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Old 10-19-2017, 02:24 AM   #11
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So, I saw my lover yesterday. It went well. I told him in a message that I love him. Well, I did not expect him to say anything and he has not. He probably is shocked. I love him in bed. hahahahaha So, I'm happy. I let go of the other man who has bipolar. He is married and is not smart. Neither was I. I don't want to get involved with married men. It is too much trouble. I am happy now.
I believe that you are currently manic and need to show this thread to the psychiatrist. You are not making sense, because you started off by saying that you have sex once a week, which is definitely not excessive.

There are too many "hahahahaha" in the thread.

The idea that generic Abilify is so different from brand Abilify is dubious; did your psychiatrist confirm that?

You said that the sex buddy is good in bed and soon after said that you told him that you love him. If you love a man, you do not call him your sex buddy.

So it seems that you are rambling, not making much sense, and are at least hypomanic - no?

I am sorry if this is blunt and not what you expected, but I would prefer someone to catch me going up and not making sense.
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Old 10-19-2017, 06:28 AM   #12
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Thank you for your input and comments. I will take it into consideration.
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I believe that you are currently manic and need to show this thread to the psychiatrist. You are not making sense, because you started off by saying that you have sex once a week, which is definitely not excessive.

There are too many "hahahahaha" in the thread.

The idea that generic Abilify is so different from brand Abilify is dubious; did your psychiatrist confirm that?

You said that the sex buddy is good in bed and soon after said that you told him that you love him. If you love a man, you do not call him your sex buddy.

So it seems that you are rambling, not making much sense, and are at least hypomanic - no?

I am sorry if this is blunt and not what you expected, but I would prefer someone to catch me going up and not making sense.
It made perfect sense to me, and I would not show any thread here to a psychiatrist.
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Old 10-21-2017, 01:11 AM   #14
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Once a week would drive me crazy.... I could accept once per day, maybe. Good luck
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:08 AM   #15
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Once a week would drive me crazy.... I could accept once per day, maybe. Good luck
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:10 AM   #16
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I believe my lover has Asperger's syndrome. He is a loner and stays home after work. He lives alone and does not party that much. He is fluent in Japanese and English and is a physics doctorate. I like him a lot and realize his lack of social skills is awkward for him but for me is kind of cute. He is younger than I am. I like talking with him when he does talk. Most of the time though he does not write to me so we talk mostly when we meet. I write him messages though once in awhile. He writes sporadically. He also does not say much most of the time. He is really smart. I was trying to figure him out and realized he may have Asperger's. I was shocked at first. He won't admit he has Asperger's. But, his social isolation and his obsession with work makes me believe otherwise. He is doing really well and I am happy for him. But, he does not relate well to others. I thought he was selfish at first but after talking to him and being with him, he is socially awkward and can't relate to others. It is ok. Nobody is perfect and neither am I. He does not know I have a mental illness myself. So, we are both trying to fool each other when in reality we are not fooling anybody but ourselves. It is in a way a relief to know he is ill too. I was afraid that he would not accept me but we have been seeing each other for about 10 months now. I am beginning to know his idiosyncrasies and he is beginning to know mine. But, we like each other and so far I don't mind them. I have some autism myself due to my illness and am more than sympathetic to his problems.
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By the way, my doctor verified that generic is not always necessary as effective as brand medication. I am doing well on brand and have no complaints. My doctor has made sure I won't be able to buy generic Abilify anymore. I am doing fine.

I may end my contact with my lover. I like him but feel I that I am becoming emotionally involved with him while he is not. He is nice but not emotionally available. We just have sex and that is about it. I enjoy his company but feel like I'm always accommodating him. I am getting sick and tired of catering to him. He rarely does anything romantic. I don't expect him too but sometimes I wonder what he is doing when he is not with me. May be he is with others? I don't know. Therefore, I am not too happy with his aloofness. He likes me for sex and may be that is about it. I should not complain because he has always been like this from the beginning. I am not like him and want affection and romance too. Oh well. It is not going to happen with him. So, may be I should end it with him.
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Thank you for your input and comments. I will take it into consideration.
Have I already responded? If not, has anyone brought up the fact that your sex drive has nothing at all to do with being bipolar? That ‘hypersexuality’ isn’t a mental health diagnosis?

It is, perhaps, unfortunate that the diagnostic criteria for a manic/hypomanic episode even uses the word ‘sex’ in discussing the aberrant risk-taking involved, e.g.:

Excessive involvement in activities that have a high potential for painful consequences (e.g., engaging in unrestrained buying sprees, sexual indiscretions, or foolish business investments).

I trust that you’ve not invested your life-savings in options for soybean futures?

Except for your sex-negative feelings I don’t see weekly sex with (now) one lover excessive. No, I don’t think that your libido is in overdrive because of BPID.
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So, I saw my lover yesterday. It went well. I told him in a message that I love him. Well, I did not expect him to say anything and he has not. He probably is shocked. I love him in bed. hahahahaha So, I'm happy. I let go of the other man who has bipolar. He is married and is not smart. Neither was I. I don't want to get involved with married men. It is too much trouble. I am happy now.
Ha! I have no problem with married lovers, but... “not smart?”

No, I couldn’t tolerate a stupid lover!
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I believe that you are currently manic and need to show this thread to the psychiatrist. You are not making sense, because you started off by saying that you have sex once a week, which is definitely not excessive.

There are too many "hahahahaha" in the thread.

The idea that generic Abilify is so different from brand Abilify is dubious; did your psychiatrist confirm that?

You said that the sex buddy is good in bed and soon after said that you told him that you love him. If you love a man, you do not call him your sex buddy.

So it seems that you are rambling, not making much sense, and are at least hypomanic - no?

I am sorry if this is blunt and not what you expected, but I would prefer someone to catch me going up and not making sense.
Save for your generic Abilify comment, the remainder of your message is rubbish.

The OP is not rambling nor nonsensical. God knows that I love and have loved - Jesus! - dozens and dozens and dozens of people that were also my f**k-buddies.

Yes, regardless of sex, those that one loves can also be ‘sex buddies.’ Not everyone subscribes to the one love-one lover model of emotions and sexuality.
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