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  2. Unfortunately no.. I did for a few years but that went stale.. Now I can't afford one.. And the ones taking my insurance aren't accepting new patients..
  3. As long as you’re doing productive work, I think it totally makes sense to keep going for as long as it feels helpful.
  4. With a half life of about 7 hours it takes 1-3 days. I think you are worrying about this too soon. Give it a few weeks and things should be better.
  5. How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    what i want scares me
  6. well yeah, so I hope she joins!
  7. So I tapered slowly off Geodon. I have been completely off it for about a week I would say. I have read it has a short half life . I am on abilify 10. Ability never affected my sex drive before. But the Geodon that I had been taking since March completely took away my sex drive. The problem is I can't get it back now. I am very frustrated. Also I have been waking up in the middle of the night to eat. The last time I took abilify I lost 12 pounds. But this time around I seem to be stuck. I don't know what's going on. How long does it take for Geodon to completely leave your system. Will my sex drive ever return?
  8. Fair enough, though I don't think my GP (my tdoc isn't a psychiatrist) would risk it! I might start looking into anti-anxiety medication though. I didn't find anti-depressants helpful at all though, so I'm a bit cautious. Glad stimulants worked for you though. Is that the Ritalin? I have a very poor knowledge of medications
  9. For the winter months or if you happen to get up predawn in the summer for work, try a dawn simulator. I used one of those philips wake up lights when was doing a 5am till..lol good question, shift. Really helped as it wakes you up gradually, not like via sudden sounds.
  10. whatever the weather

  11. I started on lamotrigine 3 months ago Im now up to 250mg, I was on mirtazapine before and I swear I didnt sleep for a month, very manic and crazy. Lamotrigine has been a mixed blessing, but mostly a blessing. It has dramatically slowed my mind down, and helps alot with anxiety, sleep, and most interestingly with improved focus and concentration. I mean I can read now, and for a long time, Ive never been able to do that. I would recommend going up on the lamotrigine, its effects have been dramatic. The only down side for me is that I feel more flat emotionally, like I dont get as wildly excited and interested in things as I did before I started taking it. Does anyone have recommendations for something that might help with waking up in the morning? Its extremely hard for me. Not even necessarily just medication wise, although it could be that. Thank you, and I hope this helps.
  12. I wish I had some good advice for you, but I have the same problem. It probably won't be feasible for you, by I found out by happenstance that stimulants improve my confidence. It kind of goes against conventional wisdom which is that stimulants increase anxiety, but it works for me. The only problem is whether your doctor would be willing to go that route.
  13. How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    I'm sorry you are feeling no better and that the hospital and doctors didn't help you. Hang in there and don't give up. Please!
  14. Abilify works with Serotonin and Dopamine.
  15. Ends up pdoc did lower lithium after I asked again so I could take ibuprofen. Keeping up with blood tests for lithium levels and so far haven’t risen much. At least the inflammation and pain is more tolerable. Thanks for your replies.
  16. kinda my thoughts..............tough question ehh
  17. Uhhh...not positive but I'd say at least a week
  18. Me too. I mean in serious ways. Like let them writhe with the pedophiles and rapists.
  19. whatever the weather

    Good llama-petting weather.
  20. I have a feeling my Pdoc is going to reduce or stop lithium tomorrow. I have some extreme fatigue issues going on. Not saying its all Lithium, but i know that is where he wanted to go next. I know i felt the effects of lithium in a few days to a week.I also know hat supposedly it takes 2-3 weeks for full effects. Would it be 2-3 weeks coming down as well. Sorry if this has been asked, i looked around and saw bits and pieces
  21. Yesterday
  22. I've given up on trying to be social.. I can't trust anyone.. I always think people are out to harm me in some way..
  23. very true, thank you for your addition. while writing it, i was meaning that a child won't starve themselves barring any eating disorders, but i didn't clarify. will be more careful next time. someone in my immediate family had an eating disorder. it's tough. best wishes to you and your son.
  24. What are you listening to right now?

    Not quite sure what's going on here but it sounds good.
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