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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 02:58 AM
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It's official, I'm nuts.
Edited on Thu Jul-29-04 03:05 AM by Archae
Ok, ok, a bit harsh.

But yesterday I was given a definate diagnosis, I am mildly manic-depressive.
(On low dosage of lithium for it.)

So why don't I feel any better yet?
Is it due to the fact that those who are mentally ill are still stigmatized?

How the media plays up those who flip out and cause mayhem?

How I'm no longer allowed in one sister's house or near her kids?

Sorry, just a bit upset here.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 03:05 AM
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1. It takes weeks

but please stay on your meds... I dated this woman who was
bipolar and when I met her, she was great... but after a few
months of dating, she decided that she didn't need lithium
anymore and stopped taking it... WOW, within a week or two
things really freaked out... and we broke up very quickly
(plus she got fired) and other bad things happened.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 03:07 AM
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2. That totally sucks that your sister shuns you
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 08:50 AM
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6. I told her
I said to my sister, "If your own kids get any mental illness then don't expect one iota of sympathy from me, you bigoted asshole!"

She hung up on me.
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 03:07 AM
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3. You're not "nuts"
Many people have problems that pile up to a point that they are no longer solvable. Much like trying to squeeze Niagra Falls through a soda straw. Soon the soda straw collapses.

Give the meds time to interact and you will find perspectives you never thought existed.

This advise may not make sense yet, but hang in there, it will.

(JohnnyRingo is not a liscensed anything, except motorist)
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Keebs Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 03:16 AM
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4. Yeah well I'm nuts too
Edited on Thu Jul-29-04 03:17 AM by Keebs
currently suffering from anxiety and depression. Yippie. Zoloft is my friend, though. =) **Edit - and it does take weeks for meds to kick in...
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 08:52 AM
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7. I hope it doesn't take weeks.
The mood swings are horrible.
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JSJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 03:43 AM
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5. isn't bi-polar another way of saying...
...lithium deficiency?
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