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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 82
   Posted 3/19/2008 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all...
37 year old male... I live in Kansas
I was diagonsed 2 yrs ago..
The medications I am on are Paxil, lamictil, strattra,Seroquel and risperdol..
I am happy to say, I have been stable for 2 yrs.
Through medication and counseling..
I followed a rough path to Mental Wellness..
I started having problems when i was 5 yrs old..
Unforunatly, back then resources were small and few..
I turned to self medicating, when I was  13 yrs old.
Alcohol and ..
 I am Happy and proud to say I have been free and aclohol free
for 2 yrs..
I am finnaly enjoying life, and have, a loving and very supportive partner..
Hoping to hear from anyone who had a hard path as well, or, not

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 3/19/2008 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Joxster:

Welcome to the board and welcome to HealingWell. Glad to have you. I didn't have as rough a time as it sounds like you did, but it certainly wasn't easy either. Like you I wasn't diagnosed until I was well into adulthood though I'd struggled with depression particularly since I was a teen.. I bet most of us can say that.

It's good to hear you're stable. That's a precious and rare thing in these parts, although most of us are trying our level best to get there. I haven't heard much about the drug strattra. What's it for? Do you like it?

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Bipolar II

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 82
   Posted 3/19/2008 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
strattra is used for ADHD..
Its a non stimulant..Unlike Riatlin (sp)
It helps me concentrate on tasks and with focusing
My docotor choose this medication..
Since i had a history of abussing Stimulants..
As in over the counter medication, such as, (Mini-thins) and street (meth)..
It works for me...
The bad side that I have seen with other medications for ADHD..
The patient abusses his medication or sell's it to other who don't have ADHD..
Since it is a stimulant..

olivia of course
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1523
   Posted 3/20/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   

I too wanted to welcome you to HealingWell and the Bipolar Forum.
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