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  1. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (June 2024) in ~health.mental

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    I feel weird. Maybe y'all can help me understand or better explain it to my therapist on Thursday. I've been on 10mg of Lexapro for a month. Love it! My anxiety is pretty much gone. I have almost...

    I feel weird. Maybe y'all can help me understand or better explain it to my therapist on Thursday. I've been on 10mg of Lexapro for a month. Love it! My anxiety is pretty much gone. I have almost no nerves about leaving the house. I want to and am making plans and going out with friends. It's great!
    But I have no motivation to do anything necessary to live. I'm never hungry. I have to remind myself to eat and then nothing sounds good. I shower every 2 weeks. I haven't done dishes in weeks. I haven't done laundry in longer. If I don't have anything to do, I just lay in bed scrolling or nap. I feel like a slug. I have ADHD and I feel like my executive function is at 0. My motivation is gone.
    I don't know if I'm just complaining about me and this is as good as it gets, or this is a side effect of Lexapro, or this is a step in the Lexapro journey to feeling better and I just need to ride it out. But I feel better and worse at the same time and it's weird.

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  2. Comment on US Department of Justice could seek break up of Live Nation-Ticketmaster, Bloomberg News reports in ~music

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    Remember the vouchers? I had the max number you could get cuz I went to a lot of concerts in my 20s. I couldn't use one of them. I hope this hurts them just as much!

    Remember the vouchers? I had the max number you could get cuz I went to a lot of concerts in my 20s. I couldn't use one of them. I hope this hurts them just as much!

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  3. Comment on What is your opinion on Dan Brown novels? in ~books

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    I enjoyed The Da Vinci Code. It's a fun, easy read. I was excited to pick up Angels and Demons after but I didn't finish it. It didn't pull me in the same way. Then the movie was disappointing so...

    I enjoyed The Da Vinci Code. It's a fun, easy read. I was excited to pick up Angels and Demons after but I didn't finish it. It didn't pull me in the same way. Then the movie was disappointing so I haven't read any other Brown books.

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  4. Comment on Fifth American tourist arrested at Turks and Caicos airport after ammo allegedly found in luggage in ~travel

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    This seems to be a lesson more and more Americans are learning the hard way as international travel becomes more popular. We need to learn their laws and respect them before traveling. Ignorance...

    you are a guest in their country and as such you automatically agree to follow their laws when entering their borders.

    This seems to be a lesson more and more Americans are learning the hard way as international travel becomes more popular. We need to learn their laws and respect them before traveling. Ignorance isn't an excuse when Google is an option.

    15 votes
  5. Comment on Fifth American tourist arrested at Turks and Caicos airport after ammo allegedly found in luggage in ~travel

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    Exactly! I don't understand how, "I can't keep track of all of the parts of my deadly weapon." is any kind of logical excuse.

    Exactly! I don't understand how, "I can't keep track of all of the parts of my deadly weapon." is any kind of logical excuse.

    16 votes
  6. Comment on Fifth American tourist arrested at Turks and Caicos airport after ammo allegedly found in luggage in ~travel

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    This comment section is one of the most American things I've seen! We're mad other countries for having laws different from us? "It's too difficult to keep track of all my bullets." Come on. If...

    This comment section is one of the most American things I've seen!
    We're mad other countries for having laws different from us? "It's too difficult to keep track of all my bullets." Come on. If you aren't a responsible gun owner, don't travel internationally. Problem solved.

    65 votes
  7. Comment on More than 2,000 pro-Palestinian protesters arrested across US campuses in ~news

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    What kind of peaceful protesting would you recommend for this specific situation?

    What kind of peaceful protesting would you recommend for this specific situation?

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  8. Comment on Early tests of H5N1 prevalence in milk suggest US bird flu outbreak in cows is widespread in ~health

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    Because COVID "wasn't that bad" and "it was just a couple old people that died." I've heard it over and over. It will be worse if this leads to a pandemic. People will take it less seriously and...

    Frankly, I'm not sure why the world isn't completely freaking out over this. It's been keeping me up at night.

    Because COVID "wasn't that bad" and "it was just a couple old people that died." I've heard it over and over. It will be worse if this leads to a pandemic. People will take it less seriously and push back against mandates even more. People are still in the anger stage of grief after losing years from our lives. Another pandemic so soon is terrifying.

    12 votes
  9. Comment on Where are you on the spectrum of vacation planning? Detailed to the hour or floating like a leaf in the wind? in ~travel

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    Both... Kinda. I over research the place I'm going and save everything on Google Maps, but go with pretty loose plans. I have a list of ideas so I'm not left with unwanted downtime, but my days...

    Both... Kinda.
    I over research the place I'm going and save everything on Google Maps, but go with pretty loose plans. I have a list of ideas so I'm not left with unwanted downtime, but my days are flexible enough to change plans if I hear about something cool.
    I get back each night with enough time to make a schedule for the next day or decide on to see where the day takes me. But during my wandering, I still have all those places saved on Google so I can easily see what's around if I need to.

