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bluestbird
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 7/14/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello... as suggested by the site I thought I would introduce myself I am a 32 year old woman who suffers from bipolar and depression. I have had two manic episodes both within the past five years which have required hospitalization. The hospital stays were less than pleasant... I find myself in a deep depression and am trying to figure out how to get out of it and get my life back. Any advice is welcome... thanks.

serafena
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 7/14/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi bluestbird,

Welcome to HealingWell and to the bipolar board. I hope you find the community and support you're looking for here. I've gathered from your other posts that you see a pdoc, which is great, and that you're on medication. Sounds like you could use a medication adjustment again if the depression is starting to catch up with you.

Also, are you now, or have you ever been in therapy. I consider therapy a crucial part of my treatment plan and I really recommend it.

I hope you enjoy the board. It's good to have you.

serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II


Carenpolar
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 672
   Posted 7/15/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the board,,
 
hugs, Caren
 
Bipolar 1

Aiming for Serenity
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 32
   Posted 7/16/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I'm also a new member. 
 
A lot of people have to work with their doctor over a few months to find the right medication and type of therapy to best help. The more specific information you can give the docs, the better.
 
When I'm in a really low period I sometimes find it helpful to give myself permission to just rest or watch TV or whatever for a day. Part of the deal I make with myself is that I will accomplish some small things tomorrow. For me, I find that by not fighting it I can end up feeling a lot better the next day.
 
If the low period stretches on for a number of days, though, I always check in with my doctor. Depending on what's going on I've often found I needed a bit of a tweak with my medications.
 
Take care and don't beat yourself up.

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I have Depression and Fibromyalgia 
My Mom has Bipolar II
My Niece has Bipolar I

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