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   Posted 7/30/2010 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anybody had to stop working because of their "illness".  I was just working 16 hours per week and I had to go down to 8 hours per week because of the outside stimulation.  I felt like to many people we in my head at the same.  Has anyone experienced this

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   Posted 7/30/2010 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
M hmmm. I can't keep a "normal" job unless I am in a long hypomanic state. Even on meds, I still can't handle it. :( I try to make do and work odd jobs. I have a series of small businesses started during hypomanias. I get enough $ from them to pay for my car and that's about it. I've been coming back up since my last depression and such, and I'm thinking about seeing if I can work again. I have a couple med changes over the next 2 months before I can get serious about it. I have some motivation - getting married and I want some things special and I expect to have to pay for them.
Bipolar 1
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 174
   Posted 7/31/2010 4:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I've always had trouble working. My symptoms started around age 9. I'm 26 and just had to quit another job because of morning sickness and depression. I can't tell you how many times I've up and quit a job because of depression, I've also been fired twice because of just simply not caring enough to go in to work or even call to say I wasn't going to be coming in. I work best when in manic states. I'm sorry you're having a rough time though, hopefully it'll get better. It helped me when I had someone like my father or husband pushing me, but not too hard, to just go and get it over with. Best wishes to you.
I know I'm not perfect, and I don't live to be...But before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean. - Bob Marley

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