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Learning2deal
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   Posted 2/14/2010 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
It has been a long time since I  have posted any topics so forgive me. I have been having issues with interest in doing things. I don't want to do any thing at all. I don't want to watch tv. I don't want to go to church. I don't want to go to the gym. I sometimes will go to the gym anyways. I usually feel just a little bit better after the gym. I am so bored. I am a homemaker, my kids are all in school. Getting a job would be hard because of there schedule with games after school and snow days etc. I just need encouragement and some good ideas. Thank you everyone for listening.

happy bill
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   Posted 2/14/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
First of all glad you are back. Ok, thats out of the way. turn I know EXACTLY how you feel. I had my Pdoc reduce my meds because i was so darn listless, had no interest in anything, all my favorite things like bicycling, reading, building models, working on my railroad, even sex, was completely absent. I finally said that i cant live like this, it's just to BORING. devil
So first i got my meds cut in half so i started to get hypomanic episodes again. Just on the fun side of crazy if you know what i mean tongue
Secondly i got out of the rut and tried a completely different part time job. THe first few weeks were rough and i almost quit a few times but i stuck it out and now i love the job. Just to let you know i'm working Loss Prevention for sears and it is a perfect job for someone as distracted as me. I get to walk the floor, run cameras, make arrests, install cameras, plus a lot more. I know that in my sears we would definetly work around your sceadual. My boss realized that hiring nontraditional people has lead to a very successful team. (Numbers wise we had more than a 100 more arrests this year than last year) What i am saying is that even in this job market there are good, exciting, nontraditional jobs out there that may help relieve the boredom you feel.
As an athlete i understand the need for working out. My normal year is anywhere from 5000 to 7000 miles, last year was awfull as i only had less than 2000. SO what did i do? Well even though i had real problems getting motivated i did things like drive my wife to work with my bike so i HAD to ride home. It payed off in two ways as i got more miles and i spent time with the wifey. LOL LOL LOL THis year being on half meds i have a lot more energy and am looking forward to a better season of riding.
Anyway thats what i got for now. Aside from small tasks i can accomplish each day like do the dishes, take out the trash, do the kitty litter cry and other small tasks i can accomplish each night. In my mind this sets up a cycle of success as i complete each task each night instead of focusing on what i'm not doing. Ok, ive rambled on long enough. eyes I hope there is something in my post that helps you a bit.

Bill yeah

Learning2deal
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   Posted 2/15/2010 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Bill, thank you for the insight. You really, literally gave me words to describe how I am feelling. I feel like I can better describe what is going on to my doc now that I know someone who has been there too. LISTLESSNESS!!!!! My fear is that he will only raise my meds again. I take 400 mg of lamictal, 20 mg of abilify, a vitamin Deplin, and Xanex for sleep (and boy do I sleep). I end up taking the Xanex during the day to take a nap to escape from the extreme bordom. No, I don't think it is the right answer, but especially on the weekends when there is nothing to do, that's when I take it. shakehead I am finding myself in so much dispair along with the listlessness. But this forum helps. Thank you for that. Sincerely, Linda

happy bill
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   Posted 2/15/2010 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   

 

 Not a problem Linda, you are very welcome. And i to also have the same issue on weekends. Boring. LOL LOL LOL   But to combat that i am at this very moment planning several (up to ten) different bike trips that are day trips and not cost me much money.  At least if i have something planned than i have a hope of going and doing it rather than just sit at home and be a bum. LOL LOL LOL 

   Like i said, having my meds reduced really helped me a lot. But from listening on here it seems many Pdocs aren't interested in reducing meds, only in adding more and more. (Kickbacks????turn )

   Good luck and keep us posted.

   Bill  


Learning2deal
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 2/15/2010 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I have three kids so you would think there would be plenty to do. But you can only play monopoly so much. And soccer season is over for now. I went to church sunday even though I didn't want to go. I just thought after I got there I would be okay. And it was just that... ok. When it was time to go I was really ready to go. I am so sorry...... so sorry that I don't want to do more. I feel like a loser sometimes!confused

happy bill
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   Posted 2/15/2010 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   

 

   These feeling you are having can be very dangerous. In my case it was when i was bored that i started to cheat on my wife. That is one reason that i work so much now (75 hours a week) because if i am busy i am not getting into trouble that could get me killed. nono tongue   Sorry just trying to find humor in a bad part of my life.  Like i said, i know this feeling you are having. The fear is that you might do something stupid or self destructive just to feel alive again.

   You can get thru this, it will just take some time and work.

   Bill


Learning2deal
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   Posted 2/16/2010 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Bill, I am feeling better today.
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