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butterflykisses

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When I was manic, I spent a couple hundred dollars on bottles of MCT oil because I thought it’d be a good idea to live on that for a month. After months of being stable, I was finally able to pick up my mail at the college (I’ve been on medical leave and accidentally sent it here instead of home). Now that I have about ten bottles of oil, I don’t know what to do with it. Any ideas? I feel guilty just throwing it away, but maybe I’ll have to. I don’t know what to do with it.
 
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Gifts? (I don’t know what MCT oil is.
It stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides. It’s an oil that metabolizes differently in the body than most oils, so it would take a lot to ever gain fat from it. To me, it was a weight loss method used from my anorexic self (Although I’m not really struggling with it anymore ). I don’t know anyone else who may even know what it is either so it’s be hard to give as gifts.
 
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I see. Don’t feel too bad, my nephew (as yet undiagnosed), just blew through $5,000 on “stuff”.
 
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I see. Don’t feel too bad, my nephew (as yet undiagnosed), just blew through $5,000 on “stuff”.
I’m not too worried about the money; I just don’t know what to do with the oil.
 
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ebay is pretty much identical, of course they will.
 
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My worse case of spending while I was in an elevated episode has actually happened twice, much to the dismay of my wife.

I brought a car worth $30,000 without consulting my wife or our financial records to see if we could afford it.

I repeat, I did this twice.

Or there was that one time that I spent both of our fortnightly paycheques at the strip club, around about $2500 at the time. That was a hard fortnight to get through.

Because of the car incindents, my wife and I sat down and we both agreed that I should not have access to the main bank accounts that hold our money. I know that this may piss a lot of people off, and they think that my wife is just controlling me. But I know that I can't be trusted with the money when I am elevated.
Just before I met my wife, I was in debt up to my eyeballs. I could justify going out and spending all of my money on alcohol, but couldn't manage to pay my bills. I don't make smart decisions when it comes to money at all.
 
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My worse case of spending while I was in an elevated episode has actually happened twice, much to the dismay of my wife.

I brought a car worth $30,000 without consulting my wife or our financial records to see if we could afford it.

I repeat, I did this twice.

Or there was that one time that I spent both of our fortnightly paycheques at the strip club, around about $2500 at the time. That was a hard fortnight to get through.

Because of the car incindents, my wife and I sat down and we both agreed that I should not have access to the main bank accounts that hold our money. I know that this may piss a lot of people off, and they think that my wife is just controlling me. But I know that I can't be trusted with the money when I am elevated.
Just before I met my wife, I was in debt up to my eyeballs. I could justify going out and spending all of my money on alcohol, but couldn't manage to pay my bills. I don't make smart decisions when it comes to money at all.
It sounds like you have a good plan.
 
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