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Re: Please stay safe

Posted by Lindenblüte on October 21, 2006, at 11:29:55

In reply to Re: Please stay safe » Daisym, posted by All Done on October 21, 2006, at 4:12:41

Hi Daisy,
Sounds like you're experiencing "cognitive symptoms" of (depression/anxiety disorder) whatever you have at the moment.

I found that the cognitive symptoms went away after a medication change. For me, the cognitive symptoms are much more responsive to meds than my mood is. These symptoms responded well to cymbalta and provigil, in my case.

Remember that you only have limited brain-power. This is true for EVERYONE, not just for you.

Learn how to use it most effectively-- do the hardest thinking when you are at your peak (morning? night?)

In the meanwhile, try to notice when you especially spacey and do what you can to avoid dangerous situations.

For me, this meant no more bike riding to work (I had to cross a couple of busy intersections, and ride on one street that was a little unpredictable)

Public transportation, or get stuff delivered, or have kid's friends drive and do pick-up for activities.

No more candles! (I only recently graduated to trusting myself with open flames again).

Cooking- use the microwave whenever possible. I also have an electric kettle that shuts off when the water boils. I hope you can take advantage of these modern conveniences too.

buy a timer- a small one that you can stick in your pocket and take around with you. if you've got something in the oven for 45 minutes, you need the timer WITH you, because you may have decided it is a good time to be raking leaves... poof! your roast is charred!

Your limited brainpower suggests to me that something else is sharing your cognitive real-estate. is it depressive rumination? OCD repetitive obsessive thoughts? Worries? Stress? Sub-conscious/barely conscious memories, feelings, voices? Now that I think about it- seroquel (even small doses) was effective in helping me "shut down" those voices- especially the ones that wake me up at night.

When you can learn what is sapping your brainpower - you suggested your inner 9-y-o? then you can start working on reclaiming your mind!

until then- SIMPLIFY.


Take good care of yourself-





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