I have been asked NOT to use my real name in my work. Ooops. The secretive side effect of tardive dyskinesia is cloistered and closeted enough. We all have to come out of closet, methinks.
Allison Strong’s a stray kitten…
She won’t leave if there’s food. Clicks are her catnip. Can you throw some wrist action before her fifteen minutes of fame are up? She won’t stop meowing. The link to her story…on bphope.com blog)
Gist…being completely unheard by a therapist… in hindsight hilarious
Dedicated to deaf therapists everywhere heheh
Allison Strong is a former alternative disc jockey and music journalist who lives in Hollywood, Florida and hopes for a couple of clicks outside of her zipcode. We found her in a feral writer’s community.. begging for replies to her wordpress blogs from, “Bipolar Strength: Rebel With A Cause” bipolarbrainiac.wordpress.com. Believe her when she tells you she’ll hunt you down and return the favor. #bipolarstrong #allisonstrong #bipolarlivesmatter #aopinionatedman
Does anyone remember Ray Donovan or the Newspaper editor in “Spotlight” played by Liev Schrieber? He has a talented brother, Pablo, who played the comic relief role of “Pornstasche” or however the hell you spell upper facial hair. Pictured above. He also plays the outspoken, irreverent and defiant operative in “13 Hours” nicknamed Tonto. He wisecracks, even in the midst of carnage, provide greatly needed comic relief. The film is worth seeing even if you are tired of the the mashed about topic, just to see Pablo’s genius at work.
My husband and I are talking about Sirius’s FM’s channel the innovative “Outlaw Country.” You are as likely to hear Johnny Cash as you R to hear ZZ Top as Johnny Cash or even Patsy Cline. What he thinks is interesting is a song written by an oldster and later popularized by someone like The Beatles. Both songs would be aired on this cool station. It also plays Meredith Brooks and Lucinda Williams, both who are newer artists. Then we got to talking about TV Land and Green Acres vs Beverly Hillbillies. I told hubby that I had lived next door to Zsa Zsa’s daughter in the Hollywood Hills in 1999 and that Zsa Zsa was not known for acting but by marriage to Conrad Hilton. He disagrees. We looked it up. I’m right. Eva was the Green Acres actor. Zsa was the only one of the Hungarian sisters to even have a child. When I was psychotic at the very end of my stay there I thought I had children (I am childless), used to run down Laurel Canyon and buy groceries to make them dinner. Dad and I talked on the phone and I told him I was making dinner for the kids, who were being babysat at Zsa Zsa’s daughter’s house.
Frightened, he tried to make light of a grave situation. “Allison,” he said, “YOu don’t have any kids, remember? I assured him I did but after I hung up I realized he was right. I needed inpatient therapy for a second time in 10 years. Those actually are not bad stats for a person with bipolar I w/psychotic features.
Here is the deal. I have a normal facebook feed. I’ve posted just enough stuff so that they know, if they are curious or concerned about themselves or someone else, they can contact me or my digital publishers who I also promote, because they know more than I do. Even after twenty five years. IBPF’s free downloadable book, “healthy living with bipolar disorder’ takes an unflinching, unmoralizing look at many aspects of the illnesses that drug company sponsored websites just plain ignore.
But there is new stuff on the horizon. The wave of increasing numbers of obese and overweight in our nation has partly to do with all the psych meds that affect our hunger, cravings and metabolism rates and I’m researching this subject so I can write an informed blog with links called “Meeting Metabolism slowdown Head on.” That will help people. There are advances in the medication of people with metabolic disorder or prediabetes conditions, the FDA just approved another drug last week. There is beginning to be a proactive movement to combat this problem. But I know some other stuff, some wholistic stuff that can help beyond ‘diet and exercise’ stuff that is really frustrating to many of us. So that’s one issue of research that is multi pronged because apparently the meds I’m referring to cause physical changes in our pancreas. But I want to research this more before I print it. I just wanted you to know that this page is going to be an extension of living healthy with bipolar but more current science than once a year.
Also there is the exploding field of genetics and individual protein enzymes, with which the info will help decide which medication the patient will be more likely to best metabolize, with least side effects and more able to get the benefit. This has been Mayo Clinic’s standard of Care since 2011, along the lines of ALL health problems, not just psych. So why don’t we have it. What’s been holding it up? I want to find out and bring the info to you. It just takes time and I need you to be patient.
Here is the link
It’s actually easier to find by going on Facebook and typing: Bipolar Disorder: Our Cycles Unite us
This is on Facebook
If you have bipolar disorder, this group is for you. They have provided me with involvement and hope.
Psychosis is when a person loses touch with reality, such as believing something to be true when it isn’t. Read about Allison’s experience with this and how she got treatment in her next blog: