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This personal journal involves a few creative ways I’ve learned to cope. In contrast to drowning in self-pity, my world is focused on stress relief without alcohol or drugs. Most importantly, a pain manager with minimal OTC (Tylenol, aspirin) or prescriptions. Spectator sport is also an inspiration. Yoga therapy as an observer gives me doable personalized ideas. After all, I’m the expert concerning myself. Simply ask Doctor Self.

There are natural pain relievers besides prescriptions, herbals, or over the counter medicine. Things that offer sleep and relaxation relieve pain. Pharmaceutical side effects disagree with me. Herbs might help. Yet, prescriptions with herbals can be unpredictable; certainly risky and not suggested. Meanwhile, being occupied is a superior relief for pain. Here are some suggestions.

Personal hobbies deliver mental focus. Contentment benefits relaxation. Create a diversion to make a body relax. Mental focus, low lighting, making life simplified, writing, reading, knitting, crochet, etc. Consider an injury, for instance, slow motion therapy boosts recoveries. Illnesses can be dealt with as we choose. I’m convinced personal attitude is the crucial tool that helps or hinders many ailments.

Personality Disorders

This blog includes topics in making sense of depressed loved ones. Misdiagnosed bipolar disorders, personality clashes, pinpointing my own diagnosis has helped. We are more qualified to understand our own self better than anyone as a choice.  What works for one might not work for another. Treatment plans with medicines may be short-term, long-term, with or without medicine. Self-love is medicine for the soul.

Anxiety, depression, low-self-image, bitterness, frustration have consequences. My goal is being the best self therapist I’ll ever need. I’ve overcome disorders with minimal prescriptions: Four decades functional dealing with some dysfunctional situations.

Irritable child

My grandson is undergoing professional behavior diagnostics. Once a week his mother takes him to a therapist. The child is almost five. Perhaps this could be the culprit. Type II diabetes!

Fluctuating blood glucose levels that characterize uncontrolled diabetes can contribute to mood swings […] unpredictable […] aggressive behavior. What’s sometimes called “diabetic rage” can be dangerous, because it may involve behaviors a person isn’t consciously aware of. (2019-7-15)

Diabetes can affect a person’s mood, causing rapid and severe changes. The symptoms of low blood sugar levels that might contribute to mood swings include: confusion. (2019-5-24)