Struggling to stay stable..

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   Posted 7/2/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I was an idiot and was drinking near my computer and spilled iced tea all over my 5 month old Macbook....
I'm broke and desperately need my computer for college so I have been trying to fix it up... the stress is piling up as my frustration does. my dad keeps taking me out for ice cream and pizza and hot dogs and I'm working two jobs so I'm not eating a balanced breakfast and I'm skipping lunch all together and my health insurance ran out on the 30th and my dad does not want to put me on his policy because "it's $250 a month to see your psychiatrist twice a month" but I reminded him that seroquel is very very expensive and he said "I don't want you on that stuff anyways" but I am 18 and it's my choice. cry I think I need to make an appointment over the summer because I have about 50 pills left (I refilled my prescription on the 30th ) and I take one and a half every day (my pdoc lowered my dose to 200 and it didnt work as well so I went back to 300) and I'm going to run out before summer is over! shakehead
"crazy" french girl with bipolar II

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   Posted 7/2/2010 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
yikes. sorry about the macbook. yeah computers have so much on them they are a necessity for work school and relaxing.. huh...
don't let your dad talk you out of meds that could be really bad!!
i think if you almost run out you can go to the ER and tell them you need the meds....
anyone else know about this method? it supposedly worked where i used to live.

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   Posted 7/2/2010 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Are there any low-cost health clinics where you live? Any psychiatrists or counselors who will see you on a sliding scale? Does your college/university have a counseling department? Can you get student insurance through your college/university? I realize that, when you're stressed to the max, the last thing you want to do is research these sorts of options, but perhaps one or several of them might help you.

I agree completely with GreenTeaHero: Don't let your father talk you out of taking your meds! You are, as you say, 18, after all, and an adult, and able to make these decisions yourself. If your dad won't keep you on his insurance, please do check out some of my suggestions.

I wish I knew about whether going to the emergency room would get you your meds. It might be worth calling them and asking. If you just turn up there, I'd be concerned that they'd deem you a "psychiatric emergency" and try to institutionalize you. Of course, you'd have to be, at least under the laws of my state, a danger to yourself or others to be involuntarily committed, but I'd hate you to take the chance. Call first, just in case.

My heart goes out to you. Take good care of yourself. And as so many others have said, stop, and breathe. Sometimes, again, as others have said, it's about the only thing we can do.

I know we'll all be thinking of you.

Warmly and with sympathy,
bipolar II, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome 
current meds: Invega, 1.5 mg; Clonazepam, 0.5 mg prn; Lexapro, 5 mg; Mirapex, 2.5 mg; Topamax, 50 mg

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