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Board: Dental Health 12-04-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,749
Posted By AmVan
Thumbs down Re: is there a way to get help with getting dentures?

Hi, Check with your health dept. and perhaps they can recommend something or they may even do it themselves.
Board: Dental Health 11-26-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 31,453
Posted By AmVan
Re: Cavity Filled - Now tooth pain

Your dentist sounds like a quack! Sounds like you need a root canal. Could be she drilled too deeply and broke into the root area which would have brought the pain on. Google on root canals,...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 11-07-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By AmVan
Re: Too Many Triggers

Cringing is something I do often! Sounds like your Mom is trying to press your buttons :(
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 10-24-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By AmVan
Too Many Triggers

Because of childhood sexual abuse, every word that is said that sounds like something sexual, makes me jump out of my skin. I feel such shame and fear, although I know the shame is not really mine....
Board: Bipolar Disorder 09-30-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,249
Posted By AmVan
Re: Coming off high dose of Seroquel?? Dangers? Questions..? HELP!

Also, just sayin'... My doc told me to take half a pill to help me sleep. I did it only once and it worked really well. I didn't do it more often because I was trying so hard to work off it. I...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 09-30-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,894
Posted By AmVan
Re: Intrusive thoughts- need advice. please help

I have intrusive thoughts and it's awful. My thougts are of graphic sexual images. I was sexally abused as a child. I don't really have any answers for you as I'm plagued also. I do, however,...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 09-02-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,836
Posted By AmVan
Re: menopause and bipolar

My psy put me on saphrs and it made me terriably ill. I was suicidal, depessed so bad I could hardly walk, etc. Just maybe some of your meds are causing the problem. I only took 3 doses and I'm...
Board: Neuropathy 08-13-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,318
Posted By AmVan
Re: neuropathy, help please

Ruby, Thanks for all the info. It was very helpful! AmVan
Board: Neuropathy 08-12-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,318
Posted By AmVan
Re: neuropathy, help please

Does the Gabapentin cause weight gain in you? Thanks.
Board: Bipolar Disorder 08-12-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,712
Posted By AmVan
Re: Weight gain from Lithium?

I gained about 20lbs from 900mg of lithium. I'm taking lamictal now and am very happy with it. I have zero side effects from it.
Board: Schizophrenia 08-10-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By AmVan
Re: chances of winning

I couldn't really say because I've gotten only a mental disability. I hear these are hard to get, without a lawyer atleast.
Board: Schizophrenia 08-10-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,734
Posted By AmVan
Re: Coming off geodon.

Well, I'm tapering the geodon and it's not easy. I physically feel sick, had a couple of anxiety attacts with depression. This sucks but I see my psychiatrist tomorrow. I'll get off it okay I...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 08-04-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,995
Posted By AmVan
Re: Geodon weight neutral?

I wish I could help. I lost a lot of weight on geodon but had to stop taking it because it was causing swallowing problems. If I take a drug that makes me gain weight, I'll quit it. But then...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 08-01-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,233
Posted By AmVan
Re: Bi-Polar Stigma

I can relate so well to everything you said. And my husband thinks I'm one of the sanest people he knows! It's really hard when your family doesn't understand. So hard. I'm sorry you're having to...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 07-28-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 943
Posted By AmVan
Re: Anti-psychotic side effects.

Good news for me. My psychiatrist took me completely off my antipsychotic! He wants too see if the lamictal takes care of it. I see him again in two weeks. I couldn't have gotten better news!
Board: Personality Disorder 07-26-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,226
Posted By AmVan
Re: No Emotion

I'm 57 and I have the same problem.. I believe it's called flat affective. (I'm schizoaffective.)
Board: Personality Disorder 07-26-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,626
Posted By AmVan
Re: Does anyone here have D.I.D.

I have dissociative disorders (depersonalization and derealization) but, of course, it's not as serious as DID. I wish I knew what to say. I do wish they would open a sight for dissociative...
Board: Schizophrenia 07-25-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,734
Posted By AmVan
Re: Coming off geodon.

