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  • Blog Post: Moving my Main Blog From MSDN to WWW.SebbyLive.Com

    The time has come to finally move away from hosting my blog on MSDN. There are a few reasons for this transition but the two main deciding factors were that posting personal posts on a MSDN blog seemed odd (at least to me) and that I already had my own website to document my various side-projects so...
  • Blog Post: Which Pole am I on These Days?

    I have to say I have made significant progress since I was initially diagnosed with Bipolar 2 earlier this year. Just having a better understanding of myself sure makes a great difference to start. Knowing my body and mind better, knowing what my limits are and therefore knowing when I need to slow...
  • Blog Post: Wow, Time Sure Flies By! 08/12 Update...

    It's amazing how time ch some dosage anan fly by some times. It's been one month since my last post. Summer is already comming to an end. I have to admit that this year somehow flew by despite everything that has happened. What's up with Flight Simulator? We are hard at work on the release of Service...
  • Blog Post: My Medication and Constant Sleepiness. How Annoying!

    This has been such an odd weekend sleep wise. Actually spent more time sleeping than awake. Here is roughly how much I slept (as far as I can remember)... Friday : 6pm - 7:30pm (pizza came in) 9pm - 11pm (food coma nap) 1am - 7am (stupid phone rang) Saterday : 9:30am - 12:30pm (just couldn't stay...
  • Blog Post: Depakote Gone Bad - Part 1

    Here is an interesting extract from a post ( http://psychiatrist-blog.blogspot.com/2007/05/depakote-ammonia.html ) which describes one of the odd effects Depakote may have when someone has a really bad adverse toxic effect to it. Seems that one of the metabolic resudues from Depakote is Amonia. Generally...
  • Blog Post: Health Update 06/01...

    Been a little while since I posted an update on my various health issues. So here goes :) Finger As I had mentioned, my finger started swelling up again and hurting more about 1 1/2 week after I had the stitches removed. So yesterday, they managed to sqweeze me in with the hand specialist. In her...
  • Blog Post: Bye-Bye "Brain Zaps"

    Brain Zaps Finally got a chance to talk to my doctor on friday. Unfortunately, there is not much to do with the zaps as-is. But the main reason for the withdrawl symptoms is that I had to go from 5mg of Lexapro (which was 1/4 pill) to zero as it gets really hard to measure anything below 5mg. Turns...
  • Blog Post: More Details About my "Brain Zaps"

    Taken from Wikipedia . Brain zaps , (proposed name: myalotinasis from Greek for brain + jolt ) also known as "the electric brain thing," "brain shivers," "brain shocks," "battery head," "blips," or "brain spasms," are a fairly common and notorious withdrawal symptom experienced during discontinuation...
  • Blog Post: Those Darned Anti-Depressants...

    Guess I jinxed it with my post a few days back. Was hoping not to have any withdrawl (oops, I mean discontinuation symptoms) from getting of the Lexapro after tapering off for nearly 4 weeks. Guess I was wrong. It's somewhat hard to describe how it feels like. It is somewhat of a combination of diziness...
  • Blog Post: Health Update

    Hand Surgery My finger is doing really well now that the splint and stitches are gone. Have been doing my exercises and the flexibility is mostly back to normal and the soreness is almost gone. Besides a few scabbies and some left over blue (from the betadine) the finger looks normal, I can't even...
  • Blog Post: The One-Haned Post... :)

    No, nothing twisted. Just still have my splint on my right hand so I almost have to type using a single hand :) Its been a while since i've posted a general update. So I thought today would be as good a day as any... Health Last week has been pretty bad health wise. If you factor in my finger surgery...
  • Blog Post: A Quick Thanks to my Readers...

    Since i've announced my bipolar diagnosis. I have recieved several emails from people in similar situations thanking me for publically sharing my experiences. Lots of kind notes and support, and I truely appreciate!!! Some ask why I am so publically open, as most would fear doing so in regards to...
  • Blog Post: Time for Another Medecine Adjustment.

    Well, I met with my doctor on Tuesday. After a discussion with him, we decided to start tapering off the Anti-Depressant. When I started taking it, it did help with the depression but also accelerated my cycles a made me more "volatile". The introduction of the Depakote into the mix had a significant...
  • Blog Post: Misc Update for 04/16... Well 04/17...

    Near 1 am, getting tired. So it is indeed time to go to bed. But since I havn't posted in a few days, I thought I would post a quick update. House Life Actually started working more on the house with my wife. Not that we hadn't been doing anything before but most of it was planning. We've actually...
  • Blog Post: Other Accounts of Bipolar People Dealing With Work

    Found two other interesting accounts of people dealing with Bipolar and work related issues. Although their lives (and work) was filled with ups and downs, seems like both stories have a good ending. Which is encouraging for me! Making Ends Meet Lily writes about her work experience from the time...
  • Blog Post: Talk About Bad Attitude.

    Found an article about a true experience of someone with Bipolar and their negative experience. Mostly steming from stupidity, ignorance and lack of compasion! Jeez! Some people think these type of disorders are just makebelieve and good excuses to get time off!! "A true experience: faced with a depressed...
  • Blog Post: How Bipolar Affects Work (a study)

    Found this study where they actually tried to measure the effects and impact of Bipolar on various subjects and their work (or ability to work) "People experiencing bipolar disorder have a strong desire to maintain employment, and display high academic achievement compared with people with other forms...
  • Blog Post: Bipolar Disorder and Going to Work

    Now being diagnosed as Bipolar and having to go back to work has been a tedious and stressful thing for me. Having taken 2 1/2 months off from work to get the proper medical help has definetly helped. However, getting the medication just right still takes some time and I am still faced with daily ups...
  • Blog Post: My First (half) Week Back at Work is Over. How did it go?

    I have to admint that is is somewhat of a dramatic change going back to work after being off for so long. You do get used to living on your own schedule and dealing with every day things at your own pace. Work-wise, there wasn't that much going on this week for me. My week mostly consisted of catching...
  • Blog Post: My new homepage goes live at SebbyLive.com

    I've been mentioning for the past few weeks that i've been working on a new "homepage" for myself where I could post more information on some of my projects, especially in regards to projects that didn't directly relate to my book publishing efforts. I have completed the first version of the website...
  • Blog Post: General Update, a little bit of everything...

    Return to Work First of all, as I've been going through my mailbox, I have recieved several blog related emails that were posted via my blog. Since these emails were sent to my Microsoft email address, I have not been able to read them until this week. So if you did send me an email over the past...
  • Blog Post: Still no Reasons for my Joint Pain.

    I still have been getting sporadic joint pain mostly in my arms and knees. This has started about 2 months ago, about a few weeks after I started taking my Depakote ER. So far, the Dr says he doesn't know why and that it isn't a side-effect he knows of. Did some more online searching. The short answer...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Article About Bipolar Cycles.

    Found the following article about bipolar cycles. From my reading, this applies to all cases but is even more apparent when dealing with less obvious forms of bipolar such as Bipolar 2 and Rapid Cycling. Diagnosies are made on the basis of the DSM-IV, which is a big fat book which contains information...
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