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Re: Hysteria in Tsunami! fluffy

Posted by katia on August 29, 2003, at 20:36:51

In reply to Re: Hysteria in Tsunami!, posted by fluffy on August 29, 2003, at 16:59:24

Wow, that's pretty impressive that your psychologist friend encouraged you to stop the meds. What was her reasoning?

People really don't understand it. For me, I was at my end and medication was the only thing left. If meds don't work, then I'll have to resort to something else. Who knows what that'll be. I contacted my pdoc and he said (all answering machine stuff) that since we have an appt. next week, it's too lengthy to get into over the phone; this is the trickiest part - finding the right med. He said from my message, he says that there is a gray area between Mixed? or depressed? and he wasn't sure which it was with me. he told me to take all my medication at night instead of two times per day. because I was also complaining about always being tired; whether I'm having a good or bad day. Anyway, I see him in one week, so I do that and just see how I go.

as far as the enneagram. I scored a definite 4. I read it and almost cried. It was like someone called my bluff. A bluff I didn't know i had on a conscious level. The very close second was a 7. So it's quite interesting b/c at first I thought "what absolute opposites!" pre-dx of BP. and now it makes sense. The seven extrovert enthusiast who gets involved in lots of things, but never finishes them and the four, meloncholic, artist, tragic victim, romantic, "special one" whom no one understands. its' really interesting.
take care Katy,
p.s. how old are you?

> Hey Katia--
> Yup--I hear you loud and clear about the friend support/understanding issue. I had a friend who kept suggesting that I stop my meds (even though she knew I had just been diagnosed bipolar---AND SHE"S A FREAKING PSYCHOLOGIST!) It really helps to have someone objective, friend or not to believe that there is something chemical and physical going on, and that it needs to be corrected (first and foremost) with meds. With time, I'm sure you'll find that someone will understand this beyond your doctor. Not everyone in the world is a sh*t-head!
> You know--I'm a '4' on the Enneagram scale, too!! My friend who helped me (through the suicidal crud) is a '4' too. I forget what my "wings" are, though. I haven't read any of that stuff, but my friend "diagnosed" me as a #4. I'd say it fits like a glove.
> Lithium is ok, i guess. I'm nowhere near a blood level to tell if it's working or if I'll tolerate it. I'm having these weird salty burps...eeeew!
> I'll keep you posted.
> Katy




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