How long since a manic? Does anyone enjoys the up? Or just a

How long since a manic? Does anyone enjoys the up? Or just a little up? Without a manic I am nothing but with a manic I am dangerous! My medication is leaving me empty! No manic no depression no motivation? Who am I?
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Jan 12

@afunk I understand very much! Yes, that is our system. I think insurance is a big scam. I am a type 1 diabetic and have such a hard time just trying to get my insulin which they know I need to live. I found out natural things by endless research and trial and error. When I was taking prescribed meds, I was in a dark funk as I call it. I just didn't seem to care anymore, so I started doing a little research and found out that I needed to wean off the meds, cleanse myself and then one at a time try different things from nature. Basically I guinea pigged myself, which I do not really recommend doing. It would be so nice if there were trained professionals to help with this who were in an actual healthcare system. Honestly I could not be a Dr, and watch patients be harmed by poisons and Not help them. I would pass along valid research to my patients and let them make a decision with Their health. Insurance simply doesn't cover holistic Dr's because they are tied with Pharmaceuticals, nature cures and prevents, prescriptions and drugs only treat. You can look on the FDA and CDC website and see these words. Prevents and Treats. They never mention cure, as they would lose money. I always remember that Dr's are only practicing medicine. They do not practice nature even if they know it because of fear mostly. They can be labeled and loose their license to practice. The word practice makes me feel like a guinea pig, that is why I started doing it to myself. I figured it was my life and not theirs. I now use over the counter things, however foods would most likely be better. I currently use, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Turmeric and Magnesium Citrate. I started taking one at a time for a long period to see how they affected me or didn't. I am not a scientist of chemist or any such, but I did take note of how they worked on me. The Vitamin D helps with mood and energy, which can also come from about 10-15 minutes of sunlight per day. Magnesium has helped to stabilize my moods as well as keep me from having foot cramps like I used to get. I think there are some other things that it helps me with that I am currently not thinking of... Sorry I have a lot on my mind currently. I need to organize my research and findings to make it easier. I used to show people some of the research and data that I would find, but I kind of gave up on that as many did not understand it or simply refused to believe. I still logged and filed some of it away though, I just need to put it all together and perhaps post of publish it open source for all to read. It also can depend I think on which substance one is on, natural or not. I think moderation is key for most everything in life. A homeostasis state or complete balance is how to have good health. Most disease are because of inflammation which can result from being too acidic. We can't be too alkaline or too acidic, we need that happy balance. Many tasty foods that I like are acidic. It an be very hard to change a lifestyle habit that we have learned all of our lives. I have been slowly changing my diet. I no longer take Prescriptions other than insulin, I stopped consuming anything with aspartame, I use sea salt and not table salt as processed items are what can be a factor of inflammation, I rarely have lots of caffeine, as I drink 1 glass of sun tea that I make every morning, I also changed my tooth paste and deodorant. They do not have aluminum in them. Did you know that fluoride is a by product of aluminum? Moderation .... If we have a little, maybe that is fine, but many of us are consuming aluminum in many products without even knowing it. There are some psych meds which use fluoride as a filler. Ever wonder why so many are having memory issues? Perhaps that is 1 reason? Since I have stopped consuming so much of it, I have a great sense of clarity now. I do NOT forget things so easily now. When I was on meds, I forgot things alot! Perhaps it was an overdose of aluminum, or simply just too much from many places. My meds, toothpaste, deodorant, water etc. True we may not be able to Not consume some of these things because of marketing and profiteers, but we can moderate or limit if we do some research. Although yes, research is a whole other issue with suppression and mis information tactics being used by companies for greed. However much of the truth IS within our reach, we just need to weed out the garbage in this garden of knowledge, which can take lots of time and frustration in my case. I recommend asking others, and trying to look up things, and don't just go off the first thing you find. Sometimes you have to compare all of your results and see what common factors there are or not. Sometimes that still won't provide the complete truth, but you can start to see patterns and solutions and begin to see some truth. Truth is usually covered up with mis information and exaggeration, most likely brought to you by ... Big Pharma. Also be aware that even nature needs moderation. Perhaps when you come across something you find, bring it up to your Dr? I sometimes pick their brains a little, to see what exactly do they know or Not know and just don't say. I have been surprised by some Dr's.

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@Yobbo I used to have a medicinal card. I have found that moderation is key for that as well as other things in life. I never needed to be baked to help with my moods. 1 hit would do me for the week depending on the strain and the time of year. For me around September - December, I might need a little more. However, I also learned that the CBD is better for that in my case. There are different things in the cannabis plant that affect us like, THC which is more of the high feeling, I am not a chemist or biologist, but some of this can be found out in a dispensary of online to learn. Currently I have not used any in about 6 months, as I decided to try some different tactics to deal with life. I honestly don't think it harms other than by over using it to escape from life and Not dealing with it. It is kind of like alcohol use, many drink to escape for awhile. I used marijuana to sit back and relax and then think about how I got in the mood I was in and how could I change that next time if it happened again. It kind of helped me through at times. Perhaps it is all just in our minds? These are just ways to help us try and deal with life's strife? Now a days I also think about how much chemicals are they using in dispensaries to fertilize and grow it. Perhaps I think too much for my own good? lol

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@crazylady68 I know exactly how you feel, I was at that point a few times in my life. I sometimes enjoy the mania as I have somewhat learned to direct it into creative outlets. Like writing and creating. I think it is me and not a disease as I have been told. I also have noticed that being deficient in nutrients and vitamins can be a cause of some of the feelings that I had. Simple sunshine our bodies use for Vitamin D which helps with moods. I currently take Vitamin D, and Magnesium. Since taking those I found that my moods are greatly elevated, however life can get one down occasionally. I think it is about how we learn to handle things in our mind, how to deal with things in life. I believe that no one can drive us crazy, but we can drive ourselves crazy. I find that music helps to center me sometimes, I guess it depends on the music too? Sometimes just speaking to another or even listening to another and knowing that you are NOT alone in your thinking. When we get in these phases, I think we are kind of out of sync with ourselves. It could be a combination of many things that leads to that ... nutrition, environmental, stress, health, financial, self confidence or lack of etc. I have found that when I get the little swings of mood, I can control them, but when they get real high like a roller coaster then they can be much harder to control or deal with. It's like I have my smarts still, but I don't use them logically. It's kind of hard to explain, but I think you might know what I mean? I still get my lows from the world. I am very emotional and empathize easily with others. I am also very analytical and think about much. It seems that my mind races at times, but I have more control of it and am able to direct it into positive energy. I used to be on many different meds and felt numb, as well as drugged up. By the way don't worry about typos, Do what I do ... I blame it on the typo goblin lol We have to sometimes laugh in this world because if everything was serious, wouldn't it be a big bore. You are right the mental health system is very misunderstood and mainly promoted by companies that care for money and not well being. I care for everyone and wish that I could help all for their well being. Society and such sadden me, that is why I isolate some and don't watch the news anymore, after all is it really news or entertainment or distraction? Recently I have been going to some groups to be able to relate with others and hear their stories. Sometimes others experiences gives me strength and insight into positive change, but sometimes it saddens and upsets me to where I want to see quick drastic change. I am glad I am always able to pull myself out of those funks. After all I have been arrested before for an attempted suicide and even banished from a state believe it or not. Some days I feel as if we are living in a bad episode of The Twilight Zone. Remember, You are never alone. You will always be in someones thoughts. When you think that is not true, it is only your mind tricking you. I know this to be true from my experiences as well as I KNOW that I care! :)

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