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#1 Donnaprashad

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:11 AM

Again I woke up clearheaded this morning. It makes me know that this will not last forever. I am so grateful for all of you. I can't tell you how reassuring it is when I read your posts and replies. I have discovered that as the day goes on I do become more agitated and anxious and the fog comes back. By bedtime I'm a bundle of nerves and angry at the world. But last night I put Christian music on as I laid in bed. It calmed me. The words have so much meaning and I know God is beside me and will get me through this. I know that at the other side I will be more refined for whatever my true purpose is in this life. I believe that God has given all of us a purpose that is unique to each of us. I believe that things we experience will be used somehow to fulfill that purpose.

Of course by the end of the day I will be mad again, but hey, a little righteous anger is called for here I think!

Have a good day!

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:01 PM

Donna

Consider this for today: Stay off caffeine. And upon sensing rising emotion- note if the issue is something you can or can't control. If it's beyond your control, just mentally acknowledge that truth.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:56 PM

Thank you thismoment.  I will work on the caffeine for sure! 


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 09:58 PM

Donna hang in there. Reading your post helps me very much. I thank you for it. Stay strong. We are going to make it. No matter how long it takes. You remain in my daily prayers. TheEquusWoman. ♥

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:30 AM

Thanks Donna! I am right there with you 100%!  I know that coffee and smoking are hindering my progress greatly! Just can't seem to give them up! Hang in all! Prayers and hugs!!! clara     And Happy New Year! :)


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:36 AM

I don't smoke anymore but so love my coffee!♥

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 04:45 PM

Love my coffee, that's for sure!  I'll fight to keep that! ;-) 


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 04:53 PM

Bought my husband a percolator coffee maker for Christmas-what a difference in the coffee for all of you who love coffee! Richer, keeps warm all day long without getting muddy; I keep saying it is as good as diner coffee :)


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:50 AM

Another ramble??!!! But I gotta get it out! :wacko: It's been lurking around in my thoughts for weeks, but the fog/haze just won't allow my brain to focus! Arg!!!! I am with you, Donna on "God has a plan and purpose for us!!! :) This crap med, however has robbed me of so much! Intimacy is a huge one! I'm not a religious nut or Bible thumper, but I do love God and I know what it is to have an intimate relationship with Christ, BUT I have not been able for a few years now to sit down and have a talk with Him and allow Him to guide me in this craziness! I just cannot focus on any one thing for very long and I am sooo dang angry about it! At this point, I'm trying to take one moment at a time. I thank God that He fully understands, (as hard as it is for people to understand where we are) HE gets it TOTALLY!!!! I am ever so grateful that He never gives up on us, loves us no matter what, and is always faithful!!!! I truly feel He led me to this forum to find loving support, to gain knowledge and wisdom, to let me know I am not alone, and to help others in whatever way I can, and on I could go!!! I feel such a kinship with y'all and it helps to keep me going!!!  Trying hard not to cry!!!!  I cannot help but wonder just how much longer till Christ returns!!!!   Love and hugs and prayers all clara :)


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:13 AM

Another ramble??!!! But I gotta get it out! :wacko: It's been lurking around in my thoughts for weeks, but the fog/haze just won't allow my brain to focus! Arg!!!! I am with you, Donna on "God has a plan and purpose for us!!! :) This crap med, however has robbed me of so much! Intimacy is a huge one! I'm not a religious nut or Bible thumper, but I do love God and I know what it is to have an intimate relationship with Christ, BUT I have not been able for a few years now to sit down and have a talk with Him and allow Him to guide me in this craziness! I just cannot focus on any one thing for very long and I am sooo dang angry about it! At this point, I'm trying to take one moment at a time. I thank God that He fully understands, (as hard as it is for people to understand where we are) HE gets it TOTALLY!!!! I am ever so grateful that He never gives up on us, loves us no matter what, and is always faithful!!!! I truly feel He led me to this forum to find loving support, to gain knowledge and wisdom, to let me know I am not alone, and to help others in whatever way I can, and on I could go!!! I feel such a kinship with y'all and it helps to keep me going!!!  Trying hard not to cry!!!!  I cannot help but wonder just how much longer till Christ returns!!!!   Love and hugs and prayers all clara :)

 

Clara "Amen" 2 your post darlin'...I am a "spiritual" woman not a religious one. I have a deep faith. I have Native American ancestry and the Great Spirit and the Trinity (Father~Son~Holy Spirit) are for me "one in the same"...I also use a bible that is The Life Recovery Bible. YES Christ knows all about the difficulties we face every DAY... I don't push my beliefs on anyone but have found that this Bible has done wonders for me in helping me to understand a lot about "life"...check it out on Amazon. That's where I ordered mine from. God bless you sweet forum friend. You remain in my daily prayers! Much Love from TheEquusWoman :hug:


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:16 PM

EW & Clara, bless you for your faith. I wouldn't be alive without the Good Lord. He holds be tight.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:40 PM

Equuswoman, Clara and Fishinghat.

 

I know no god, but I acknowledge the universal right of each adult to his or her personal beliefs that harm no one. 

 

Best wishes to you and your families in 2014.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:59 PM

Equuswoman, Clara and Fishinghat.

 

I know no god, but I acknowledge the universal right of each adult to his or her personal beliefs. 

 

Best wishes to you and your families in 2014.

 

thismoment I agree! Wanted 2 like your post but sadly I've reached my quota ;) ...lol

Thank you again for everything you've done for me along this journey of mine. At times it's been scary. At times I did'nt know if I'd make it but you and the others here have helped me more than y'all will 'ever' know.

Much love and many :hug: from TheEquuswoman


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:02 PM

EW & Clara, bless you for your faith. I wouldn't be alive without the Good Lord. He holds be tight.

 

It's my faith that helps me as well as the good ppl here on the Cymbalta forum... :hug: y'all from TheEquusWoman :hug:


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:13 PM

Equuswoman you sound up-beat today! How was your Christmas? I never used to like Christmas, but now it's my favourite time of year; I love the music, the profundity, the giving, the family re-connection, the lights, the great food, and indeed- the Christmas Story itself that is so filled with hope and healing.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:03 PM

Fishinghat, Equuswoman, thismoment, thanks so much for being here for me! I am grateful to be able to call you friends even though we've never met!  All my best wishes for a blessed 2014!!!! Hugs and prayers to all in Cymbaltaland!!! clara :)





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