Bipolar - fact or fiction?
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(02-13-2010, 02:11 PM)WilfredLeblanc Wrote: A couple of words of caution: I think that if you have a tendency to be suspicious of worldly powers generally--the government, the media, the banking system, etc.--there can be a strong temptation to assume that doctors, too, are prone to being less than entirely honest. It might be natural to think they're involved in some sinister cabal with drug and insurance companies to steer you towards treatments on some basis other than achieving the optimal outcome for your health. Moreover, if you have a history of drug use, you will tend, quite unconsciously at times, to look for any excuse to go back to using. So if I were you, I would be very skeptical of that inner voice suggesting that getting high is the appropriate response to having mood swings. Particularly if there's any risk of arrest and imprisonment involved in getting marijuana where you live, I would think arranging and carrying out the transactions, needing to smoke up on the sly, etc. could trigger manic episodes. When people are manic, they can get pretty grandiose, and the sensation of being an outlaw, someone who's outsmarted the medical community and the establishment otherwise, could really tend to feed that. And marijuana is definitely habit forming. The withdrawal may be of a different nature than withdrawal from opiates, for instance, but getting into a situation where you can't get your fix could also be detrimental to your effort to balance your moods.

Are you being honest with your doctor about your thoughts?

Haha at the moment I am trying to chase up the MH specialist to get another appointment - and have been chasing for a few months. As far as 'inner voice" suggesting going back to anything, it's not like that. As I mentioned, I don't want to be some kind of druggie, that's dead and gone. All I want is something that works. I don;t belive that there is a large-scale conspiracy by doctors &c. but  do believe money talks, hence the pharmceutical prescritptons for anythign thats wrong.
I will not use marijuana, even medicinally, unless I do so within the scope of the law, I have no desire to transgress the law in this case.
Anyways, only point I was really making was that, compared to everything else I have tried, I have found it to work.

And Elizabee I most definitely have never felt like a zombie on marijuana. In fact, I cognitively function quite well on it (on those occasions on which I have used it.)
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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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