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  1. @Wonderful.Cheese  You are awesome!  I thought about the pros and cons like you suggested and it helped me come to a decision

    1. Wonderful.Cheese


      Oh I'm so glad it helped! I just know that those have helped me in the past so I thought maybe it could help you! Yay! I'm glad you made a decision. That must be such a relief!

  2. I was suggested to try thought stopping or putting a rubber band on my wrist and snapping it when I had intrusive thoughts. I wound up in my kitchen walking in circles going "No, no , no" because I could not get the thoughts to stop. I decided it was just making me more crazy. It did not work for me. I don't have OCD, but I get repetitive, echoing phrases. They cause me distress. The more upset I get, it seems they increase. It is better if I try accepting them and my medication seems to help some.
  3. Sunny 82F can't complain
  4. I was thinking depression, too, although it can be hard to tell that from negative symptoms of a psychotic disorder. But, no, it does not sound like psychosis to me.
  5. It depends on the day whether I think things like this are funny or offensive. Today I found this silly
  6. Hi i was dx with depersonalization disorder. It was not a total surprise, i went to a pdoc that works with trauma and dissociative disorders. I know i dissociate, i get startled when it stops, but i did not know it was enough to be a disorder. And, we discussed some childhood trauma, just so he would have background and it shook me how all the things that i minimize add up. mine is wose when i am anxious, so any stress management, or things that relieve anxiety help.
  7. @Blahblah the depression study is closed. I am too old for the bipolar study18-50 the analysis is not expensive through . I have not done it
  8. I take abilify and wellbutrin along with other meds. The wellbutrin helps my depression, but like jt said it is activating. I have a lot of fatigue and the wellbutrin does not upset my anxiety. But, i take lexapro for anxiety. An ssri with abilify (small dose) might be a better choice. For me, ablify is not activating, but it can be.
  9. Nothing in particular. I have not been getting much sleep and it is affecting my mood. i hope you feel better soon melli
  10. I hope it is tolerable melli. my dr messaged she can help, but i dont know what to do next.
  11. Maybe they mean you are not tactful?
  12. Thanks cheese, she just called. She thinks i should ask my dr about going on a medical leave until i get my sleep controlled since it affects my mental health. I just saw dr yesterday. I have a portal to write to dr so i asked. Hopefully, i hear something tomorrow. i am glad tdoc called back.
  13. I am exhausted, overwhelmed with lfe and don't know where to turn. My tdoc said she will call back later. Pdoc is on vacation and back up is just for emergencies. I saw my dr and she says i am fine except the apnea so i am seeing the dentist tomorrow who made my mouthguard. It may need adjusting. i just want to hibernate.
  14. Sorry @Hermione I do not have experience with ECT, but i believe people who say they have had side effects. Not to scare the OP, but here is a long term study of the effects of ECT on discrete memory showing deficits Abstract Objective Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been controversially associated with long-lasting memory problems. Verbal learning and memory deficits are commonly reported in studies of people with bipolar disorder (BD). Whether memory deficits can be exacerbated in patients with BD who receive ECT has, to our knowledge, not been systematically examined. Results Compared with healthy subjects, patients had verbal learning and memory deficits. Subjects who had received remote ECT had further impairment on a variety of learning and memory tests when compared with patients with no past ECT. This degree of impairment could not be accounted for by illness state at the time of assessment or by differential past illness burden between patient groups. From a clinical perspective, it is unlikely that such findings, even if confirmed, would significantly change the risk–benefit ratio of this notably effective treatment. Nonetheless, they may highlight the importance of attending to cognitive factors in patients with BD who are about to receive ECT; further, they raise the question of whether certain strategies that minimize cognitive dysfunction with ECT should be routinely employed.