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  1. Why would lithium exacerbate o.c. symptoms? There's several small studies, as well as numerous anecdotal accounts, of other mood-stabilizers being helpful with o.c. symptoms. Lamictal and topamax in particular. However, I've read that lithium can exacerbate o.c. symptoms? Does anyone know if it does the opposite of inhibiting glutamate perhaps?
  2. Look, I'm an atheist. All organized (and unorganized) religion seems absurd to me, for a multitude of reasons. It seems to me that if everyone was raised by scientifically-literate parents, and not told about religion until critical thinking skills were fully developed (twenty-one?), that religion would disappear from this world. However, I see it's value in comforting people. I would greatly appreciate that comfort. So do me a favor and convince me!
  3. You're not going to act on them; I'm the same way, I think about what exactly I don't want to think about. The very fact that your thinking what you DON'T want to think about, means that those thoughts are not your desires and you're not going to act on them. Make sense?
  4. Something I've always been curious about. Shouldn't the norepinephrine reuptake feature be stimulating? It seems like drugs such as Effexor get more complaints of severe fatigue than SSRI'S
  5. Thanks for the input; definitely agree that things are way more complicated with crazy meds than they can seem on the surface. I mean, all SSRI'S have the same "main" mechanism of action, but someone can have no success with one and loads of success with another
  6. Does anyone know the mechanism behind AED's like Lamictal and hair loss?
  7. I can get behind that easily enough. Particularly the "religion is a result, not a cause", bit.
  8. I really didn't see anything inflammatory about it, I was being genuine And again, I'm an agnostic
  9. Wouldn't a bunch of people claiming something make a reputation? And the other one cites a report out of a scholarly journal where 48% reported an increase in fatigue; that is data Anyways I was just wondering if anyone had an answer pharmacologicaly speaking
  10. I'm not quite sure if you even know what we disagree on at this point...this is devolving
  11. I'm talking about SNRI'S being stimulating, not SSRI'S. I know SSRI'S can be stimulating through personal experience, Zoloft in particular. And it may just be me, but I thought Welbutrin was an NRI that acts as an antagonist at several naCh receptors?
  12. There are a lot of anecdotes http://www.depressionforums.org/forums/topic/95496-effexor-and-extreme-tiredness-and-some-trouble-sleeping/ http://www.depressionforums.org/forums/topic/53861-feel-like-a-zombie-on-effexor-xr/ http://www.socialanxietysupport.com/forum/f30/effexor-is-making-me-so-tired-190994/ http://www.crazymeds.us/CrazyTalk/index.php/topic/20563-avoid-fatigue-trouble-concentrating-etc/ http://www.drugwatch.com/effexor/ And that cites a study in which forty-eight percent of patients report increased fatigue. That's got to be a lot more than most SSRI'S, right?
  13. I spent 1-12th grade in Catholic school; I'm quite familiar with Christian theology thanks. And I'd say the majority of "mainstream" Christians still vote for the GOP (based of one or two ridiculous wedge issues), so their voting habits are certainly NOT helping LGBT rights, the homeless, the hungry, the disenfranchised etc etc You're Catholic, not protestant. The dogma is completely different. And if you say that moderate Christians (hell, moderate Catholics) vote conservatively, I'd like to see a link that supports your claim. Which I do believe you pulled out of your ass. I studied all Christian dogma rather thoroughly; wouldn't of graduated from that prep school otherise. Again, I wasn't looking for an argument. I was having an extremely unpleasant day, and wasn't thinking clearly when I made what I thought was a rather unassuming post... P.S. 75% of [white] Evangelical Christians voted for Romney according to Pew
  14. P.S. I thought my "a man of science can not be an atheist by the conventional definition" comment was innocent enough; Richard Dawkins himself said something similar on his facebook page. I was trying to be conciliatory to the opposing side of the aisle.
  15. I spent 1-12th grade in Catholic school; I'm quite familiar with Christian theology thanks. And I'd say the majority of "mainstream" Christians still vote for the GOP (based of one or two ridiculous wedge issues), so their voting habits are certainly NOT helping LGBT rights, the homeless, the hungry, the disenfranchised etc etc
  16. I do have a question for Christians though. It seems that many (I would say the more rational) believe that the Creation story is not to be taken literally. If so, and original sin is simply a fable, doesn't that negate the whole reason for J.C. coming to Earth to be sacrificed? Yes, your absolutely right. Science can't prove a negative. Science can't prove that there *isn't* a G-d. And that fact is what some people desperately cling to. But the scientific method requires EVIDENCE to prove or disprove a theory. You form a hypothesis, and research it. Currently, there is no scientific way to measure G-d. If you can give me some scientific evidence, I'll look at it. As it is, you have gotten the scientific method backwards. And as to "raw deals," I am a huge proponent of the "Shit Happens" school of thought. P.S. Oh, I'm a true atheist, baby. And you are blowing off a shitload of science. Do you not believe in any of it? Many (by no means all) scientists are atheists. But even the religious scientists believe in the scientific method. Do you think you understand scientific method better than thousands of scientists? Simmer down bro; how was I blowing off science?
  17. There was some serious vitriol in this thread...I was looking for comfort. I wasn't asking to be convinced of any one single religion's dogma.
  18. I'm a low dose of Risperidal ( 2 mg) for a range of issues. It certainly helps with intrusive thoughts, which is a major issue of mine. However, I'd like to up the dose and cannot due to elevated prolactin. So I am considering a switch Geodon. If anyone with experience with these two medications would like to chime in, it would be appreciated P.S. I'm dxed as Bipolar with psychotic features, and OCD
  19. I don't know; I'm open to suggestion P.S. I'm guess I'm more of a "severe agnostic". Anyone who believes in the scientific method cannot be a true atheist. It can't be proven with 100% certainly that there no higher power beyond our understanding. And I personally find human self-awareness to be so mind-boggling that it causes me to pause
  20. I'm not trashing anyone's beliefs. If I was, you would know. I've gone through that phase. I'm genuinely hoping someone could convince me of a benevolent being; I concede it's unlikely, but I can hope. From my perspective, it perhaps would make tolerating a raw deal much easier For me the raw deal part makes it hard. Why would an all-knowing all-powerful being allow so much suffering as there is? I don't know. Every religion I've encountered typically has a pretty weak explanation. You're "being tested" and "there is a plan" comes to mind. The one thing that holds me back from truly being a "dyed in the wool" atheist is the uniquest of human self-awareness.
  21. Genuine friends are hard to come by. You're not alone in that respect. People who have genuine friends are a clear minority imho. I have lot's of "friends" that don't know who I really am
  22. I'm not trashing anyone's beliefs. If I was, you would know. I've gone through that phase. I'm genuinely hoping someone could convince me of a benevolent being; I concede it's unlikely, but I can hope. From my perspective, it perhaps would make tolerating a raw deal much easier
  23. What' the best med you ever tried for psychosis?
  24. Thanks for the input. You're on three seperate AAP's? Holy cow!
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