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  • 11 days ago

    Uninvited irritability in Bipolar - triggers. Just sharing

    One thing I don't like about this disease I have of more than 15 years, is the irritability for NO REASON or for a small thing...then one feels so overwhelmed and can even be overwhelmed to a point of crying...LOL! then later in the day, you look back and think?%#$%^ what was THAT now? like you cannot figure out or connect back to those feelings in a rational judgments, Bipolar sometimes makes me think its a crazy disease...anyone can relate? *makes me chuckle sometimes the things my husband....
  • 14 days ago

    Depression from Drug Use

    I'm at a crossroads and not really sure what to do. Feel free to skip to the last paragraph if you don't have time / care for the context. If you do, here's the context: So, I have what I suppose would now be considered a chronic pain issue because I'll be needing a third surgery (different from my previous surgeries) on the same area. I've been prescribed Tramadol/Ultram 50mg every 8 hours to deal with the pain. Two weeks ago, I had taken 3 pills for 2 days in a row where I had....
  • 15 days ago

    Jail nurses took my wife off abilify because it cost to much

    Can A nurse practitioner take someone off Abilify and switch them to Risperdal without an exam? The jail where my wife is currently incarcerated at did! Doing a 6 year sentence reasons stemming from depression. They decide they can save money by having their nurse practitioner diagnos and change the inmates prescriptions to a cheaper TOTALLY DIFFERENT MEDICINE WITHOUT SO MUCH AS AN EXAM!!! When I found out about it I told her I was calling D.O.C. When she questioned it , they pointed to a paper sign....
  • 20 days ago

    Needing advice

    I’m just curious how I would go about asking my Dr to evaluate me for possible PTSD, anxiety, etc... I’m currently 27 and have just recently got out of a very abusive relationship. I’ve been physically, mentally, and emotionally abused by two diff former boyfriends since I was 23. I have all these thoughts run through my head but when I get ready to go to the dr I end up freezing and forgetting everything I had entended on saying due to my nerves, its hard as hell just to open up and talk about ....
  • 20 days ago

    can a person be scared of succeeding (is failure to launch real)? or be scared of failing?

    can a person be scared of succeeding? I tend leave projects unfinished but for the 1st time in my life, I am starting another project but not to please anyone or try to prove someone wrong, which I think has always been the driving force - im in unfamiliar territory because I feel like im daring myself, its scary and I feel my adrenaline pumping at the same time, I can almost envision, the feeling of success, like its a dejavu...yes, im starting small, with a small course, then see how far I can....
  • 22 days ago

    Substance abuse for over a decade

    Substance abuse for over a decade This was not easy at all to type. I was a happy child, until changes around 8/9 years happened and my mom had stepfather, after stepfather after stepfather, I guess all she wanted was a family she never had while growing up, and after she lost her husband at age 33, hat dream was squashed, so she met my dad 5 years later I was born, it was an abusive relationship, he never worked, he was a "man about town", so they say, so my mom hid the truth of who my....
  • 22 days ago

    Substance abuse for over a decade

    This was not easy at all to type. I was a happy child, until changes around 8/9 years happened and my mom had stepfather, after stepfather after stepfather, I guess all she wanted was a family she never had while growing up, and after she lost her husband at age 33, hat dream was squashed, so she met my dad 5 years later I was born, it was an abusive relationship, he never worked, he was a "man about town", so they say, so my mom hid the truth of who my real father was, until I was around....
  • 24 days ago

    Ptsd

    I’m just curious how I would go about asking my Dr to evaluate me for possible PTSD, anxiety, etc... I’m currently 27 and have just recently got out of a very abusive relationship. I’ve been physically, mentally, and emotionally abused by two diff former boyfriends since I was 23. I have all these thoughts run through my head but when I get ready to go to the dr I end up freezing and forgetting everything I had entended on saying due to my nerves, its hard as hell just to open up and talk about ....
  • 1 month ago

    Snorting Ritalin cause brain damage?

    I have been snorting Ritalin on and off for maybe three months or so. I knew it wasn’t good for me but I never questioned my mental capacity or ability to process things. Last week I went on a binge one night and snorted something like 50 mg of Ritalin so 5 (10mg) pills. I mostly feel normal and haven’t had any episodes of mental lapses aside from an already terrible memory. I know there was a intermission somewhere that night where I was drinking which I know isn’t good. Like I said, I feel about....
  • 1 month ago

    68 year old alcoholic father - additional mental health factors to consider?

    Hi there, My dad is an overweight 68 year old alcoholic. I think he fell depressed after his mom died almost 14 years ago. He's basically been drinking by himself in the basement since. Last week he thought the bathtub was his bed, and in a drunken state, fell into it. My mom is currently on vacation until the 27th, so my aunt and uncle kicked down the door to have him hospitalized after they couldn't get a hold of him for ~12 hours. He forced his discharge and went home. No medication was....