Author Archives: cjmantel

About cjmantel

There's a massive lump of grey crap sitting between my ears. Sometimes it makes awesome things, and sometimes it just makes me crazy.

Medication Mambo

So, there’s been a bit of not good on the post-concussion treatment plan front, leading to a lot of medication changes, additions, and reactions.  One honest-to-god hypomanic episode (I never care to repeat it, thanks, even if it did produce … Continue reading

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Trapeze Artist

I’m having crazy anxiety mood swings today.  I went from telling funny stories, loudly, with differentiated voices and wild hand gestures; to deciding that I HAVE to write the great American novel NOW because I have the Best Idea Ever; … Continue reading

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Sinus Rhythm

Thursday I woke up with a beast of a sinus infection, and spent the day away from my own day.  This weekend seems to have made up for any relaxation effect that not worrying about everything under the sun for … Continue reading

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The Upswing

Today is a bit of a cheat, because I didn’t so much worry as obsess over cool things.  Which amounts to the same damn inability to think in a straight line, but with a much better mood. It’s like the … Continue reading

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The Jerk Between My Ears

I’ve had anxiety disorders for as long as I can remember.  The actual diagnoses are generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.  The take away message is: disorder.  My brain is an unholy mess. Imagine holding your breath, … Continue reading

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