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    Mentall Illness

    Basically, I'm making this thread so me, and other members with mental illness, will know they're not alone. Basically, state your conditions and any medications you take. I'll start.

    Psychosis
    Severe clinical depression.
    Generalized anxiety disorder.

    My medications:
    Celexa, 60mg a day.
    Vistaril, 200mg a day.
    Xanax, 1mg a day.
    Seroquel XR, 400mg a day.
    Melatonin, 6mg a day.
    Doxylamine succinate, 50mg a day.

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    Sadly, I'm normal...

    But curious: when did your symptoms start? Do you consider the cause nature (just born that way, or environmental), nurture (people affected you), or a little of both? Does the medication completely eliminate the symptoms - if not what percentage reduced is it?

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    Very good questions.

    None of my inflictions started at the same time. At first, it was the depression, I'm not exactly sure when that started.
    Psychosis and GAD occured about the same time, about 2-2.5 years ago. As for causes, I believe my psychosis and GAD is the effect of people I've interacted with.

    Medication does not eliminate the symptoms, but they are about 70-90% effective most of the time.

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    You might try posting this in the A&S forum.

    Or P&R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    You might try posting this in the A&S forum.

    Or P&R.
    Nope, this is a Foo topic.
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    ^^^ I was kidding.

    I actually think the OP has brought up a topic worthy of intelligent, mature discussion. I regret that is beyond my abilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    ^^^ I was kidding.

    I actually think the OP has brought up a topic worthy of intelligent, mature discussion. I regret that is beyond my abilities.
    No worries....we always make allowances for ya!
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    Do you find that hard physical exercise, such as intense bicycling, makes any difference to your MI? I ask, because this is posited by many as a partial cure.

    A ggod topic, by the way, and a possible new forum.

    I bet there are a lot of folks who share your thoughts and concerns.

    "Maintaining Positive Mental Health While Bicycling" or something similar
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Do you find that hard physical exercise, such as intense bicycling, makes any difference to your MI? I ask, because this is posited by many as a partial cure.

    A ggod topic, by the way, and a possible new forum.

    I bet there are a lot of folks who share your thoughts and concerns.

    "Maintaining Positive Mental Health While Bicycling" or something similar
    Riding does seem to keep my mind off of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blak Majyk View Post
    Riding does seem to keep my mind off of things.
    In addition, increased endorphins and other hormines are cited by many as a result of physical exercise.
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    In addition, increased endorphins and other hormines are cited by many as a result of physical exercise.
    All of which are natural antidepressants.
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    I was on Celexa. It worked to break me out of the rut. I'm now drug free and happy.

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    I have been told I excel at normal. Good health to all!
    Last edited by jdon; 12-04-11 at 09:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcrowell View Post
    My issues:
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    Dislikes fellow man

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    Alcohol, although it may work for you, is a depressent and is a major cause of many problems in life.

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    I sought treatment a long time ago for anxiety, but have since learned ways to manage the anxiety. 99.99% of the time, I don't even think about it anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
    I sought treatment a long time ago for anxiety, but have since learned ways to manage the anxiety. 99.99% of the time, I don't even think about it anymore.
    Care to share them with the class? I'm sure the OP would like to know.
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    Here is my opinion on this:

    It is not possible, not in a million years, to accurately diagnose a patient when you only see the person 30 minutes every 2 months. I bet the vast majority of this "conditions" are diagnosed in order to prescribe you the drug that gives the doctor the better commission per pill. Being misdiagnosed with something scary can then screw you up legally in the future.

    And I have no doubt that there are some good doctors out there that really want to help people. But with so many conditions having overlapping symptoms, the best they can do is an "educated guess".

    To respond to the OP... I get depressed with ease, have severe anxiety often and suffer from acute insomnia. But with all the crap that happens to me is probably normal.
    Last edited by RubenX; 12-04-11 at 03:04 AM.
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    Psychosis is widespread in road cycling.















    Thank God I'm normal.

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    Of all the things I've discovered, meditation is the best. It teaches me to separate consciousness from the ragtag parade of thoughts that wander in front of my mind like idiots. The trick is to identify with the consciousness, not the thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Psychosis is widespread in road cycling.
















    Thank God I'm normal.
    Especially the delusion that one goes faster and farther than any real experience.

    And then there's the whole OCP thing.

    And then there's the body image thing.

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    There's a LOT of personal information being posted on this thread. Glad you guys don't mind sharing it with the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    Here is my opinion on this:

    It is not possible, not in a million years, to accurately diagnose a patient when you only see the person 30 minutes every 2 months. I bet the vast majority of this "conditions" are diagnosed in order to prescribe you the drug that gives the doctor the better commission per pill. Being misdiagnosed with something scary can then screw you up legally in the future.

    And I have no doubt that there are some good doctors out there that really want to help people. But with so many conditions having overlapping symptoms, the best they can do is an "educated guess".

    To respond to the OP... I get depressed with ease, have severe anxiety often and suffer from acute insomnia. But with all the crap that happens to me is probably normal.

    I agree with you. It's almost impossible to diagnosis a mental issue in 30 minutes, and this is one of the reasons why I spent a week and a half in a psyche ward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Care to share them with the class? I'm sure the OP would like to know.
    One of my main strategies includes regular exercise. Riding my bike, walking, skiing, playing volleyball, just plain working outside. Also, I have used yoga as a major healing process for myself. I also began identifying things that would trigger my anxiety attacks and avoiding them when possible. If I couldn't avoid them, I tried to have someone or something with me that would bring me back. I started some self-talk methods to help calm myself down when I felt myself going into them. I found things that I truly enjoy doing and do those on a regular basis. I have some creative activities that I do to take my mind off things. I have also removed certain people from my life that would cause me large amounts of anxiety. My health and mental health was not worth trying to maintain a relationship with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Alcohol, although it may work for you, is a depressent and is a major cause of many problems in life.
    Yep. My alcohol consumption may make things worse, but I use it in moderation (mostly beer) for a moderate amount of suffering.
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