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To love, or not to love... Is it fair to ask someone to CHOOSE a life with mental illness?
I'm fun, smart, and pretty, but I can't help but wonder, "am I doomed to die alone?" Actually, the real question here is, "Is it fair to ask someone to choose a life with Mood Swings and Mania?"
I have been experiencing hyper focusing more and more. I sort of zero in on something and just go go go.
Not sure it's a bad thing, but not sure if it's a good thing either.
Not sure if it's a flavor of hypo mania or manic symptoms.
Not sure when too much is too much.
Maybe this is the result of my most recent increase in Seroquel. It helps with focus I guess.
Not sure what I am looking for with this post. Maybe for someone to say yes they have the same and it's not something to be concerned about.
I have my Tdoc tomorrow and Pdoc on Wednesday. I hate more than anything to be told I am manic and unaware.
do you think that sometimes your meds make you worse
I am not gonna stop taking my meds. Lets get that out of the way. Not really what I am trying to communicate.
I do think that my meds have changed my MI symptoms and in some ways made them worse. Maybe I am just becoming self aware and I was not self aware before. On days when my insight is better I know they are working to some degree. But during episodes I do tend to blame my meds.
Lately life has been one long episode so most of the time I think my meds are making me worse. I was never a crier. I am now a huge crier. My mood cycles are very compressed. Prior they lasted longer, like 6 weeks or something. Now it's days.
Do you think your meds make you worse?
Or make your symptoms different?
Agitation driving me crazy...
I am feeling so agitated at the moment that even Ativan isn't doing much to help...
What do you do to help when you feel like this?
I feel like I want to crawl out my own skin... can't concentrate enough to watch TV or read, can't sit still, can't string much of a sentence together sometimes...
It's been going for about a week.
I have no pdoc access for 2.5 weeks so how do most people get through this?
I've been drinking a lot to help with it but i know that's a bad idea...
I try to walk and run a lot and I'm writing a lot and eating a lot too and I feel ok during those times but when I stop it's hell...
Has my Cymbalta already lost it's MOJO?
It's been about 2 months since I first started taking Cymbalta.. I am at the starting dose which is 30mg. Lately.. I've noticed I am tired more have no motivation and seem to lost interest in pretty much anything. The drug has def helped my anxiety.. I am agoraphobic and I have been going out a lot more and not feeling so anxious. How long can depressive episodes last? I feel like I have just been flat the last 5 months. I got my blood work done and everything looks great..except my prolactin levels; which is probably from my Risperdal. I don't see my pdoc for another month.. which was my decision because of financial reasons. Does it sound like I need to call my pdoc or increase my meds? And I just got over a nasty cold.. which may be why I feel soo tired.