Daily Archives: April 27, 2015

Blogger Award Encouraging Thunder #2

Encouraging Thunder

Encouraging Thunder


Raymond from Encouraging Life has nominated me for a 2nd Encouraging Thunder award. Raymond has some wonderful posts on life in general, his turtle videos (quite funny), Lyrics, and pictures. I love his pictures from other countries. Give Raymond a read and maybe even a re-blog or follow and check out of some of his wonderful posts.

I started this  blog in an effort to write a journal of my current life and to help myself and my therapist work through my old issues. I love research and so I search for informational articles to help those who are following my blog(s). I have a story/poem blog at http://www.finallyawriter.com.

Here comes my second nomination for bloggers for this award.

  1. https://therabbitholez.wordpress.com
  2. https://morgueticiasmentalhealthmausoleum.wordpress.com
  3. https://storyshucker.wordpress.com
  4. http://pintsizefiction.com/
  5. https://mypinkchampagnelife.wordpress.com

What you can do with Encouraging Thunder award?

  • Post it on your blog
  • Grant other bloggers with the award

What you can’t do with Encouraging Thunder award?

  • Abuse or misuse the logo
  • Claim that it’s your own handmade logo

What you should do after receiving Encouraging Thunder award:

  • Enjoy the award
  • At least gives thanks via comments and likes and or mentioning the blog who give the award.
  • Mention your purpose in blogging

Give them all love by visiting their blogs and show some appreciation 🙂


P.S. You do not have to accept the award. It is entirely up to you. At least this one doesn’t have a ton of questions to answer and none to make up.

The Disability Of Mental Illness

I agree 100%.

Take a Ride on My Mood Swing

As I await response on whether my disability will be denied or extended (and please, no horror stories about how yours was cut off, because I know it can happen to me and it just makes it all worse, freaked out enough) I’ve come to ponder the question:
Is mental illness truly a disability?

There is a huge difference between having a singular diagnosis which responds well to one medication and stabilizing or spending 20 plus years of your life on a never ending medi go round because you have so many diagnoses none of the meds will work in concert.
You get a little better. You slide back. You go manic. You slip into a months long depression. Rinse, lather, repeat. Now toss in the fact I’m only “functional” for about four months of the year (used to be spring and summer) and there are days when the…

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Exact Latuda results today…

  1. No sleep, insomnia over and above my normal sleep medication
  2. Blood sugar – 128 and has been going up a few points every day…used to be in the 80’s
  3. Weight – 222 – had gone down 6 lbs and in 2 weeks of Latuda put it all back on
  4. Breakfast at 8 AM, got up at 7 AM and took my fasting pill – had eggs and ham and took my Latuda at 8:45 when I finished eating. Has to be taken with a meal of some type
  5. Since I just took it I figure I have some time until the hyperness starts. No mood swings yet either, but it is still too early. It is not really in my system yet
  6. Since I stopped drinking soda, caffeine and Aspartame and other sweeteners my Fibromyalgia pain had decreased some. Now it hurts more than it did before.
  7. I don’t see how this drug is going to work for me. I don’t want to do another month. I only had 2 weeks and all this occurred and I  had worked so hard to correct all these things . She needs to find something else to try or the very least go back on my mood stabilizer.


Latuda don’ts…

Before I started Latuda, I could sleep somewhat, now I find out it causes insomnia in some and lucky me is one of them…I have to take in the morning to hope to sleep at all at night.

Before Latuda, I had my blood sugars mainly under control, now I find out it shouldn’t be given to Diabetics.

Before Latuda I had lost 6 lbs and now I have gained them back plus a few extra ones, it causes weight gain.

Before Latuda I was blissfully depressed and now I am hyper with rapid mood swings and my mood stabilizer is gone and I have BP and BPD.

Before Latuda I was feeling a little less pain and now the pain is back especially in my muscles.

And those are the ones that I noticed so far.

Tessa — who is awake at 2 AM again

Agoraphobia 101

I put this article up because I know a lot of people who suffer with it and I have a slight case of it. I may panic, but it only stops me from going some places in public. Usually ones I have never been to before. Though it does hinder my social life. I also panic in a car. As the article says not all people with agoraphobia have panic attacks with it.

Agoraphobia 101

5 FAQs About Agoraphobia

Currently, panic disorder is diagnosed as occurring with or without agoraphobia. It is also possible to be diagnosed with agoraphobia without a history of panic disorder. Doctors and other mental health providers use the criteria set forth in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to determine which diagnosis is most appropriate. Below you will find information straight from the DSM, including diagnostic criteria, features, prevalence, and treatment options for agoraphobia.

This information covers five common FAQs about agoraphobia that you should know.

What is Agoraphobia?  <— click here for the rest of the article