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poodles
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/28/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone. I have just started this week in the HealingWell forums. I joined the fibro forum a couple days ago, but just went searching and found this one today.
My name is Vickie. I am 44yrs old. I have had depression and bipolar most of my life, though I wasn't diagnosed with depression until my mid 20s, and bipolar til my mid 30s.
I have a husband of 21 yrs, 2 kids...ages 12 and 9. There is also a wonderful poodle and a mean little cat in my life. I am a stay at home mom who would prefer being a groomer too. I had my own grooming business for several years. The fibromyalgia ended my career.
I depend heavily on God. In fact, I don't see how anyone gets through a day without HIm. When I start questioning Him, I am glad to report that He is big enough and kind enough to handle my questions and not become angry with me. Really, sometimes I can really rant at Him.
Let's see. Besides my faith, my family, and a couple of really good friends, I have finally found great doctors. Well, my psychiatric is a nurse practitioner. After many specialists, I am happy with the way my gp and my psy. nurse practitioner are handling my illnesses. I finally function an acceptable degree most days.
I think what sent me looking online for people "like me" was that I have been having a fibro flare for about a month, and that effects my depression/bipolar. I got to feeling a need of someone to talk to.
So, that is more than anyone ever really wanted to know about me!
Vickie
Fibromyalgia, Bipolar Disease, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Clinical Depression, Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, etc.
Who ever knew I would be defined by my diseases??


mogli
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   Posted 3/28/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Vickie,

Welcome to HW, BP forum smilewinkgrin What a nice introduction.  You really sound like you've got a handle on things, I am jealous!  Glad you're here, HW is an awesome place.  So many of us dealing with illnesses/conditions that are interlinked (like your fibro/depression/bp).  This site can benefit us in many ways.

I am depressed right now; this episode has been hanging on (and deep) for three weeks now.  I actually felt miles better yesterday and thought I was out of the woods, but today my hope ended.  So that's crummy that you're not feeling well, I can empathize.  I've often wondered about fibro for myself, but I have learned that my pain comes from all the tension in my body, and it's crazy how much there is.  I am in constant pain everyday.  The only thing that seems to help is massage and warm baths.  Massage therapy is so expensive too shocked which is a bummer.  Depression makes me feel more of the pain too. 

Anyway, welcome again and keep us updated!

~Mogs


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Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam .5mg as needed, Risperdal .5mg/day & Lamictal 350 mg/day


olivia of course
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   Posted 3/28/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Vickie,

I wanted to welcome you to the Bipolar Forum, it is great to have you here. This forum is a great place to disscuss the illness and have questions you might have answered. Please feel free to jump in and again welcome!

Olivia :-)
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olivia of course
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   Posted 3/28/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Mogs,

I am sorry that your bouts of depression is still lingering, hopefully with time it will become less and less. Hang in there and know we are here for you if you need to vent.

(((hugs)))

Olivia
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mogli
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   Posted 4/1/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Olivia~Thanks for your support.  The depression has lifted a bit, feeling better the last couple of days.  We shall see what happens.  I've gained weight from the risperdal though, so know we're going off of that, which is not good b/c I feel that it was helping me sleep through the night??

Vickie, how are you feeling???


Mogs
 
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam .5mg as needed, Risperdal .5mg/day & Lamictal 350 mg/day


poodles
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 180
   Posted 4/1/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
mogli,
I am teetering on the edge of a manic episode. However, I am better today than I was 2 days ago. When my fibro flares, my bipolar gets out of whack. It is just one of those facts of life...my life, anyway.
I hope you feel better soon.
Vickie
Fibromyalgia, Bipolar Disease, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Clinical Depression, Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, etc.
Who ever knew I would be defined by my diseases??

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