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  2. That’s harsh. I’m sorry you’re having to deal with that. Thoughts are with you.
  3. Oh, okay, I forgot it is sold under the Zyban name as well......If it says prolonged-release, then I would say it is probably the same as Wellbutrin XL............I would recommend taking in the morning, as Wellbutrin tends to be stimulating for most. I took Wellbutrin XL for a few years, but my pdoc finally took me off it, because she thought it might be increasing my anxiety. (To be fair, I do have anxiety disorder and OCD, in addition to depression).........It can increase anxiety in some people... It is a good medicine for many folks here, so I wish you success with it.
  4. Hi Redhead, I just checked there and it doesn't say XL on them but they are Zyban 150 mg prolonged release tablets so I'm guessing they are the same?
  5. Are you going to be taking the Wellbutrin XL (extended release version)?
  6. my boss told me this morning not to bring buppy to work anymore. he said she tore up the packaging on a set of garage doors before i left on friday. i'm really upset and fighting back tears.
  7. Hi Folks, I recently visited my PDoc for major depression, I was hoping to have some good news for her but sadly I had to be brutally honest. The past six weeks on Brintellix 15mg has been pretty awful, they did next to nothing for me. Very disappointed in the stuff. In saying that I've heard many preach about them so I guess they are a good SSRI if you're receptive to that line of drugs. Anyway, I'm weaning off them tomorrow and starting Wellbrutin 150g. I've read they are atypical and actually a norepinephrine–dopamine reuptake inhibitor I've never heard of that type before so if anyone has a few minutes if they could give me some background into this drug and that type. Just a FYI, I've tried a few SSRI's and SNRI's and both didn't do much for me, they worked about as good as the Brintellix has done in the past few weeks which isn't much. Thanks in advance
  8. If you can't find a therapist trained in OCD treatment, there are some good self-help workbooks out there, with exercises you can do. Here's one I found, available for sale on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/The-OCD-Workbook-Breaking-Obsessive-Compulsive/dp/1572249218 This one also available for sale on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Treating-Exposure-Response-Prevention-Therapy/dp/0195335295/ref=pd_sbs_14_t_0/141-7611204-3585768?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0195335295&pd_rd_r=06e775b5-c0c5-4c00-b1cb-4b247ef23a2a&pd_rd_w=nq0aa&pd_rd_wg=whIbk&pf_rd_p=5cfcfe89-300f-47d2-b1ad-a4e27203a02a&pf_rd_r=MSN9KBEMW6Y4V6XZN1DR&psc=1&refRID=MSN9KBEMW6Y4V6XZN1DR
  9. This one actually scares me....A company called Clearview AI came up with an app that lets you take a photo of someone, upload the photo, then all the photos of that person on the web comes up, along with links to the photos....As far as I know, it's not available to the general public--not yet anyway. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/technology/clearview-privacy-facial-recognition.html The app has been used by law enforcement to catch criminals, which is a good thing.....But it could also be used in bad ways....If it ever became available to general public, some stranger could take a picture of you when you're out in public, upload the photo, and potentially find out where you live, and lots of other things about you.........Truly frightening, IMO.
  10. Anxious. Start to another week and a new case.
  11. If you can't tolerate stimulants, perhaps Nuvigil or Provigil might help you better.
  12. Exactly, how you define independent "intelligence" I mean AI is created from HUMAN programming and pattern recognition. It would be nice to hear more about AI saving or benefitting the world. IMO it's all for worldwide surveillance and then this facial recognition crap. It's really anxiety provoking. All these "smart machines" listening to us, selling us sh*t....probably feeding us subconscious suggestions. So we can just sit back and do nothing. Soon they will be programming us and yeah, take over the world. But they'd probably do better than that orange fat guy.
  13. Be calm, friend. The snow leopard is only the White Bear attempting camouflage to trick you into unnecessary distress. In reality, in the event of an actual Machine Mind rebellion, all we need do is: A) Unplug them; B) Douse them with water; or C) Present them with a large electromagnet. Oh, and then D) assign a guard for the actual snow leopards.
  14. You hear a lot about artificial intelligence and how it's helping us protect snow leopards and vague meaningless bullshit like this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpCIeRMECPE I'm not that technically savvy but it sounds like a load of shit. How are we defining artificial intelligence? A program which can modify it's own programming until it wants to start an apocalyptic war and wipe out the human race maybe? It's interesting how trying to create artificial intelligence involves understanding how our brains work and trying to replicate that. We aren't there yet. Fucking Snow Leopards. I guess it's impressive that someone wrote a program which can recognise a big fucking cat but what the fuck has that got to do with AI? AI isn't here yet and it all sounds like arse candy to me.
  15. I don't know if I'll ever get my shit together...

    1. Gearhead

      Gearhead

      Honestly, if you can just identify what your shit is, you’re already kickin’ ass.

  16. Yesterday
  17. My brain wants to keep going over the events of the day in order to find a reason to hate myself. Oh stop it! It all went fine. I went to a book group and met some intimidatingly intelligent and interesting people. "I'm a lecturer at the local university." "I'm working on a documentary for the BBC." "I'm writing a play." I have a dull job and never went to university. In an ideal world where my life wasn't a fucking disaster these would be people I'd want to talk to. They were nice people and not as smug as I'm probably making them sound. It went fine. I went out for a smoke with the woman from America and we talked about the relationship between art and politics. Which does sound pretty wankey now that I say it out loud. It was a good day, but my brain want's to analyse the fuck out of everything and if I find one thing which I wish I hadn't said then it was all a disaster and I'm worthless and everyone hates me. Oh shut the fuck up!
  18. I’m bummed, I really liked Vyvanse. I felt a lot more in control for the first time in a while. But hopefully controlling my mood will do that as well. It just seems clear it’s overstimulating me at this point. I don’t know why things just can’t keep working for me.
  19. I personally never had problems from stimulants. I’m not allowed them anymore because of psychosis, but it wasn’t caused by stims.
  20. I don't think so. It has never been something I thought about during my session. I will tell her next time I see her. I don't know, it has something to do with a feeling of dread that I have wasted the day away sleeping. It's tied to that for sure, but maybe it's manifesting itself as an outward presence? I dunno. That sounds a lot like my childhood... to a tee. I experienced a significantly traumatic event as a child and the memory was suppressed until I was in my 20's, but I believe I still suffered PTSD from the event afterwards. Wow... YES. Not human, exactly. So you'd have sleep paralysis with these hallucinations? That's a typical hallucination during such events. I hate those soooooo much. It very well could be a hypnagogic hallucination, but usually that's associated with sleep paralysis. Unrelated to my OP, I had a seizure last night and I felt the same malevolent presence in my room with me, and I actually "knew" where it was "standing" (which side of my bed it was next to), so I covered up my whole body like a child and just hoped it would go away, but I eventually fell asleep. I couldn't get out of bed because I somehow knew it would "get" me or something. It sounds silly but it's what was going on in my head. Sounds childish almost. I can move around, so I don't think it's sleep paralysis. That is weird though about being dehydrated. I have, however, experienced sleep paralysis, and it is indeed terrifying.
  21. I have schizoaffective, but I also have ADD. I can’t touch stimulants. They given me mixed mania and quickly at that. I depend on coping strategies to manage my ADD.
  22. This is sleep paralysis I think. I used to get it a lot when stressed. Hardly ever happens now. Only if I get dehydrated while sleeping, weird eh? It's the result of beginning to regain consciousness before the brain's "paralysing chemicals" wear off. (the brain paralyses us when sleeping so we are not physically acting out our dreams.) Interesting eh!! I felt so much better about it after learning what it actually was.
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