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  1. Not for everyone (it isn't for me), but yes, it does seem to be the general experience that I've seen reported over the years here on CB. As Rabbit said, YMMV with this, and you need to give it time before passing judgement on whether or not it's for you. I was on the instant release version at doses up to 1000mg for about 9 years, and I've been on 600mg of the extended release since 2012. The XR is the mainstay of my drug cocktail - I couldn't do without it.
  2. 4theloveofJEFF, I agree with aquarian that your post is extremely difficult to read, for the reasons she outlined above. However, if I understand correctly, you are here seeking help for how to assist or persuade someone you care about get the treatment he apparently needs. Unfortunately, while I appreciate that you are struggling, I have to tell you that CrazyBoards is a first person site, which means that it exists for and is run by people who are themselves living with mental illness. We are simply not equipped to assist friends, loved ones and/or family members. Please refer to the link which I have posted below. Mia (moderator)
  3. Hi there, and welcome from a fellow cat person. I'm glad you found us. Feel free to join in on the forums, and let me or another staff member know if you need help with anything.
  4. This is a first person site, and our members are not here to be gawked at. You're welcome to participate on the forums if you personally are living with mental illness.
  5. Hi there We prefer not to have duplicate posts across forums - it is easier for all concerned if there is just one version in one forum, and allows the original poster (you) to see everyone's responses in a single thread. I am locking this one and leaving the post in the antipsychotics forum open. Mia (moderator)
  6. Hello I88 I am sorry to hear of the difficulties which your mother is facing, and the anxiety you are experiencing in trying to understand how best to assist her. Unfortunately, however, CrazyBoards is a first person peer support site for people living with mental illness. This means that we do not and cannot claim or attempt to advise family members and other loved ones on dealing with or treating someone else's psychiatric condition. Please refer to the post which I have linked below, which gives some ideas of other areas on the internet where you might make contact with people in a similar position to you. I am locking this thread. Mia (moderator)
  7. This site is a useful resource: Caring for self harm wounds An extract dealing with your specific question: In my opinion, the basic premise underlying all of this is: if you're in doubt about how to care for your SI wound, seek help.
  8. Moving topic to CNS stimulants forum.
  9. My job is pretty varied. I'm at my best when I have a project that I can work on from start to finish. I do a lot of statistical analysis and report writing, which I enjoy - beating huge spreadsheets of data into submission makes me happy for some reason. There are also periods during the year when I'm called on to edit various types of academic documents, which I find satisfying too - I guess it feeds my inner control freak. I hate any kind of uncertainty/lack of clarity about what I'm doing or what is being asked of me. I loathe and despise the phone and any kind of excessive contact with people outside my immediate team. Meetings definitely suck. I'm also in a management role and hate it when I'm forced to take to task one of the people who report to me.
  10. Hi Zoquduan, and welcome to CrazyBoards - I'm glad you found us, and I hope you find it helpful to connect with the other members here. I'm sorry to hear that you find yourself in a lonely, isolated position. How does the housing project work - are there any group meetings or chances to interact with those around you? Please feel free to contact me or another member of staff if you'd like any help negotiating the site. Mia (moderator)
  11. I take my full dose at night with my other pm meds. I'll move this to the AP board.