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Re: Hypersensitivity to suffering- katia

Posted by moosehaps on November 12, 2003, at 21:36:54

In reply to Re: Hypersensitivity to suffering- katia, moosehaps, posted by katia on November 12, 2003, at 19:56:27

katia,
I'm 51 now and began the med search about 7 or 8 years ago, trying many of the trendy ones available. In about 1993 I tried Prozac when I was in a nursing program. I remember an all-pervading background noise going on when I tried to talk to anyone or listen to a lecture. After the lecture I would ask a classmate what it was about and they'd say, "you were here! didn't you hear what was said?" Truth: no; I couldn't attend to the message. I'd have to record the lecture and go home to listen to it to understand what was said. I couldn't make conversation with people because the racket in my head was louder than their speech. I'd try to GUESSS what they were saying to come up with some sort of coherent response. I thought I must be losing my mind. Anyway, all that to say I now wonder if that was an instance of an SSRI tipping someone into mania.
The classic descriptions of mania in bipolar disorder make it sound like the person is incredibly high, happy and out to jump into bed with everyone they meet! This doesn't sound at all like the "fun" I had on Prozac. Wish I knew more to say on this, but know very little at this point.

Would like to ask: does drinking really smooth you out well, mood-wise? I ask because I suspect my severely alcoholic mom is/was bipolar and alcohol was more important to her than any of us. I just get a roaring headache and compounded depression after drinking.

Also, do you begin projects with wild enthusiam and quickly run out of interest once the "storm" has passed? Just wondering, feel free to ignore any questions that are boring for you to consider or report on!
Here's to beautiful thoughts coming to stay with us and never leave!


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