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  10. Comment on US Congress approves bill banning TikTok unless Chinese owner ByteDance sells platform in ~tech

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    I'm curious to see what kind of impact this has on the economy when all that income stops. That's a lot of side-hustles, main jobs, and advertising for small businesses that's just going to disappear.

    I'm curious to see what kind of impact this has on the economy when all that income stops. That's a lot of side-hustles, main jobs, and advertising for small businesses that's just going to disappear.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on What we learned about the publishing industry from Penguin vs. US Department of Justice in ~books

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    That's the #1 reason it's on my list. Jeannette seems cool, but I wouldn't read about her life if we didn't have narcissistic moms. How did you like the book? I usually read to relax, and reading...

    That's the #1 reason it's on my list. Jeannette seems cool, but I wouldn't read about her life if we didn't have narcissistic moms.
    How did you like the book? I usually read to relax, and reading about my mom doesn't sound relaxing so I've been putting it off.

  12. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (April 2024) in ~health.mental

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    Not diabetes! Just slightly elevated blood sugar. Doc said nothing to worry about since my number was perfect 6 months ago. So now... I need to bring this panic up in therapy. I know I have...

    Not diabetes! Just slightly elevated blood sugar. Doc said nothing to worry about since my number was perfect 6 months ago.
    So now... I need to bring this panic up in therapy. I know I have medical anxiety, but I didn't realize how strong it can be.
    Thank you again for being so kind and supportive!

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Insurers use aerial photos to check out roofs or to spot yard debris and undeclared trampolines in ~finance

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    I know someone who got one of these with State Farm. She had a ton of clean up to do around the yard before they would renew the policy. I think they gave her a month. Then she had to upload...

    I know someone who got one of these with State Farm. She had a ton of clean up to do around the yard before they would renew the policy. I think they gave her a month. Then she had to upload videos and pictures to prove the work was done.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What AI tools are you actually using? in ~tech

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    The Goblin Tools app is also a good one to mix in when doing tasks. It helps break them down into smaller steps so things don't seem as overwhelming and gives you a place to start.

    The Goblin Tools app is also a good one to mix in when doing tasks. It helps break them down into smaller steps so things don't seem as overwhelming and gives you a place to start.

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  15. Comment on I bought a house, now what? in ~life.home_improvement

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    Homestead! It's been a while since I worked with realtors, but I'm pretty sure that's what it's called. Let the state know this is your primary residence for a tax credit. They don't assume...

    Homestead! It's been a while since I worked with realtors, but I'm pretty sure that's what it's called. Let the state know this is your primary residence for a tax credit. They don't assume though, so you have to register. I think you have a year(?), but do it right away so you don't miss out on the credit.

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  16. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (April 2024) in ~health.mental

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    Thank you so much for your kindness! I definitely neglect my physical health when my mental health isn't great. I think I've mentally prepared myself for hearing it and figuring out next steps....

    Thank you so much for your kindness!
    I definitely neglect my physical health when my mental health isn't great. I think I've mentally prepared myself for hearing it and figuring out next steps. The logical side. But I need to also make space this weekend to cry and feel all the feelings. The part I usually just shove down until I think it's gone away.

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  17. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (April 2024) in ~health.mental

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    Thank you. Truly! I spent last night preparing myself to hear the news. But your comment reminds me I need to focus more on the manageability. It's 2024. Medicine is always advancing. I'm going to...

    Thank you. Truly!
    I spent last night preparing myself to hear the news. But your comment reminds me I need to focus more on the manageability. It's 2024. Medicine is always advancing. I'm going to be ok!

    I'll definitely check back tomorrow if I need into that discord server. It's funny because one of my first thoughts was ,"What's going to happen to my feet?!" Lol I'm very much a worst case scenario thinker.

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  18. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (April 2024) in ~health.mental

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    I got my blood work back yesterday for my doctor's appointment on Friday and I'm in an absolute panic that I might be diabetic. I've been so focused on my mental health and now I'm worried about...

    I got my blood work back yesterday for my doctor's appointment on Friday and I'm in an absolute panic that I might be diabetic. I've been so focused on my mental health and now I'm worried about my physical health.
    I can't win. If it's not a new medication for my ADHD or anxiety, it's another medication for some body part not working correctly.

    I'm frustrated and scared and feel entirely alone in it all. I'm not great at expressing myself so I don't feel understood. I'm hyper independent (yay neglect) so reaching out or leaning on someone is wildly uncomfortable. I'm stuck and I just don't want to do it anymore. I wish I could sleep it all away or somehow start over.

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  19. Comment on Florida latest to restrict social media for kids as legal battle looms in ~tech

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    I don't see Facebook spending the money to build a whole new age checking website just for Florida. I have a feeling they'll just leave the way PornHub has left Texas.

    I don't see Facebook spending the money to build a whole new age checking website just for Florida. I have a feeling they'll just leave the way PornHub has left Texas.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on State Farm shedding 72,000 home insurance policies in California in ~finance

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    This is great! Thank you so much. I moved back from FL so I know I'll need different coverage and the price will change, but I also don't know what's fair. This really helps.

    This is great! Thank you so much. I moved back from FL so I know I'll need different coverage and the price will change, but I also don't know what's fair. This really helps.

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