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jt80
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 10/11/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey all I'm usually over in the IBS forum but because of my IBS it's caused me to be very depressed which I just found out means I'm bipolar.I also deal with major anxiety,paranoia,and delusions brought on by my IBS symptoms.This was a major shock to me cause I thought I was just depressed,but now I know the reasons for my mood swings one minute I'm happy go lucky another I want to rip someones head off lol.They got me on Abilify 10MGS which I just started taking the ten was on five for awhile,how long does it take to really start working and notice a difference.I'm still having these wierd thoughts and panicky feeling cause I'm scared of people now and crowds the worst feeling ever.I'm not to sure if the Abilfy is working much oh I'm on Remeron for and anti-depressent taken at night with ativan to help me sleep faster and longer but that sucker of a pill makes me feel hungry like I got the munchies or something lol.But anyways guys my name is JT80 nice to me all of you I guess this is going to be my seco d home.Anyone please feel free to share your stories with me and how you are coping cause I need help and advice my faith should be enough but at times it's not.Oh by the way I'm a 29yr old man not a woman wishing you all the best and sending you love your way take care. :-)

serafena
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   Posted 10/11/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi jt80,

Very glad to have you. It's always a relief to get the proper diagnosis, even if having bipolar is not what any of us would choose. I hope the new meds help. Abilify should help pretty quick, so if you're still not feeling relief, let your doc know sooner rather than later. Many of us take several different meds, so you're not alone in that regard.

I know almost nothing about IBS, so you'll have to educate me. I really recommend therapy in conjunction with your meds, because while the meds can even out our brain chemistry, they can't help us learn to live with a mood disorder or help us deal with the damage that years of having a mood disorder has done.

Best wishes,
serafena
Serafena
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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


jt80
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   Posted 10/12/2009 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   
THANK YOU SARAFENA :-)

chrisnsteph1022
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   Posted 10/12/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't understand the statement about having IBS and being depressed means it's bipolar. IBS and depression often DO go hand-in-hand, but I've never heard of bipolar being related to IBS. Anyway, I don't have experience with abilify. I just take zoloft. Good luck!
Stephanie, 29, married for 10 wonderful years and mommy to two awesome toddlers
dx with Crohn's 4/2003, in remission from 11/2003 to 7/2009
omeprazole 40mg, zoloft 100mg, apriso 1500mg, dicyclomine 3/day
dx with bipolar II 8/2009, re-diagnosed with bipolar I 9/09
Apparently allergic to lamictal...waiting on next rx


jt80
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   Posted 10/13/2009 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I was manic-deprssive which led to bipolar.
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