Friday, December 7, 2012

Life full of mania with a dash of humor and a slice of normality (those are the secret ingredients) Vol 4 Issue 33

This is a turbulent and dynamic time in politics all across the world. There’s the Muslim Summer, wait that’s wrong; Arab Winter; no that’s not right either. Well in any case there’s been a ton of people in the Middle East trying to be free. Europe is on the brink of a catastrophic economic breakdown (and the Germans aren’t too pleased about it; which has never been good for history). China and Russia are well, China and Russia. Finally the political atmosphere right here in our own country is on a fiscal cliff of intolerant partisan bullshit.

Speaking of bullshit have you ever seen those commercials about a certain anti-psychotic by the name of Abilify? You probably have and just zoned it out, I mean you’re not psychotic right (maybe you are, you know that I’m not judging though). I know before episode Uno I always just zoned out during those drug commercials that had no relevance to my life. I pay a little closer attention now, especially when it comes to side effects.

Abilify Side Effects:

·         fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats;
·         jerky muscle movements you cannot control;
·         sudden numbness or weakness, headache, confusion, or problems with vision, speech, or balance;
·         fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;
·         increased thirst or urination, loss of appetite, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, nausea, and vomiting;
·         seizure (convulsions);
·         thoughts of hurting yourself;
·         feeling like you might pass out;
·         jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); or
·         urinating less than usual or not at all.

I like to drink that all in from time to time because this drug (and its side effects) is approved by the FDA (that’s our intolerant partisan bullshit government I referred to earlier). A doctor can legally prescribe you to take the double recommended daily dosage of 15mg and the side effects that accompany it (yeah I was on 30mg which is the last dosage that has been “safely” tested in a clinical trial; makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside). I experienced a majority of these side effects and I will say I really didn’t have any favorites.

So I was going to list the side effects of lithium (the drug I’m on now) here but while looking them all up  from the world wide web I found this gem of a warning from a respected medical website (no I’m not naming names):

Lithium can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

Looks like I have to stop writing (and basically living life) and continue to try and live and write later when I don’t need to be awake and ale...

Since many of my manic experiences involve music I’ve decided to add random music videos to the blog for my enjoyment and your inconvenience. Enjoy!

Coming Correct,

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