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I'm Posey and I can't find a treatment for bipolar disorder that works. I wasted 14 years of my life in a chemical stupor because of the machinations of psychiatrists. The only thing my time with them and 3 involuntary nuthouse stays taught me was they can never be trusted. I tried therapy, drugs, every "proven" treatment.

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I have chronic bipolar 2. Suicidal, can't work, fatigued, feelings of worthlessness.

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I feel backed in a corner, the episodes are more frequent. My income has all but dried up. But I can't deal with being fat, cognitively impaired, and impotent because of treatments.I've already had to go through benzodiazepine withdrawal and a reaction to lithium because of the shrinks.
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