Stillme, you're not crazy--far from it. And try not to be embarrassed when medical professionals ask about
your illness. It's an illness, not
a label for an asylum! Doctors, nurses, hospitals, and one out of every 10 people deal with chemical imbalances in the brain.
You're having a little trouble with your impulses, but you're controlling them. You need to discuss this with your psychiatrist so that he/she can judge whether you need a boost in meds or an additional mild one added to your schedule.
I hope you will read about
people who have lived through depressive episodes or bipolar attacks and have come out on the other side almost free of discomfort, especially when they watch their diet, exercise, and avoid the irritatants to the nervous system.
My psychiatrist told me that there were four things we all needed to do:
1. Avoid all alcohol-it makes depression worse
2. Avoid all caffeine--it makes the illness worse
3. Take your meds.
4. And get your rest on schedule.
I would add to that chocolate, since it contains theobrome (a close first cousin to caffeine and is toxic for people sensitive to it; tea may also
contain caffeine, depending on the brand you use.)
Sounds like a regular routine for the person without a chemical imbalance, doesn't it? You're much closer to being balanced than you
know. Just keep the faith and know that the meds will work for you
if you're honest with your doctor so that he knows what you need to
keep things in order.
Take care. Don't let that rich imagination run away with you. Use it
in creativity for your family, etc.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 11/11/2011 12:30:09 PM (GMT-7)