Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1120325

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Mental exhaustion

Posted by undopaminergic on August 13, 2022, at 7:34:20

Yesterday, I was less apathetic than usual, and able to remain awake and functional for several hours more than normal despite the sedating anti-histamine evening medications. I was also thinking more interesting, constructive, and sophisticated thoughts, at a level that hasn't happened for years.

The day before, I had exerted myself mentally to complete exhaustion, to the point where I couldn't think straight.

As far as the reduced vulnerability to the sedating effect of anti-histamines is concerned, this has now happened twice. On the other occasion, a few years ago, this was preceded by similar exhaustion.

There was another experience that is not really the same, but has major parallels. I was on stimulants (either ethylphenidate or desoxypipradrol) and I chatted with a friend. Trying to formulate myself to the best of my ability, I exhausted myself to the point I could hardly put a sentence together any more. I went out for a recreational walk and I think I smoked a cigarillo. In a few minutes, I was getting unusually interesting thoughts, and as time went on, this progressed to a kind of flight of ideas.

I propose that extreme mental exertion followed by rest and recreation (possibly including nicotine) is highly therapeutic. There is an obvious analogy to exercising a muscle to exhaustion. It seems that like the muscle, the mind grows stronger from intense exercise.

The problem now is to figure out how to produce the mental exhaustion intentionally. What I did the day before yesterday, was to solve some computer problems, but now that the problems are resolved, I cannot do the same thing again. Any suggestions?

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Mental exhaustion

Posted by Lamdage22 on August 13, 2022, at 7:52:51

In reply to Mental exhaustion, posted by undopaminergic on August 13, 2022, at 7:34:20

You could practice with an app or internet service like neuronation. It is cognitive training. There are several providers

 

Re: Mental exhaustion

Posted by undopaminergic on August 13, 2022, at 11:26:14

In reply to Re: Mental exhaustion, posted by Lamdage22 on August 13, 2022, at 7:52:51

> You could practice with an app or internet service like neuronation. It is cognitive training. There are several providers
>

For now, I'm trying to learn sudoku.

On my iPod, I subscribed to Peak for a while. I may look into that again.

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Mental exhaustion undopaminergic

Posted by Jay2112 on August 15, 2022, at 20:53:09

In reply to Re: Mental exhaustion, posted by undopaminergic on August 13, 2022, at 11:26:14

Read read read!!!...I am starting this again...it is also enjoyable. A lot more fun then doing puzzles, IMHO.

Jay

p.s. I know of a website where you can get almost every book available, free, in pdf or epub,

 

Re: Mental exhaustion

Posted by Jay2112 on August 15, 2022, at 20:55:34

In reply to Re: Mental exhaustion undopaminergic, posted by Jay2112 on August 15, 2022, at 20:53:09

Goto google...type in "reddit library genesis". Your welcome. :)

 

Re: Mental exhaustion

Posted by undopaminergic on August 16, 2022, at 8:04:23

In reply to Re: Mental exhaustion, posted by Jay2112 on August 15, 2022, at 20:55:34

> Goto google...type in "reddit library genesis". Your welcome. :)

I'm familiar with it. There is also Z-library and PDFdrive.

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Mental exhaustion

Posted by undopaminergic on August 16, 2022, at 8:05:42

In reply to Re: Mental exhaustion undopaminergic, posted by Jay2112 on August 15, 2022, at 20:53:09

> Read read read!!!...I am starting this again...it is also enjoyable. A lot more fun then doing puzzles, IMHO.
>

What, sudoku? Or Peak?

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Mental exhaustion

Posted by SLS on August 16, 2022, at 10:55:57

In reply to Re: Mental exhaustion undopaminergic, posted by Jay2112 on August 15, 2022, at 20:53:09

> Read read read!!!...I am starting this again...it is also enjoyable. A lot more fun then doing puzzles, IMHO.
>
> Jay
>
> p.s. I know of a website where you can get almost every book available, free, in pdf or epub,


During the four decades that I remained in a severely depressed state, I could not read more than two sentences word-for-word. By the end of the second sentence, I was mentally exhausted and left staring into space. Not only that, but I would have to go back and reread those same two sentences in order to comprehend them.

Reading had been a laborious chore for me. I was forced to skim. Skimming allowed me to get through medical literature.


- Scott


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