[ExI] IQ and mental health

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 28 23:08:54 UTC 2021

Thanks for sharing.  If I may ask, what is the medicine and what is/are the
diagnoses?  It sounds as if you might benefit from a change of medicine or
dosage, what with all those side effects.   bill w

On Sat, Aug 28, 2021 at 6:04 PM SR Ballard via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> I have been diagnosed with multiple conflicting things by multiple
> different professionals who examined me within days of each other.
> When I take my medicine, I am a normal person. I can be irritated, or
> happy, or lazy, or work hard. I can let things go.
> Without my medicine I am angry over the tiniest things for days, sleep odd
> hours, up for 3-4 days at a time, then sleep 16+ hours per day for a weeks
> on end. I can’t shower, brush my hair, feed myself. I get impulsive and
> have all kinds of personal issues. I once even fled the country.
> It’s insane how 100mg/day can completely change someone’s life.
> But I’ve also had to accept that my medicine makes me “stupid”. I can’t
> hyperfocus for days. I can’t think as quickly. I don’t free associate
> nearly as fluidly.
> I don’t think my IQ has been much of a benefit in relation to my mental
> health struggles. It’s actively created a lot of situations where people
> guilt, shame, or blame me for my struggles, when in a way, if I do not have
> my medicine, I really can’t do much about it.
> SR Ballard
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