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  1. I've had muscle spasms from antipsychotics before. I took propranolol for it, I think. It was a long time ago. I have absolutely no idea if that is anything like what you have, your doctor should be able to tell. They have been able to get me in sooner with certain side effects, and they'll probably get you in if you're miserable enough that you have to experiment on your own.
  2. I have a lot of difficulty using these kinds of scales and hate them passionately. How do you put a subjective and at least somewhat individualized feeling with individual tolerance levels and functional limitations to an objective(seeming) scale and expect it to make any sense whatsoever?
  3. I can't tolerate it either and have used propranolol and benadryl as alternatives but they were probably weaker. They didn't work for more extreme movement problems for me.
  4. I went back to the shrink today and told her that I didn't like the ice cube thing but I would like some other grounding technique and she told me to try washing the dishes and to focus on each of 5 senses and maybe put on music or something. That seems great because I love the sensation of water but I hate washing dishes so if I decide washing dishes will make me more sane, I might start doing them more regularly. That seems like a DBT skill, too. I love meditation, maybe I could get into this mindfulness stuff.
  5. I have a lot of these imaginary conflicts running through my head frequently as well. I can get quite off-kilter about them. I wouldn't say I'm always angry, sometimes I am angry and sometimes I am paranoid, but I tend towards anxiety most of the time. I feel like I have some kind of unprocessed something? as well and am always running scenarios in my head to try to predict what will happen next, but it doesn't really work that well and I just get neurotic.
  6. Has anyone had a problem where they had a song in their head that was really beutiful and then colors that synched with it and spatial synchronicity that pulsed and it was effervescently beautiful and then you were still walking but not sure why? It used to happen a lot more and I like it but it confuses me at the same time it happens for a while and it is annoying
  7. I want to send this to my dad. Imma steal it.
  8. I get asked that, too. I guess I take meds to not be inebriated.
  9. Great job on giving up soda, it's so nasty! I feel like the sweeteners are addictive, too. It is creepy. Averaging like 3L a day here of Diet Mt Dew. I definitely need to give it up. I have a really bad energy drink habit, too.
  10. My psychiatrists often get to the point where they refer me to neurologists, and my current psychiatrist is telling me to go to the neurologist a lot. I was not sure why, but I was talking to my partner, and he took me to the hospital again after I overturned an SUV a few times several years ago, and he said they said something about a TBI, but I didn't remember. I know that it occurred in a different state. I don't really remember what I told him about it. I don't really know what's in my medical records about the time that I hit a semi truck and I don't really know how severe it was. Ho
  11. I take Klonopin for sleepwalking and I was trialed for some kind of prescription brand of melatonin because I probably have the REM type and not the non-REM type, but it didn't really work much. Klonopin works better(for me) but doesn't get rid of it. I don't really have any useful lifestyle advice for sleepwalking except we often sleep separately because REM sleep behavior disorder can have complete dream sequences acted out which is bad when they are terror dreams or action movie dreams.
  12. I just asked a psychiatrist about it straight up and she asked me some questions about it and sent me to a psychological assessment with computerized tests and neuropsychological tests and whatnot and received a rule-out diagnosis of ADD because they weren't really sure. They had historical questionnaires for two family members and someone that was currently close to me if I can recall correctly. The neuropsychological tests seemed like they were also helpful for my psychologists/psychiatrists to clarify my other problems. I think they usually do less testing, though.
