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Q. husband has horrible rash bil. below knees to his ankles. it is bright red yellow weeping cracks. On statins

He has been on zocor for 15 years and we are so afraid this may have something to do with this drug. He has stopped taking the drug because the pain and weakness, and numbness in his legs is considerable
Ai looked up for side effects and i saw only "eczema" as a skin side effect. but it seems odd to me that after 15 years you got this kind of side effect. it should have appeared years ago. you know- it might be a very good idea to go and see a Dr... and not stopping a medication without warning..

Q. Is bipolar is like swiping moods that come and go? one time you are happy things are bright and clear

and suddenly you are all complicated with your self and with your surrounding and you are moody and depressed ? is sudden change of mind is the correct definition to a Bipolar Disorder or i did get it all wrong ?
Agood question! most people don't know that Bipolar disorder is not just mood swings that come and go every now and then (if it was - my wife should be diagnosed as bipolar:)) ). it is consisted of long episodes of mania or depression. an episode can be a month or even 6.

Q. I have bipolar disorder and an IQ of about 140. Can this be a cause?

I followed recently a link in this site and saw, that some people talking about other ones with bipolar disorder seem to be more intelligent than the average. It was for me the first time, that I read something like that about bipolar disorder. I know only since 3 years this diagnose of mine, but I had already 13 years before my "out-of-control"-crisis. Perhaps you will share with your topic-manager about your IQ or about your job that we can see, if there is possible a correlation.
A1I am now here in this community since 8 days. In one week I will be on the top of the list of the iMedix-contributors. This is perhaps how you can find the genius of someone. Then in a month I will be very alone on this list. And this is the way I live. I am often too fast for you and other persons and so, at the end, you are again alone. This can cause depression. Genius are a small community. I do not pretend to be one, I just want to show you which tendencies exist. Share your experience that we can learn together.
A2About myself: I am a graduate electric engineer, graduate quality manager (ISO 9001 and so), I speak fluent 5 languages and a little bit Russian to make those happy. At academic high school I was the fastest in the class for example in combinatorics. I collect stamps, fonts for pc's and mac's, photography, play little tenor saxophone, licensed pc-supporter, authorized webmaster in a website-network, I make Desktop Publishing when I am asked to do so, I programmed many databases with Access and now I am here sharing with you about me.

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Q. What can cause bipolar disorder and/or depression?

Hi dear student; when I was in a high school, once our teacher of physics started to teach us about Albert Einstein and his relativity theory. Then suddenly he said (for me it was a pretention) that Einstein had proved that nothing exists with a higher speed than light. So so, I was thinking and then I stretched my arm. "I don't believe that Prof. Joho, for me thoughts have endless speed. If I make a race with the sunlight, I switch on the sun when I start with my thought. The light coming from the sun will be instantly behind me, because in my thought I will already be close to Orion or 5,000 light-years away instantly. The light of the sun will need 5,000 years to reach me!" I can tell you, it was afterwards for me not anymore possible to ask something or to give an answer. Only when I had to make the test for general qualification for university entrance, he had to ask me.
A1I remember my very first trauma when i was 3 weeks old. Yes, you read correctly 3 weeks or 21 days old. I had these pictures in my mind all the time with me, but I could not sort them. Only with 42!! years I found myself finally out, from when the pictures came. My mother wrote all my baby-adventures in my photo-albums and then, very surprised I read about a penis-operation to enlarge the skin around the glans when I was 3 weeks young. What happened in these few minutes I did remember? A nurse lay me down totally naked on a blank table of Inox, cold - the first trauma, then she bound me like an ape at my feet and at my hands to fix me, second trauma and at least she came with a hudge mask for adults to make me sleeping, but for me it was like she would try to suffocate me - third trauma in a few minutes. Do you understand what we are going through in our life? Can you understand that you can soon have bipolar disorder? Do you love the way to be treated like this by your fellows?
A2I am actually without a job, my girl-friend is stuck somewhere in Africa because she has no grip on her money anymore, I have a tremendous amount of depts, I fight day by day with administrations like invalidity insurance, social job-assistance, social assistance and I don't give up. I wrote to the CEO of the invalid insurance 2 months ago and still wait for his answer. As next I will write the Executive Parlament of the canton Zurich to kick their asses. Do I have a trauma? Yes - one more, created by the ones, pretending to be here to help us - our governments! Think about it!
A3Do you understand what my teacher created with me? A trauma, a frustration, I was not allowed anymore to complain, to ask, to learn. This is the way you can also get one trauma after another. One frustration after another like Oliver with his 19 years in our community who feels all the time alone, can't speak with his parents and so on. Please share traumata with me, that people understand the cause of their disease. It can be cured, I am still working on it and I will not let you alone, because I know a way to deal with it. Ask me, write me, chat with me, test me, check me out and please put your jokes on my blog to keep the depressive ones a little bit smiling. It is terrible when you feel alone even if you stand in a hudge crowd. For this, visit my support-question for depressives:
http://www.imedix.com/health_community/q103179_depressive_jokes_need_a_day_least_one_smile_face

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