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Thumbs down meds no meds?

as a bipolar for 20-25 years there is only one thing i have learnt.

there is no way in hell i would sit down and recommend anyone to eighter take or not to take meds. i need my meds in periods. and some periods i realy dont need them. the only people that can have a opinion if you need meds or not is a spesialist.


we are all different (thank god, you dont want to be me ) and i can not sit down and tell anyone that they need meds. unless they are totaly barking mad

the only thing that we can do is share how to get trough the bad days in the best possible way.

here is my best tips if your interrested

in the worst days, always think that the better days are coming
be aware of your self and your mood. (keep a mood diary)
always have something to do in the bad days and slow down on the good days.
good day = ride hard. bad day = ride slow.
if you have a suicidal mind, seek help!

and hard drugs/alcohol never helps more then right there and then.

if you have a family keep them oriented on your mental status (mood diary)

im sorry for my crappy spelling but im not used to wrighting english any more.

and thanks for sharing everyone

Thomas
(i own the sporty thats parked outside the psychologist B-) )
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I have chronic spine and neck pain so I've been exhausted for many years. I've tried SSRIs but don't care for them.

What does work for sleep (sleep deprivation is a major driver of depression and more) is cannabis. I can tell I'm getting old when I do out of necessity what I did for fun in my youth. I don't smoke during the day at all. I do fire up like a four stack destroyer at night before bed!

(Of course I've known the inventors of the anti-cannabis Prohibitionist movement in the US were the same religious fanatic lunatics who supported alcohol Prohibition. I read Harry Anslinger's BS propaganda as a kid before there was an internet. Anyone doubting this can study the sources straight from the liars who wrote them. )

Cannabis is why I've never needed an oxymorphone increase except once while awaiting an epidural steroid injection. I've turned down my excellent pain doc's offer of Fentanyl because I don't like the stuff. Oxymorphone works very well for me and lets me maintain a clear head. People should be less afraid of opiates but THINK and STUDY to learn if they are appropriate for THEM. There is no universal pain med, or universal opiate. I don't like oxycondone either.

Cannabis is why I get some sleep instead of being a zombie during the day.

Cannabis is why I'm not depressed by exhaustion. I've had poor/no sleep since late 2011! No sleep meds work, at all, and they have NASTY side effects. I've tried 'em all.

I don't live in a free state so I can't systematically compare modern breeds but those who have that advantage should consider it. Weed doesn't make you a "stoner" any more than drinking beer makes you a lush, and unlike booze weed never killed anyone I loved.
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