Posted by barbaracat on March 21, 2005, at 20:15:59
In reply to Re: Dysphoric Mania » barbaracat, posted by ed_uk on March 21, 2005, at 19:19:24
Thanks for the support, Ed. Not a chance of stopping lithium. I've done that 3 times so far and learned that I simply can't live without it. I disinitegrate pretty quickly from yowza hypomania to the weird stuff.
Very strange, these mixed states, or whatever the heck my private circle in hell can be called.
The clue seems to lie somewhere in that hypersensitivity to electricity and picking up certain wavelenghts (sounds so schizoid, I know). Lithium acts on the electrical potential of ion gates in the cells so I have to believe there's a connection. So interesting.
I guess everyone who experiences bipolar dysphoria has their own very unique stories to tell. But it makes me wonder if our symptoms aren't actually very similar, as in we're not as alone in this as we imagine? - Barbara
> I was deeply affected by your vivid account. Thank you for writing.
> Please don't stop the lithium again!