Siren Song

I have heard the siren song of alcohol and marijuana. Craved the quieting of my thoughts, the slowing down. Prescribed medications do help immensely, but I still understand and am wary of alcohol&#…

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18 thoughts on “Siren Song

  1. dyane July 9, 2016 / 6:59 am

    I’ve heard that siren song as well, and it was very loud!

    But I was fortunate in having no choice but to give up alcohol due to the MAOI. As if that wasn’t enough, having two close relatives due from alcoholism within two years of one another convinced me that alcohol has no place in my life.

    As for cannabis, I’m in 100% favor of others using it responsibly. I’m not sure where I stand with it for my own use. It has helped me with nausea before I started taking my MAOI.

    I’m very glad that pot was there for you when you needed it to slow down your thoughts!

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    • Kitt O'Malley July 15, 2016 / 10:56 pm

      I wrote you a response to your comment, but it didn’t post. We both have heard the siren call of alcohol ourselves. It’s written in our genetic code. We both have lost loved ones to alcohol. My father’s alcohol related dementia brought about the loss of his mental faculties and memory. I miss his healthier brain. I miss being able to carry on a conversation with him.

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  2. EdenNoMore July 6, 2016 / 8:37 am

    From what I’ve seen, it’s a constant struggle. So glad you can express these thoughts here instead of struggling alone. You’re strong enough for this.

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  3. Robert Matthew Goldstein July 5, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    I certainly agree with you that etoh and cannabis are not easy on people with bi-polar illness. I have never had a taste for alcohol and hate any drug that dulls my senses.

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    • Kitt O'Malley July 6, 2016 / 8:49 am

      As long as use is supervised by a legitimate physician familiar with its effects, I believe that cannabis can be therapeutic. But, self-medicating is a whole other matter.

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      • Robert Matthew Goldstein July 6, 2016 / 10:30 am

        I was going to say that for some people with attention deficit problems and dissociative disorders Sativa has the benefit of improving concentration. But it must be supervised…Thanks for the followup Kitt.

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          • Robert Matthew Goldstein July 6, 2016 / 6:38 pm

            Then you know! Are there indications for cannabis in the treatment bi-polar illness? That would be an interesting topic.

            I know that it is in use for the treatment of PTSD. There is a pharmaceutical version called Sativex on the market in several nations.

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          • Kitt O'Malley July 6, 2016 / 8:46 pm

            I’m not informed. I was told by my physician when I was twenty to stop smoking it because it is a central nervous system depressant and I was depressed.

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          • Kitt O'Malley July 6, 2016 / 10:20 pm

            Unfortunately, an SF Gate article is not exactly a peer reviewed medical journal article. We do need more medical research. Plus, as you no doubt know, medication is individual and trial and error at the present. Look forward to the day when trial and error medicating is a thing of the past.

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          • Kitt O'Malley July 7, 2016 / 10:01 am

            Thanks, Robert! Difficult for USA research due to federal restrictions, as marijuana was classified as Schedule 1 drug under Controlled Substances Act of 1970. From Wikipedia:
            “The use, sale, and possession of all forms of cannabis in the United States is illegal under federal law.[1] As a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, cannabis (legal term marijuana) is considered to have “no accepted medical use” and have a high potential for abuse and physical and/or emotional dependence.[2] Cannabis use is illegal for any reason, with the exception of FDA-approved research programs.[3] However, states have created exemptions for various uses, mainly medical and for industrial use.[4][5]”

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          • Robert Matthew Goldstein July 7, 2016 / 10:08 am

            Yep. The law is outdated. My partner has insomnia and hates the way ambian and other sleep meds make him feel. He tried an CBN tincture which has very little sativa in it and he sleeps well and with no after-effects. I suspect that the laws will change soon…

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  4. COPIOUS. PROF. Right-All; Folk-Wisdom and Open-Inspiration July 5, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    Thanks for the platform to share my inner-most feelings; First my/mom, was Bipolar; 55 years ago, there was very little in the Health-Market-square-that ‘had a clue,’ about the; causes and effects of bipolar conditions; Now, the 21st century; I find writing about health conditions such as bipolar/condition are very therapeutic, and aid me in releasing the very-painful moments: experience from mom;’from out of no-where’; instant, rage and anger etc. etc.; My poor dad- would-just,sit there; Still and look with.sorry/sadden eyes;Folks, my humble, thoughts;I feel no, human being born into this limited environment within this prevailing sphere of existence is ‘FREE’, from a strong negative feelings; The living spirit you are which is perpetually-working to unfold into an creativity joyful living—wellness/mindful;’human-being’;. be in peace- -faith and warm-loving heart; keeping hope alive. be in God; peace; please view my profile; LINKEDIN.COM;Lee O. Sampson; losampsoninsightful.blog.

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    • Kitt O'Malley July 6, 2016 / 8:48 am

      So sorry that you had that experience growing up. Truly hard on families, especially children.

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