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My mental breakdown

 
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My mental breakdown
So about 5 months ago something strange happened to me...

My brain broke.

I quit school with 3 weeks left.
I quit my band.
I left my wife.

I unplugged from the matrix...

Now I'm finally feeling better after months of hell and uncertainty.

I was homeless- sleeping in my car, camping in the woods, living off my years of preps...

I thought at first something or someone had taken over my mind...

I'm still not sure what happened.

My friends and family said they didn't recognize me during this time period.

All I can tell them is that I think I had a mental breakdown.

I feel like I had over stretched myself- I tried to do it all, and one day I woke up and felt that I couldn't do anything.

So what do u think? Mental breakdown or something more sinister?
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09/26/2014 01:20 AM
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Re: My mental breakdown
If you're in the Poconos, try and avoid the police.
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09/26/2014 01:21 AM
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Re: My mental breakdown
Every once and a while I have to call out a liar.... we can see you....
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09/26/2014 01:22 AM
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Re: My mental breakdown
Now you will feel the things you have claimed to experience... was it worth it???
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09/26/2014 01:30 AM
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Lol. ACs crack me up. Used to enrage me with their lame comments but now that I am one, I guess I can't say shit
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09/26/2014 01:33 AM
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Re: My mental breakdown
Shit happens. It's what you do now that matters.
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09/26/2014 01:33 AM
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The fluoride wore off. Hope things are cool.
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09/26/2014 01:34 AM
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Re: My mental breakdown
all overworked systems eventually break down
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09/26/2014 01:37 AM
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Shit happens. It's what you do now that matters.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 58741756


Seems legit.

Now I'm trying to put my life back together...one day at a time
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09/26/2014 01:38 AM
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The fluoride wore off. Hope things are cool.
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Lol- thanks
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09/26/2014 01:38 AM
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Re: My mental breakdown
You burned out. I did it. One morning in 1999 I just didn't get up and go to work. And I never went for 3 days. I quit my job but my boss begged me to stay on and I did. I was ok for about another 6 months then it happened again. This time I went for real. It happened one more time in about 2005 complete with the living in the car phase you went through.

You have to slow down or it will just keep happening. I've since uncluttered and uncomplicated my life. No more 60 hour weeks, no high stress jobs, and my attitude has changed. I'm not so driven, I don't take life so seriously. I'm certainly happier because of it. Good luck friend.
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09/26/2014 01:40 AM
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Tell us more about your mindset before, during, and after this period of your life... You didn't provide enough info/details to have anyone leave you much feedback....
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09/26/2014 01:47 AM
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You burned out. I did it. One morning in 1999 I just didn't get up and go to work. And I never went for 3 days. I quit my job but my boss begged me to stay on and I did. I was ok for about another 6 months then it happened again. This time I went for real. It happened one more time in about 2005 complete with the living in the car phase you went through.

You have to slow down or it will just keep happening. I've since uncluttered and uncomplicated my life. No more 60 hour weeks, no high stress jobs, and my attitude has changed. I'm not so driven, I don't take life so seriously. I'm certainly happier because of it. Good luck friend.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 51672755


Thanks. Yes, I felt like I had so much material shit, and I got rid of it all. I longed for simplicity. Hated the city. It was sensory overload. I'm rebuilding and trying to do it right this time.
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Tell us more about your mindset before, during, and after this period of your life... You didn't provide enough info/details to have anyone leave you much feedback....
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


Sorry- I am limited on my phone...

Basically I tried to do it all. Then I felt like nothing I did or was doing mattered. I became apathetic...

I feel like my life was just like Office Space- one day I just said fuck these TPS reports lol
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09/26/2014 01:53 AM
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And ironically I just started a new job doing construction.

I no longer believe that I can save/change the world.

I just accept it for the shit hole that it is. Feels like a burden has been lifted off of my shoulders...
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Tell us more about your mindset before, during, and after this period of your life... You didn't provide enough info/details to have anyone leave you much feedback....
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


Sorry- I am limited on my phone...

Basically I tried to do it all. Then I felt like nothing I did or was doing mattered. I became apathetic...

I feel like my life was just like Office Space- one day I just said fuck these TPS reports lol
 Quoting: Go 58535293


1rof1

I love it...

"Yeahhhhhhhhhh.... We're gonna need you to come in on Saturday...."

Sounds like you needed to have the experience and go through what you did.... Don't worry about what other people think about it or if they're treating you differently because of it. That's their 'issue' and not yours. Life is about experiences and you had an interesting one. How many people get to say they did what you did? Not many....

:greenkarma:
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And ironically I just started a new job doing construction.

I no longer believe that I can save/change the world.

I just accept it for the shit hole that it is. Feels like a burden has been lifted off of my shoulders...
 Quoting: Go 58535293


Were you going through a period of significant internal growth during this time period? Perhaps experiencing synchronicities and grandiose thoughts/visions?

hmm
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And ironically I just started a new job doing construction.

I no longer believe that I can save/change the world.

