Alien Navel Cord

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About Alien Navel Cord

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    Keeping this human mind entertained.
  • Birthday 06/14/79

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    Salt Lake City, USA
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    Music (mostly electronic like psychill, psytrance/goa, 80's/90's acid house, etc), movies, photography, boats, trees, cats, polar bears, reading, writing, travel, hiking, snowboarding, kayaking, spirituality (I found out I am a lightworker!) fun stuff.

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  1. I think I did read that Vitamin D deficiency can cause fatigue as well.
  2. Oh wow that sounds even more messed up than my random voice. Were you scared?
  3. Is thought insertion also a thing? I think I've read about that. I had an experience once when manic (bipolar here) where I had a voice in my head that would say dark and bad things, and try to get me to do bad things and was very negative, and it sounded like my own voice but it came out of nowhere and I couldn't control it. Is that also along the same kind of lines? After I changed meds that voice went away. It was awful though.
  4. I had my thyroid checked in May of last year so I think it is due for another check. I mean seriously, who gets sleepy 4-5 times a day, even after having at the very least, 68mg of caffeine? I could drink 3 cups of coffee and go to sleep. Monsters and Rockstars keep me alert for about 2-4 hours then I am lethargic again. My girlfriend says I have "no bones in my face" when I get that way. I look slacked. I feel super relaxed and zone out. That's how I can tell when I'm too tired and need a boost. It happens frequently. Maybe I should also do another sleep study. I hated it though, it was very uncomfrotable and I had to take klonz in order to finally get to sleep, which they said was ok. Which I didn't quite understand why taking a klonopin would be alright, because it alters your sleep I think. We'll see if my insurance would cover most of it. I can't really afford any healthcare - even with insurance - right now. $30 copay and $500 deductible sucks. I hate the US insurance system and it's going to get worse... anyway /tangent ... maybe I should ask about a sleep study and also perhaps a referral to a dietician? Maybe I need to eat differently. It could be an allergy, who knows! I should test for that too. I work for a lab so I do get free labwork.
  5. Than you for the responses. I had a sleep study done in 2010 and it came back negative for anything wrong with me. Unfortunately the sleep doctor didn't have any answers for me other than keep getting regular sleep and eat good food and exercise. Well, gee. I think I"m going to go to my doctor and get blood tests done. And I'll talk to my pdoc and see what she says about possible medications I"m on that will make me sleepy (I don't take the klonopin every single day like I am supposed to).
  6. I am bipolar and am on the bare edge of tipping upward into mania right now... but I have no energy. I am fatigued and every 2 hours I crash. I can drink all the coffee in the world and it doesn't do anything. I still crave a pillow. The only thing that helps, is for about 4 hours after drinking an energy drink I feel 'ok'. Then I go down again. I always thought this was just a normal part of life until my gf got so fed up with me being tired all the time (even when manic, which is why I'm always in denial that I'm manic because I figure I should have more energy than this). Can anyone else relate? I know you can't diagnose but did anyone have this problem and able to find a fix for it? I'm thinking it might be my blood pressure meds or a B12 deficiency? Hmm...
  7. Something good... did the women's march at the Sundance film festival with tons of celebrities in Park City... (in like, a blizzard)
  8. Bumpin' this bad mutha up because I have a question. I am frequently tired/lethargic/fatigued despite being on the start of a manic upswing. Someone mentioned to me possibly having B12 levels checked. Would this be of any correlation? Or maybe my meds deplete it? I can drink all the coffee in the world and not feel better, but for about 2 hours I perk up a bit after an Energy drink that contains B vitamins. Any thoughts??
  9. I hear ya there. "Normal" is what I want too!
  10. I had a friend who was allergic to red 41
  11. Wow that is quite a story. It must've been really difficult!! I am glad you found us! Like Melissa said, it's not really the diagnosis so much as the treatment that works. Although usually if a certain type of treatment works, the pdocs will say "oh you have this because XXX is working well for you" etc... Thank you for sharing your story with us.
  12. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have the right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
  13. I ahve the 2nd version and it is awesome. There's a 3rd one now because of the different classifications and codes for bipolar but it's not too different. the 2nd one, I think IMO is the best one.
  14. I am really going to have to check this out. I need strong leaders who are bipolar.
  15. all a-ROUND the globe. lol