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    • Anyone ever deal with Hypersomnia? I exercise daily now and eat healthy, but I'm constantly having to nap. I sleep in until nearly 11am most days. I am really worried about the days getting shorter & darker. I cannot seem to get myself to do anything. I guess I'm still depressed....because all I want to do is get through the day so I can sleep. I can manage to do a few things, but after lunch all I can do is nap because I just feel well... drained, empty. All my blood tests are completely in range & normal. I've played around with my ritalin dosing schedule and it doesn't seem to have the same "energizing" effect, in fact I feel a bit too obsessive after it kicks in, and then just irritable & more tired when it wears off.
    • I've been on various doses of remeron and effexor since 2002. The vivid technicolor dreams/nightmares have not yet abated and it's been 18 years. I mean, sometimes the dreams will be boring-weird or totally banal but quite vivid. And a lot of the time it's me abusing people, people abusing me, long torture sequences, apocalyptic storylines (that's probably the most frequent recurring theme), being killed, killing others, etc. etc. Usually pretty gory. I have woken myself up a few times trying to scream but it's been awhile since that happened. Usually I'll have multiple dream plots in one night and some will be "uncomfortable" and some will be banal. So there can be a mix. I confess I recently got around to watching Tiger King on netflix over the course of a few nights. (The topic has always been a fascination of mine.) But anyways, boy did that lead to some "fun" dreams being torn apart by tigers and lions roaming around my house and seeing my loved ones ripped apart too. It was all part of a bigger storyline. I forget most of the details as usual. Weird thing is, my dreams and nightmares never seem to bother me much in my waking life. I guess I'm fortunate that way? I mean, even when I wake up from these dreams in the middle of the night, usually I just roll over and go back to sleep, knowing that I'm probably just going to get thrown back into another bad dream. If it's the morning/afternoon and I'm sleeping in and the dreams are extra special bad, I'll occasionally get up earlier than planned rather than face going back to sleep and undergoing more but that's pretty rare. So for me, the vivid dreams have never gone away.
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  2. For now, Keto Bodytone seems, by all accounts, to be offered in a surge preliminary where people get the chance to test the item by paying only the transportation expenses. Be that as it may, there seems, by all accounts, to be next to no data on this, so client assistance's recommendation should be looked for. Having said that, there is a 30-day unconditional promise set up in the event that KETO BodyTone neglected to bring attractive outcomes. Presently, the most ideal approach to getc hold of this enhancement is by visiting here. To get more information Click Here:https://apnews.com/ts-newswire/6e87652661246edc024011e0e65253c5 https://sites.google.com/site/ketopremierevisitwebsite/ https://ketopremiere.info/ https://sites.google.com/site/canzanacbdoilukreview/
  3. CBD isn't a medication, and it is gotten from the Hemp plant, which is a lot of not quite the same as the Marijuana plant. Canzana CBD Oil having normal recuperating help from pressure, nervousness, rest issue and constant agony. The vast majority hear the word Hemp, they quickly consider something that gives you an euphoric "high." While there are minute degrees of THC in the Hemp plant, it is eliminated when the CBD is extricated. Weed plants, then again, produce more THC than CBD. Each group is tried for wellbeing and adequacy to guarantee the virtue satisfies and surpasses industry guidelines.To get more information Click Here:https://apnews.com/d20c6545ce7a7616279a82f48204a913 https://sites.google.com/site/magnumxtvisitwebsites/ https://sites.google.com/site/canzanacbdoilukreview/
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  5. Anyone ever deal with Hypersomnia? I exercise daily now and eat healthy, but I'm constantly having to nap. I sleep in until nearly 11am most days. I am really worried about the days getting shorter & darker. I cannot seem to get myself to do anything. I guess I'm still depressed....because all I want to do is get through the day so I can sleep. I can manage to do a few things, but after lunch all I can do is nap because I just feel well... drained, empty. All my blood tests are completely in range & normal. I've played around with my ritalin dosing schedule and it doesn't seem to have the same "energizing" effect, in fact I feel a bit too obsessive after it kicks in, and then just irritable & more tired when it wears off.