I hope ambien will take care of it if I do get that symptom. I hope that will be the worst of it. Thanks Cerajoan.
Board: Schizophrenia 07-25-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,734
Posted By AmVan
Coming off geodon.

I was wondering if anybody out there has had problems coming off geodon. I've heard it mentioned but I haven't heard any details. I'll be coming off it next week and I don't want any surprises. ...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 07-25-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,691
Posted By AmVan
Re: Has anyone gotten swollen lymph nodes on lamictal

I take lamictal and have no side effects that I can tell.
Board: Bipolar Disorder 07-25-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 654
Posted By AmVan
What are your problems coming off geodon?

I've been taking geodon about 2 years now and it just isn't working for me. It doesn't seem to be strong enough and I take a high dose. Anyway, I'm going to tell my doctor I want to go on something...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 07-22-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,807
Posted By AmVan
Re: Info. from anyone taking Abilify and what the side effects are..

I've taken ambien and now take ambien cr. Alone I could only get 4 hours sleep on the cr but my doctor told me to take a valium with it and now I get a good 8 hours in. If you have valium or...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 07-20-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 943
Posted By AmVan
Anti-psychotic side effects.

Hi, I'm currently taking geodon and I think I'm going to have to change. I'm looking for the best alternative. Geodon makes me weak, unable to swallow, restless. It did, however, help with me...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 07-16-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,233
Posted By AmVan
Re: Bi-Polar Stigma

Hi, it's not something I take personal, really. I think some people do that just because they can get away with it. Like "Oh, a manic depressive, lets kick her around". Sort of an ego thing for...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 07-15-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,233
Posted By AmVan
Re: Bi-Polar Stigma

I find people have a mean attitude towards me when they find out I'm bipolar. It's like they act that way just because they can. It's like that's how they respond because they don' know what to...
Board: Aging Issues 07-15-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,582
Posted By AmVan
Re: woke up and discovered a face I'd never seen before

I saw Nancy Pelosi on TV this morning and she aged over night too! Man, this is sad! Lol. I really work on accepting it. We have no choice!
Board: Bipolar Disorder 07-12-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,657
Posted By AmVan
Re: Is anyone else a boring zombie?

I lost 50 lbs on Geodon but it's not working good enough for my mental health. Figures, aye.
Board: Bipolar Disorder 07-11-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,461
Posted By AmVan
Re: weight gain

I agree about the weight gain issue. I thought loosing weight was the most important thing to me but I'm doubting it now. I've been taking a very high dose of Geodon (140mgs) but it doesn't help as...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 07-09-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,657
Posted By AmVan
Re: Is anyone else a boring zombie?

Hi, I take 140mgs of geodon. I haven't related it to the geodon but I do feel like a zombie. I have to fight thinking people can read my thoughts. Surprizingly, I'm getting better with thearpy but...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 07-09-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,461
Posted By AmVan
Re: weight gain

I am so sorry to hear about your situation. It must be very difficult.
Board: Bipolar Disorder 07-09-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,551
Posted By AmVan
Re: I don't know what's going on...

Hi, It sure sounds like bipolar symptoms. I hope it's not. Maybe you can see a therapist or psychiatrist. There's no need to suffer like that. Good luck.
Board: Personality Disorder 07-04-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,177
Posted By AmVan
Re: Am I BPD or Bipolar I and does it matter?

I swear it sounds like your meds are off!
Board: Personality Disorder 05-25-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,267
Posted By AmVan
Re: BPD Treatment DBT?

Hey. Your program sounds great. It sounds like we have the same treatment, yet I have only one tdoc.

Its got to be hard. It sounds like a crash course.

I'm really glad you got started up...
Board: Schizophrenia 05-21-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,277
Posted By AmVan
Re: What's your good antipsychotic?

