my stomach is still inflamed from being cruelly mistreated.

The start of the weird mood swings may coincide with the stomach pains, but I can't remember. They started out more subtle at first. Could mood swings and stomach cramps be linked (without being associated with periods, of course)?

I know the obvious solution is to go to the doctor, but I'm anxious about making appointments so I've been putting it off.

The mood swings do seem to have either stopped or slowed down now, thank goodness.
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Old 11 September 2017, 01:07 PM
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I wouldn't rule out their being linked.
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Old 11 September 2017, 02:07 PM
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If the stomach pain still isn't improving, that in itself would call for a doctor visit.
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Old 11 September 2017, 03:35 PM
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Blatherskite, I have a friend with--oh, shoot, menopause brain strikes again. It used to be called manic-depression. Hers started out manifesting as plain depression, and it took them a long time to figure out it was really the other.

I think you should definitely talk to your doctor, both about the on-going stomach pain and about the sudden change in your symptoms. Please let us know what happens.

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Old 11 September 2017, 03:40 PM
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Isn't that considered one of the conditions on the bi-polar spectrum? Or is that term outdated too?
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Old 11 September 2017, 03:45 PM
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Bi-polar was the term I blanked on. Thank you.

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Old 11 September 2017, 04:45 PM
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Milder forms may be called cyclothymia.
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Old 15 September 2017, 04:10 AM
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The water in my rain barrel was all gross and full of mosquito larvae and I needed to clean it out but rather than spending all day bailing it out with a bucket I used my brains and came up with a more efficient solution.




My motto is "Work smarter, not harder."
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Old 15 September 2017, 05:05 AM
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UPDATE: well that turned out not to be such a clever idea, I didn't think that one through properly. It's pouring down rain now so the barrel is just filling up again! I might need to drill a bigger hole.
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Old 15 September 2017, 10:17 AM
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Doesn't the rain barrel have a tap on it?

You could probably fit one by drilling a hole big enough for a tap, which would also drain the water quickly. Then raise it up a bit so you can get a bucket or watering can under.

(eta) You can probably get lids which might help with the mosquitos, too. My parents' rain barrels all have fitted lids, but at that point you might just be looking at getting a new one that already has a lid and a tap. I don't know how much they cost but I wouldn't have expected them to be particularly expensive.
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Old 15 September 2017, 10:50 AM
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Doesn't the rain barrel have a tap on it?

You could probably fit one by drilling a hole big enough for a tap, which would also drain the water quickly. Then raise it up a bit so you can get a bucket or watering can under.

(eta) You can probably get lids which might help with the mosquitos, too. My parents' rain barrels all have fitted lids, but at that point you might just be looking at getting a new one that already has a lid and a tap. I don't know how much they cost but I wouldn't have expected them to be particularly expensive.
Yeah that's exactly the plan. The bigger hole I drilled in it just happens to be the perfect size for the tap I bought earlier.

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Old 15 September 2017, 03:18 PM
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Copper tubing or wire in the barrel will kill mosquito larvae. In small doses, copper shouldn't be harmful to most plants.
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Old 15 September 2017, 04:12 PM
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Yeah that's exactly the plan. The bigger hole I drilled in it just happens to be the perfect size for the tap I bought earlier.

Now you can point to your rain barrel and say "I tapped that"


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Old 15 September 2017, 08:29 PM
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My town is gearing up for more riots. I'm safe but my heart breaks for all the loss.
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Old 15 September 2017, 11:21 PM
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I assume you are referring to the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley.
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Now you can point to your rain barrel and say "I tapped that"


This one really got me for some reason.
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Old 16 September 2017, 02:00 AM
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Copper tubing or wire in the barrel will kill mosquito larvae. In small doses, copper shouldn't be harmful to most plants.
Adding a small amount of vegetable oil will smother the mosquitoes and keep them from coming back.
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Old 16 September 2017, 03:38 AM
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There's also this stuff.
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