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Banana Smurf

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  1. I guess I have neurocognitive deficits, my neuropsychological test as an adult put some of my IQ scores in the mentally disabled range and some very high, evening out to average and completely non-functional. It answered why I was given like 10 IQ tests in school. When I was medicated on an inappropriate and heavy cocktail, it was like I was in a delirium and couldn't figure out how to take care of myself. I am pretty sure that these deficits have been there since birth, however.
  2. I would go if they're seeing people. Mine closed down due to Covid precautions for a quarantine, so I think they are being really, really careful not to expose anyone if there's a risk.
  3. I am really familiar with the self-hating thoughts that you describe, and I suggest having really good communication with your partner about what bothers them about what happens when you're depressed when you're both not extremely upset. When you are prone to depression, it is easy to fixate on one need that they are not getting fulfilled and hate yourself for it, when in actuality, they would be able to get by with something else that the lack thereof is driving them crazy. Try not to hate yourself too much for your depression, everyone has disagreements for one reason or another.
  4. I went off of it for another antipsychotic, but I don't remember which. It might have been Invega. They switched me over without tapering me. It was kind of weird to get used to sleeping without it and I took it 3x a day, so the anxiolytic effect was a little hard to adjust to not having.
  5. Meeting phobia

  6. I don't remember the feeling of starting methylphenyldate now, but when I lost it for a couple weeks, restarting it had me feeling a little sedated and flat as well, but it wore off quickly. Edit: I forgot to mention that despite feeling weird I feel super calm. My daughter had a massive screaming tantrum and it didn't bother me at all when normally it would irritate the shit out of me. But I'm really calm and not bothered by anything. (maybe part of feeling sedated?) I think that is a part of the psychological effects of this drug, greater frustration tolerance.
  7. Achy, nauseous, and sick from anxiety. Fuzzy and unfocused.
  8. I definitely can not process my thoughts into speech fast enough for a lot of conversations. However, sometimes, especially when it's about some things, I will talk and talk really fast and that can be really annoying. When it's dead air time, I've never been aware that pauses were a social faux paus. That's not to say they aren't, I just never considered it. I don't know any really good compensatory strategies. I do a lot of "um" "hm" "I don't know". I am interested now in other things to do.
  9. I'm not sure on when REM sleep stages usually happen and they can be unusual with sleep disorders or sleep deprivation, if I remember right, which it is pretty likely that I dont. Medications can also change them, but I think psych meds usually suppress it.
  10. I've had really weird hypnogogic and hypnopompic hallucinations before.
  11. I am a pretty crabby person. Some mood stabilizers that have helped are topamax and lithium. Topamax was for weird headaches, but it really helped with frustration and irritability (for me).
  12. It isn't really a sleep hygiene thing, but I really like my weighted blanket.
  13. If it's a new thing and the medication changes were a ways back, does your pdoc think it's worth it to check for other physical reasons for a tremor? I have no idea what those are. I think I tried B6 for akathisia, but it's probably totally different. Could the Klonopin have been masking the tremor better than the Valium? I am not sure what these thoughts are worth.
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