It’s not the “Allison Strong Show:”
One of the things I’m learning about this work is that I need to be more of a leader. Other people want to ‘talk shop’ and compare notes, which can lead to gossip and comparisons. I hate it when I compare myself to others, I always come up short.
That being said, there is this incredible lady who is running a foundation for Schizophrenia research, treatment and recovery. Lots of the content on the site is holistic, or functional, nutritional psychological….it’s not ALL about medicine.
If you are interested in any of this you can find Bethany Yeiser at Curesz Foundation. She also wrote an incredible book, called “Mind Estranged” about her recovery from Schizophrenia.
This particular video is about a drug that I take, it does not aggravate my neurology the way the newer drugs did, I had less weight gain than I did on Seroquel, and in my humble opinion, this drug is woefully underused. Why? It’s not a new drug, not on patent, and therefore, no money going into marketing. Second reason: Monthly blood work to guard against a very rare, but fatal side effect.
But also, Clozaril almost never causes Tardive Dyskinesia. I wish I’d been on it from the beginning. So worth it. My life is better today because of it.
She was missing. She is mute. We couldn’t find her. We used DBT to think, “Ok, what’s the worst case scenario?” Mike thought she had gotten out. She’s cute enough (a delicate calico kitten) someone might want to keep her for their own. I was pretty sure she was either hiding or trapped in the house. Mike was SURE she was NOT in the house. In the end, we opened one of his sock drawers and she jumped out. God were we ever relieved!!!!
I have a learning issue. It’s meds, racing thoughts, adhd and middle age so I have a social media person come over once a week. Some things happened at my magazine, like changing the name of my article and not telling me, which made me feel really sad. I’m just sad today. Anyway, to cheer me up and take back control of my activism and journalism, We created a YouTube Channel and uploaded my tardive dyskinesia videos on there. If you know anyone who has that problem, I learned a lot during my three year
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFrrhgSBHa6_4FIw1ydlG7Qarch for treatment.
They say misery brings the comic out of us. This is certainly true of me. I was writing this article about a therapist who did not listen. I was telling him about all my supplments, Fish Oil for brain function, Pilates, Kale aloe juice protein shakes, daily greens, healing teas…and he goes “I know, have you ever thought of nutrition for bipolar disorder? You need to buy a juicer!!!
I wrote about it. At the end I go, “I’m confused. I already eat all these things. If I juice them will they work better? What about my meds? If I toss them in the juicer will that help them work better?” and that line broke the camel’s back.
But I wanted you to hear it. That’s all. Thanks for reading my stuff. Here is the link to the whole story. http://www.bphope.com/blog/miracle-bipolar-cure-whats-yours/
My opinion is an inflammatory one, getting backlash, which is how I found out I was published.
This is the first time I have had an Opinion Editorial published in a big local daily newspaper. Where should I send my sh#t next? Ideas?
My opinion is an inflammatory one, getting backlash.
This is the first time I have written about a topic other than bipolar disorder, my goal. It’s also the first time having an ‘Op-Ed,’ (Opinion-Editorial) published in a big local daily. (Branching out before my books).
Normally I write for bphope.com (digital wing of “Bipolar Magazine,” “NewLifeOutlook,” and IBPF which is “International Bipolar Disorder Foundation.”
Relevance? They say the best thing for depression is to learn something. Has to do with neurology or neoplastic changes in the brain. They say also people who consistently lift weights have more grey matter and a better mood too. Less likely to have cognitive decline like Alzheimer’s or dementia. 65% less. Crazy. Who do you believe?
I do it all out of superstition. I’d rather NOT get depressed again but with bipolar disorder it’s rather inevitable.
Campaign season, big words. To impress you. Wall Street does this too.
Intercine: A conflict destructive to both sides. Like Syria.
Neocon…New type of Conservative.
Fabulist…someone who relies on fables and parables….totally NOT someone of original thought.
Perturbation..a literary term from the teachings of an English Prof…a deviation from normal projector. A disturbance A plot line that throws a character way off course.
Homeostatic….an organisms tendency to strive for balance within itself.
I was beginning to think my favorite subject had disappeared into the campaign trail because it’s too complicated for The Donald. He can’t build a wall or mete out justice to the drug companies but he can agree with the rest of the bunch (for once…take that as his silence) and that’s why we aren’t hearing about it. Until last night when I read Boston Globe and saw…an article by the Dean of Harvard Med School’s really vague, non specific op ed. I only went to Stanford, so they won’t give me the column inches for an article but maybe my letter to the editor? I didn’t mention the bipolar bit.
I’ve been a rapid cycler for a long long time. I’m on a combination of stuff that’s perfectly calibrated. Havn’t been depressed since July. As you might expect, I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak. The day before yesterday I went to the gym and I couldn’t concentrate on the Newspaper, had to push really hard to get through routine and never got the ‘runner’s high’
I’m in small cycles. But it scared me. I started looking at the calendar and evaluating my current state of mind and thought, ‘live each day appreciative of it.’
Any time I see something about the Middle East I read it. We as a country and especially me, have known so little for so long. I can’t wait to read Anna Secor’s “Children of Paradise” out of Iran. But this one was classic. As you know, Saudi Petrobucks have all but dried up. They used to send Egypt billions but now can’t afford to. To finish Egypt’s ecomony out was the disastrous shooting of the Russian Bound plane from the Red Sea out of the sky. They have lost 1.5 billion or more in tourodollars.
But the poor can’t even afford cooking oil or bread and it gets no play, none of our attention. Then a young, entitled wealthy guy goes into dealership to find his model is not available to drive out that day.
He gets a three page spread in the front Section of The New York Times….now tell me, what stunt do I have to pull to get that kind of fame and attention?