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One sign your therapy session might not be on track:

Your therapist is talking about how Vitamin B6 and magnesium supplements can ease PMS — but you're not a woman.

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mediastarr
Apr. 16th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
Don't you hate it when that happens??? :)
un_crayon_rouge
Apr. 16th, 2008 11:38 am (UTC)
PMS is really bad, man - you can never be too prepared.
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 16th, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)
One of the reasons I posted was for the benefit of any female readers who might not have known those things.

My therapist also told me chocolate cravings may be a sign of a magnesium deficiency. I really would rather have been talking about coping with my bipolarity, but my bad for not keeping her on task.

un_crayon_rouge
Apr. 16th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
Either your therapist needs new glasses, or you need to really reconsider your outfit.
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 16th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
Apparently my beard didn't suffice.
nodressrehersal
Apr. 16th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
Don't be afraid, embrace your feminine side. Just be prepared to have it rip your heart out at the slightest provocation if you cross it at the wrong time on the wrong day.
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 16th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
That may be the wrinkle in my bipolarity that I haven't been able to figure out before.
vivitalia
Apr. 16th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
Chocolate cravings? Magnesium? PMS?


Is there magnesium in chocolate?


That would have been the point at which I'd start making things up, just to see if she'd notice. Which is probably why I have run through therapists the way most people go through socks. Easily frustrated? No, I'd just like to get something out of our very expensive conversation, thanks.
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 16th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
Is there magnesium in chocolate? What a fine journalist's question.

Your note has me thinking I need to do a better job keeping her on task. If I don't go in with an agenda, the sessions seem to be -- as you so eloquently put it -- expensive conversation. I've got too much stuff to work on to allow that to continue, but I need to take charge of the conversation for it not to.
vivitalia
Apr. 17th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
A fine example of where my mind tends to wander. And no, according to my research, there is no magnesium in chocolate. However, some varieties, dark especially, contain high levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants which must be replenished every few hours, because the body cannot hold them for any length of time. I consider that a mandate to eat as much chocolate as I can as often as possible.

But I digress. And concur. It's important to go in with a plan, otherwise, I find, nothing gets done. And that wastes more than my time. End of story.
nodressrehersal
Apr. 17th, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
However, some varieties, dark especially, contain high levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants which must be replenished every few hours, because the body cannot hold them for any length of time.

I've been using this as my excuse to indulge since I first heard the theory. I'll be forever grateful to you for your additional research, since it gives me permission to step up my dark-chocolate-eating pace another notch.

P.S. If this comment ultimately appears twice, I was logged out before and a commenting snafu occurred.
scuba_sham
Apr. 17th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
Hahaha...it does sound like she went off track.

Mine talked about about coffee for 15 minutes the other day, and I couldn't help but count the dollars as they ticked by.
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 17th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC)
I have decided to be more assertive about steering the conversation back on track and setting the agenda. You're right about those ticking dollars.
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