Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A loving Sister and a Manic-Depressive invades our Family

Where can I express and explore what is going on in this Huggins/Kirk/Brothers-Bradford Family....    It's just me and my sister that have inserted married names into the picture!

And my great love for my sister is the pathyway to praying and not being bitter about the Bi-Polar  trauma of 7-14-2012 . . . August and September events....   Another year of what??

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s mother, Jacqueline Jackson on 7-13-2012 - told a Rainbow/PUSH conference Friday that her son has suffered years of “enormous disappointment.”

“I’m not ashamed to say ... he thought he was going to be a senator. He thought he was going to have a chance to run for mayor. And young people don’t bounce back from disappointment like me and my husband,” she said.Mrs. Jackson also asked for prayers and privacy.

“My son is unwell, and he needs a moment to heal. And I ask you to pray for me without cease. Do for me what I’ve done for you. I want you to respect that. Give us a moment. Most of all for him.”

Lithium is a ~  Mood Stabilizer
The best-known and oldest mood stabilizer is lithium carbonate, which can reduce the symptoms of mania and prevent them from returning. Although it is one of the oldest medicines used in psychiatry, and although many other drugs have been introduced in the meantime, much evidence shows that it is still the most effective of the available treatments.Lithium also may reduce the risk of suicide.

If you take lithium, you have to have periodic blood tests to make sure the dose is high enough, but not too high. Side effects include nausea, diarrhea, frequent urination, tremor (shaking) and diminished mental sharpness. Lithium can cause some minor changes in tests that show how well your thyroid, kidney and heart are functioning. These changes are usually not serious, but your doctor will want to know what your blood tests show before you start taking lithium. You will have to get an electrocardiogram (EKG), thyroid and kidney function tests, and a blood test to count your white blood cells.

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