  6. I've been on various doses of remeron and effexor since 2002. The vivid technicolor dreams/nightmares have not yet abated and it's been 18 years. I mean, sometimes the dreams will be boring-weird or totally banal but quite vivid. And a lot of the time it's me abusing people, people abusing me, long torture sequences, apocalyptic storylines (that's probably the most frequent recurring theme), being killed, killing others, etc. etc. Usually pretty gory. I have woken myself up a few times trying to scream but it's been awhile since that happened. Usually I'll have multiple dream plots in one night and some will be "uncomfortable" and some will be banal. So there can be a mix. I confess I recently got around to watching Tiger King on netflix over the course of a few nights. (The topic has always been a fascination of mine.) But anyways, boy did that lead to some "fun" dreams being torn apart by tigers and lions roaming around my house and seeing my loved ones ripped apart too. It was all part of a bigger storyline. I forget most of the details as usual. Weird thing is, my dreams and nightmares never seem to bother me much in my waking life. I guess I'm fortunate that way? I mean, even when I wake up from these dreams in the middle of the night, usually I just roll over and go back to sleep, knowing that I'm probably just going to get thrown back into another bad dream. If it's the morning/afternoon and I'm sleeping in and the dreams are extra special bad, I'll occasionally get up earlier than planned rather than face going back to sleep and undergoing more but that's pretty rare. So for me, the vivid dreams have never gone away.
  7. Welcome to CB, AprilRose. You’re in the right place. Please feel free to PM me or one of the other mods if you need help navigating the site. Gearhead (admin)
  8. I'm writing a memoir about my recovery story with schizoaffective disorder. I've suffered with it but mostly I've just lived with it. Now I'm 30 and I'm on the best meds for me and with very little side effects (clozapine and epilim). While I was the most delusional and manic, I was also successfully studying philosophy at Uni. So, my memoir is also filled with my journey through philosophy, learning about this concept called 'truth', not knowing what it is, denying the truth, then accepting it. For example, when I'm an average weight, guys pay attention to me and like me. When I put on 30kg, when guys pass me on the street, they avoid eye contact. The truth is that looks make a difference. When I get married, I don't think my groom would want me when I'm the most sick. I'm fucking crazy when I'm sick. These things so far are not entirely 'philosophy'. I'm sort of out of the zone right now since I started Uni again 2 and a half weeks ago. That brings me to the point I wanted to make in this post: I don't have good concentration abilities! I'm mentally exhausted so much of the time. I'm trying to exercise to make it better, eat healthily: veggies and enough protein, enough nutrients and vitamins, bla bla... I'm actually losing weight. I've lost 12kg over the past year. Slow and steady right? But back to the main point: I wish I had more mental energy. And while my head is tired, my physical body is struggling too. Is 12 hours of intense study about a moderately boring topic a week a lot? No! A lot of my peers have part-time jobs. This is the first time I've been able to write about anything not related to 'old age, aged care, dementia, nursing homes' - my subject (I'm doing a Social Work degree). When I come home, I want to sit on the couch and watch easy tv crap. 10 years ago, I'd come home from business college and read philosophy and I didn't need hardly as much sleep as I do now. Dammmnnnn. I wonder if there is something I can do or take to improve my concentration; my energy levels. My moods are great since I increased my epilim by the way! So happy about my moods - I definitely feel stable. I've had no mood swings in about 4 weeks. But then again, 10 years ago, I was 20. That's really young. I'm older. My metabolism and my lungs and my heart and my etc etc is older. I don't know - I must ask my psychiatrist about this the next time I meet him. The other point of this post is that I don't know if people who also have schizoaffective disorder or schizophrenia or bipolar or psychosis - I don't know if you guys would like to know my philosophy of life, my philosophy of the self, free will - the mind controlling you instead of you having control of your own mind, the addiction of mania, the grief and mourning of beautiful delusions disappearing when you're forced to take meds, the cloud of anti-psychotic medication, re-learning how people work, how you're supposed to work, the difference between someone who doesn't have a mental health diagnosis and someone with one, stereotyping, stigma, the shame, guilt, feeling like no one understands you, how families react to an (child) adult having their first psychotic episode or first whatever. Not having insight. Insight is a big factor in getting well. And it's one of the hardest things to 'have' when you're psychotic. These things aren't really philosophical but they can be! I might write about how they're philosophical in another post. If you've gotten all the way till here, thanks!! And please leave a comment! I want to connect with people who are similar to me, and those who are interesting - mental health stories, symptoms, experiences, thoughts and feelings interest me! Thanks again! x
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  10. An article about a study showing genetic overlap between mental illnesses. https://www.utoronto.ca/news/psychiatric-disorders-share-underlying-genetic-basis-says-landmark-paper-u-t-research
  11. I hope whoever did that to you is in prison picking up the soap, and maybe gaining some understanding of what it is they did. He probably isn't though, given the statistics. I haven't experienced anything like that, and I can only say some meaningless words which hopefully sound sympathetic but probably aren't enough. Destroying feelings though, now that is something I understand. It's generally the good feelings too. I'm maybe not as bad as I used to be but when someone liked me it used to make me feel awful. They don't like me because I'm shit and they're lying or they're going to let me down in some way. I mean I was lonely as fuck but anyone trying to talk to me made me feel depressed and full of self loathing. Try to kill all desire for human interaction. People are shit and I don't care. Yay misanthropy! Probably my upbringing, turned me into the ol' proverbial hedgehog - afraid of getting close for fear of being hurt or of hurting another hedgehog. I don't want to be as mistrustful and cold and lacking in affection as my parents were, but I've still often tried to kill any sort of feeling for people, because they'll only let you down and you don't deserve affection anyway. I know it's not quite the same thing. Although it is in some ways. Something which should be good has become shit and frightening due to what you've been through.
