I quit lithium two weeks and now feel more like myself. I took 900mg nightly for over a year. I was diagnosed two years ago. I lost my job last month and felt stress and memory loss were side-effects of lithium. I told my doctor I believed in the placebo effect and "Physician, heal thyself but he said Im looking for another manic episode. I've had four jobs the past 19 months. I'm 64 and my resume embarrasses me; I disguise jobs just to get an interview. The longest Ive ever lived in one place has been three years. I've tried to find online work and only encounter scams. I can't face working in an office any more. I worked for an animal shelter just over three months. I got distracted and left four cats in a shopping cart because someone wanted to see a dog in the van. I showed him and got back in the van and left the cats. The following week I locked the keys and two dogs in the van. I was switched to part-time and couldn't work off-site. I quit twice in five days and walked off in anger with a woman who irritated me from day one. I've tried to work online for years. A website needs a theme and I wondered if being bipolar and offering a way to escape a job is a worthwhile theme for a website. Responding to discussions has helped me find more answers for myself than I could ever offer in responding to someone elses posting. Maybe we can come up with some ideas together. So, can a bipolar find relief working from home to escape the insanity of a job? Let me know what you think. Thanks.
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