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daisha
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   Posted 4/28/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Somebody, anybody please help me.  I am bipolar 2 and I need some assistance.  For the past week I have felt like I am going out of my mind slowly, ever so slowly that it is about to cause me to want to give up and not get out of the bed.  I have waves (and yes my p/doc has explained countless time why this happens) but sometime these deep lows are so zapping that I am not sure what to do. I try all the breathing excerises, all the mind slowing down, but this dreaded sinking feeling that is associated with bp2 is about to drive me out of my little boxed mind. Does anybody else have this happen to them? I really interested in knowing what others feel that have bp2 and how you handle the triggers and this roller coaster ride.  Thanks for listening,
 
Daisha eyes

yana
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   Posted 4/28/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi daisha,

I am feeling so depressed and low too ,just the way you say but my bf is bp not me (i am more on depressed side),try to write down your triggers and then notice changes.Here are few tips i got from my friends here and i have followed many time:
try gardening :being in nature helps
develop a hobby .
Go for a walk .
meditate.
i am trying a lot to cope,feel free to vent here and we are here and lots of wonderful ppl have being in such sinking ship to understand and support you !!this site is a lifesaver for me!
take care
yana
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daisha
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   Posted 4/28/2008 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Yana;
Thanks for the tips. I was just over on the depression site because I can relate there sometimes better.  I suffered from depression for many years only in the last  year or so have I finally been told that I am bp.  I have probably been bp all along just no one gave the right diag. Know how that is.  My husband was killed in 04 and my world has not been the same and I have sunk until I felt I could not go any lower.  SURPRISE!!!! But since I have been given a name to this wurly feeling, I am seeking more info from people just like me---not from a text book.  Sure I look on the internet and want to have people here share.  Like most people suffering from this--some days more than others it sucks......
 
Be blessed-----Daisha

serafena
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   Posted 4/29/2008 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Daisha, The ups and downs are exhausting, all the more so because you know when you're going down and there's nothing you can do to stop it. I assume you're being treated with meds and therapy? Those are obviously the first two stops. One thing that's supposed to help a lot (and which I haven't been able to pull off myself yet) is exercise. When we're depressed we need to get the blood flowing more than ever, and we are least likely too. Exercising helps counteract the depression: or so all my docs tell me. :-)
Serafena
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loving frustrated wife
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   Posted 4/29/2008 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Exercise does help, and it does not need to be overly strenuous to get the benefits...just movement with consistency. LFW

quietpain
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   Posted 4/29/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I know how you fell. Not feeling like you are strong enough to move your limbs. I lie there without moving or sleeping most of time. I knoe one man who got med-pet since his doctor proved notheing else worked. It just like a guide dog. They help depressed people because you have to care for the dog and forces you into activity and a relationship.

quietpain

daisha
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   Posted 4/29/2008 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   

I am not up to or even want to walk either but my doc tells me this will help my brain juices when I am down.  Sometimes I will just get up and walk around the house or go out side and walk around but I find that my mind is always elsewhere.  I have such a hard time with my memory, forgetting just about everything--I start out doing one thing and in less than 1 min i'm somewhere else in my house doing something else.  It's wild.  I told my doc that my mind feels like it's always churning, talking, moving rapidly.  It will not be quite.  Does anybody else still have this happening to them?

 

Daisha confused


Mr.T
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   Posted 4/29/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Daisha,

I do have the same memory problems.  I thought it was due to my meds.  I feel foggy and like you said you will start one thing and if something else catches your eye you will do that and forget about the other.  Sometimes an hour or so after dinner I will forget what I ate until I really concentrate and play it out in my mind.  You are not alone.  I wish there was a quick fix for this and if there is please let us know.  It's hard to keep up and very frustrating.  Good luck and hang in there.


daisha
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   Posted 4/29/2008 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   

U too Mr. T

Daisha


Joxster1970
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   Posted 4/30/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
WOW!!! me too, I just thought i was getting old
Your not all alone after all Daisha (hug).

Joxster

Mr.T
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   Posted 4/30/2008 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow.  I wonder how many people are actually going through this and have no idea that they are not alone and not going crazy.  I think we need a way to let more people know.  Maybe through a poll or different subject line.  What do you think?  I may help some, even one would be ok.

serafena
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   Posted 5/1/2008 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Start a new topic then, one about memory problems. I know I had them terribly last time I was depressed.
Serafena
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sukay
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   Posted 5/2/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh poo...I forgot what I wanted to say! tongue

I have a terrible memory ever since I was put on the bipolar meds. It is really bad. Sometimes I can't even remember what took place an hour ago!

I talked with my pdoc about this a few times and then I told him I was very concerned about it. He told me that it was  the bipolar and that was the  way our connectors are wired up in our mind. hmmph?


~sukay~
Diagnosed Bipolar - August 2004
     Crohns disease - 1995 
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia 
 
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saabbaby
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   Posted 5/3/2008 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG, some times i4get if i took my meds, so i have to revert to the calander and count them...and i only take 2 in the am??
The last 2 appts i went to i once showed an hour early,and last time i went 30 min early....i feel senile and im only 28???its crazy!!
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