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Turning a new leaf with Wheatgrass

I gorged on loads of desserts last night and have put on weight over this time in a way I never have before. I think the quetiapine has changed my metabolism and made me put on tummy weight very easily. 336 more words

Length of time from first reported episode to accurate diagnosisof Bipolar disorder

A clinical diagnosis of bipolar disorder usually entails a relatively long interval between the initial presentation and the accurate diagnosis. 

Previous studies have reported that patients may wait for as long as 5-10 years from from the onset of illness before the diagnosis is confirmed. 248 more words


Two Choices... Coin toss?

So, I make my monthly med visit with my psychiatrist today, and since she doesn’t take my insurance, and I’m paying cash for the visit, I have to be as blunt as possible, as quickly as possible. 375 more words

Mental Illness

Don't Drink Alcohol if You Have Bipolar Disorder

Medication never works perfectly. My Mike Tyson cocktail (Seroquel + Klonopin) worked how I intended it to work for exactly two days. It knocked me out and gave me a full eight hours of sleep both nights. 377 more words

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Therapy and the Greaseless Mechanic

Today is therapy day. I had to keep an eye on my car because it started running a little hotter than usual after I let some man named Jake change the spark plugs and wires. 550 more words

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Two Bipolar Chicks

I’m writing this on a dreary Sunday morning as the sounds of Nickelodeon’s “The Fairly OddParents” blare in the background.  (At least it’s not SpongeBob. I must be grateful.)  When you have young children, and there’s the opportunity for the family to sleep late on a weekend, you can bet the kids will wake up… 309 more words

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The Success Of Alice Branton As A Spiritual Healer

Alice Branton was a successful corporate executive at the time when she came across the energy healing system of Mahendra Trivedi. She saw a much more fulfilling life compared to the one that she was leading and hence joined forces with him to become his disciple and then a spiritual master in her own right. 360 more words

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