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Post Drug Use and Childhood Bacterial Meningitis problems-please read

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  • Posted By: OffKilter
  • December 15, 2008
  • 05:48 PM

Hi.

Thank you for reading this.

I have some questions about what can be done about my cognitive impairment. I have not been tested formally but my uncle who is a great Psychologist and whom I trust very much is almost positive that I have some kind of cognitive impairment.

I am guessing that it has to do with heavy marijuanna usage in my teens & early twenties. I also used LSD (about 6 different times). I had meningitis (the bad kind-bacterial I think) when I was four.

I know there is something wrong with me and with the history of drug use I feel tremendous guilt that I probably did this to myself. God gave me a perfectly good brain and I went and I played with it and altered my perception so much that it affected my cognitive ability and decision making-ten years later.

I have been diagnosed and treated for bipolar dissorder since I was 20. I had a very bad Manic Episode (but it was a few months after my LSD usage).

I am a mother of tow wonderful children and I am often told that I am a good even great Mom. I am severly forgetful & dissorganized which makes even housekeeping chores a tremedous challenge.

What can someone suggest to help me?

I want to be the best person I can be for my children's sake.


Thank you very much for taking the time to readt this and any feedback is very welcome.

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