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Re: Feeling Slow (and porky) BarbaraCat

Posted by IsoM on March 9, 2002, at 19:35:55

In reply to Re: Receptors and ADs IsoM, posted by BarbaraCat on March 9, 2002, at 18:15:55

Barbara, you'll have to excuse me but has anyone ever asked about getting your TSH level checked?

I'm a little weird about exercise. I hate doing something if it's for "exercising & toning" up. *Boring* as hell for me! But if I HAVE to work & move physically, I love it. Yet, there has to be a need or I'll vegetate & just use my mind - which is why I chose a physically challenging job. I'm not lazy. Once started, I go like the wind but I seem to need a push first. Most things are like that for me though.

Anyway, with growing older, I think we start slowing down, especially with our sedentary life-style in the west. Man will always take the easier course if given a chance. The slower we get, the harder it is to get going again. Is there any way you can start off slowly & increase your activity level? There's all sorts of strategies that can be developed to get us active again & keep us that way.

On the days I don't work, I need to jump-start my engine with some rousing, bouncing cheerful music. Just the thought of having to put it on makes me think 'ewwyyuu!' but once it starts, my mood & energy go right up. I would've been great as one of Pavlov's dogs - first time I heard the bell, I'd not only start salivating but would probably eat the other dogs too. My moods are so very easily influenced (not my logical side but my emotional side).

If meth made you feel calm & focused (like it did me too), can't you get a prescription for another kind of stim like Dexedrine? You're one of the reasons that I think adrafinil doesn't work that well for most bipolars. I'm so curious of how it affects the brains of bipolars. I'd love to see some PET scans of bipolar brains with adrafinil.


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