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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:03 PM

I'm kind of down again.

I had the follow up with the psych. I don't think she was too convinced about the validity of my therapist's theory that I have PTSD.

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Reply I'm kind of down again. (Original post)
Denninmi Jan 2013 OP
elleng Jan 2013 #1
Denninmi Jan 2013 #2
Tobin S. Jan 2013 #3
Denninmi Jan 2013 #4
Tobin S. Jan 2013 #5
Denninmi Jan 2013 #19
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #6
Denninmi Jan 2013 #7
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #8
Denninmi Jan 2013 #9
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #10
Denninmi Jan 2013 #11
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #12
Denninmi Jan 2013 #13
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #14
Denninmi Jan 2013 #15
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #16
Denninmi Jan 2013 #17
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #18
Denninmi Jan 2013 #20
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #21
Denninmi Jan 2013 #22

Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:07 PM

1. Darn.

You really shouldn't have to be hassled between the two, Den.
Sorry.

See what Tobin has to say.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:10 PM

2. Thank you.

Given the choice between long-term and potentially debilitating, and less debilitating, I was kind of hoping for what was behind door no. 2.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:11 PM

3. Don't worry about it too much, Dennis

The important thing is that you are getting the right treatment.

I think what your psychiatrist might be looking at is your improvement with a drug used to treat bipolar disorder. That would be my guess. A doctor is usually loathe to change your treatment when what you are doing is working well.

It may turn out that you have both bipolar 2 and PTSD. So both of your doctors might be right. Hopefully that's not the case, though.

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:14 PM

4. She said that was a possibility.

I see no logical reason it couldn't be, many co-morbidities exist in medicine.

Functionally it doesn't matter.

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:24 PM

5. Keep going forward

Even if you see this as a set-back, just get up, dust yourself off, and keep going. If you have questions, ask them. If what a doctor is doing isn't working, tell him or her.

I know what I just said can be very difficult to do sometimes, and some may find it impossible without a great deal of help. But I think you can do it now days.

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:40 AM

19. Ah, you should know me well enough by now, Tobin.

I live part of the lyrics of that English sports/novelty song from the 1990's:

I get knocked down, but i get up again, they're never gonna keep me down

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:59 PM

7. I don't really need anything per se.

Just venting.

I'm in the middle of a rousing game of squeaky hamburger ... With the dog. He's winning.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:15 PM

9. Who won?

?

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:19 PM

11. Well, I lost, too.

The real loser of the evening, though, is a stuffed skunk who just lost tail, limbs, and stuffing. The crime scene is still in evidence on my living room floor, while the perpetrator is now happily asleep on the couch.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:27 PM

13. No, Meijer pet section clearance for $1.

Dog toys have dim prospects and short life expectancies here. He basically plays with them for a few minutes and then chews them up.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:32 PM

15. Pretty much.

They're all over here.

Ah, Lansing, I know it pretty well, I spent four years at Michigan State.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:37 PM

17. Small world.

The guy I used to work with plays guitar. He has talked about that place a lot in past years.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:43 AM

20. You better not be fertilizer any time soon.

Ok, needy and selfish of me to say this, and totally unfair, but I need you around to keep me walking the tightrope over the pit of insanity.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:13 PM

22. I'm sorry to hear that.

At any rate, I hope can be at peace with everything. I am realizing how important that is.

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