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   Posted 3/21/2009 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Well hello everyone....i am 24 years old and about one year ago i was treated for bipolar, depression, and anixety with the panic attacks..well lets just say everything! **** anyway growing up was rough i always felt super depressed and just kinda of in my own world...never got the attention i needed or help i should of gotten. growing up i learned how to deal or manage with my life by being a teenager and now that i am married and have a child it gets rougher as the days go by. i see my shrink often and everytime i see him we are always changing my meds because of the side effects ( weight gain) is the number one problem so much it is making me more yeah i still cant find a medicine that works well without making me be a little chunky, which i dont like at all!!! well i could prob sit here and type away all my bs but let me see if anyone cares to listen now....

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   Posted 3/21/2009 11:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi BPDChick23,

Welcome to HealingWell and to the bipolar forum. It's good to have you. Many of us have gone through just the same medicine tango you're enduring -- trying to find something that works without side effects. I'm sure we could relate to much of what you'd have to say so type away...

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   Posted 3/23/2009 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Honey I am 43, been bipolar all of my life and as you said, teenage years were very hard. Parents didnt help, my dad was bipolar but not treated. I understand about switching meds and one time a few years ago I got sooo tired of it but kept on going even though I had gained alot of weight, I knew I couldnt go on like I was and it happened, I went in to remission for 2 years and it was wonderful, so it is possible, just dont give up on meds, when the right combination comes along, you will be glad you stayed commited to it.. take good care, keep us posted on how things are going.

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   Posted 3/26/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Jenny,

I had the hardest teenage years. I was wrapped up in my own world and could barely connect with anyone. My mother emotionally abused me because I failed to meet her expectations. I was sexually abused by my father. They were rough years and I am surprised I survived them without developing any addictions (one reason I did not develop any addictions was because I did not have access to too much alcohol or drugs).

I have changed my medicines three times in the last year and half and I'll probably have to change them again because I am doped out all the time. I have trouble waking up and functioning. The only way I can function is if I have 2-3 cups of coffee in the morning.

Life is not perfect for everyone and even less so for those of us on this forum.


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   Posted 3/26/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello BPDChick23,

I too wanted to welcome you to HealingWell and to the bipolar forum. We're glad to have you here. There are a lot of people on the board who could relate to you. I myself had a lot of med changed till we found the right one, and that took some time. Please hang in there and don't hesitate to post in the forum.

Olivia :-)
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   Posted 3/26/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jenny,
              I know what you mean about the meds. I started on Lithium and Seroquel 3years ago. The initial weight gain was shocking for me. I was always 7 1/2 stone and suddenly I crept up to 9 1/2. 2 extra stone. Thank God I've got back to almost my former self. I'm at 8 1/2 now. It was distressiing for me coz none of my old clothes would fit me. I felt lazy a lot of the time and tired. I tend to self medicate. I usually skip my morning tabs. I had to in my final year of college coz I was falling asleep during the day when I needed to study.
I think I have a good deal more energy without the morning tabs. One thing that annoys me is if I skip my night time dose I can't sleep. I think I rely on it to help me get to sleep.
I hope you are keeping well
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