Bipolar - fact or fiction?
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(01-09-2010, 07:51 PM)Arun Wrote: I'm not saying it isn't real i'm just trying to say perhaps pharmaceutical meds are not the answer. i have heard of people whose spouses learn and manipulate their triggers in order to preserve a degree of homeostasis without the need for drugs. i don't want to ride this swing/shift anymore, but i refuse to subject myself to a state of doped up idiocy.

The method of treatment depends on the severity of the illness. I have mild anxiety disorder or GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). It involves bouts of depression and bouts of euphoria. Mostly, I suffer chronic nervousness, a sense of dread, and fatigue. People with mild disorders can usually function within family, society, the workplace, and church. But it's a Cross.

While I could probably stand to use a mild tranquilizer, like you, I'd rather live with the illness than the side-effects of the "cure." I can lessen anxiety with various self-help techniques, such as exercising, breathing, lighting candles, taking long baths, listening to soothing music, petting my cats, reading, and prayer.

However, when an illness makes your life unmanageable, and self-remedies don't work, you may not have a choice but to seek medical treatment. Bipolar disorder is real and nothing to fool around with. Please see a doctor if you haven't already. Get properly diagnosed. Get several opinions if you have to.

- Lisa
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Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by Arun - 01-09-2010, 12:44 AM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by Historian - 01-09-2010, 10:37 AM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by Arun - 01-09-2010, 07:41 PM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by Historian - 01-09-2010, 07:45 PM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by Arun - 01-09-2010, 07:51 PM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by Historian - 01-09-2010, 08:15 PM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by SCG - 01-09-2010, 09:06 PM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by Arun - 01-09-2010, 09:17 PM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by SCG - 01-09-2010, 09:35 PM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by Arun - 01-09-2010, 09:42 PM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by SoCalLocal - 01-11-2010, 12:40 AM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by Historian - 01-11-2010, 01:01 AM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by Arun - 01-11-2010, 02:00 AM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by Historian - 01-11-2010, 11:20 AM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by Arun - 01-11-2010, 05:39 PM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by elizabee - 02-12-2010, 07:42 PM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by INPEFESS - 02-12-2010, 08:36 PM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by Arun - 02-13-2010, 02:26 AM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by elizabee - 02-13-2010, 10:40 AM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by Arun - 02-13-2010, 10:36 PM
Re: Bipolar - fact or fiction? - by Arun - 02-13-2010, 10:37 PM



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