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Ages ago, in this place, I mentioned that I felt as if I had a mild… - The Rancho Commons
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Ages ago, in this place, I mentioned that I felt as if I had a mild version of Bipolar disorder. Smaller ups and downs. One of my best LJ buddies, thunderslug, typed in a response: dysthymia.

That started me Googling and I soon found Cyclothymia which is, you guessed, a milder version of bipolar. I've carried this self-diagnosis for some time, but then came some pretty significant depressive episodes, some therapy, and a trial-and-error clown car full of psychotropics and anti-depressants.

This week I'm at the psych's office for the semi-annual review of how marginally the drugs are working when I mention my self-diagnosis. He tests me, I'm positive for it. Meds are changed to ones more suited for cyclothymia than depression. Some of the meds I've been taking can even exacerbate cyclothymia.

Hope springs eternal.

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acey From: acey Date: February 6th, 2011 02:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey, that sounds promising. Good luck, Bruce. :)
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: February 6th, 2011 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, ma'am. Gonna go read the Little Engine That Could.
thunderslug From: thunderslug Date: February 6th, 2011 11:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool.....best of luck....you already know that meds are a gamr of darts....but having the ones for *your* disorder certainly makes that (extreme obscenity) dartboard bigger.

Keep on it, man....every road turns.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: February 6th, 2011 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, my brother on unsavory roads. How we travel, no?
thunderslug From: thunderslug Date: February 6th, 2011 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Top down and screaming at the top of our lungs....well, half the time, in my case.

Be well, Bruce.
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