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olivia of course
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   Posted 4/12/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to check in on everyone and see how things are going. Some members where struggling the last time, I hope things are coming together for you. Please take your time to drop us a line and let us know how you're hanging in there.

I am sorry that I have not been on the board for sometime, a few things came up that needed my attention. So now I am back! :-)

Olivia
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serafena
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   Posted 4/13/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Olivia,

Well, I for one am doing so-so. I have good days and bad days. I'm still grieving my father, obviously. But I've also had a mix-up at work which put me on the outs with my boss. (Long story, but I made a bad mistake.) I keep trying so hard to get to a happier place and then something knocks me down. We went to Chicago on Saturday for a day out with my daughter which was very nice. But yesterday I was brought way low by a very bad cold and now I am so achy and congested I can hardly move. My MIL said I'm like PigPen this month -- walking around with a cloud around me. I feel like that. But I'm trying to keep my sense of humor, cos that's all I've got.

serafena
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mommy.michele
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   Posted 4/13/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Olivia, I am glad to see you back more often...and am glad things are going better.

Serafena....I hope that black cloud floats away soon! You have been through so much in the past weeks.

I am doing pretty good. We just got back from a wonderful vacation...camping at the beach. I think everyone had a good time. Now I am working on the mound of laundry.

The biggest stress for me right now is waiting to see if I get accepted to the RN program. I should find out any time in the next 3 weeks. So...just staying busy with the kids and homework. Anything to keep me from worrying about it.
"Just because you're in the driver's seat, doesn't mean
you have to run people over." ~ Fred Pausch


mogli
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   Posted 4/13/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi everyone,

Serafena, I hear ya about that cold!!  I have the same symptoms and it's sucking the life out of me!  At least I know you're in there with me!  I am sorry you are going through such a hard time, but glad to hear of your Mom/daughter day in the city.

Olivia, hope you are doing well.  What's new with you? 

Mommy.michele~ Good luck with the RN program.  I am keeping good thoughts with you.  Jealous about the vacation, but glad you got away.  It sounds wonderful. 

I am depressed as usual.  See the pdoc this Friday so we will see.  I've had to quit the Risperdal, so now I'm just on the Lamictal, which we all know won't cut it.  So it's just deciding what to try next.  What's left, seriously?  I am wondering about Abilify?  If anyone who is taking this is reading this, would you please let me know what it is helping you with?  And if there is weight gain as a side affect? 

Bf and I are on the rocks, and I am realizing more and more each day that we aren't going to make it.  I am just too scared to let it all go.  I love him a lot and I am upset that things are where they are.  Anyway, time to go lay on the couch with my kleenex box again!  Hugs to you all.


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missflip
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   Posted 4/14/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey. I just posted. I am not doing well at all. It is environmental and it is really affecting my bipolar. I need advice.

Hope all is well with everyone else.

Missflip
"I'm not crazy; I'm just a little unwell."  Matchbox Twenty


serafena
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   Posted 4/14/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone!

Well my cold is actually strep throat! Yeah, that's a hoot.

Mogli, I'm on Abilify, and I haven't had any problems or weight gain on it. I was up to 20 mgs on it, now I'm down to 4. SO sorry to hear about BF. I'll come sit on your couch and hand you tissues if you need me to.

Missflip, What's happening honey? What do you need? We're here if you need us.

serafena
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mogli
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   Posted 4/18/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Serafena,

I wish you could come over & sit on my couch!  I was crying all day Tuesday/Wednesday!  You would have been busy with those tissues!! 

Went to the pdoc yesterday--new meds--methoprazine to sleep (since I had to stop the risperdal) and Mirapex to help with the depression episodes!  He finally listened and I have positive feelings about this medication. 

Bf and I talked things out this week and he does want the same things I want, I just hope we can find a way to get along with each other.  There seems to be resentment between us.  I want to work on things and so does he.
 
I hope you are well.  I hope that depression hasn't invaded you.  Sending hugs!
 
Mogs
 
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam .5mg as needed, Risperdal .5mg/day & Lamictal 350 mg/day


BPWife
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   Posted 4/18/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Not doing so great. Husband is off meds again and is in the middle of a manic episode. He isn't full blown but if he doesn't get back on the meds or at least take an ambien to get 8 hours of sleep tonight, he will end up back in the hospital. Right now I have no idea where he is. I'm so scared of losing him and our marriage. I think the only way to get through to him may be to leave him which I don't want to do. I want to fight for our marriage but I feel he is just throwing it away by refusing to take his meds.

olivia of course
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   Posted 4/23/2009 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Serafena,

How are you hanging in there? I hope you health is well again.

Mogli,

I hope things have gotten better with you and your BF, and the meds stuff is getting worked out. Abilify is not too bad, I was on it for a short while. It worked, but I had to stop due to side effects.

Missflip,

How are you doing, are things better with you? _Please let us know how you are doing.

Olivia
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BPWife
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   Posted 4/23/2009 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I had to tell my BP Husband not to come home Sunday night as he's in a manic episode. He was doing well for a little while yesterday but went off track again last night. He's at his mom's and this morning was WAY off - still is. His mom said she's going to have to call the police again to get him involuntarily admitted again. Second time in two months. I know it's for the best for him to be in the hospital and get stable. I'm just afraid that once he is stabilized we're going to end up back to where we are now - him not taking meds or seeing a pdoc/therapist.

I'm devastated but trying to remain strong.

BP Wife
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