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Hi Rose, I 'm here if you want to talk. It seems like it was quite a morning again on JA!
Do you want to use this thread in the meanwhile?
It's so nice to talk with you! I am sorry you have experienced such a mess with your account. Hopefully, they will work it all out soon and you and I can go back to normal.
I am so impressed by you. When we started talking way back when, you couldn't imagine facing others knowing what was going on at home. You felt overwhelmed and ashamed. Today, a whole different story. You are able to tell your mom and anyone else who asks and put the blame for it all on Dave. I am amazed at your ability to turn this whole thing around and face your fears. Not that I doubted you, no way! But in such a short time you have gained so much self esteem and faced so much. You are incredible and inspiring.
Yes, I saw the question about Sam. A single spike in mood usually just means that a person is normal but may be experiencing some mood problems. Many people experience good feelings including spikes in behavior.
The signs for adolescent onset Bipolar are:
Decreased need for sleep- sleeping up to 6 or less hours but not tired in the morning
Hypersexuality- showing signs of sexual activity, ignoring social norms by sleeping with anyone, frequent sexual contact, talking about sex a lot even if they have not been sexually abused or active sexually before.
Elation-laughing without reason, giddy, silly no matter what is happening in their life
Flight of ideas- jumping from one topic to the next without reason
Depression- including suicidal ideation or even attempts
For Sam to have Bipolar with mania, he would need to cycle very quickly through his moods during one day. If you think he may have signs, mention it to his counselor when he does go. They can screen him when they do the evaluation.
Good for you waking Dave up early. He has chores to get to doesn't he?
You're welcome Rose. You deserve all the praise in the world.
Let me know how it goes with Sam. If you wouldn't mind sharing, I'd like to know what they diagnose him with when he goes to therapy.
I'd love to see the look on Dave's face tomorrow morning. You go girl!
Good night, Rose.
I hope it all goes well. A new haircut can sometimes make you feel so much better!
Talk to you soon,
Rose, you are just so funny. Thank you! I was "loling", as my kids say, to your response the JA situation. And no, I won't go looking for your DIY picture, though that is tempting...
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You sound like you have one of those signs on your forehead, as I call it. The sign says talk to me anytime about anything! Some people have them and it sounds like you are one of them. I think you answered your own question about what people like about you, at least in part. People love to be heard and you hear them. Plus you understand them. You get the deeper feelings, the touching moments, the heartbreak and all the emotions most people either avoid or have no way to understand or share. You are a caring and deep person. So many people are not able to do what you do Rose. You see into souls and care about people. That is a rare gift.
And you are smart. Amazingly so, though I imagine you will deny it, being humble as well. But you have survived a tough life and still raised beautiful and caring children who love you and each other. You are a nurse, no easy task, and you are growing by leaps and bounds everyday as a person. You don't just settle with who you are or your circumstances. Even in your fear, you reach out and ask for help. A sure sign of strength.
I enjoy the heck out of our talks and I hope someday soon you will see what I see in you- a fun, caring and wonderful person.
I am hoping you get some time tonight away from Dave. It sounds like you are pulling away from him a bit at a time each day. Letting him be responsible for his schedule and his actions is a great step. He needs to stop avoiding the consequences of his actions by dumping them on you. Good for you.
You're welcome Rose. I meant every word and I hope you'll take that in.
Dave doesn't like boundaries, does he? Trying to control you and you wouldn't let him. It must feel so good to set those boundaries and not let him through. You are your own person now.
Enjoy your time!
If all I needed to do is tell you, then you are a quick study! It takes many people a lot more than that to absorb such an idea because it is not easy to hear. Facing an abusive situation is hard and it takes a lot of support and for some people, many steps back before you move forward.
I bet you will be so relieved when JA fixes your subscription. What a mess that was!
Good night Rose. It's good to know you are feeling happy.
Thanks for letting me know. I hope it gets cleared up soon for you. Have a good rest of your day, too!
I am sorry that JA is causing you so much trouble. I am not sure about their rule of accepting only one time per question. I know I've had other people accept more than once and I also know another expert that works with someone who accepts more than once per question. Maybe it was the length of our threads? I'm not sure.
It's fine to wait until the next new question if you want. I don't want to pile up too many answers on this thread then they start bugging you for accepts!
I am anxious to see what you would have said to Dave about the accounts!
How frustrating! And very confusing too. Makes you wonder....
Maybe if they can't sort it out, you can ask for a supervisor and hope the person you working with isn't one!
We do run up our threads don't we? But it is so good that we do
I was thinking of you today (more than usual). I got my Christmas Crackers from Amazon. I had to get a different kind than you because they were out by the time I ordered them. I think the toys are different (a pen, shoe horn, compass etc) but I think the kids will still love the experience. They were so excited just to see they came. Thank you for telling me about them.
It is fun, isn't it?! It's going to be great to start a new tradition. And we'll pop them just as you suggested. I'll let you know how it goes.
Take care tomorrow and don't work too hard. I'll be thinking of you.
Sounds like you had quite an adventure with Sam! I have one of my kids ready to learn how to drive next year so I like hearing about your experiences. I am glad you and Sam are ok after the run in with the wall!
I'm not sure if the techs at JA work weekends or not. Hopefully, they will get back to you soon. I'm not sure how much they'll let us have a back and forth under the info request, but I'm fine with it if they are.