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View Poll Results: Do you think you are paranoid?
Not at all 23 46.00%
A little 15 30.00%
Somewhat 10 20.00%
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:39 PM
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I was talking to a relative yesterday and she said I was extremely paranoid before my diagnosis and medication. I still run paranoid but I am better (I think) at hiding it these days. What about you?
When I used to do drugs (many years ago) I could be paranoid depending on what chemical was interfering with normal brain function. Today? I'm not paranoid in the slightest degree. I realize that the world can be a dangerous place and I understand that there are evil, power-hungry men and women who want to dominate and control every aspect of everyone's lives but knowing these things is the first step in guarding against them. I just keep my eyes peeled and live life in a normal and healthy fashion.
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Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t Mean they’re not after you.


Correct(ion).
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:43 AM
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Normally, I'm much too trusting. Except that for this past week I have had a strange sense of foreboding that October and a few other things may not end well. So, naturally, I came here for the first time in a month--to the most paranoid place I know of--LOL.
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Not at all.

As I have shared I have a degree in Emergency Management which includes training in risk assessment. (Which is an amalgamation of probability and severity.)

I've occasionally 'helped out' prepper types (and vice versa) with their significant others by rendering the question into an equation using historical modeling.
(Example, I don't go by 'feelings' as the previous poster.)

Now: I DO Have "larger scale' plans, but those mostly fall into other categories such as woodland management and historical hobbies.
Example: I'm currently processing acorns to make acorn flour, just like the chestnuts I did recently.... Because I'm interested in how and how it tastes. Yes it'll be useful if/when, but I want to learn as a stand alone.

And planting more white oak trees is a good thing for my land.

Much better when everything goes together vs "because fear"
Lifestyle, journey not destination et c.
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AJ, one function of my medication is getting me functional, which means less paranoid.

But everything used to make me angry before, everything. I don't miss that at all it was exhausting and no one likes that.

But I am still leery.
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I believe there are several more very Paranoid people on this
forum than is reflected in this survey. But why would a very
paranoid person tell anyone he is very paranoid?

A very paranoid person believes in the NSA, and their ability
to trace every thing that he puts on the net.

But then, a very paranoid person may just decide to lurk
rather than make an account.
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No, but that doesn't mean they are still not out to get me. Whoever "they" are
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No, but that doesn't mean they are still not out to get me. Whoever "they" are
If 'they' are really out to get you, then it is NOT paranoia!!
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I'm not a paranoid person, but the government is paranoid of the people. that's why they are watching everything the citizens do and what they have.
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AJ, one function of my medication is getting me functional, which means less paranoid.

But everything used to make me angry before, everything. I don't miss that at all it was exhausting and no one likes that.

But I am still leery.

My personal opinion and I'm sure some will disagree:

A balanced diet leads to a balanced chemical makeup within the body and brain. Since going on the Keto diet my mood swings have disappeared. I take most things with a grain of salt whereas, in the past, I could (and often did) fly off of the handle for the smallest things. I'm far more positive in my overall outlook and I'm must more pleasant to be around. Spiking the blood sugar with a high carb diet will send a person on an emotional roller-coaster.

https://www.diabetes.co.uk/keto/keto...al-health.html
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I believe there are several more very Paranoid people on this
forum than is reflected in this survey. But why would a very
paranoid person tell anyone he is very paranoid?

A very paranoid person believes in the NSA, and their ability
to trace every thing that he puts on the net.

But then, a very paranoid person may just decide to lurk
rather than make an account.
Those darn paranoid people at NPR and the Washington Post!

https://www.npr.org/sections/paralle...nce-activities


Not to mention the US gov!
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A very paranoid person believes in the NSA
https://www.nsa.gov

Imagine all those paranoid people cashing paychecks!
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Action, I tried all sorts of "Healthy living" stuff to manage my illness and it didn't work. Taking 5-HTP actually harmed me and created pretty nasty manias.

Taking good old toxic lithium and friends has done the job pretty well, enough that I am functional and everyone who loves me is happy. I count that good enough.

When I was really sick the cats used to hide. I never hurt them but I would pick them up and kiss them, they hated that. Nothing sadder than a cat thinking "Oh, no, here she comes" and fleeing under the couch.
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[quote=Nomad, 2nd;19840408]Those darn paranoid people at NPR and the Washington Post!

https://www.npr.org/sections/paralle...nce-activities


Not to mention the US gov!
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https://www.nsa.gov

Imagine all those paranoid people cashing paychecks!
Well at least when the SHTF, and Civil war breaks out, the NSA
will be the least of Paranoid folks worries
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AJ, one function of my medication is getting me functional, which means less paranoid.

But everything used to make me angry before, everything. I don't miss that at all it was exhausting and no one likes that.

But I am still leery.
I think everyone needs to pay attention to their BS meter, especially when dealing with large medical groups. Case in point, yesterday I had to go to urgent care because of bronchitis, (throat was swelling closed), and the tech started to ask about all sorts of medical situations which had no relevance to the reason I was there. She was working off data, which was somehow corrupted as 4 of the diagnoses were clearly not in my past.

I'm not paranoid, but I am cautious and weigh the words of medical people carefully. There are some that want you as a reoccurring patient, rather than to treat you and never see you again.
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you're one of them, aren't you? you think you can hide it but I can always tell...

former Military Intelligence. paranoid by profession. having been trained in surveillance countermeasures since 1973 I am inherently suspicious of the motives of others. you can call that paranoia, or work ethic, as you choose

the thing about being an MI guy is, you trigger those twits whose first reaction is "oh, you think you're so smart?" think they are going to bust your chops, make a fool of you.

24 video cameras on the house. some call that paranoia. I call it an art installation. you can't really understand until a bird flies around the house, then you get it.

serious locks on the doors. they mean nothing, because I have glass windows. the thing is, we had a cover story in my unit: we inspected the security of other units to find flaws. we said we were penetration testers. we were all what is now called locksport guys. I have to figure, if I can get through a lock, anybody can get through that lock. I have gone through a progression of locks of ever higher security over the years. what I have on my doors now is what I never defeated, yet.

you will not find any locks from Ace or Home Depot or Walmart on my house.

safes everywhere. the cheap little bogus ones you can defeat with a magnet or a bic pen. if you get in them, you will find printer paper or canned soup or old tax returns. valuables are concealed, not put in "steal my contents" boxes
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Perhaps a little bit.
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