  13. I have never had a doctor that even mentioned picking up meds, including controlled meds, a couple days early, but I usually pick mine up late because I suck like that and forget to take them sometimes and develop a backlog, then forget to refill until my bottles are empty. My pdoc had asked me whether I am still taking Klonopin and to make sure that I take it when he was the one prescribing it. I was scheduled to take it 3 times a day, but I was worried about taking it that often and often took it less. I mentioned this worry and he suggested taking it as prescribed to worry less. I think
  14. I am living with somebody else most of the time, but he is gone for quite a while semi-regularly. I tend to go nuts from lack of social interaction. It is not because I like it; it is as you described, the level of baseline anxiety gradual rises until it is to the level of the worst social anxiety for some reason that I don't understand. I found some place that is doing in person therapy, I walk to a nearby dollar store most days and go inside and buy an energy drink, my therapist gave me the name of some kind of mental illness club or clubhouse or something that is still allowing people to
  15. I do not take any medications for pain except for OTC meds, but have done PT and chiropracty, but not recently. I did not realize that I was still bothered so much when I did not have to sit so much during the day, and I don't know if trying to up exercise to make up for the sitting is making it worse. I probably really need to make an appointment because it is getting a lot worse when sitting or laying down, and that is ruining a lot of the day when I need to focus or sleep. Work is not going well and I am going to have to sleep in another place because I am thrashing too much, way too muc
  16. The problem with sleeping that I am having is that life is essentially a rolling series of naps, but I can't get a good long nap in at the end of the night, just a bunch of broken short naps, and it is increasing my tendency to microsleep and have short naps during the day, so Klonopin might work better because I guess that is early wake insomnia. It might just be a problem of dosing or that I am getting jumpy. I am also having a lot more physical pain in my back and legs now that I have started jogging and walking again and am worried that it is still messed up from an injury and delaying s
  17. I am on Klonopin .25 mg per night for sleepwalking. I have enough Klonopin to take more right now, but I don't know if I am still allowed to take the .5 Klonopins since my sleep doctor took me off the other dose. I think I need to go jogging/walking today if I can ever focus enough to get anything done so that I can go do that or maybe just go so maybe I can focus better later possibly or maybe just get Taco Bell.
  18. I had an unavoidable few days of sleep deprivation, one with a lot of sleep deprivation, and it is clearly causing some issues to start up! I had a call scheduled with my psychiatrist, but I missed it, and I do not know if he will call back again. He said that he would, but I would not count on it. I can down a lot of benadryl, but it is not helping very much. I was wondering if anybody had any good advice or suggestions for heading off an sleep deprivation induced episode or slowing it down.
  19. That's cool, I have never done therapy with a practitioner that used DBT, I think. I had a lot of success years ago with ERP with compulsions, but I don't think that would be easily found right away with my insurance. I will tell her that I am not that open to that variant of that particular technique and ask about variations. I did a quick google search and saw something about eating the ice or using hot sauce. However, I am somewhat afraid that it would be exchanging one ritual for another ritual, as well.
  20. I don't think it will work at all because I don't want to do it because it is too aversive. It is also impossible to do in a lot of situations like driving and circling around an area and making sure that I didn't run over anyone. There is no freezer there, plus it is more important because that is actually somewhat dangerous and not just a massive waste of time. Trying to resist compulsions is just giving me another weird tic that seems more involuntary.
  21. Apparently the foods include other nightshades. I don't know about you, but I eat potatoes and tomatoes every day. This information is really disappointing because I'd probably miserably fail a test even after I gave up tobacco. I hope you can figure out something or maybe the lab can give you some suggestions. "Dietary intake of nicotine may be an important factor in the interpretation of nicotine testing in nonsmokers. Foods that contain nicotine include cauliflower, eggplants, potatoes, and tomatoes. An individual may consume enough of these foods to obtain 1 µg of nicotine, the amo
  22. Are you a vegetarian? Some less accurate nicotine urine tests hit if you eat too many cruciferous vegetables.
  23. Has anyone heard of using ice cubes for panic associated with delaying or fighting off compulsions associated with OCD or any other kind of panic? My therapist suggested trying it to help lessen panic to delay compulsions. I thought it might be kind of iffy. I tried it though, and it did break my rising anxiety, but it caused a different kind of anxiety because I was so disgusted. I had to wash my hands to get rid of the feeling of water worming out of my hand, and it might have been counterproductive. Maybe cold packs are better?
  24. I decided to schedule with a new therapy clinic because the phone system at my old place was hard to get through. It happened to have some therapists that were doing in-session appointments. I was pretty grateful for it because I do not know if the phone sessions were helping as much. I also do not have very much insight into my mood so it is helpful if they can notice if I am disheveled and smell weird or if I cannot stop moving and have bizarre clothes on. She specified in person only to the receptionist after my first session so I do not know if that means I am super batshit.
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