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03 Aug 2007

Cybershrink help me please.
I think you remember me.....Alz and Fluox combination. It has been two months already since i started taking meds...I eventualy found a shrink quite far from where I live and i chatted with him over the phone yesterday to make an appointment. He was kind enough to give me his time on a public holiday at half price because we will be travelling all the way from Matatiele to Ramsgate. My husband is working on that day, and when i asked my mother in law to take me down....her awnser was that all I am doing is wasting money and trying to satisfy myself.....
I have parts of my childhood that I dont recall and would llike to pull my life together.....
I am now taking mg alzam in the afternoon and three at bed time. Tking two fluox in the morning. Am i just trying to satify myself? GP said I suffer from bipolar disorder....confused head spinnin......Is my mother in law right? I have no drivers licence to take myself to Ramsgate....What now???? I am feeling overwhelmed and confused.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Hi Carol ; good work finding a nice shrink, though at a distance. Pity your mother-in-law is so utterly STUPID and selfish. Hope someone else can help you get down to the shrink. No, your mother-in-law is not in the faintest sense right --- she is foolish, ill-educated and selfish. Any chance hubby can change his work on the holiday for another day so he can help you get there ?
Do remember, though, that NOBODY normally remembers all of their childhood, and there isn't a shred of evidence to suggest that it is a worthwhile or helpful exercise to try to do so. No, you're not merely trying to "satisfy yourself" --- and anyhow, why SHOULDN'T you try to satisfy yourself, in the sense of trying to feel better and more functional ?
Alzam, which is NOT an antidepressant ( and indeed can be depressant ) is a sedative, so taking it at night, if one must, might be handy, whereas in the afternoon it might make you feel a bit groggy tioll you get used to it.

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