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  1. Has anyone read anything about this before? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2643957/ What I find particularly interesting is that while BPA is an endocrine disruptor, particularly in males, estrogen counteracts that endocrine disruption in females and could explain their generally relative later onset of psychosis. I've read there is some interaction with BPA and dopamine levels as well...
  2. "and avoid intimacy at all costs" Opposite of you, but unfortunately that's what I need (intimacy) and what I fantasize about in order to "get it done."
  3. Although I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 1997, I took a massive hit with the more hebephrenic aspects of my illness. I've never heard voices and rarely had hallucinations. I've currently turned out good...for the most part. But if it is schizoaffective, you should have a better prognosis down the line.
  4. My endocrinologist put me on Testoderm patches because of prolactin levels...and then the gel. Only till I switched to Zyprexa did I not need it anymore.
  5. Wondering when, if at all, I should bring up my disability in the dating stages? I don't want to be dishonest or hide anything from anyone I might possibly get in a long term relationship with. But I've had pretty bad experiences in releasing that information in the past, despite the fact that no one can really tell that I even have a disability.
  6. Haven't been on here in quite a while...mostly since I've been doing incredibly well with the new meds

  7. Haven't been on here in quite a while...mostly since I've been doing incredibly well with the new meds

  8. Wish I could say something to provide some comfort. Got another bit of news this morning that no news outlet seems to be reporting yet...I would otherwise post it because it is very significant, but I don't want to make you or any others worry too much.
  9. I've told an old friend of mine what I had, and he didn't believe it. He didn't believe any mental illness was real. I've had many people express to me that everything bad in life is just a matter of correcting your thoughts...a matter of "positive thinking." It doesn't happen too often, but that denial of my personal experience in regards to MI really, really makes me angry.
  10. I kind of get what you're saying. I've slept with a fan on at night for as long as I can remember (seriously), but I'll still bundle up with a bunch of blankets, and that slight bit of cooling has definitely been beneficial over the years.
  11. Anyone see this link before? http://healthland.time.com/2011/06/17/tip-for-insomniacs-cool-your-head-to-fall-asleep/ One of the last times I had really bad insomnia, I put an ice pack on the back of my neck and it worked wonders...apparently I wasn't that far off from the point of this article.
  12. Got some sleep today...well over 12 hours worth, and that was nice. When I go without sleep for a while, my blood pressure tends to rise and I also seem to overheat. Put some ice in a ziploc bad and put it on the back of my neck for a while to help cool me down, and that seemed to do the trick. Had one bad dream last night, but nowhere near what I'm used to in terms of intensity. And I don't know why (because I've inquired for them before), but my Pdoc seems to be resistant to the idea of either medication for sleep problems. I've been seeing him for a long, long time, so going to another is pretty much out of the question in terms of my own personal comfort level.
  13. So, I only got 1 hour of sleep in the past 2 days, and right now I'm really really tired. Just had a very long day at a local music fest/Holiday event, exhausted from interacting with people, the warmth/weather, and not having had anything to eat during the day. Ready to be knocked out, but whenever I get this tired and fall asleep, I usually have really terrifying dreams. Not that anything can really be done about it...I don't think. But I'll probably be up watching Netflix for the next many hours, and when I finally do fall asleep the night terrors might be that much worse. Any suggestions?
  14. Thanks to all for your sympathies and encouragement. It was never my intention to put the scholarship itself or the sponsor in a bad light...just wanted to vent a little.
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