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Daisydoll
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 7/17/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
How to even start introducing myself...Well I'm a 26 yr old single female who is currently unemployed and living back at home with my parents because I just can't seem to cope with the world on my own. I've suffered from bipolar disorder for many years but it was misdiagnosed as strictly depression until about a year ago. In addition to the bipolar I do have severe depression issues, as well as social anxiety disorder, insomnia, PTSD and panic attacks, and on top of all of that I am also trying to learn how to cope with some very traumatic events from my past. Although I am very fortunate to have a great therapist and a good psychiatrist as well as a slew of other support in my life, I'm finding it really difficult to find anyone who truly understands and can relate to what I'm going through on the day to day. My friends and family all love me and want the best for me, but they get very frustrated at times because they just don't understand why I "can't" do a lot of things that they want, need or expect from me. I'm tired of feeling so alone all the time so my therapist suggested that I look for a community like this one to help me realize that I'm not all alone in this mess I call my life...
 
Well I guess that's me in a nutshell...or nuttyshell as the case may be :-) I'm just here looking for a little support and hopefully I'll be able to contribute in a positive manner as well.
Daisydoll - 26 yr old female
Bipolar, Depression, Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Insomnia and Panic Attacks....basically a big ball of mess.
 
"I am in repair, I'm not together but I'm getting there" - John Mayer 


closure
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 471
   Posted 7/17/2008 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
even though we've been chatting in other threads, here's my "official" welcome! have you ever thought about trying for disability? obviously only you and your doc know if you're sick enough to be on disability, but it's something to think about it you feel you can't work/function because of your illnesses. if you need more info feel free to email me...email in my profile. there are some others here too that are on disability. I'm only 27 and have been on it for about 4 years now, so age isn't a factor, but it does make it a little harder sometimes. *hugs*
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Too many meds to list!


little b
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 135
   Posted 7/17/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
hello! =)

trust me, you'll find lots of understanding people here. joining the boards here has probably been one of the best things i could have done for my mental health; god knows i'm a wreck. it's taught me a LOT, which has in turn educated a lot of the important people in my life more about what i deal with. it's great, i think you'll love it.

good to have you
to suffer is not enough.


Daisydoll
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 7/17/2008 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the official welcome!! I'm actually currently on long term disability from the company that I was working for when I fell off the edge of my mind as I like to call it (Britney reference) and that will last until Jan 2010...I'm actually working right now trying to find out if I'm eligible for any state or fed benefits on top of that because right now my disability barely covers my COBRA, RX's, co-pays and gas to get to all of my many many Dr's appts. I really can't imagine what I would do if I didn't have my parents to lean on for a roof over my head! If I do need any other advice on disability (and I'm sure I will) I'll definitely drop you an email...thank you and hugs right back atcha!!
Daisydoll - 26 yr old female
Bipolar, Depression, Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Insomnia and Panic Attacks....basically a big ball of mess.
 
"I am in repair, I'm not together but I'm getting there" - John Mayer 


Daisydoll
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 7/17/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks little b, it's really nice to feel so welcomed...I'm already feeling like this was one of my better choices lately =)
Daisydoll - 26 yr old female
Bipolar, Depression, Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Insomnia and Panic Attacks....basically a big ball of mess.
 
"I am in repair, I'm not together but I'm getting there" - John Mayer 


azteacher
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 80
   Posted 7/17/2008 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the board Daisy!

Daisydoll
New Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 7/17/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you very much!!
Daisydoll - 26 yr old female
Bipolar, Depression, Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Insomnia and Panic Attacks....basically a big ball of mess.
 
"I am in repair, I'm not together but I'm getting there" - John Mayer 


Lorraine-NL
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 81
   Posted 7/17/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome! :-)
Bipolar II
FMS
Lithium; Clonazepam; Ativan


closure
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 471
   Posted 7/17/2008 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
ah...I've been where you are. I went from FMLA, to short term disability, to long term disability, to being bullied into coming back before I was supposed to, then I went to SSD. you're obviously doing all you can. just thought I'd mention it, but you're on the right path. *hugs*
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Too many meds to list!


serafena
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 7/17/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Daisydoll,

Sorry it's taken me a few hours to get my act in gear. Welcome welcome again. I'm glad you're already feeling at home. Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself; it really helps us get to know you.

serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II

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