smartgirlsattheparty:

Sometimes you gotta take baby steps.

smartgirlsattheparty:

Sometimes you gotta take baby steps.

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Want Real Information About Psychiatric Drugs? Visit CrazyMeds

actuallyadhd:

aka14kgold:

tehjennismightier:

nomorepuzzleprofits:

Welcome to Crazymeds, where you can learn what’s good, what’s bad, what’s interesting, and what’s plain weird and funny about the medications used to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, epilepsy, migraines, anxiety, neuropathic pain, or whatever psychiatric and/or neurological condition you might have. The information on this site is to help you work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options. Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get. We need to talk to our prescribers about the best medication1 to treat our conditions, and not the most profitable ones, or the cheapest ones2.

OK, in reality “best” usually translates to “least bad.” If you know the name of the medication(s) you’re looking for, you’ll probably want our list of drugs by names and class/category. There’s also our much larger list of all the meds we know about to treat various conditions, including all the brand/trade names we can find for every med in every country in which each is available. We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:

Crazymeds is the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain4. If you have any specific questions about a drug that wasn’t answered on its page, couldn’t find the drug you’re interested in, or want some help in figuring out which medication is the right one for you, then visit Crazy Talk: Our forum for the mentally interesting. We aren’t doctors or anything, and we don’t diagnose, but we have more experience than we ever wanted when it comes to brain cooties and the crazy meds used to treat them. We’re all about helping each other know what the drugs can and cannot do, what they are likely to do for us and to us, and work with our doctors to make the best, or least bad, choice in medication(s) as quickly as possible.

For real, CrazyMeds is one of the most helpful plain-english information sites regarding psychiatric / neurological drugs and what exactly they DO to your brain. If you’ve ever felt like a human lab experiment just being handed one prescription after another, CrazyMeds can help you understand what effects the drugs have and how they work. The site also discusses realistic side-effects such as the ever-present “head zaps” of SSRIs and others that doctors keep saying we make up for attention.

Also it’s fun to read if you’re a writer and just want to learn about drugs with long names and what they do.

Reblogging to promote CrazyMeds. I’ve found it incredibly helpful.

And for anyone who might be inclined to get all OH NOES SELF DIAGNOSIS!!1!1!, my neurologist—who is a bit of a bigwig in the field, straight-up brilliant, and one of the best doctors I could ever hope for—regularly refers patients to CrazyMeds when they’re dealing with new conditions and drugs and side effects and the like.

This is the site I use when I can’t find what I need at drugs.com.

-J

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cannibalcoalition:

steveyaas:

allofthefeelings:

cannibalcoalition:

http://themetapicture.com/print-this-measurement-guide/
For all my kitchen witches. 

This is all super important to know even if you don’t cook/bake, because one time I confused teaspoon and tablespoon when taking medication with codeine and passed out on the couch for 14 hours.

Or you could just learn to count by fucking 10 and use the metric system. Which doesn’t need a complicated ass chart to remember/understand.

I’m pretty sure that we tried that once in the 80’s and it was met with so much resistance that it just didn’t happen. In the meantime, please appreciate the very neat graphic made with the Imperial system which curiously resembles the Tree of Life in Kabballah… which is the primary reason why I posted this in the first place. 

cannibalcoalition:

steveyaas:

allofthefeelings:

cannibalcoalition:

http://themetapicture.com/print-this-measurement-guide/

For all my kitchen witches. 

This is all super important to know even if you don’t cook/bake, because one time I confused teaspoon and tablespoon when taking medication with codeine and passed out on the couch for 14 hours.

Or you could just learn to count by fucking 10 and use the metric system. Which doesn’t need a complicated ass chart to remember/understand.

I’m pretty sure that we tried that once in the 80’s and it was met with so much resistance that it just didn’t happen. In the meantime, please appreciate the very neat graphic made with the Imperial system which curiously resembles the Tree of Life in Kabballah… which is the primary reason why I posted this in the first place. 

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veganfoodtolove:

Almond Crusted Baked Eggplant
arcanemysteries:

Effective Tarot Questions.

arcanemysteries:

Effective Tarot Questions.

phobiasatthemovies:

phobiasatthemovies:

We screen movies for (spiders, snakes, vomit, puppets, dolls, dentist, needles, blood and clowns!), then let you know the when, the duration and how graphic each scene containing each phobia is. We add new movies daily, movie theater movies every weekend and are always open for requests! Come check us out!
www.phobiasatthemovies.com

Thanks for all the support and help spreading the word!!!

phobiasatthemovies:

phobiasatthemovies:

We screen movies for (spiders, snakes, vomit, puppets, dolls, dentist, needles, blood and clowns!), then let you know the when, the duration and how graphic each scene containing each phobia is. We add new movies daily, movie theater movies every weekend and are always open for requests! Come check us out!

www.phobiasatthemovies.com

Thanks for all the support and help spreading the word!!!

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fingerpuppet:

forgot your locker combination? no problem!

fingerpuppet:

forgot your locker combination? no problem!

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lastofthetimeladies:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

themidwifeisin:

Check in at TheMidwifeIsIn.tumblr.com if you have any other questions.