I just accept it for the shit hole that it is. Feels like a burden has been lifted off of my shoulders...
 Quoting: Go 58535293


All you have to do is make the street you live on a better place. Very easy to do. If we all aimed a little lower and just did that, we actually would change the world. That's the real secret of it.
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HERE OP LIVE BY THIS-DONT A GIVE FUKK WHAT THE PLANET THINKS!!!!
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09/26/2014 02:01 AM
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Re: My mental breakdown
Eh, the Mind is inherently toxic thus the brain can and will heal itself (and in the process give the Mind a boot) from 'breaking'. You're probably on the right track.


.... if you believe in Spirits I daresay 'posession' but even that can only run it's course.
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And ironically I just started a new job doing construction.

I no longer believe that I can save/change the world.

I just accept it for the shit hole that it is. Feels like a burden has been lifted off of my shoulders...
 Quoting: Go 58535293


Were you going through a period of significant internal growth during this time period? Perhaps experiencing synchronicities and grandiose thoughts/visions?

hmm
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


What would you say to someone that was?

I can relate with OP but perhaps not on the same magnitude of severity.


But what you just said could easily have applied to me, I reckon.
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09/26/2014 02:03 AM
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Re: My mental breakdown
Op did you have any vaccines before you had your break?
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Sounds like you needed to have the experience and go through what you did.... Don't worry about what other people think about it or if they're treating ou differently because of it. That's their 'issue' and not yours. Life is about experiences and you had an interesting one. How many people get to say they did what you did? Not many....

:greenkarma:
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


Thanks friend. It was definetly an interesting experience. I learned a lot about myself. In the end I feel it was very humbling, and now I appreciate what I have more than ever...

So I guess I wouldn't trade that for anything.

:)
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And ironically I just started a new job doing construction.

I no longer believe that I can save/change the world.

I just accept it for the shit hole that it is. Feels like a burden has been lifted off of my shoulders...
 Quoting: Go 58535293


Were you going through a period of significant internal growth during this time period? Perhaps experiencing synchronicities and grandiose thoughts/visions?

hmm
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


What would you say to someone that was?

I can relate with OP but perhaps not on the same magnitude of severity.

But what you just said could easily have applied to me, I reckon.
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I would say that it's not uncommon for individuals to experience some difficulty integrating those internal 'changes' and that growth. In the Transpersonal Psychology field they use the term 'spiritual emergence' to describe that process of consciousness expansion and that can bring about more acute episodes (periods) of disorientation & instability which is referred to as 'spiritual emergency'. If a person was struggling or needed some reassurrance, there are a good amount of texts on this subject matter that describe the nature of the process and what some individuals experience and have reported.
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Op did you have any vaccines before you had your break?
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No- but it's interesting you should say that because I was prescribed a heavy dose of vitamin D right before it all happened...

Hmmm...
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And ironically I just started a new job doing construction.

I no longer believe that I can save/change the world.

I just accept it for the shit hole that it is. Feels like a burden has been lifted off of my shoulders...
 Quoting: Go 58535293


Were you going through a period of significant internal growth during this time period? Perhaps experiencing synchronicities and grandiose thoughts/visions?

hmm
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


What would you say to someone that was?

I can relate with OP but perhaps not on the same magnitude of severity.

But what you just said could easily have applied to me, I reckon.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20063747


I would say that it's not uncommon for individuals to experience some difficulty integrating those internal 'changes' and that growth. In the Transpersonal Psychology field they use the term 'spiritual emergence' to describe that process of consciousness expansion and that can bring about more acute episodes (periods) of disorientation & instability which is referred to as 'spiritual emergency'. If a person was struggling or needed some reassurrance, there are a good amount of texts on this subject matter that describe the nature of the process and what some individuals experience and have reported.
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


Wow.

This?
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Re: My mental breakdown
High doses, i.e. too much vitamin d can flood the bloodstream with too much Calcium... which goes to the brain...
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Google Hypercalcimia symptoms
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And ironically I just started a new job doing construction.

I no longer believe that I can save/change the world.

I just accept it for the shit hole that it is. Feels like a burden has been lifted off of my shoulders...
 Quoting: Go 58535293


All you have to do is make the street you live on a better place. Very easy to do. If we all aimed a little lower and just did that, we actually would change the world. That's the real secret of it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 51672755


That's a really good comment. Well said!
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Symptoms
By Mayo Clinic Staff
You might not experience any signs or symptoms if your hypercalcemia is mild. More-severe cases produce symptoms related to the parts of your body affected by the high calcium levels in your blood. Examples include:

Kidneys. Excess calcium in your blood means your kidneys have to work harder to filter it out. This can cause excessive thirst and frequent urination.
Digestive system. Hypercalcemia can cause stomach upset, nausea, vomiting and constipation.
Bones and muscles. In most cases, the excess calcium in your blood was leached from your bones, which weakens them. This can cause bone pain. Some people who have hypercalcemia also experience muscle weakness.
Brain. Hypercalcemia can interfere with the way your brain works, resulting in confusion, lethargy and fatigue.
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High doses, i.e. too much vitamin d can flood the bloodstream with too much Calcium... which goes to the brain...
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Are u kidding me?! About to google...





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