  12. Psychiatrists have been historically reimbursed the least. MY pdoc who is mainly cash only once actually took my insurance for awhile. The insurance paid him $25.99. For a session he bills at $350. Even my allergist got more from insurance.
  13. Just choosing to do something about your mental health can improve your mood. Stimulants and benzos work pretty well at once. Some Anticonvulsants work almost at once on seizures, not sure about mood.
  14. People who are chronically ill should be seeing their generalist regularly. I see her every 3 months. People on meds need to have regularly basic tests like CBC, Liver function, kidney function, and a comprehensive metabolic panel to name a few/
  15. PASSED! I'm a candidate now! :)

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      Happy dance!  Congrats!!!!

  16. One last comment about insurance - assuming you're in the U.S., even if you have a high deductible, psychiatrists are M.D.s so you'll only have to come up with your office visit co-pay, the same as you do for your GP.
  17. As others have said ... what he said was not the most sensitive, but if you value the friendship at all I would consider taking it with a grain of salt. For one, this whole pandemic has put everyone, regardless of mental health, under great stress and even if he hasn't had any mental health issues up to this point, there's nothing to say he doesn't now. Also, to be honest, the way you broached the topic with him — that you were afraid you were going to kill yourself and to keep in touch — provides, at best, no specific, actionable information on their end for ways they can truly help you and, at worst, comes across as a poorly disguised test of friendship. If you need help, ask. That leaves no ambiguity and the ball in his court. Then, if he wants to help, he can help or not. And if he doesn't want to or feels as though he can't, that might be the impetus you need to figure out whether this person is truly a friend or not and if you want them in your life any longer.
  18. I've had a similar experience to sugarsugar. I had my first depressive episode in my twenties, except I didn't realize I was sick. Mental illness wasn't talked about in the popular press the way it is today. I had a few more episodes in my thirties, and went to a therapist for the first time when I was 40. During my very first visit she said I needed to see a psychiatrist, so I was diagnosed with MDD and began meds. It was life-changing and I finally felt like I was alive. I move every few years for work (construction), and when I saw a psychiatrist at my new location about nine years later, at my first visit he said I had bipolar. He prescribed a mood stabilizer, which I took along with the antidepressant that I was already on, and it was even more life-altering than my first antidepressant. I'm not a doctor and not at all qualified to diagnose anyone, but based on what you've described, you need to see a psychiatrist, get diagnosed and treated, and maybe start therapy sometime in the future. These are physical illnesses so need to be treated medically. Therapy is useful to give you insight and help you change behaviors, but it won't make you well. It's good you have a GP, but a GP isn't qualified to deal with any significant mental illness. Since you have first-degree relatives that have already been diagnosed, that raises the odds that you have a significant illness and need medical treatment. You're reading a post from someone who has declared bankruptcy twice, lost one house to foreclosure, and damn near lost another, so I know all about being broke, losing my job, and all the other difficulties depressive episodes cause. I have very few regrets in life, but by far and away the biggest one is that I didn't get treated when I first started getting sick. I've lost years of my life to bipolar, which I experience mostly as years-long depressive episodes. Bipolar and depression have biological causes. No one asks to have a mental illness and you shouldn't feel bad about seeking medical treatment. Keeping up good habits like exercise will help things, but that's not enough to make you well. I hope you see a psychiatrist soon, and I hope you get to feeling better.
  19. Honestly, I don't know. I think that's a fair concern. But what I would say is: your prescriber should be monitoring your white blood cells frequently anyway and discontinuing the clozapine if wbc count drops below a certain point, so as not to develop agranulocytosis, coronavirus or not.
