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HW_laura_s_2002
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   Posted 7/18/2010 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
It's been a long time since I've been here.
 
A year ago April I went out on medical leave because my meds stopped working. They called me in Aug even before I was released by my doctor to tell me I no longer had a job. Oct my short term disability ran out and I was denied long term because of pre-existing condition. I went on unemployment and am getting some of my meds for free and the others don't cost a ton but enough.
 
I missed the extention for unemployment by a week so now I have no income what so ever. When i take the two meds that I get from the drug companies, I'm very irritable and can't even stand being with myself so I'm not taking them. My husband is trying to get stuff caught up so no money to buy the others (which i don't think he really cares because he doesn't want me on meds). At least with not being on anything I can count on things not staying the same for very long before there is a change.
 
I feel horrible both mentally and physically. Now I have no idea how I going to work with no meds. I'm thinking about filing for disability but that's such a long process and who knows how long it could take to get approved. I really don't want to give up trying to work yet but my last 3 jobs I've lost due to bipolar within a couple of years.
 
I have no clue what to do anymore
"It is not easy to live life sometimes and face the world with a smile when you're crying inside. It takes a lot of courage to reach down inside yourself, hold on to that strength that's still there, and know that tomorrow is a new day with new possibilities. But if you can hold on long enough to see this through, you'll come out a new person - stonger, with more understanding and with new pride in yourself from knowing you made it"       Kathy Obara
 
 
 
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red lightening
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   Posted 7/18/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
That could be me talking..I have had to go on medical leave twice this year due to debilitating
depressions and I was on meds both times. They quit working for me about every 6 months.

Once when I didn't have any insurance I got my meds through the state mental health center.
It was almost free...another time I got free meds from writing the drug company...there is a form
I had to fill out and it took a little time but I got them.

It's very important for me to take meds to treat this illness.
I have been on and off of them and have fared much better while on them.
I hope you get to feeling better soon...I have to remember it's not Me
that is bad or defected; I have an illness that makes life and work more challenging than it is for normies.

tortoise11
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   Posted 7/18/2010 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Laura - I'm sorry we were all bumped out of the chat room at the same time. It is normal on the HW chat rooms. We all just go right back in and keep talking. I'm glad you're here and I hope some of our chat gives you tools to help you. If you want to continue that conversation, let me know and we'll figure out a time to do it. :)
Bipolar 1
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder
 
"It's never too late to become what you might have been."


HW_laura_s_2002
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Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 116
   Posted 7/19/2010 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the help last night tortoise. The chat room wouldn't let me back in for some reason last night.
"It is not easy to live life sometimes and face the world with a smile when you're crying inside. It takes a lot of courage to reach down inside yourself, hold on to that strength that's still there, and know that tomorrow is a new day with new possibilities. But if you can hold on long enough to see this through, you'll come out a new person - stonger, with more understanding and with new pride in yourself from knowing you made it"       Kathy Obara
 
 
 
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