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  1. Grab a fitocracy invite, as I only have two left for now! http://ftcy.co/lgNvlX

    1. Blart752

      Blart752

      yes u finally noticed, of course your photo is grotesquely awesome as well

  2. Bucky O' Hare! Props on the photo! :D

  3. Try eating indian food mixed with Olestra. The mighty "O" by itself can leave a thick, oily residue on your ass cheeks after eating a packet of crisps that contain it, and the indian food just makes it that much worse.. Especially when it's hot chicken curry night. Oh no.
  4. Doesn't this seem a bit ridiculous to anyone else? No. The ideal way to practice medicine is to prevent all disease from ocurring. Research is heading that direction. Studies at Harvard about 4 years ago identified 3 genes associated with Bipolar and SZ. Wouldn't it be grand to go to a pdoc, be sent to the lab for bloodwork to see if you are bipolar, or susceptible? I'm sorry, but you're misunderstanding what is happening here. They aren't preventing any disease from occurring, they are preventing symptoms that may or may not appear using expensive medications that may carry serious side effects. May as well just spike the water supplies with haldol.
  5. What happened to the poop thread?

    1. jarn

      jarn

      The changing bowel habits one? Check the side effects forum, it's in there I think

  6. So even chronic schizophrenia can remit? I mean, it's defined as chronic now, but what if it were to stop and not come back? just as BP can be recategorized or even changed entirely [a mis-dx], these too can change. no diagnosis is set in stone. right?
  7. yep, I hotlinked. http://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2011/08/strange-but-useful-medication-side-effects/?ref=nf
  8. This. I do believe it is possible to live with mental difficulties without medication. Plenty of people do it. It seems that stress and the desire to fit in/"be normal"/social obligations are what push most MI persons into a dark hole. I understand that about 3% (some random bipolar population statistic) of US persons have difficulty with moods and need some chemical help to stabilize since we cannot function as we "are supposed to" in this society. And like gizmo said, it's easy to resign to 'another episode' even when... it isn't one. It's just another bad day. No, I am not anti-psychiatry, but I think it is a tad misguided.
    1. nibblerd

      nibblerd

      Refusing to acknowledge other views of reality is just one more step towards fascism.

    2. nibblerd

      nibblerd

      Thanks! I really like them.

  9. True, and part of that for me is reading here and every once in awhile writing a long post! I guess in the end there it will be time that will tell, I will start to feel "normal" without meds or I will find meds that work. I do have a question for people who have been diagnosed incorrectly as bipolar. I see that some people list previous dx's, and then their new dx. I'm just wondering how/why a dr. would diagnose someone with bipolar or another MI, and then decide that the person actually has something else. How does one know that their diagnosis is correct? I know people have written on here that ultimately it doesn't matter the name that is put to it, what matters is finding a way to get better. But to me what matters is how I put my whole life into perspective. Do I see all of those things from my past as "symptoms" of some disorder, or do I see them as simply part of who I am and how I approach life? It matters to me to know if all that stuff is really proof of something that was always there but that just hadn't yet been identified. I guess I used to see all that stuff as strengths, because I had been through some weird and crazy stuff and survived, and seeing it all in the light of "symptoms" suddenly makes me see it all as weaknesses, or lack of health. I felt better about it all before a name was put on it..... You are not your diagnosis. You may or may not be a person whose pattern of behaviours and inner experience are very similar to a condition that is recognized and categorized by doctors. A few patterns might be missed in the diagnosing phase or simply not crop up until later on, and it may warrant a slightly different or completely new label. Diagnosing is a very imperfect science, especially when you don't have a licensed physician do it. I was dx'd bipolar type I and then we decided I hadn't had a full-on mania so it was moved back to BP II, but then I have symptoms of psychosis during depressive or mixed episodes so it was changed to bipolar II with psychotic tendencies. It doesn't really change much, I'm still the same person and still have the same symptoms to treat.
  10. I don't really have much to say except that your friends and family (no offense intended) are rather uneducated people. "If the meds had worked I wouldn't be questioning this" Yes you would. You would question it because you don't feel crazy anymore and believe there's nothing wrong with you. Then you go off the meds, go crazy, maybe go on the meds and do it all over again. It's really up to you to figure out how to accept and cope with your diagnosis.
  11. Wherever I am, there's always Pooh,

    There's always Pooh and Me.

    Whatever I do, he wants to do,

    "Where are you going today?" says Pooh:

    "Well, that's very odd 'cos I was too.

    Let's go together," says Pooh, says he.

    "Let's go together," says Pooh.

    "What's twice eleven?" I said to Pooh.

    ("...

  12. "Whoa, someone forgot how to shave! Are you able to sit still?" I wasn't, and I got permission to pace!
  13. It is a stanza from 99 Red Balloons :D

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