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Unnecessary PSA

First, I'm bouncing off the walls. 3 cups of coffee, a 5 mile walk, sunshine... HY. PER. That being said, here comes the PSA bit.

My middle child has HORRIBLE eczema. Poor thing. We keep it under control, but she had a terrible flare up recently, to the point where she looked like she had chicken pox. Found out one of her friends gave her some BONNIE BELL foamy purple soap crap, and she was using it in the shower instead of the stuff I have for her. It just proves my undercurrent thread in Silence of the Hams: Bonnie Bell is evil. If any of you have eczema (or kids with it) I've been using a product line from Arbonne - all plant based with essential oils, etc. In a matter of three days, her eczema is almost completely gone.

On a related note, Elidel (a prescription for eczema) was recently pulled off the shelves in Canada because it's causing CANCER in CHILDREN. sdwolfpup, I know you're nodding your head, you with your AHH. Also, one of the drugs evil Pediatrician tried on my son has been pulled in Canada because of STROKES in 6 YEAR OLDS. Adderall, BTW. Let's hear it for the Canucks and their smarts. Sheesh.

Wrapping up the last parody today (hopefully) then getting starterd on my Yinathon parody of Annie. I think they need to work in a Calcutta brothel for kids. "It's a hard cock life, for us." I'm a BAD person.

Lastly, am I the only one out there with hardcore Deadwood love? Because it starts up on Sunday and I'm SO HAPPY.

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swmbo
Feb. 28th, 2005 10:09 am (UTC)
Coffee, walk and sunshine! That is a fabulous way to start a day! I envy that. I do not, however, envy the Bonnie Bell trials. *comfort*
stoney321
Feb. 28th, 2005 12:01 pm (UTC)
GAH!! Bonnie Bell: she is evil.

And I know you share my coffee love. Sumatra Mandheling, picked up from the roasters yesterday afternoon, ground and brewed this morning. Hence the three cups.

The thought of using Bonnie Bell bumble-gum lipgloss makes my head hurt. Hee!
sdwolfpup
Feb. 28th, 2005 10:12 am (UTC)
OMG, I used to use Bonnie Bell all the time when I was younger.

"It's a hard cock life, for us."

I will never hear that Jay-Z version of the song the same way again.
stoney321
Feb. 28th, 2005 12:03 pm (UTC)
Did you have the chocolate chip lip gloss? Do you remember the bubblegum that came like a burger with layers of gum for the patty, lettuce, cheese, etc?

I could BAWL just thinking of the wasted money on that junk...

Jay-Z! Hee!! He was looking dapper at the Oscars, watching his Baby Girl singing.
julia_here
Feb. 28th, 2005 10:24 am (UTC)
Stoney? I'm on Adderall; the "studies" the Canadians used have been around for years (I first read about them in 1997), and none of them were controlled for preexisting heart conditions. The only stimulants approved in Canada are Methylphenidate (the generic of Ritalin) and Dextroamphetamine, neither in long-acting formulations. I rebound tragically on regular R (a woman of my age figure has no business bouncing around in the salad dressing aisle), and Dexedrine makes me feel as if I've been hit by a train, so right now I'm glad I'm not Canadian.

The Canadian Health Ministry and the FDA both seem to be working on a political rather than a scientific level. A pox on both their houses.

On the other hand- I'm at the point whre nothing from the regular old cosmetics/hair care/skin care aisle can come into the house without being smell tested first: Miss Perfect has excema, and I've got problems with scent triggers for migraine and asthma. Luckily, here in one of the epicenters of political correctness it's easy to get a wide selection of natural products.

Julia, personally enamoured of Uncle Harry's Hemp Oil products
stoney321
Feb. 28th, 2005 12:06 pm (UTC)
I can always count on you to be the cool head of reason. My main fear of the Adderall issue is that my son (just recently with the severe underweight issue) was in real danger of a heart attack. And then this doctor puts him on something that can exacerbate the issue... I'm just touchy when it comes to my boy these days. (BTW: he's gained 12 pounds. Woot!)

My brother had a similar experience with Dexedrine. he is on Adderall as well, but he is not a young child with heart issues.

And now you're going to get me looking into Uncle Harry's... (Don't mind me being punchy, by the way. The "momma bear" is strong in me, 'sall.)
julia_here
Feb. 28th, 2005 01:08 pm (UTC)
Since Adderall was originally marketed as Obetrol, it wouldn't be my first choice for anyone with problems eating enough (a problem which would have made my life a lot easier over the years). There's a lot of futzing around with all stimulants; people react differently to them- Miss Perfect did OK on regular Ritalin, but is doing darned well on Concerta, which is Methylphenidate in a time-release minican. So you'd expect I'd react the same,being her mother and all? Not: all formulations of Methylphenidate are impossible to dose. Then I was on time-release Dex for a long time, until I stopped sleeping on two, but one made me crap out before it was time to cook dinner. Regular Dex was OK for a long while, but in combination with my latest antihypertensive it makes me inert (and I can't get my BP under control without adequate ADD meds).

