It’s funny what brings people to a blog. Obviously most of my audience are people with bipolar disorder or who love someone with bipolar. That’s who I’m really writing for.
But search queries bring in people with a wide variety of interests. If I were 100% focused on stuff related to bipolar, all the queries about gummy bears would be a surprise. The fact that gummy bears seem to be one of the hottest topics bringing search referrals is actually what surprised me.
I’m in the mood for a mental break from all the hoity-toity intellectualism that I usually spout. So today, I’m going to answer some of the questions that bring people to Dr. Chickadee for answers.
- colorful gummy bears; pink gummy bears; real blue gummy bears; pink, blue, purple, orange gummy bears; pink/blue/red gummy bear; blue gummy bears; red gummy bear normal; haribo bears yellow and pink: People care about the color of their gummy bears. A lot more than I would have guessed.
- gummy bear flavor colors; lemon gummy bears; blue raspberry gummy bear; what flavor is the light red gummy bear?: Gummy bear flavor is clearly very important too. But not as important as matching your little princess’s birthday party color scheme.
- who produces gummy bears with the letter a on their stomachs: It’s a secret cabal. Seriously, no clue. Don’t care.
- awesome gummy bear; gummy bears love; i have a gummy bear: Some people clearly have special relationships with gummy bears…
Things related to gummy bears
- blue gummy worms; light blue foods; blue gummies; blue watermelon: Apparently blue food is attractive?
- 12 different color grapefruits: That’s unnatural.
- child gummy: That’s disgusting!
- graduated bob hairstyle: Yep, it’s cute.
- long to short haircut; haircut in movie very long to short; your hair from very long to short: I can’t imagine what this is about.
- my haircut: Your haircut isn’t on my blog.
- after haircut: Hair is shorter!
- mood graphs; mood graphing chart; mood chart time series; analyzing mood; mood analysis tools: More here.
- mood scoring chart; scoring mood chart: This isn’t something you can win.
- mood chart icon: Apparently that’s me.
- alcohol and mood chart: Good things to track together.
- how to do a mood chart for my counselor: Ask your counselor for instructions.
- mood chart interpretation; how to interpret mood chart: Sit back and think about it. You’re the best person for the job. More here.
- bipolar disorder charts and graphs: I wish I could find examples too.
- interpreting moodscope graphs: It takes practice. Like any other mood chart, you’re going to have to spend some time pondering. And thinking.
- moodscope what does attentive mean: That’s really up to your interpretation. A bit challenging, isn’t it?
- moodscope graph typical for bipolar: Again, I wish I could find examples too. But comparing your chart to someone else’s is not diagnostic! You have to see a psychiatrist for that.
- dsm 296.89; bipolar code 296.89: That means Bipolar II.
- bipolar disorder icd; bipolar affective disorder icd-10 diagnosis: There are a whole lot of specific codes.
- what is v58.69; lab test code v58.69; blood test v58.69; comprehensive metabolic panel dx v58.69: This is a code that means the reason for your test is that you’ve been on meds for a long time. It applies to any kind of meds, not just crazy meds. More here.
- urine test u58.69: A v58.69 is a blood test. I guess it makes sense that u58.69 would be a urine test. (that was a joke, by the way)
- what medicine am i taking for v58.69: This isn’t about what medicine you’re taking. This is about what the medicine you’ve been taking is doing to your body.
- blue & yellow strattera: That’s the 25mg pills, I think? I don’t remember. I hate that stuff.
- strattera side effects crying: Yeah, me too. It really, really sucked.
- unreality strattera: I’m sorry to hear it; that can’t be fun at all.
- strattera for dysexcutive syndrome: Strattera treats ADHD, which can cause dysexecutive syndrome, so it might help.
- long term side effects of strattera 2012: There have been no studies of the long-term effects past 8 or 9 weeks. Despite treating a long-term condition, the medication is specifically marked as not being for long-term use.
Other Medications and Drugs
- ran out of adderall: So did I. That also sucked.
- dysexecutive syndrome adderall: If you have dysexecutive syndrome and ADHD is the cause, then Adderall might help.
- lamictal makes me stoned: I wish!
- wellbuterin have epinephrin in it?: No, it has norepinephrine in it. It decomposes into epinephrine in your body.
- orange juice interaction with methylphenidate: Nope, no worries there. Drink up!
- self medicating with pot: A lot of people do this.
- lexapro, adderal, smoking marijuana and cigarettes medically bad for me? and alcohol use bad for me: If you hadn’t figured out that cigarettes and alcohol are medically bad for you, keep smoking and drinking. Darwinism works.
- brain supplements for bipolar; vitamins to control bipolar: More here.
- is there anything i can do about burping my fish oil supplements?: You can put them in the freezer and that’s supposed to help. If you take them with food, you probably won’t get fish burps as much.
- my psychiatrist is a bible thumper: If you’re not a bible thumper too, you might want to switch shrinks…
- psychiatrists “don’t like” “stand up”: Yeah. I hear that. No matter what they say, they don’t seem to like patients that hold their ground and bother to be well-informed. I really don’t get it, but I’m a bit disillusioned.
- what’s going on with psych: Personally, I don’t even want to know. They clearly have their own issues too. I just wish they could be a bit more professional.
- “pee standing”; how to pee standing: If you’re a man, I’m not going to help you out. If you’re a woman, check this out.
- peeing standing up free foto: You’re gross.
- imposter syndrome; imposter syndrome academia: More here.
- delusion that someone is an impostor: Depends on who “someone” is. If “someone” thinks that they are themselves an imposter, that’s imposter syndrome. If they think someone else is an imposter, that’s Capgras syndrome.
- light makes me hypomanic: This is a known effect, but it’s typically not just any light – it’s specifically sunlight or light boxes that emulate sunlight.
- bipolar symptoms +babies: Your baby does not have bipolar symptoms. All babies are evil little tyrants that giggle and coo one moment and then scream up a shitstorm the next.
- why don’t bipolar people take care of their babies: If I could reach out through the Internet and punch you, I would. Most bipolar people are good parents, especially if they have a strong social support system to help them out when things get rough. Any mental illness can make dealing with little brats more difficult.
- bipolar avoid travel in different zones: Don’t let the disorder control your life, but yeah, this can cause some problems. More here.
- do they need a itinerary bipolar: Doesn’t everyone?
- how to deal with being vulnerable: Check out this awesome TED talk about vulnerability and how it makes us better people.
- sobriety sucks: Especially if you have unmanaged mental illness. Realistically, it’s something you should learn to deal with.
- difficulty with accepting praise: You have to work on it; start by learning to say “thank you” as sincerely as you can.
- typical french breakfast: Coffee and bread.
- chickadee sings happy birthday: I’d pay to see that!
- blog powered by blog: Aren’t they all?
- stuiped stuiped: I really can’t help you with that. Really.
- one thing constant is change: Amen.