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slz727
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   Posted 7/6/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
smhair  Hi Everyone,
 
Just wanted to know if anyone has had to go to a day program and did it help? My t stated that she thinks that I need to go but I am to manic and argumenitive to go right now. I have tryed to attack a couple of people and she stated that right now is not the time and my p stated that I can not go back to work untill sept. I may not be able to go back if I cant keep my self under control! I am realy wacked out right now and I have been this way for about 2 weeks now. I can not stop this cycleing my meds have been changed more times then I can count and I am about to quit them all. I hate living like this but I do like the high the higher the better it just drives me nuts..... I am waiting to crash and crash hard someone please reply if you know something that can help me stop thinking!
 
SLZ

imacat2
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   Posted 7/6/2009 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
SLZ,

I honestly don't know anything about day programs for bipolar. My husband did a day program for a month after he got out of rehab (for alcoholism), and he ended up thinking it was a good thing for him at the time, because it gave him somewhere he had to be every day. No idea if that is what you need right now. Mainly, I just wanted to say that I'm sorry for what you're going through, and I appreciated your support when I was new and feeling at my wits end. Know that I'm thinking of you and sending you hugs.

IMACAT2

slz727
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   Posted 7/6/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Iamcat2,
Thank you for your reply that is realy sweet. I hope things are well in your life and I do feel like I could use a place to go but can not afford daycare right now either.

SLZ

sukay
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   Posted 7/6/2009 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Slz,

So sorry to hear you are still feeling crummy. As long as you are still under a therapists and pdoc attention and they both suggested a day program for you, I would definitely try it.

I have been involved with two of them at different times.

It has helped me tremendously! I wouldn't have gone back the second time if I didn't think it was worthwhile.

You are in groups all day. Part of the day you will be meeting as a group to listen to lectures from professional doctors specializing in all different types of mental illnesses and will have time for question & answers. It is very informative.

We also spent some time with physical activities, art therapy and group discussions on how we are feeling each day and everyone gives their own input on suggestions that they think may help and help relate their own experiences. Of coarse everything is moderated by a professional.

You find out from these group sessions that you are not alone and there are other people struggling just like you. You build friendships and really can relate to others and pull for one another's break through.

Lots of things of go on there. You will also be meeting with your pdoc on premises at least once a week for him to progress your growth according to the professional moderators that manage your progress.

I would say to definitely give it a try. I wouldn't hesitate to go back if I found that I needed it again.

It gives you the "know how" on how to manage our illness.

Good Luck and please keep us posted.

Sincerely, ~sukay~ blush


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slz727
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   Posted 7/6/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
sukay,

Thank You for the response. I can not go right now because of my violent outbursts but once that ends I think I may give it a try. Only Time will tell.

SLZ

sukay
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   Posted 7/6/2009 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Slz,
 
Could you describe what a violent outburst would be for you?
~sukay~
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slz727
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   Posted 7/6/2009 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
sukay,

Yeah I have been throwing things and I tried to choke someone. I realy don't want to talk about it is this enough info?
SLZ

sukay
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   Posted 7/6/2009 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Slz,

Yeah, enough info. I get like that too at times. mad

Keep a low profile. Let the ones closest to you know what you are going through, which they probably know already. But let them know that they need not aggravate your symptoms right now. Try to find something to do around the house that takes your attention off of the stressors.

I find closing the door in a room and doing work on my hobbies, surfing the net and finding fun things to look at on Youtube. Maybe funny pet videos, or just learning a new form of doing something like, hairstyles or make-up. You can type in anything and find something about it.

I like to do artwork or writing as well. Just ask your family to give you your space for right now. If you snap, tell them you are sorry and that you are not yourself right now. Maybe getting out for a walk by yourself during the day. Exercise or watch some old videos that you like. Anything to get your mind off of things until your next appointment.

Does your pdoc/counselor know what you are currently dealing with. They should know and be able to give you something to help you unwind.

Come on here whenever you can for suggestions. I'll try to check back in more often. I have a low key day tomorrow but need to get to bed soon.

Oh, sometimes I put on some headphones or set up a radio or cd player next to my bed and listen to a talk program or some really soothing music.

I hope your family cooperates. Remember....LOW PROFILE. Don't engage in social activities right now, where the slightest little thing can set you off.

Good Luck, ~sukay~


~sukay~
 Bipolar - 2004
     Crohns disease - 1995 
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia 
 
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slz727
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   Posted 7/7/2009 4:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Sukay,
Thank you for your suggestions my t stated the same thing you just did. I feel bad for my 8 year old because he is on summer va ca and he dosent understand why I am sick because he can't physicaly see it. I am going to try and go in my room when I feel aggitated or walk away so it dosen't escilate into some kind of violence. Oh and by the way my 8 year old was not around when any of these things happened.
SLZ

serafena
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   Posted 7/7/2009 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
slz,

Just wanted to throw a (((hug))) your way and some encouragement. Hang in there. You will feel better.

serafena
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slz727
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   Posted 7/7/2009 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
sarafena,
Thank You for your kind words. I need all I can get right now you all are very sweet.

SLZ

CapninHapnin
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   Posted 7/7/2009 11:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi slz

I had physical issues as you do. This may not be right for you, but my pdoc recommended I take karate to relieve some tension. I loved it! I could take out my frustration and no one would get hurt because it was a controlled and we had protective gear. Did wonders for me.

Also, the instructors were fully aware of my disease. They knew how to teach me and keep it fun. May not be for you, but I liked it.

I also have a heavy bag. I used to use it in my garage when I had a garage. The neighbor kid lets me hang it on his basketball hoop. I have the 70lb. You can buy one for around $35. Once again, what works for me may not work for you.

I hope this was a little help.

Cap
I want "I wish I had one more day to spend at the office" on my tombstone.

I used to be crazy, but now I have enough money to be called eccentric.

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