Personally, I'd have rather been born without the bad wiring, and avoided thereby the espresso and Sherman's Turkish Ovals diet that did the damage to my cardiovascular system (self medicating with alcohol didn't work; I am easily discouraged from any behavior which makes me puke). Not having three relatively lean and active grandparents who developed Type 2 diabetes would have been nice, too.

Julia, wishing for Clint Eastwood's mother's genetics
stoney321
Feb. 28th, 2005 01:49 pm (UTC)
Concerta works great for me, when I need it. I find 3 cups of coffee to be effective. :-D

In our family, only a few of us have ADD. Mainly we get wide in the hips and go crazy. So... we're fun. Then there's my husband's family where EVERYONE has had cancer. EVERYONE. My husband's CAT has frickin' cancer.

julia_here
Feb. 28th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
Dad's side of the family? Looks like an add for CHADD; we're up to nine with official ADHD diagnoses, although that's about 25% of the number that you can tell just by looking. My cousins stole a bunch of old school records out of a dumpster and they said, basically "Henry, Walter, Alfred, Anne, Wesley, Frank, Lowell, Nora, Emily, Mervin, Stephen, Lowell jr." Will not sit down will not be quiet argues with the teacher fights on the playground" ( that's three generations, starting with my Great Uncle and Grandfather and ending with two cousins- then the school district borke up the grade school). Also evereyone on that list had Type 2 diabetes, except Stephen, who moves too ast for the calories to catch upo, and Lowell jr who has Type 1.

I want to petition for better genetics.

Julia, family gatherings can be a bit intense
likeadeuce
Feb. 28th, 2005 10:47 am (UTC)
yes, Bonnie Bell is awful; it was the first brand of cosmetics/facial stuff I started using as a teen, and it did horrible things to my skin.

that said, occasionally I've gotten a very cheap Bonnie Bell lipstick that looked better and had more staying power than much "classier" brands. It's a crap shoot though, because I've bought the same exact product more than once and had totally different results. I think the stuff doesn't age welll, so it depends on how long it's been on the shelf. Can't REMEMBER the last time I wore makeup, incidentally, but that's another story.
stoney321
Feb. 28th, 2005 12:08 pm (UTC)
I shudder to remember the striped pink and blue (vertical, if you can believe it) eyeshadow from Bonnie Bell that I was in love with. YIKES.

Well, I'm southern to the core, and while I may not have Big Dallas Hair (we all iron our hair - no beehives in sight) I do believe in a touch of lip gloss and mascara before I head out. *shrugs*

How've ya been, toots?
likeadeuce
Feb. 28th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
I didn't mean to imply I was failing to wear makeup on any kind of principle. More like, "Don't do anything fancy enough to need it." Plus weird stuff happens to my skin.

I've been OK. Got a living situation set up until August. Getting mushy with current roommate about leaving current living situation. (We have to get together every week to watch "24" and make fun of it! wahhh!!)
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stoney321
Feb. 28th, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC)
I had a mother's panic attack when I saw her skin. "Oh, my god! how is she going to date! Boys won't touch her! *sob*" Then I used that stuff my sister sells, and it was just GONE. No itch, no red patches... Girl, you've touched my feet, you know they're soft. I believe! /preach

How was your first night as a homeless woman with your in-laws? Did they make you join in family prayer or anything? How's Max?
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inlovewithnight
Feb. 28th, 2005 12:28 pm (UTC)
Adderall can cause strokes?

Won't my fellow college students who use it to buy study time during exam season be sorry...::eyeroll::
stoney321
Feb. 28th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
If there is a pre-existing heart condition, or if someone has anorexia to the point of heart trouble.

Those kids are the ones that make it so I have to get a prescription filled out in triplicate with 2 forms of ID. /rant
beadattitude
Feb. 28th, 2005 12:32 pm (UTC)
::hugs you and sends you a virtual margarita::

And hon? I adore your mood theme. ::snort::
stoney321
Feb. 28th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
Ha!! Spock = Funny.

*glugglugglug*
cityphonelines
Feb. 28th, 2005 12:50 pm (UTC)
But, but, but, Bonne Bell is the shiznit!!! Okay, not, I guess, if you have adverse side effects... but DR.PEPPER LIP BALM!!

*goes into job mode*
Y'know, a bedroom humidifier works well for children with eczema and since spring is coming up you can look into purchasing a Cool Mist Humidifier to avoid overheating a room./sales pitch

I haven't gotten to Silence of the Hams, I'm stuck in this revolving door of madness: life is unfair and the LONGEST fanfic I have ever endeavored to consume. Seriously, you've heard of the Spander Epic "Repossession" right? Well this makes that look like a flashfic!