There is also the Abortion Pill (Mifepristone).  It can be taken up to 9 weeks (but is most effective up to 7 weeks and check the laws in your state). It is comparable to a miscarriage and after getting the intial dosage from your medical service provider, you take the rest at home and go through the process at home.

This is super important, valuable information that I think many people don’t know. Also, when you go to an abortion clinic (I at least know this is true for Planned Parenthood) there’s a counseling meeting where you discuss the alternatives with a doctor and sign a consent form saying that abortion is what you really want. A lot of people who oppose abortion will want to tell you that abortion clinics and reproductive health centers will try to convince you to have the abortion, but that’s just not true. (I mean, only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services are abortions. Family planning and community health centers like Planned Parenthood are often more concerned with prevention and awareness and other aspects of health. They’re more interested in helping you have options than they are in only giving you the one.)

Nor is it true that any medical center will throw the embryo away in a dumpster after the procedure. I’m sure none of you really thought that, but slander is a vicious thing that spreads and becomes true in the eyes of those who want to believe it because it fits into their agenda.

Additionally: know your rights. When I worked at Planned Parenthood, I learned that protesters are not allowed to be in front of the building or in the parking lot. They have to stay on the sidewalk, further away from the building. They are not supposed to try to convince you not to go into the building, nor can they physically block you from going in or follow you inside. You have to be let in by someone already in the building, which means that any appointment you have there - counseling, a check-up, a mammogram, an abortion, a testing - will be confidential and safe.

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Quick Curses

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Many curses are too elaborate for use in day to day situations. I often find that drawn out curses that may take days or even weeks to perform aren’t always practical. Perhaps it’s a stranger, someone you may never see again but would like to curse for whatever purpose you may have, you’d likely be lacking the necessary information and time to perform a longer curse. In situations like these there are quite a few options available to a witch in need of a hasty curse.

Spitting

Spitting is a powerful form of cursing, it takes a lot of effort to work up enough saliva to spit on something while not taking up a terrible lot of time so a lot of intent can be worked into one little action. Obviously spitting on someone would be the most direct form of cursing them but that’s quite an inflammatory move. If you don’t feel like potentially getting into a fight you can always spit on something of the persons, preferably something they’ll make direct contact with like a door handle, car door, chair, or in their food/drink (as gross as that may sound). This also works with other bodily fluids such as blood, urine or menstrual fluid (though menstrual fluid can have interesting results and should be used carefully).

The Evil Eye

The evil eye was traditionally a curse cast out of jealousy or envy and was thought to cause bad luck and injury to the recipient. It’s quite easy to branch from there and use the same principle to meet your own ends. Giving someone the evil eye is a method of cursing that can take a bit of practice. Essentially you’re directing as much ill intent into a quick(ish) glare as you can, it’s pretty difficult to miss your target as long as you don’t have a wandering gaze. Once you get the hang of it I’d advise you to be careful, it can be quite easy to give someone the evil eye without fully meaning to.

Smoke

Blowing cigarette or cigar smoke over someone is typically considered quite rude and can rightfully double as a curse. Aside from being potentially unpleasant if they’re adverse to smoke you are literally exhaling burning plant matter that has been allowed to mingle with the toxins your body uses respiration to expel. The smell will linger on them for hours, potentially causing others to avoid them and most likely causing them general discomfort with the way they smell/feel until they can rid themselves of the odor.

This should go without saying but smoking is terrible for your health. I would advise against picking up a smoking habit simply for the purpose of cursing.

It’s important to mention here that there are a lot of people who can have very serious reactions to smoke! Asthma and allergies to smoke are quite common so this method has the potential to physically harm people. Please be careful!

Verbal Curses

Quick verbal curses are easy and effective, I’m not going to go into a terrible lot of detail on this one as it’s largely self explanatory but there are a lot of excellent and very creative ideas to be had over at Casual Curses.

Written Curses

Some of these curses can fall under the same general category as verbal curses. Simply writing an ill intent on a slip of paper and stashing it near/on your target can lend excellent results. There are other forms of curses that can be written though. Small curse sigils doodled innocuously on sticky notes, dirty car windows, walls, etc work well, especially if the sigil is ready made for use in such instances. Writing one or two vindictive words can be enough to effectively curse as well.

If you happen to know the targets name (even just a first name) There are a lot of available methods of cursing. The most obvious method is to write their name on a slip of paper and burn it. If you’re feeling more creative you could write it on the bottom of your foot so that everywhere you walk you’re stepping on them. Writing their name in an undesirable location (ie. on a dumpster, toilet seat, car tire, etc) can have a similar result. If you use one of these methods you need to be very clear in your mind about the person you want it to affect. If you’re cursing Sam the evil barrista you don’t want to accidentally include Sam your brothers girlfriend in the mix as well (or maybe you do, what do I know). 

As always with my curse posts I’m going to include a link to my primer on cursing, The Intricacies of Cursing Pt. 1. Feel free to take a peek at it, if only to get a slightly different perspective on the topic of cursing.

If anyone has any questions or anything to add my ask box is always open!

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