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  1. notloki

    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    I feel great. A little sleepy, though,
  2. http://www.kidneyfund.org/prevention/tests-for-kidney-health/egfr-test.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwpsLkBRDpARIsAKoYI8wDioWbdyV9Xd-SyyI-7ll_uv_uUNA2tpTXeEJMqFwvd0AqJVISN_kaAv3vEALw_wcB
  3. Atypical depression is the more common one. It is what most have. Two or more of the following features, present for most of the time, for at least two weeks: Increased appetite Increased sleep Leaden paralysis (i.e., heavy, leaden feelings in arms or legs) Interpersonal rejection sensitivity (not limited to episodes of mood disturbance) resulting in significant social or occupational impairment Atypical depression is the most common form of depression seen in outpatient clinics in psychiatry.9 The prevalence of atypical depression based on DSM-IV criteria among samples of subjects with major depressive disorder or dysthymia has been reported to be around 40 percent.10–12 Most of the studies have shown the prevalence of atypical depression to be around four times more common in female patients.10,13,14 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2990566/ Melancholic depression features decreased appetite and decreased sleep (insomnia)
  4. Eyes rolling back in the head due to antipsychotic is called an oculogyric crisis. It is a dystonia or dystonic reaction. When I started taking Abilify I was concerned about akathisia so I asked my doc for some propranolol, the first line treatment, just in case. The incidence of akathisia is about 20% He had no problem writing me a script for it.
  5. Just a note, we don't have amisulpride in the US. Perhaps some UK folk will speak up about this useful med.
  6. I try and get all my refills at my regular appointment, Docs should not be asked or expected to do work for free. My generalist will not do almost everything unless you have an appointment. If the pharmacy will FAX a request for refills of established meds she will sign them promptly and return them. A lot of her prescribing is done electronically. Fortunately it is Medicare and office visits to your primary are generally free. I see more and more docs doing this, it is a big time sink. Your time to get things from your doc during regular appointments.
  7. Who says life has to have a purpose ?
  8. notloki

    Anger Management fail

    This is free advice and help with your meds and treatment. Be glad that you have it at all.
  9. notloki

    Questions Thread

    No I don't read historical novels. I've been reading through biographies of scientists lately like Dr. Edwin Hubbell (many discoveries one of which is that the universe is red shifted), Dr. Rosalind Franklin (True discoverer of DNA), Dr. Lise Meitner (discovered nuclear fission of uranium) for example, I find it quite interesting, they are often good reads. Do you use encryption for your SMS's and email ? Chat ?
  10. Psychosis seems to cover a wide field including paranoid behavior. You don't have to be experiencing all kinds of hallucinations to be psychotic.
  11. Right. ADHD is not a learning disability. It affects attention and not learning. It has never been classed as a learning disability. The problem is that ADHD is comorbid to many learning disabilities so they appear together and it makes it hard to sort out what is being caused by what.
  12. notloki

    So Confused As Usual

    With some people and alcohol it has a very Dr Jekyll vs. Dr Hyde effect on them. We all know the mean drunk who is fine one moment and turns mean the next moment. At a previous job, Russ worked in accounting and was quiet and shy. Until a few drinks and then he became omnisexual, aggressively.
  13. You don't have to explain why it happens but be prepared to talk about your symptoms. You mentioned several in your post. Anxiety, depression, psychosis in the form of delusions. Getting your sleep regularized could be a goal.
  14. Have you tried Wellbutrin ? That would be a reasonable next step. I would save the TCA for after once you have failed more meds.
  15. notloki

    So Confused As Usual

    Drugs cloud the issue and may cause it.