Hi LFW--how thoughtful and kind of you
I'm doing pretty well I think. Started new meds the end of August, and so far it's ok.... A bit up and down, so I'll have to keep an eye on it. I've been really slacking on the mood charting
and I really need to get at it when my moods are changing like they are.
The depressions have decreased for sure. That I am happy about. Mostly I find a lot I am feeling a bit mixed. That's always something I am curious about b/c I wonder how many people experience that "mixed state". It's something I've faced quite a bit and it seems to be agony. It makes is really difficult to figure out where my mood is at and recognize my symptoms.
Relationship is going well for the most part. Talking about marriage lately. Our families have been dropping hints and asking questions. I really do love my bf very much and I do want a life together. Maybe even children someday.
Work is unfortunately a stressor for the most part--just on the management part. So it effects a lot of my time there. Patients absolutely love me though (they've been bringing me gifts/flowers/teas/starbucks) and it feels wonderful to be appreciated and to make people feel good. I also have a good relationship with the doctors and almost everyone in the building. There is really just three people who are making things as hard as they can for me. It bothers me because I know I am doing such an excellent job and they can't let me be or at least give me credit.
Anyway, don't want to go on to much about that b/c it's the weekend. Right now I live for the weekends. And I try to relax as much as possible. My graduation was last night. It was great. I actually was feeling a lot of depression all day (b/c of work) and just before I left for the ceremony, but thankfully it lifted and it was so meaningful to have my family with me.
So, that's it for my update pretty much. I want yours now. How is the family doing? How are you doing? Have things settled down a bit? I really hope so. You have been in my thoughts. Please post back (I know you will). I look forward to hearing from you.
Many hugs your way,
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam .5mg as needed, Risperdal .5mg/day & Lamictal 250 mg/day