You know that rapidly rattled off disclaimer “Call your doctor if you experience involuntary repetitive movements as these are serious and may become permanent.”
No shit, Sherlock. This International Bipolar Disorder Story has some of the stuff the doctors won’t tell us. The TD causing meds developed for schizophrenia are now being used for mainstream, run of the mill, non mental ill concerns such as anxiety, adhd, insomnia, cancer and anorexia (stimulate appetite) depression, and bipolar disorder, so you might be on one of the drugs that’s whitewashed as something else and be at risk. The drug companies don’t exactly advertise they’re selling reformulated Thorazine. Antipsychotics.
Even if I’m the only one to get the joke. It still works wonders. There is this guy who blogs for bphope.com, where I blog. His name is Dave Mowry and he self published a book “No, Really, We Want You To Laugh” and it’s about a movement called SMH, “Standup for Mental Health.”
So the next thing I know, I’m going through my pile of ‘possibles’ possible stories, and marking some of them with a big black sharpie H, for humor. Then I wrote a humorous blog for my editor. She did NOT get the joke. It was called “Bipolar Disorder: I’ll fight your battles if you fight mine” and I had this one bit about how we all have different brain chemistry. “If I take your antidepressant, it might put me to sleep! I love sleep. It’s especially helpful when I’m operating heavy machinery, like my tractor.
” I’ll have to see how your antidepressant affects me before I text on my cell,” My publisher was NOT amused. I still think it’s funny, I just don’t know what to do, how to retool and resend it somewhere.
Instead of a picture of Moz, you get to see who owns us, who rules our world. They been thinkin’ outside the box lately. No reason, really. Getting older. Medicine from the Vet.
I listen to ‘indie 103.1, a podcast out of la using the handle of a former alternative radio station. I write during the morning of most days. Anyway, during “Breakfast w/the Smiths” I had my fill at the first song. So I went over to Oedipus’s site, where my old boss from “The Q” in Phoenix, Jonathan L, hosts “The Lopsided World of L.” It’s mostly new music but I liked “Retrograde” on indie 103.1. Hearing The Police play “Murder By Numbers” is killah. I don’t like everything they do but that song is irrestible to me.
ITunes has ‘lost’ half my 4000 songs. I’ve bought and paid for them, but the computer says It can’t locate them. The customer service person who I had an appointment with a few weeks ago ghosted me and has ghosted me ever since.
This newspaper column, called “The Haggler” in the New York Times says he’s done a handful of Apple cases this year and that they basically blow off trouble clients and focus on the bottom line. Speaking of ‘Lines,’ I might just drop one to “The Haggler.” Apple has already abandoned me and made off with about 2000 worth of songs.
I see forums of people online having the discussion about the greyed out fields with an exclamation point to the right of the song’s name.
I promise I won’t write about tardive dyskinesia, even though our numbers doubled last year. Mention it and people assume you’re radioactive, I swear.
A lot of stuff I’ve tried to do this week has either been shot down or flat out rejected…..I’m seeing the quality fade from my work. A lot of it is ‘circling the wagons’ at the end of 2017 to see all my specialists and get all my checkups done so I don’t end up eating my deductible in early 2017 out of necessity.
I keep seeing all these Open Enrollment “Try our Medicare Disadvantage Plan” ads. They tell you what you get, but not what you don’t. The lists of providers and preferred medications are not available. In what way is that fair? We can’t even be educated consumers.
Just changing or correcting that alone would go a long way to helping make sure we get our needs met next year.
I wanted to comment or reply to “Decoding Bipolar,” so I hit the ‘reply’ button but nothing opened up for me to comment in. This person has an ADHD overlap and other things in common with me. Hey, “Decoding,” if you’re there, can you unpack this for me? This type of stuff is why I often don’t go through my reader. I get frustrated, hit wrong button and before I know it, I’m all the way out of wordpress.//