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  1. I get the full manic-to-depressed cycle. When it comes to bipolar l, I’m a classic textbook case. https://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/guide/bipolar-1-disorder#1
  2. @DogMan, lord, I hear that. That’s why I use beer instead. No, just kidding. Tequila works better. No! Stop it! Bad Gearhead! I wish the tulips would come up.
  3. Yup. Although, for me personally, really excessive spending has never been a huge issue. Or doing drugs. I’m more of a pressured speech, racing thoughts, magical thinking, hypersexuality, insomnia, forgetting to eat, whatdoyoumeanspeedlimit, kinda girl.
  4. Owing to my prowess with firearms and my generally unflappable nature, half a dozen of my friends have informed me that if things go all Mad Max they’re going to show up on my doorstep with everything from sewing machines and dried peas to crayons and blankets that look like tortillas. Every one of them is MI, so I hope they bring their meds, and somebody had better bring a whole lot of dog food, too. It will be ok, people. Messy for a while, but ok.
  5. The game came out in 2016, and Clancy died in 2013, so one wonders exactly how much input he had into it.
  6. Tom Clancy also wrote about an airplane hitting the Capital building in Washington, D.C. In his version, the pilot was...Japanese. It made sense in context.
  7. Antidepressants can make bipolar people manic. If I don’t have other meds to counterbalance my AD, I go totally crazy.
  8. In the realm of the experiential rather than the technical, as a bipolar person I’ve found that without a mood stabilizer AND an antipsychotic, I can’t take antidepressants. Things get really exciting really fast if I try.
  9. Stay home. It’s the safest thing to do for ALL of you. And everybody in the country is going to need a haircut in a few weeks’ time. My pixie cut is already showing signs of rebellion. It’s gonna get ugly around here.
  10. I got hit the exact same way at first. It was debilitating for a few days. Stare at nothing, refuse food debilitating.
  11. Check in, hon. You’re awful quiet.

    1. mikl_pls


      I'm not doing well at all (worse than I've ever been). I'm sorry.

    2. jarn


      Is there anything we can to support you mikl?  Sending you strength.

    3. Gearhead


      You don’t need to be sorry. What can we do? 

  12. We are under a shelter in place order, but the governor is softballing it so badly that I wrote an outraged email to him telling him that crafting stores and gun shops are not fucking essential businesses. I haven’t left the house for anything other than food or pharmaceuticals in two weeks. And dog walking. Lotta happy dogs. My husband’s business is closed by law until the first of April, so we’re not going anywhere before then. And I wouldn’t exactly be destroyed to see the SIP order extended. There haven’t been a hell of a lot of cases here so far. It would be nice to keep it that way.
  13. ...I have enough tampons to manage hemorrhaging continuously from now until next April. Accept no substitute.
  14. A man died and his wife is in critical condition after they tried to self-medicate with chloroquine phosphate -- an additive used to clean fish tanks. The wife said she heard people on TV talking about the drug chloroquine.
  15. This was pretty interesting too. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/opinion/covid-plague-samuel-pepys.html
  16. Thank you, Saint. It’s good to remember that people have been through this before. Not really so long ago. Three of my grandparents were born in 1904, and one in 1905. They all lived through the First World War, the Great Depression, the Second World War, the upheavals of the 60’s and, in my maternal grandfather’s case, 9/11. Humans are amazing. We rebuild from rubble. We find new ways. We go on.
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