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My mood says it all. I just feel blah today.

My daughter is off from school again. They detected high levels of benzene in the air near that plant that had the fires. They say all the monitors around here and even the borders of the town where the incident occurred never showed unhealthy levels, but who knows. We were never under a shelter in place though I live near the border of the city where the incident occurred and in fact, probably a 10 minute drive from that plant, less if you take away all the traffic lights and around 2 blocks from the shelter in place that was active earlier. Winds are light though shifting in the direction I live. It wouldn't surprise me if they close school again tomorrow even if the air monitors are OK or supposedly so. I think a lot of parents will be keeping their kids home tomorrow anyway just in case as we live so close to the ITC plant.

I hope I am feeling blah just because, which is stupid, but another reason I'd be this groggy and nauseous could be exposure to benzene being that I live close to that plant, and we have been running our air conditioning today and did last night too. When there is a shelter in place because of a chemical incident, you are not to run the AC or any heating systems (and obviously keep the doors, windows, etc. closed and not go outdoors). Our house is older too, not highly insulated, and there are a few drafty spots in the windows and doors.

Ugh, just got an alert on my phone that there is an air quality alert of severe in effect...ozone, high pollen, God knows what else from that chemical plant...

Really, I am so over this plant incident. It has gotten me so paranoid
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Blueberrybook, I'm sorry you have to suffer the results of that environmental disaster. Hopefully the air and water will improve quickly. I heard about it on the news and it looked scary. Do they know what started it?
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Well, I found out this week that my tremors aren't a side effect of the abilify. Went to a neurologist who flatly told me "parkinson's". That wasn't even on my radar of things to worry about, now its front and center. She gave me meds, but they're a tease right now, I have to titrate up the dosing, so now I'm pretty ok for a couple hours and then miserably shaky the rest of the day.

Still, I guess I'm no worse off than before knowing; hopefully once I'm up to 4x day I'll have more good time than bad.
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BirdDancer, I feel you on the haircut. Curly hair is a challenge and it can take a while to correct if you let someone new mess it up. I'm sorry money is tight right now. That's frustrating and can be stressful. Hopefully the unexpected expenses will ease up for you soon.

I had low energy today as well. I'm getting through, but definitely dragging. I need a boost, but want to avoid extra sugar and caffeine. I'm heading outside for a walk soon. Hopefully that will help lift me a little until I can get back to bed.
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Well...today was my last day of IOP. It went very well. Iím at gymnastics with my girls right now and when I get home I am going to have to clean the house.

I saw my pdoc yesterday. She said I canít come off the Latuda because it seems to be working. Instead, she checked my BMI and it is high enough for a weight loss pill called saxenda since my cholesterol is a little high also. She told me to schedule an appt with my gp to have her prescribe it and that it should counteract the weight gain and even help me lose up to 2 lbs a week with proper diet and exercise. Hopefully she is right!

Stressing a bit about the birthday party sat. Wondering how Iíll get it all done. I always do though. I have all day tomorrow too so I know it reallly will be fine.
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Ah. Not a good day.
This cold feels like I'll never recover again.

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Ack, we're getting more snow tomorrow, about 5cm. Enough already! My keyboard stand came today but it requires assembly. I gave it a try but it's beyond me. I put a call into the superintendent who is super handy and works for a song. But he's hard to get so it might be a few weeks. Well, at least i am one step closer to learning piano. Loving instrumental music! Mood stuck on the low side of neutral. Hugs to all who need them, especially BlueBerryBook and WildFlowerChild!
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I do not know if this is related to a mood or anxiety thing, or if I actually have something else wrong with me, but it freaks me out how I will get these flare ups of symptoms where I can barely form words, write sentences, function. I almost feel like I have early signs of dementia but I sure hope not. This week has been weird because I was happy because of spring, but also tired and irritable and not functioning well. Not sure what it is, but something is definitely off with my brain. Perhaps it is all related to a mood disorder i just do not know.

Got my hair cut which feels good. Have therapy tomorrow before work which I am looking forward to. Then my boyfriend is visiting from out of town which will be nice.
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Well, I found out this week that my tremors aren't a side effect of the abilify. Went to a neurologist who flatly told me "parkinson's". That wasn't even on my radar of things to worry about, now its front and center.
I'm sorry to see you have another diagnosis to deal with. I hope the meds kick in quickly and make huge difference for you.

There's a board that I think is a sister board to this one called Neurotalk. NeuroTalk Support Groups Maybe you can find some support there.
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Hello everyone; I hope everyone is alright. I'm not at all. M's doctor's appointment went terribly and it's going to be some serious surgery. I really don't feel like taking about it. I really just want to break down and cry.

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