Posted by corafree on March 22, 2006, at 17:20:33
In reply to Re: Never thought I'd hear this....., posted by SLS on March 22, 2006, at 7:05:10
Was working my way from bottom up and thought quickly throw in my 2cents.
Ex-boyfriend w/ mania, manic depression, age 46, was on Ritalin as a child. It controlled his racing mind. Unfortunately, so does meth'. He manages his life very well on meth', though just as w/ his illness, he 'comes down for a few to more days' after.
He is a very good artist.
He was put on Depakote, gained 100lbs all around his mid section (self-esteem gone) and stopped drawing/painting/sculpting (artist gone).
I feel so bad for him. What an awful choice to have to make?! I've oftened wondered why he has never been tried on an ADHD drug? They introduce it to him as a child, then they just d.c. it!
What if tapped into something that has never stopped emitting its contents???
Everyone seen the movie, Mr. Jones, w/ Richard Gere?
Maybe I've said the above here before. (The ole' memory prob' .. on narcotic re: spinal column injuries)! cf