Bi-Weekly Chat Night on Thursday, February, 7, 2008!!!

Should we still continue to plan for chat nights?
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Do you know anyone who can oversee the chat in my absense (you are not required to be a Moderator) - 0.0%

 
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olivia of course
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   Posted 2/3/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone,

It is almost time for the Bipolar Bi-Weekly Chat again and I hope you can make it! It is for Thursday, February, 7, 2008. Hours of the chat can be found below.

Chat start times: 8pm eastern, 7pm central, 6pm mountain, 5pm pacific

Unfortunately, I won't be able to make this one, or any of the future chats for a while. I have a class on Thursday nights till 10:00pm all the way till mid-May.
Olivia
Co-Moderator, Bipolar

Post Edited (olivia of course) : 2/3/2008 7:42:32 PM (GMT-7)


serafena
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   Posted 2/4/2008 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
For what it's worth, I can't moderate the chats reliably. I show up when I can, which is not all the time, so I can't commit to them.

(the other mod)
serafena
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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


mommy.michele
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   Posted 2/4/2008 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   

I wish I could help with the moderating...but I have still not made it to one chat!

5pm my time is a hard one to make.  My oldest cheers every Tuesday and Thurs and we do not get home until after 5:30...then it is going crazy with dinner and homework for the next couple of hours!

So I am hoping to make it to a chat soon...hope I don't have to wait until basketball season is over!


"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending" ~ Maria Robinson


sukay
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   Posted 2/4/2008 10:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Olivia,

I wouldn't mind helping out but with my other health conditions I can't promise that I will be able to make every single one. And I wouldn't know it until the last minute. So if that helps I would be glad to help out when I can.

I know we can go into chat at any time to meet up with someone, or hope that someone will join us. But for a scheduled chat does somebody NEED to be there? Couldn't it just be a scheduled day/time as usual where other people can plan on meeting up with others if they want to?

Just curious.


olivia of course
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   Posted 2/5/2008 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
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Olivia
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katy_33
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   Posted 2/6/2008 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
i would be there
hope to see ya all.
katy
Happiness is not the absence of problems; but the ability to deal with them." Jack Brown


fastminded40
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   Posted 2/6/2008 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I live with bipolar I , with a life of rapid cycling, and mostly manic episodes..I am complient with meds and was just put on Tegertol ( Forgive spelling) I AM TERRIFIED THIS WILL DULL ME.. Today, my first day after taking last night, I feel tired and really do not even feel like speaking to anyone. I am at work. My sister receintly told me that the reason I have bipolar disorder is from bad spirits I have been in contact with in my life. I can pray my way out of this desease. I would love to get feedback and print this out to send to her. She REALLY believes we can all be healed by getting these bad demons out of us. I would love to send her many REAL LIFE problems we all have.




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Post Edited By Moderator (serafena) : 2/7/2008 1:02:24 PM (GMT-7)


katy_33
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   Posted 2/6/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
hi fast,
i hope we can get rid of our negativity if we want to,praying heals us .dont stop your meds .i hope you feel better soon.
hugs
katy
Happiness is not the absence of problems; but the ability to deal with them." Jack Brown


serafena
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   Posted 2/7/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi fastminded,

It's pretty dangerous to go off your meds. If you're rapid cycling, chances are when it slows you down you are going to feel dull, compared with the highs you feel when you are manic. Nonetheless, given a good, faithful try, that feeling of dullness will fade and hopefully with time you'll get to feeling normal again. Of course you don't have to sit by and be a zombie either. If you still don't feel good after a couple of weeks, you need to tell your doctor and get on something else.

Your sister's reaction is hopeful, but a bit naive, IMO. Prayer can certainly help, but bipolar is caused by chemical imbalances, not by bad spirits, and the medicines help right those imbalances. Prayer can't do that. Faith may make you find peace with yourself, which would be invaluable, but I think you still need your medications as well. Ask her to do a little research about the disease with you and get educated.

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


olivia of course
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   Posted 2/7/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
fastminded,

I agree with Katy and Serafena, it is way too dangerous and risky to get off your meds without your pdoc's consent.

You are not alone, my family does not believe in mental illness, and you won't believe what I had to go through. I too am on Tegretol and have been on it for about 6 months, so far so good. I have not had the flat feeling that some experience with some meds. But everyone is different and if you don't feel well with it after a while then you should talk to your pdoc about it.

Please let us know how things are going.
Olivia
Co-Moderator, Bipolar
 
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