There was something else. Work brain, work...

Oh, yeah, my mom used to take Enbrel for her rheumatoid arthritis(before her insurance decided to suck sweaty balls for kicks) and now they're pitching that as an eczema treatment. Wierd. But it worked for her arthritis, so yay! for multi-tasking injectionable meds!

btw: that was long, can you tell I miss and luff you?
stoney321
Feb. 28th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
Since Dallas is FAR different from El Paso, humidity isn't the problem, but thanks all the same. (today was 73% humidity - guh)

I have aloe vera oil and a few other things to rub into her skin, and as cleansers, and it's helping tremendously.

Work needs to slow down so you can come out and play again!! VINNIE!! I meees ewe!
cityphonelines
Feb. 28th, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC)
Work SUX!! It's so busy and it's eating mah brane. If I have to tell one more person how to operate their humidifier/air purifier/crockpot/heater/vaccuum sealer I'll fucking scream! The postal workers are pussies, their job is cake compared.

73% humidity? Fuck that, I'll stay in the desert.
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cityphonelines
Feb. 28th, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC)
Talked you out of it?!?! NOOOO!!!
*gazes at the Angel one*
*wonders when there will be a Xander and or Spike one*

We have one of those carnivore Brazilian meat on a stick brought right to your table places here, is it like that?

*is saving up vaction time*
Or I may just say 'fuck it' and quite my -beeeeep- job.

Also, I'm completely stuck in a medicocre QaF AU fic. Chapter 93, I'm about 2/3 done and then there's 'Alternate Streams'. Jeez.
spikefan
Feb. 28th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC)
If any of you have eczema (or kids with it) I've been using a product line from Arbonne - all plant based with essential oils, etc. In a matter of three days, her eczema is almost completely gone.

I want to know all about Arbonne. I had horrible eczema from 14-22, and I felt like a complete freak. Sometimes people would ask me if I'd been burned. I'm really glad you found something that worked for your daughter.

Anyway, I still have the occasional problem, so I want to hear what's in the miracle stuff.

Bonnie Belle is the Tool of the Devil. Remember their Ten-0-6 facial toner? Like searing acid. I didn't know they were still around.

stoney321, I'm very happy to hear that your son has put on weight. What a tremendous relief.
stoney321
Feb. 28th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
My sister started using this product (she's in Arizona in the heartland of hippie/guru/earthy products) on her daughter, who also has eczema. Then she started using the hormone balancing cream, the shampoo, then she started selling it. :-) I've switched to only using their products, too. (And I am REALLY skeptical about stuff like this.)

I like that everything is plant based, and they don't have any lanolin, mineral oil, glycerin, animal by-products, etc. I friggin' LOVE the shampoo. My daughter uses the cleansing gel on her skin in the shower, then the basic body lotion right after. No hard rubbing, and lotion lotion lotion to keep her skin hydrated. Here is my sis' website with a basic intro to the stuff, and the Shop link shows you everything they make. I really can't say enough about that line. My crows feet are GONE. Seriously. http://puregreen.myarbonne.com

Bonnie Bell is EVIL!! They are still shilling their evil to the tween-set. (I cannot tell you how glad I am about the boy, too. Thanks, Didi.)
somecandytalkin
Mar. 1st, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
Hate: Bonnie Bell
Love: You, your parodies, Deadwood
(Thought it started one Sunday early and got all excited only to watch part of a confusing episode of Carnivale, which, though very evocative and
freaky deaky, emphatically *not* Deadwood - still, only a few short days...)


And plenty of "Cocksuckah!"
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2005 06:53 am (UTC)
Cocksuckah!!! My god, I love that show most of all. MOST OF ALL!!! Timothy Olyphant (while not attractive to me in anything else he's been in) is SEX IN BOOTS on that show. I LOVE heeem. I think AL Swearengen is one of the most interesting characters in television history. Did you know they are replaying the entire season starting Wednesday? 3 shows a night until Sat., and Sunday starts the next season.

You HAVE to get me to do Calamity Jane. I'm dead on. Heee!! My husband is so proud.
somecandytalkin
Mar. 1st, 2005 09:59 am (UTC)
I love heeeem tooooo! Love him so very, very much!
And sick, sick, almost creepy crush on Al as well. I know tis wrong and it's hard when he's in the long undies, but we can't always control these things.

And Jane! And Trixie! And all teh rest. Cannot wait!
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stoney321
Mar. 3rd, 2005 05:27 am (UTC)
I have their Anti-Flake shampoo for Emily, my three year old, for that VERY thing. And yep, it works. Smells a hell of a lot better than any other anti-dandruff type shampoo. Honestly, I can't say enough good things about their products. No animal testing, animal by-products, good prices, 100% hypoallergenic, or they pull it off.

Tell her I sent you. She may give you a 2fer or discount.
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