Thank you so much for your reply. I saw my psychiatrist yesterday and he kept me on the geodon and added cogentin to firght off the sideaffects. It has its sideaffects too but not nearly as bad as...
Board: Schizophrenia 05-19-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,277
Posted By AmVan
What's your good antipsychotic?

I've been taking geodon and have to stop because of the sideaffects. I can't take abilfy either and I was wondering what's good out there that doesn't cause real bad weight gain.

Thank you!
Board: Schizophrenia 05-17-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,266
Posted By AmVan
Re: Derealization and Depersonalization ??

Old Gravy,

Don't give up on yourself. I get world weary quite often myself. It just comes with the territory. We hold on, you know.
Board: Schizophrenia 05-17-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,251
Posted By AmVan
Re: Schizoid Personality Disorder

Thanks, he did care.
Board: Schizophrenia 05-17-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,266
Posted By AmVan
Re: Derealization and Depersonalization ??

You're not taking away from my post, you're adding to it which is the purpose of this board. You're feedback is greatly appreciated. Hang in there and keep writing. I hope you're seeing a doctor. ...
Board: Schizophrenia 05-14-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,266
Posted By AmVan
Re: Derealization and Depersonalization ??

I thought I'd talked about one of my depersonalization experiences since I said I would. The subject matter isn't too great, but here goes:

I had a very sick 16 year old cat that I had to put...
Board: Schizophrenia 05-14-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,251
Posted By AmVan
Re: Schizoid Personality Disorder

I hope I didn't offend you when I said my Dad was a strange brew! You should see me.
Board: Schizophrenia 05-13-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,251
Posted By AmVan
Re: Schizoid Personality Disorder

My father had schizoid personality and frankly I don't know how he dealt with it. After his divorce with my mother he did nothing outside of work and I just wonder how he was able to work to the age...
Board: Schizophrenia 05-13-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,266
Posted By AmVan
Re: Derealization and Depersonalization ??

I meant to say derealization instead of dissociation in my last sentence. Dissociation is the category in which all these disorders are classified under. (The most severe identity disorder used to...
Board: Schizophrenia 05-12-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,266
Posted By AmVan
Re: Derealization and Depersonalization ??

Hi. Maybe I can describe some of the things I've been through and it may help you know if you have the problem.

One of my stories is when I derealized at my pdoc's office. I walk into the...
Board: Schizophrenia 05-11-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,266
Posted By AmVan
Derealization and Depersonalization ??

Does anybody suffer from either of these Dissociative disorders? I would like to talk on the subject, if so. I hallucinate with depersonalization often.
Board: Personality Disorder 05-11-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,267
Posted By AmVan
Re: BPD Treatment DBT?

For some reason my post aren't going through and notifying the subscribers at the same time. Something seems screwy anyway.

I don't have any input on DBT a this time. I do wonder if the theraphy...
Board: Personality Disorder 05-04-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,267
Posted By AmVan
Re: BPD Treatment DBT?

Trg47, I'm sorry to complain so since you've been having so much trouble finding a tdoc. Forgive me, please.
Board: Personality Disorder 05-04-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,267
Posted By AmVan
Re: BPD Treatment DBT?

You guys, I'm so confused. I wish I had a program like what you're starting, AnotherDay Done. I see my tdoc every two weeks and that's it. (I could go once a week but it's so far from my house I...
Board: Schizophrenia 05-02-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,179
Posted By AmVan
Re: Schizophrenia or just ADHD and bad life?

It could be so many things other than schizophrenia. I self-DXed mysel as bipolar but am in reality schizophrenia.
Board: Aging Issues 05-01-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,486
Posted By AmVan
Re: Aging with mental illness and no caretaker

Just wanted to say "Hi", Writeleft. I've seen you around on another board and enjoyed your letters!
Board: Personality Disorder 05-01-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,267
Posted By AmVan
Re: BPD Treatment DBT?

Do you go over a new lesson each time you see your tdoc? Does he give you a "homework" sheet each time where you fill out information about your day and detail on how you used your DBT skills each...
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