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  1. @jt07 I've been focusing on the exact same thing. I think it's because people with MI are still a socially acceptable group to scapegoat and they need some narrative- however false- that allows them to distract the public from the fact that they don't know what they're doing and that they're not even going to try to prevent more violence.
  2. I see. I'm sorry you're going through that, it must be very difficult. I hope that your parents will come around soon. It's always good to know these things, but especially while you're going without medication, it will be really important for you to develop skills to cope with stress and mood disturbances. If you have access to a counselor at school, you should go and see if they can offer you resources. Therapy can help. If you can't get access to a therapist, I would recommend that you look to find a support group in your area. If that is also our of your reach, you can order workbook
  3. Caffeinated, or it's not worth it. How many people live in your town?
  4. I agree with WC. Also, who diagnosed you? Maybe they could offer you some support or point you in the right direction?
  5. Both hot and iced. Depends on my mood. Do you prefer to write with a pen or pencil?
  6. Two. A 9 year old dog and a 10 year old turtle. How do you feel about tomatoes?
  7. It's maybe an off-label use, but propranolol helps me with milder anxiety without being too sedating. Low doses of seroquel/quetiapine as PRN work really well for me, but can be sedating.
  8. They are very helpful in enabling my inability to get out of bed AND are pure evil for the exact same reason. So very easy to use! What is your favorite supernatural movie?
  9. Thanks so much everyone for replying. It's really helpful to hear your experiences. It sounds like it really varies from person to person and the best approach is to be cautious with it. I think I am going to try adding the Wellbutrin to see if that will help. And I'll definitely take it slow so I can catch any possible mania before it gets too bad. When I was on Wellbutrin before it didn't get bad until the Lamictal was taken away, so I'm hoping with the Lithium and the Lamictal together my mood will be grounded enough. It would be amazing if it could even touch the depression. With the
  10. Wood floors with area rugs. I prefer the wood alone, but without the rugs my dog would be slipping and skittering all over the place. When was the last time you used a rotary dial phone (if ever)?
  11. I'm having a difficult time with concentration, focus, brain fog and sleeping 16 hours a day. It's making functioning very difficult. I recently got a new pdoc. I'm currently taking Lithium and Lamictal as my main combo. He suggested that I try taking Wellbutrin to help give me a boost and increase my ability to concentrate and hopefully improve my mood. I'm cautious about it because I have had bad experiences with antidepressants in the past and I was told by one pdoc to never take antidepressants again. Before I was diagnosed BP, Effexor pushed me into a mania with psychosis. Year
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