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rainyeffingday

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  1. Untreated bipolar in the past can cause cognitive deficits/problems. These can include lowering of IQ, short-term memory loss, difficulty with executive function (analyzing a task/problem, coming up with a strategy to accomplish the task and difficulty executing what is necessary to complete the task. I would recommend having what's called a neuropsychological rest to see if you have any of these problems. I have them after decades of untreated bipolar. Of course you may simply have problems like finding right word, etc, from a side effect of a med. Lamictal at dishes above 200mg does this.
  2. Mood charting Identifying triggers Plenty of sleep a routine as much contact with others as possible religious adherence to taking meds reduction of carbs in one's diet
  3. Greeting compatriots I joined years ago but dont think I ever introduced myself. I have bipolar and a touch of ocd personality. I used to be an attorney but had to stop practicing because of cognitive problems due to decades of untreated bipolar. I am very stable and have been for past 5 years for the first time in decades. I have an english bulldog who is quite the character. His birthday is 4/20 but he is no stoner, just real laid back. Ha. I'm writing my first novel and look forward to connecting with some of you to share stories, tips and laughs. I have aquired some wisdom I can share from dealing with bipolar for a long time but need some help at times also. My user name is too dark/negative but it was apparently my mood when I signed up so I kept it. But I rarely have any rainy days any more. Days of regret and difficulty, maybe clouds but not much rain. And the clouds are usually cirrus or nimbus not black dark clouds ready to burst. Have a fabulous day and thanks for reading my post.
  4. I was an attorney and now at 52 I have trouble w memory, executive function (planning, initiating & completing tasks, attention). I had a neuropsychological work-up and it showed I had dropped in IQ from 139 to average at 103. I urge you all to remain on your meds as this is the reason for much of the cognitive problems later. And docs are not educated in this area. They simply attribute it to med side-effects. Side-effects are relevant but they go away when the med is changed or ceased. The cognitive problems from bipolar and mdd dont go away although you can regrow neurons and achieve some lost cognitive skills etc. That is something to be hopeful about.
  5. IVE HAD BRAIN FREEZES WHEN CANT DO SOMETHING , LIKE PUTTING MY FEET ON THE GROUND AS MY BIKE STOPPED. dOC SAID IT'S COGNITIVE DIFFICULTY/LOSS FROM UNTREATED BP
  6. yup wellbutrin has this effect of suppressing the appetite I rarely ate when I took it in fact they were studying it for weight loss use awhile back
  7. it may be true now that I think of it anyone heard of this? anyone think it moight be accurate upon reflection?
  8. And do you become jittery when drinking a certain amount of caffeine?
  9. my memory sucks from not sleeping for so many years thus during those years my memory is almost nonexistent as i have learned recently our memories are solidified, planted so to speak when we sleep after the day's events no sleep or tiny amounts then no memories during those times also when i was on 200mg lamictal the memory for recent events took a nosedive better on 100mg
  10. 200mg of lamictal caused me to be unable to remember common words and names 100mg is better but no perfect
  11. I too feel a stability never felt before it requires a bit of adjustment to not feel so out of control
  12. Geodon made me "high", that is, manic like hell. I was zooming on it.
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