Tryingtofocus, trying to figure out, just trying to think

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givinguponit24
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   Posted 1/28/2011 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Its hard.
I am not where I used to be. Maybe I should write a poem but Im not manic to write an epic poem like I did back in July 2010 when I was super hyper glorious thinking and oh so intelligent. No that's all gone.
I would give my right arm and left leg to be manic again. Not literally though. (Figure of speech).

I had alot on my mind and now i dont. With the new semester starting I was decently acquitted to having a proper amount of thought and prestige focal figuring. I had the focus of an untamed tiger that hasnt eaten in 24 hours about to devour an impala.

Now Its the total opposite. Im slow. I feel stupid, I want to know if my depression is causing an intellectual imbalance.

Answers!!!

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   Posted 1/28/2011 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think so. I lilke to paint. Some call me an artist. I do my best work when I am depressed. I haven't painted in a long time because the psychiatrist says my depression is in remission. But I long to be able to paint when I am not depressed. It just comes easier when I am depressed as it is a way to express feelings. And that might be going on with you. When you are manic you are more creative. I would speak to the doc or a counselor and ask about that. I wonder if there is something that we can do to channel the energy that we have at times and use it to our advantage. That is something to think about.

I wonder if a stimulant type medication might help you. Or do some type of exercises that would stimulate the mind. Otherwise I would just go with it and do the things that you feel like doing and maybe you will find some new interests. Maybe try the poetry and just write down what you are feeling. See what happens. Artists can't really control their work. It does it on it's own. That is what makes you an artist.

Keep the faith. You will find your niche. It just happens. Try not to worry about it, that will only make you that much more frustrated. Just go with the flow of things.

Hugs, Karen
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givinguponit24
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   Posted 1/28/2011 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you much getting by.
That helped but I am an artist of some sort you're right.

What is remission?
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   Posted 1/28/2011 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Remission is when it is inactive. I still have depression, but for now it is under control with medications. I guess it just means that the medications are working so I don't feel it. But it may not always be that way, so I try to enjoy everyday for what it is worth.

Hugs, Karen
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 1/29/2011 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
focus issues too!!!!!!!!! i too, hopefully will be studying again, but i feel slow. will talk with my doc. jamie. very impeeding is the feeling. tired and drained as well. jamie. hang in there. jamie.
SCHIZO-AFFECTIVE DISORDER, EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER, BORDERLINE TYPE -AXIS 2 , BI-POLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER AXIS 1

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

It's Genetic
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   Posted 1/30/2011 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, Givinguponit24,

When you look at your schedule of illnesses, you list bipolar, type I. That's the clue to what you're experiencing. It's the chemical imbalance that controls your feeling tone. If it's bothersome for you, you need to discuss your medications with your doctor to see if changes are called for. It's more difficult to maintain the balance in bipolar, Type I disorder than it is in simple depression or bipolar, type II disorder, so you will need to resign yourself to the fact that you're going to have to deal with more frequent visits to your psychiatrist from time to time to change the way you take your meds or the amount and type of medication you take.

Sometimes you can avoid the side effects of medication by taking them at bedtime so that you don't feel the full effects of strong dosages.
Lamictal acts on the electrical system of the brain to slow the rapid firing in the brain which is characteristic of bipolar illness. Maybe that one needs to be adjusted.

Bill, on the bipolar forum, finds exercise to be extremely helpful to him because it expends excess energy and fine tunes the body's systems. I find altering the diet to be extremely helpful in correcting feeling tone in bipolar, type II illness.

Doctors know now that bipolar illness is caused by an inflammation of the brain, but they don't know yet what causes it. They know, also, that aspiriin will help relieve the symptoms. One day soon I think they're going to have a breakthrough in the illness.

Your doctor has told you, I suppose, that you must eliminate alcohol and caffeine from your diet if you want to improve. They both make the illness worse and you should not take them in any form. I would also add chocolate to that list, since it contains high amounts of caffeine.
 
In answer to your question about whether depression alters the intellectual functioning: yes, it does depending on the depth of the depression; it lowers intellectual functioning and can make you feel almost as if you're in a fog.  When the fog lifts, you think more clearly and more strongly.  You don't lose your reasoning capacity, however, until the brain slips into psychosis, which is another matter altogether and not likely to happen as long as you are diligent about taking prescribed medications and have no heavy psychological blows thrown at you by some very low intelligence activity out there in society.

Keep us posted on how you feel and what helps, won't you?

It's Genetic

Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 1/29/2011 10:35:02 PM (GMT-7)


theHTreturns...
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   Posted 1/30/2011 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
GOOD INFO. THX, JAMIE.
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givinguponit24
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   Posted 2/14/2011 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Its Genetic.
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