One of the side effects of lithium and atypical anti-psychotics is
shaking. Your shoulders can suddenly go out of control and start
shaking as if you have Parkinson's Disease. When you try to eat in a
restaurant, your hand shakes as the fork goes in your mouth. If you
have hurt your arm, healing is much slower because tendonitis of the
bicep, for example, needs you to keep your shoulder still, and you
can't take ibuprofen because that could bring about lithium toxicity.
It is socially embarrass… Continue
Posted on April 20th, 2008 at 10:30pm —
I had a panic attack.
So I did some research on panic attacks. WEGO Health has excellent
information on this.
You can get them when you have a phobia, and you have to face your
fear. People who already have anxiety and depressive disorders face
them, as well as schizophrenics. Traumatic events, such as family loss
or war can cause them.
Panic disorder is when you experience these attacks on a regular basis.
Your heart pounds rapidly; you perspire; breathing becomes difficult;
there is chest p… Continue
Posted on April 12th, 2008 at 11:00am —
About 9 months ago, my partner James who is low-functioning bipolar,
had a change in the way he reacted to the medications he had been
stabilized on for 5 years. They didn't work anymore.
At first I only saw the killer rage. Then, after he walked in and
announced he had kidney disease and blood cancer, and no evidence would
convince him otherwise, I realized that hypochondria had transmogrified
into somatic delusions. 30 mg of Abilify daily was added to his
regimen, and it worked. He was stabil… Continue
Posted on April 6th, 2008 at 8:00pm —
In the movie, "Michael Clayton," Arthur, a bipolar lawyer, is lead
council representing UNorth, a company fighting a $3 billion
class-action lawsuit against one of its products. Before a deposition
in Wisconsin, Arthur stops taking his medicine, falls in love with one
of the plaintiffs, and engages in alarming behavior, which lands him in
a Wisconsin jail.
Michael Clayton comes to get him out. It seems Arthur has found
irrefutable, incriminating evidence against the firm he's supposed to
Posted on April 1st, 2008 at 4:30pm —
This Friday, the medical journal Science will publish a study, which
used new gene-scanning technology, where high-resolution techniques
quickly scan the entire human DNA map. Scientists discovered 53 genetic
mutations that were three times as likely to turn up in people with
One of them distorts a protein, which guides neurons to their proper
places during brain development. Another mutation changes "the shape of
a molecule that transports glutamate, a chemical that excites neur… Continue
Posted on March 27th, 2008 at 10:46pm —