posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 10:37 AM
Originally posted by Hefficide
For the sake of this dialogue we can just narrow it down to the most basic of terms. I have massive panic attacks, insomnia, nightmares, and a
predisposition towards being a bit negative and self-defeatist.
Heff, thanks for being honest mate and I would like to say I can relate to some of what have experienced.
I have mild autism, and I suffer from what has been described as a bi-polar disorder so I have gone through my share of problems and experiences as
I was advised to do a number of things, including getting on antidepressants but thankfully something inside me wanted to prove I was okay and I
didn't need chemicals to tell me how I should be feeling.
I learned to recognise the traits of my symptoms and just dealt with them on a daily basis - sure I have my bad days, sometimes those days seem a lost
cause and I have no faith in humanity but I always remember tomorrow another day and I get back up on my feet and fight.
You have presented a well written and articulate thread which proves to me (at least) that you are of a sound and intelligent mind.
In the real world I am not always very sociable sometimes, have trouble communicating my thoughts clearly (verbally) but when I am writing I tend to
express my thoughts properly as my voice is on the inside (like many autistic people).
I believe you are empathic in some sense and maybe the influx of so many emotions is a trigger for you symptoms (certainly is for me sometimes),
internalising a lot of information that takes time to deal with and when combined with any underlying questions you have - these manifest as issues
you can't address properly.
There is a major lack of understanding in this field and it doesn't help when you the dogma of the medical field overshadowing the whole area, not
finding a solution but quick to get another Pharma product out the door as an easy solution.
Medication only masks the problem, it doesn't actually address it and unfortunately, unless a psychiatrist is very experienced with a broad range of
people OR has experienced similar issues themselves they cannot help (that would probably work better, to have someone you can relate to and not just
have talk at you telling you what is wrong with you because you don't know what is wrong...hmm).
You seemed to have grown out of your experiences and that seems evident from your thread so I commend you.
Good health and success to you my friend!
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