Hi my name is Michael, I am 35m and have suffered with BP1 since 1993. I have been fortunate (sarcasm, lol) to experience the full spectrum of symptoms that we know of that are listed for BP. My Topic is concerning Delusions. My latest approach to achieve wellness is Cognitive Therapy. So far it has worked for me better than any med I have ever been on over the years (Depakote, Seraquel, Wellbutrin, Klonopin, Haldol, Geodon, Risperdal, Neurontin, Lamactil, Lithium, Gabapentin, Zoloft, and a few I can not remember) My Pdoc has also removed me from taking my meds, and is closely monitoring my progress. This post is an attempt for me to gather information from my fellow/family (those of you who have suffered delusions as a part of your BP illness, and to hopefully give you a place to share and discover that you are not alone in your delusions) I must clarify I am not looking for lighthearted examples, I am looking for the vivid Alice in Wonderland type, the day in and day out kind that it takes weeks and sometimes months for the suffering person to break free from and regain thier rational/logical mind. I fully understand that the nature of these types of Delusions are not easy to talk about, you may attempt to be as discreet as you wish avoiding every detail, unless you are not concerned about other people judging you too harshly. Mine are not easy to talk about either, so it may seem like I am dancing around in my explanations until I feel comforatable enough to share the twistedness of my delusions. With Love, Michael aka WecanCope : )
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