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daisha
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/31/2008 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am a new member. I recently within the last year was told by my doctors that I have biopolar 2.  I am struggling with being biopolar and looking to talk with people who understand what I am going through.

sukay
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   Posted 1/31/2008 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   

daisha,

Hello and welcome aboard!  You have come to the right place if you're having a hard time dealing with your bipolar and are looking for people who understand the ups & downs of this illness. We all try to support one another around here.

Is there anything in particular that you would like to bring up? Just post away and someone will respond as soon as they can. In the meantime take you time viewing past posts. You may find some support/answers that you need.

Take care. :-)


~sukay~
Diagnosed Bipolar - August 2004
     Crohns disease - 1995 
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia 
 
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serafena
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   Posted 1/31/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Daisha,

Welcome to HealingWell. I hope you find the answers and company you're looking for here. I'm bipolar 2 also, as are several members on the board, so ask away and we'll see what we can do to help. What in particular are you struggling with?

serafena
Serafena
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Bipolar II
It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare


daisha
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/31/2008 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
This is my story--In 1/28/04 my husband was killed when his work truck was hit by a train. My life as I knew it stop and I have gone through a different side of life I never knew existed. As the days and weeks went by I was first in shock, denial the whole nine yards in the journey of grief and loss.  I had and still do have days of wondering how am I going to get thru the day.  I got to the point where I was having anxiety and panic attacks, could not leave the house and as I now understand spiriling depression.  I thought I was at my lowest and was not understanding why this feeling of despair was not getting easier but harder.   Just last year after I had to go to a outpatient program did my doctor that prescribes my meds agree with my psycotherapist that I might suffer from biopolar 2.  My depression had me to the point of being sucidial and not even realizing where I was or what was happening to me.  I was given lithium to take which helped but I have not gotten up to the required number of doses I'm suppose to take. I made the mistake of stopping due to some personal things that were happening in my life and I assure as any of you who has ever stopped--I crashed big time.  I am trying to stay on track and take my med but this ever present sinking feeling is still present. I feel like I have gone crazy and just standing on the sidelines looking.

serafena
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   Posted 2/1/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
First let me offer my condolences on the loss of your husband. That must have been truly terrible. Then to find yourself having the trouble compounded with depression and bipolar just makes the struggle that much harder. Don't blame yourself for going off the pills. I bet most people try it at some point. Probably most people go back eventually when they realize the meds really do help. I'm sorry for the sinking feeling. Maybe having somewhere to talk about your feelings will help. Because bp isn't the end of the world, you've been through worse, and this is just one more little daily struggle. When you're feeling especially at sea, come write about it here and we'll try and set you right again. First thing we've got to do is get you up to your prescribed dose...

serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum

Bipolar II
It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare


daisha
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 2/6/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks.  I am certainly in need of a place to feel at home at.  Mostly I have found out being b/p leaves you feeling like you don't really have anyone to express my deepest feelings to.  Somedays I just am speechless, which leaves me very anxious and confused.  I think the most horrible feeling is that of hopelessiness, and being annoyed.  I miss the way I use to be and how my life made some sort of sense.  I am not sure what to do with this new part of life and how I fit in.  Sometimes it feels like I'm having a out of body experience.  Just feeling down and down then up a litttle and then again just like a roller coaster.  Wish everyone well for the evening.

Carolsclan
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 2/6/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Hi Daisha
 
Im also just recently diagnosed and I feel very lost ... and cheated ... sad
Owner of parrots, dogs, cats
 
"I got rid of the kids cos the animals were allergic"


daisha
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 2/8/2008 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   

Carlosclan,

I'm certainly sorry that you are having to experience the wrongs of being biopolar. How do you feel cheated?

 

Daisha

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