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GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 3/13/2010 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
What do you do afterwards?

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I ...just got out of the hospital. I have to see psych people on monday to evaluate my meds and work that stuff out.
But now i am trying to adjust to the fact that i'm still alive, still in this world, still living the same things i was living before.
It feels troublesome.. and surreal.. maybe overwhelming.
Im mostly glad i'm still alive but..

Yeah, i made a mistake i think.. its my first time i'm so unfamiliar with this.

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   Posted 3/13/2010 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi GreenTea,

Welcome back. I'm glad you're still here.

What you do is take it VERY slow, one step at a time. It's going to take you a long time to heal from something like this -- and I don't just mean physically. I was at the brink back in August, and I'm just now starting to feel like myself again. Take care of yourself. Figure out what you need to do to nourish yourself and take stress away, and don't push. You're safe.

Be well,
serafena
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   Posted 3/13/2010 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Ditto.  I was in the hospital.  I didn't quite do something stupid, but I was close and recognized that I needed help  (Yay!  Pats self on back).
 
One step at a time.  Find a reason to find JOY in being alive every day.

GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 3/13/2010 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the advice.. i am finding joy in the small things.. but there are lots of aftermath stresess....!! :(

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   Posted 3/13/2010 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   

 

  As a fellow survivor i feel where you are coming from. Yes there is going to be a lot of stress, this is a time of sleep and dealign with the aftermath of what has happened to you. You need to cut down on everything except the absolute minimum you need to survive thru the day and give your mind time to cope with what has happened. The mind has an amazing ability to heal, you just need to give it time to do what it needs to do.  As the old saying goes "this too shall pass". But it needs time to do so. So if the dishes dont need to be done, dont worry about them. If you can sleep in, sleep as much as you can. Give yourself every excuse to allow your mind to rest.

    You have had an awfull time, but time and loved ones and friends will help you get back to normal.

   We are among your friends so post here as often as you need to.

   Bill 


GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 3/23/2010 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks happy bill...
its definitely gotten better...
and i took your advice about doing the bare minimum, even with schoolwork and i think that helped so much!
:)

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   Posted 3/24/2010 2:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear you're having a rough go. I have been there, fairly recently. Couldn't stand loss of Dad, loss of love interest and the xmas holidays; all hit at one time. Nervous Breakdown. Still waiting to see a shrink, and a Rheumatologist. Long wait lists, plus a GP who provides next to no info w. referrals, doesn't help. I am in process of changing GP's as everything goes through them and my last six or so years, GP, wasn't a particularly through one. So, I am trying, despite Fibro Fog and depression to find a new GP who will hear me out w/o jumping to first conclusion before I complete a sentence. Wish me luck.

GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 3/24/2010 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw my new pdoc today, and she upped my Abilify.. and prescribed Ativan for sleep/anxiety. I'm happy and hopeful this will help with the random suicidal thoughts i've been having.


**hope hope hope**

tyno3, sorry you're having such a rough go. Blessings to you~

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   Posted 3/25/2010 4:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank-you. I am doing better, much better today. I have been sleeping better, due to a supplement or two, herbal and natural, which seem to do the trick. Also, one of the supplements is the amino acid found in Turkey, that gives you a "feel better' advantage, and I have been feeling less hopeless. I have also regained my appetite, as I'd dropped a couple of pant sizes over xmas, however, I don't want to put the weight back on, just find the proper foods to eat to stay healthy and nourished. So, I have to be careful, cause I have a sweet tooth so I have to refrain from the fattening and sweet "goodies"' which as we all know, are temptations, especially around Easter. So, basically, I am flying solo w/o meds, except these supplements which I will stick to, until I see a Psychiatrist in June. I have been dx'd for so long and have been on so many meds, I don't know what else they could try. We'll see.

GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 3/26/2010 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
good to hear. :) take care of yourself and be healthy!! ~

tyno3
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   Posted 3/26/2010 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Today is a complete inside out of my last post. I awoke 3 AM with a killer migraine, hopelessness, confusion, pain and felt just plain awful. This must be Bi Polar at it's best. This is rapid cycling combined with immense physical pain. C'est la vie.

GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 3/29/2010 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Tyno3.. Its so true, i can be SO up and then SO down and so on.. physical pain really intensifies things for me because it limits my ability to get out my energy through exercise, or it puts me in bed.. sorry hon...

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   Posted 3/29/2010 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank-you Green Tea hero. I am again restless and battling demons. Pain is so, so. At least someone out there knows what the combo of chronic pain and Bi Polar can do to a soul. Then add loss, lot's and lot's. And a family threatening to sue as I cared for my Dad alone for five years. Now they're looking for money. Family, eek. Some days one wonders. Why? What for? What's it all about? Existentialism put to the greatest test of all.

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   Posted 4/1/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank-you Bohemian, for the chuckles. My extra eyel is right in the middle of my forehead. I wish I were joking. Anyhoot; I too, am feeling much better today. Went back on Zoloft after a three month hiatus, seems to be starting to work again. Gotta try that more often. seems that being on it for years and years, system becomes immune to it. Then three months of "off" and back on seems to be working. Docs are at a loss. Nothing left to try.

GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 4/1/2010 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
glad you're feeling better tyno3...

bohemian, i drink EVERY kind of green tea.. and white tea too!!
seems like a lot of people are on lamictal here.. is that for rapid cycling ? what is your experience with it?

I'm pretty much past the recovery stage and into the i wish i did im glad i didnt stage....

tyno3
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   Posted 4/2/2010 3:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I personally wasn't able to withstand side effects of Lamictal. However, when my p doc put me on it he took me off all SNRI/SSRI meds (IE., the meds which are supposed to increase serotonin available to brain.) Apparently, according to p doc, Serotonin increasing drugs cause rapid cycling over the long term. therefore, I am basically at a stand still re. how to battle depression, mania and rapid cycling, med wise. See p doc in June.

GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 4/2/2010 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow that sounds like another catch 22. :(

My catch 22 was anti depressant to fight fibro pain caused suicidal impulses and undid effect of abilify...

june is a long time to wait is there any way to get there sooner?

tyno3
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   Posted 4/3/2010 12:18 AM (GMT -7)   
In our part of the world there is a severe shortage of PDocs. So, since I found myself quite depressed, and the effects of the natural 5 HTP waned, I ended up back on Sertilene, after a several months hiatus. It wasn't a decision made lightly, but I didn't want to be w/o any anti-depressant as I can become paralyzed (emotionally, mentally). So, I will flounder on the Sertilene until June.

GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 4/4/2010 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Ohhh... i see... thats too bad...
im scared of antidepressants personally, glad they work for you!!
keep taking care of yourself in every other way, then~~~

tyno3
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   Posted 4/5/2010 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank-you for your concerns. I will do my best to take it easy until June, lol.

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   Posted 4/6/2010 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Mind if I ask what part of the world you are in?

tyno3
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   Posted 4/7/2010 4:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. We have state of the art Medical schools and Teaching Hospitals, however, our trained physicians have been leaving for the US where they can make more money, especially our specialists. So, the Brain Drain has depleted our availability of specialists.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.

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