High High Hopes

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6 Responses

  1. 1. I’ve left comments on here before and am not certain if you ever get them. I always have to fill out a form instead of just being logged in, so that’s annoying.

    2. I really related to what you described. I set high goals (other people do that, so why not me?), or quietly hope and hope for something. I feel extremely let down when they fail, yet also justified because I told myself I was likely to fail.
    I don’t anticipate things nor handle letdown in a healthy way. :/

    • alanwolfgang says:

      1. I’m not sure as to why it makes you do that, I’m very technologically unsavvy, so I don’t know why it does that, or how to fix it. I always read your comments, and welcome them.
      2. I’m glad that I’m not alone in this predicament, but sad that you’ve experienced the same things as I have. Hopefully, we can both change for the better sooner rather than later.

  2. em says:

    Spiralling thoughts are total torture, and so hard to escape from. I’m very interested in your journey and hearing about how you experience ECT. I’ve given it some thought myself. As to your questions, they’re hard ones, difficult for those of us who struggle with mental illness. I have no solution other than to say keep on fighting; there are people who are with you, and who support you. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Sue Walz says:

    ECTs helped me significantly–most likely saved my life. In fact were the only thing that helped me as I have never been good with psychotropic medications–noneffective and/or adverse reactions. Never give up hope. Recovery and mental wellness are possible. I am living proof of that. I am psychotropic medication free for ten months and have no mental illness symptoms. I am serious. My new psychiatrist cannot figure it out. Going off Klonopin was my last thing and I am now anxiety free and mentally well. This is always hard to tell people because people are not ready to hear it is possible, but it happened to me after living a severely dysfuntional broken messed up life for over 25 years–living the mental illness life– in and out of the hosptals, overdoses, homelessness, repeated ECTs (which probably transformed my brain and helped me significantly). I was diagnosed with bipolar 25 years ago. My new p-doc says I do not have it and it must be a misdiagnosis versus not wanting to say I have been healed or essentially cured. Hopefully we will be able to see it may be possibe. There are so many things they do not know. Anyway I just wanted to give a spark of hope to know it is possible for mental wellness. Never give up. I pray it can happen for you one day very soon. BTW thank you for your wonderful post. I can relate and have felt the same way as you very often–especially with jobs and trying to find a good fit and stay happy while working. Much love and hugs, Sue

    • alanwolfgang says:

      Thanks Sue, like I said, I have very high hopes for ECT. It does feel good to know that there are people out there that have entered remission with their illness, it gives me hope.

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