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topsyturvy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 9/22/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my appt yesterday with my pshyciatrist.  It went really well for at least the 1st appt and I go back in 2 weeks.  But I guess I'm officially bi-polar.  It's all new to me that's for sure, but it feels good to know what the deal is.  Now I have lots to learn about it so I am educated on it.  I also have firbo and my pshyciatrist gave me a med that is specifically for fibro which is great and I started it today. 
 
I got prescribed Seroquel for the bi-polar.  If anyone has taken it give me the lo down on it.  I only just started taking it last night and it surely knocked me on my rear end.  The only thing I didn't like about it was the fact that it kinda made my arms and legs feel heavy.
 
So now I'm in here to with all you guys.  I am glad that I have some sort of diagnosis and I was told that if I felt the need to go to the hospital that they will get me in and it will be a private hospital instead of a state run place.
Ramie
 
Zanaflax, Pristiq, Xanax, ambien and occasionally a pain killer
 
Fibro, depression, anxiety, PCOS


serafena
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 9/22/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi topsyturvy,

You should know you can post wherever you like. Depression and anxiety are things bipolars know all about, so feel free to frequent any board that suits you. You are very welcome here.

It's a mixed blessing, getting diagnosed bipolar. Yes, it feels good to know what's finally going on, but it's a heavy diagnosis. May I point you to the "bipolar disorder resources" thread where you'll find a list of websites, articles, books about bipolar disorder? You might find something there helpful.

Good luck,
and keep us up to date.

serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II

"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER


topsyturvy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 9/23/2009 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for your words. I haven't posted a whole lot but do plan on posting more. I am reading a lot about bi-polar and am trying to educate myself. It's a bit overwhelming right now and is so new to me.

I haven't shared with any of my family about my diagnosis. I have issues with my parents and my psychiatrist actually told me to not even deal with my parents until we have made some sort of headway on my treatment.

My husband has been awesome and has stood by me and is continuing to stand by me. But I am looking for more things about this diagnosis and gotta learn to live with it.
Ramie
 
Zanaflax, Savella, Seroquel, ambien and occasionally a pain killer
 
Fibro, Bi-Polar, PCOS


mommy.michele
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 369
   Posted 9/24/2009 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Having a supportive mate is really wonderful. As far as other family members...only share what you want to. You are not obligated to share any info with anyone if that is what you want. Especially with people that would not be very supportive anyway. You are on the right path.
Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? - L. M. Montgomery


Pippin
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 9/24/2009 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome,
I am very new to the forum myself. But not new to Bi-polar. I know that it is a mixed blessing when you are first diagnosed. I felt like "Finally, I know why" but I was also scared and unsure about what that would mean for the rest of my life. For the last 8 years I have done my best to live with and make peace with the fact that I have bi-polar. I find it helpfull for me if I am upfront and honest about the condition, but that doesn't work for everyone. I would like to promise you that it all gets easier from here and that its really not that bad. But I don't like to sugar coat things and I don't lie. It will be hard. There will be days that you feel like "why me?" and "I can't do this". As for the why me, no one knows. The "I can't do this" while it is a powerful feeling the answer is that you CAN. Surround yourself with people who love you and will suport you and remember that there is always a light, sometimes it is just very hard to see.
I wish you all the best and please know that you can always use my ear to listen or my shoulder to cry on.

Pippin

topsyturvy
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 9/24/2009 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for your words Pippin, they really did mean a lot. I'm still kinda overwhelmed right now, I only got the diagnosis on Monday so it's still kinda sinking in. The most thing I'm getting right now is some sleep, I've been deprived of sleep for a long time and I'm finally catching up on it. I actually slept off and on till 3 this afternoon....oops.

Right now the hubs and I are keeping the diagnosis to ourselves meaning we're not telling any family members. I haven't spoken to my parents in about a month but my dr also told me to not talk to them until we get me feeling better which I understand cause they have a tendency to bring me down and put me down then support me.

I'm trying to read all I can about bi-polar but I'm also doing well at dealing with my temper and my mood changes fairly easy lately. But I think that it helps having a husband who is being understanding and knows when I need some space.
Ramie
 
Zanaflax, Savella, Seroquel, ambien and occasionally a pain killer
 
Fibro, Bi-Polar, PCOS

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