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    Old 07-17-2019, 02:53 PM   #1
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    Starting lithium today. Terrified.

    My GP and psychiatrist have decided it's time to put me on lithium.
    We've tried over seven antidepressants and all of them send me straight into mania.
    Wasn't aware it was a mania though.
    Assumed I felt I was a living God as I had been chosen for the task.
    Now I'm terrified I'm mental.
    Grew up in a very volatile household, loving parents, but in the boomer style, money over time or attention.
    Old man was violent a lot of the time, never against mum, she wouldn't stand for that crap.
    So I became the whipping boy.
    Spent my teens and early twenties self medicating with whatever anyone handed me until I met my wife.
    She's been my rock.
    In all honesty, she's rightfully nagged me for three years to see a psychologist, I was hesitant as growing up we were always told by my parents that psychiatry was a pseudo science, designed to give people excuses for their failures.
    Really difficult to put my thoughts in order today.
    I don't know what to expect, and I don't know if my self esteem can take the battering.
    There's still that voice in my head telling me I've taken the coward's path.
    Please help.

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    Re: Starting lithium today. Terrified.

    Any update?

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