  20. I definitely know how you feel. Unfortunately, that's the boat we're all in with where psychiatry is today. Even with genomic testing, all it's going to tell you is whether you're a slow/normal/fast metabolizer of certain psych drugs. Most can't tell you anything about efficacy, let alone a more subtle analysis of the data. So, that being said, we all have a choice: either to stop taking the medication and risk falling back down to the point we were at before (or potentially lower even) or try to soldier through it the best we can. The only caveat I would mention is that, if you're having a lot of anxiety directly related to titrating up on this antidepressant, could you ask your prescriber about either starting you on a temporary anti-anxiety med or, if you're already taking one, temporarily increasing the dose?
  21. Let me give you my experience and view. I avoided psychiatric care until my mid 30’s despite issues since childhood. In retrospect I suffered for nothing. I tried herbs, vitamins, exercise, affirmations and counseling without sucess. Finally I got on meds and it helped, some more than others. Fast forward years to a change in diagnosis from depression to bipolar—life changing. Getting the right meds has been amazing and I see years of my life were wasted with bipolar depression (and manic times). So my perspective is, if you are suffering, get help, and explain why you think you’re possibly bipolar. There are lower cost clinics. I know access can be limited but I also know depression can get worse and have serious consequences or just make the work of finding help seem insurmountable. I wish I had gotten correct meds sooner than I did and hate to see anyone else go down the parh I did. I have little faith in therapy alone, I believe meds play a big role especially if someone is truly bipolar, and I don’t know if you are or not, but just saying. However, I also felt really let down by the fact that meds weren’t miracle drugs and took time or weren’t right, so I don’t want to say you’ll instantly feel amazing on the first try because although some say that, most of us here have been on different meds over time. Not trying to boss you or preach, but sharing my experience and trying to be encouraging. It’s my perspective and opinion but I hope it helps.
  22. Thank you so much for your concern! It's been a very rough summer. Maybe things are easing off a bit now though. I'm not being treated, but my primary care physician gave me some xanax (0.25 mg) in May for use as a last resort when the anxiety gets really bad. I don't take it all that often, out of concerns about addiction, and also it just doesn't work well if I take more than one maybe every week or so. My doctor also offered me a Lexapro prescription, but I'm leery of SSRIs because I suspect I may be bipolar, and I've heard that SSRIs are contraindicated in that case. (Two of my siblings have been diagnosed as BP II.) Money is tight, but I'm not eligible for Medicaid. My health insurance plan has a huge deductible. I've looked at some of the sliding-fee-scale counseling options in my city but haven't bit the bullet and contacted anyone yet. On the plus side, I'm walking more, which I think helps. (Was walking about six miles a day for a good while, but that fell by the wayside this summer. I'm slowly getting back in stride.) I'm keeping in touch with various friends and family members. I'm working with a couple of books that I think might help me to, as a friend put it, self-therapize. I realize I may be overestimating the extent to which I'm boxed in financially and underestimating how much counseling or meds might help me. Maybe that's part of what frustrated my friend. I get the impression that maybe he sees everything I said above as just excuses for not helping myself. The thing is, I've been just barely able to keep functioning even through the worst of this, and I'm afraid of doing something that would waste money or make me feel worse, threaten my ability to work, etc. Anyway, I'm sorry, that's probably way more than you wanted to know. Maybe this week I'll try contacting some of the sliding-scale places and see how far down their scales slide. Thank you again for your kind words. I hope you have a good week.
  23. i've gotten weird dreams on most of the antidepressants i've been on. i try to just enjoy them, but once in a while they're sort of fucked up.
  24. Proposal hearing tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!

  25. The vivid dreams got a lot better (less vivid) for me after those first few days. I definitely feel increased appetite but I've been trying to deal with it by eating healthy snacks (fruit and pretzels). So hopefully I won't gain too much weight. Not really sure if this med is helping me yet or not but I guess time will tell.
  26. I can identify with this. I have PTSD from being sexually assaulted. I had to accept that sexuality is part of being human. I can choose not to engage in sexual activities if I don't want to. A lot of sexual activities are triggering for me. But I had to accept that being sexually aroused is a normal biological function.
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  28. Chopsticks....one pea at a time? Could be a good way to control portion size. After about 5 peas you'd be too frustrated to keep going. But it could be bad because after getting so angry at the peas one would give up on vegetables and go straight to dessert. I stick with the spoon because I actually really like peas. A touch of butter, salt, pepper and they are pretty tasty to me.
  29. You wonder what happened to some names. B.F. Skinner's first name was Burrhus. What? Was he named by someone with a speech impediment? But one of my favorite things is the name of the year competition. I mean Katie Smrcka-Duffy Fudd, Beanbag Amerika, Dr. Reason Machete. These are all real people, and nobody I've shown this competition to has quite shared my enthusiasm.
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