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horse crazy
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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 2/13/2010 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I have been diagnosed bi-polar for 28 years (I am now 61 years old).  This has been a very rough disease for me to handle because I am a rapid cycler, lots a mixed states and a couple major psychotic breaks.  I have been on every med imaginable.  Currently I am on 900mg lithium. 4 mg klonopin, 200mg lamictal and 500mg seroquel....this seems to be a fairly good comination for me, but I still have a lot of depression.  A year ago my husband lost his job and I was brutually attacked by a horse.  Those 2 events seemed to throw me into a 10 month depresssion.  Doing OK now.  I work when I can as a marriage counselor, I have two adult sons and have been married 41 years.   Anyway, I am looking forward to this forum.  I am always ready to learn something new, share experiences and offer support where I can.

happy bill
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 2/13/2010 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Let me be the first to say welcome and glad you're doing better. This is a nice, small forum filled with a lot of exeriences and help. Hope to hear more from you.

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 2/13/2010 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello - Welcome!  :-)

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   Posted 2/14/2010 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Very moody,

Welcome! We're so glad you joined. It's always nice to have new voices and especially those with experience.

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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

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