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Old 10-20-2018, 03:31 PM #111
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Heartbreaking and relationships, issues relating to childhood trauma... I cried but I took care of me, and broke down the dream because it bothered me so much.. that was the other day... I don't usually **remember** dreams and it may sound off but when I dream with such intense emotions or vividly I am usually learning or processing something that's very difficult for me.
So while I was upset I am glad I dreamed and am me with how I take that info.


Have you ever dreamed that you were the opposite gender?
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I'm not sure. I don't always remember my dreams clearly. I guess it would be interesting if I have/do. I guess if there was a way to remember, I'd likely assume that at one point I might have.

Has your experience having bipolar disorder as a [your sex] likely been unique in some way?
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I think so, I didn't know that birth control and how it interacted with me was a red flag ... the last pdoc I saw mentioned how I reacted to birth control was another experience in life that was a tally mark on bipolar dx in her opinion.
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Do you ever question if the doctors are correct?
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yes, sometimes, when the psymptoms arn't affecting me,

but then it comes crashing down and I'm like well, it's deffenetly real..

question: do you fully trust your current therapist
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I trust him as much as I trust anyone.

Is your therapist the same sex or opposite sex and how do you feel about that?
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My new pdoc/therapist is female. I have had 2 males for 25 years. This feels different for sure! It's easier to talk about some things with my new female therapist.

Q: My rheumy thinks her siblings became overtly bipolar when/because they'd all smoked marijuana on a regular basis when they were teens/young adults.

Out of curiosity, have you ever smoked marijuana on a regular basis?

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I smoked regularly (almost daily) for about a year until it started making me anxious, paranoid, panic attacks. From what I've read it can prompt symptoms of mental illness to show up (that would've happened at some point) but it doesn't mean the cannabis has caused it. So many people either smoke regularly or have tried it at least once and they're not all bipolar :P

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No, but Im totally open to it. I suspect that it would help my anxiety a lot.

Q: Have you ever had surgery? If so, for what?
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Luckily not, unless you count wisdom tooth extraction. Hopefully I'll never need anything more invasive. I have had general anesthesia for multiple ECT treatments, but I know that's not surgery.
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What was your best experience with someone in the mental health field?
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Tegretol XR generic (1200 mg)
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Others: Propranolol (40 mg), Synthroid (150 mcg), OTC multi-vitamin, OTC iron supplement (during periods), Biotin supplement (for my otherwise thin fingernails)

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i think it's just been working with the psychiatrist that i've had for the past few years. he has been consistently kind, reasonable and supportive.

what do you do when/if you get flashbacks/bad memories coming into your mind? (eg: i get memories coming up of horrible experiences i had in inpatient stays years ago, with little to no prompting)
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