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serafena
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   Posted 6/1/2009 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I get nervous when it's this quiet.

How's everybody doing?
Tell us, good, bad or otherwise how you're feeling; what you've been up to?

serafena
Serafena
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BPWife
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   Posted 6/1/2009 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Things are going well here. BPHusband had a good appointment with his pdoc Friday and is getting another Rx filled. This is the first time I've seen him actually call a pdoc because his meds are running out and WANT to get a refill. So far he's been compliant with his meds for four weeks now.

We are going to Las Vegas next week and I'm a little nervous about all the stimulation there but we did tak about it a little so I'm hopeful that he'll continue with the meds and know his limitations (the moeny thing we already agreed on so that's good).

mommy.michele
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   Posted 6/1/2009 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
BPWife, I am glad things are calm for you now. My husband and I go to Vegas every year for our anniversary. At first it was a problem with me, with spending too much and just hiding the fact that I did. But since being medicated we have gone once and will again this summer. It was fine. I did not feel any urges to bet, bet, bet. And we really got back to just enjoying being with each other.

Things are also good here. My kids are out for summer break, so it is nice getting rid of the schedules for a while. My oldest just turned 16 so we had a party this weekend. Otherwise we will be in the pool a lot to survive the heat in central California :)
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sukay
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   Posted 6/5/2009 10:41 PM (GMT -7)   

 

Hi Serafena,
 
Gosh, feeling "crappy" seems to be catchy right now!
I'm not doing to well either.  I'm waiting to get into seeing my pdoc for yet ANOTHER medication adjustment.
 
Stress just adds soooo much pressure to bipolar.  Yet we can't avoid it.  Other's have more than their share.  That's my life in a nutshell.
 
I'm trying to work it out though.  I'm staying aware of what's going on with me, (I'm rapid cycling) and I've warned my family that if I seem to get too stressed out to just remind me or give me a clue that I should just take myself away from the current situation and get alone with myself until I calm down.
 
I'm easily irritated and then instantly sad...all in a matter of an hour!  I spend as much time by myself as I can right now, because that is what seems to work for me...and those around me!
 
I'm not liking myself right now.  My husband calls me "Godzilla".  lol
 
I can't get into seeing my pdoc until June 15th.
 
Hangin Tough!  ~Sukay~

serafena
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   Posted 6/6/2009 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
(((Hugs))) Sukay. I'm so with you, girl. You're right, we've just got to stay aware and try and maintain. Hang in there!

serafena
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TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 6/6/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Your right, I dont like when its quiet either...

Pdoc appt went well... first time. Decided to quit Paxil. Switch to Cymbalta. Nervous about the withdrawal and side-effects. Considering I am going on a family vacation this coming weekend so it doesnt give me enough time to adjust. I just hope I can still enjoy it, because I LOVE the beach. Just hope Im still myself, if you know what I mean...

Have therapy on Tuesday. Looking forward to it, I skipped last time and let my parents go in my place! So, this time she gets to tell me all that they talked about! lol Hopefully I wont feel horrible like I am anticipating from the med switch. Then, have to see my Pdocs nurse on Thurs to make sure Im okay on Cymbalta... Its going to be a rough week I think.. and then a weekend at the beach. Nervously wanting to enjoy every bit of it, but on edge about the meds..

Pdoc gave me samples of Rozerem to help me sleep. Took it the last 2 nights and it has helped quite a bit! Happy about that. Not really any "hangover" type symptoms the next day from it.. and it seems to help me reach deep sleep, I even had dreams last night! Which is a big thing for me!

So, transitioning right now... and trying to deal with all of it... nervously!
Lyrica(15 months on-quit Feb. 09),Paxil(10-11 months, quit 6-4-09) Starting Cymbalta and Rozerem Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks-currently in therapy-new doc thinks I could have Dysthymia or Borderline Personality Disorder...
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sukay
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   Posted 6/7/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
SSSSSHHHHHH!!!!!  I was thinking!   wink
~sukay~
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BPWife
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   Posted 6/8/2009 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for the encouragement mommy.michele! Glad to hear things are going well with you too!

My husband and I agreed that I will "manage" the money while we are out there. Our credit cards are to remain in the hotel safe (so he's not tempted) and when we go out to a fancy dinner, I will hold the one card we are using for dinner.

My concern is that the alcohol is so free flowing there that it will interfere with his meds. At first he said that he would just take his meds in the am but then I said why don't we just not drink too much so he CAN take them. I thought that we could plan one night where he skipped his PM meds - it is Vegas after all. But after typing that, it sound so bad.

My husband has been SO good and compliant that I'm afraid this trip will take us two steps backwards. I think I should talk to him about my apprehension so we can come up with a solution together.

Thanks!
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