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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/17/2009 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All - Just wanted to join in the "fun".  I was diagnosed with BPII over a year ago (have had the depression for 20 years but the BP crash was in 08) and it took almost as long to figure out the right combo of meds - effexor and tegretol - Lithium was just way too TOXIC - for my system!!  I thought I was going to crawl right out of skin some days. 
So to anyone new to this "joyride" - hang on, be open about how things are making you feel, mentally and physically.  As I said to my pdoc - "We manage me"!!!   Perseverance pays off and even the pill pushin docs will listen if you make them understand!
Looking forward to discussing things with you all!!

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 10/18/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi lisaland,

Welcome to HealingWell and the bipolar boards. It's good to have you. I totally agree that you have to be self-advocating and talk to your docs so they will listen. They work for you, you know?

Glad to have you here,
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

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