melissaw72

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About melissaw72

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    My mind works like lightning. One brilliant flash and it's
  • Birthday 08/27/72

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  1. I'm glad you have it back ... I freak out if I don't have internet for more than a day.
  2. I think that because you have a new pdoc who you didn't suggest any diagnosis with ... that is kind of a 2nd opinion in itself. Plus with the IP diagnoses, it seems to me like the diagnosis is an accurate one. (My opinion anyway).
  3. IMO ... I think all MI has a stigma, no matter what your diagnosis is.
  4. For me it just happened. There wasn't one thing that led to another that lead me to believe my thoughts were being read. It was with both people and things like the TV.
  5. I can empathize. When I was diagnosed with SZA, I did not accept it. I scheduled a 2nd opinion. Never went to the 2nd opinion DR (reasons). The diagnosis just took a lot of time to accept, and I finally did when things started getting better with the meds. I had a very hard time with it though.
  6. Welcome to CB! I've found that if you do not tell your DR about something sooner than later, the harder it is to manage and the more ingrained it becomes in you. You most likely will not be locked up unless you are a danger to yourself or others. Please, be honest with your therapist (tdoc). From experience, I wasn't honest for years, and because of that everything I deal with now is much harder than it would have been had I told the truth. You are not an idiot and people do care!
  7. I actually headed off a migraine and right now, knock on wood, it is still not here. Fell asleep with a lavender ice pack over my left eye/forehead area and temple. Slept over an hour and woke up in no pain.
  8. Thanks for letting me know.
  9. Oh man ...
  10. I know what you mean ... When I was off meds (I know you are not), the first thing in the morning when I woke up ... I heard nothing. It wasn't until I was up for about 10-15 minutes and doing things that they came back. It didn't last though where every morning was like that after awhile. It was nice when it did though. This happening is how I figured out that sleep plays a big role in terms of hearing voices more/less.
  11. Me too. So. much. embarrassment.
  12. I hate when that happens.
  13. Thanks, me too!
  14. That makes sense to me ... I googled it to learn about it and see if I could find anything more about it. Found this: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-brain-food/201106/hearing-voices-what-s-happening-in-the-brain-schizophrenics Don't know how helpful it is, but the article talks about it. ------------------ http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/content/14/1/91.full ***(although I don't understand how the structural abnormalities happen in the first place (ie born with them, acquired over time, etc) ------------------ http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/schizophrenia/print.html In this article, there is a lot of information, but what I found the most helpful was : "Abnormalities in Brain Structure, Circuitry, and Chemicals" ^^ But keep reading down the article and you'll find a lot of information that is just too much to quote.
  15. I really hope the increase in haldol works ... I know what a PITA it is to have to try/change different meds, wondering if they'll work or not, have side effects, etc.