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LindzKaye09
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   Posted 8/7/2010 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to say thank you for listening to me moan and groan the past few weeks or so. I know it's not easy with all that you all have going on. I hope some of you are feeling better these days. I also wanted to let ya'll know that I'm feeling much better today. The past few days have been pretty hectic, but I've had no problem keeping up with everything and dealing with things. It's been a nice break from the dark clouds that have been looming over my mind and body lately. I have energy, the morning sickness is toning down, I'm feeling very good. I cleaned the house and I mean from top to bottom the other day and also spent some time with my husband and a friend, which was nice. Although some of their demeaning comments towards the women on their ship pissed me off, which I normally can just brush off my shoulders and not give a darn about, it was overall a good night. Today I cut my hair, which my husband hates. He loves my long hair, but I just felt like I needed a change. It amazes me how cutting off a few inches from your hair can make you feel so light and free. My husband and I have been noticing some manic behavior, but it seems to be working for me right now. I'm in that I have energy lets get things done mode right now, which I must admit that I absolutely love! I'm happy and loving and energetic and it's great. Wishing you all a great week-end! Hugs to everyone!

P.S~ Sorry for being so slap happy. I'm just so glad to be out of that dark, empty, bottomless pit!
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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happy bill
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   Posted 8/7/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   

 

  Glad to hear you are having a great day and out of that nasty depression.  Been there, done that,a nd will take mania any day of the week over depression.

  Im having a great day also.

  Hope yours keeps going.

   Bill


 
   "If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade"
 
   "It isn't my fault that i am BiPolar, It is my responsibility how i treat it so that i don't hurt others or myself."  Happy Bill
 
   Meds. Respirdal  0.5 a day, more if needed.

LindzKaye09
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   Posted 8/8/2010 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Bill. My day was fantastic. I actually had energy all day and spent some time with some good friends. It's looking like today is going to be a good one also. Yeah, I'm really liking the manic at this point in time. Sooooo much energy and it's great!

Glad you had a good day also. Getting some rest or having some fun?
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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happy bill
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   Posted 8/8/2010 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   

 

  A little of both. Rest and Relaxation. LOL LOL LOL Im at work now doing a overnight shift so its work now, but honestly unless the bells ring im going to be reading, playing online and watching tv. So relaxing also.

   Enjoy the mania while it lasts, they  are alot of fun.

  Bill


 
   "If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade"
 
   "It isn't my fault that i am BiPolar, It is my responsibility how i treat it so that i don't hurt others or myself."  Happy Bill
 
   Meds. Respirdal  0.5 a day, more if needed.

tortoise11
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   Posted 8/8/2010 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Careful Lindz - the bigger the mania, the bigger the crash after. Hypomania typically only last 2 - 4 days.

What can you do to slow down and buffer your mood? What can you DO now to help your coming depression?

We had talked about building a support system? When you're spending time with friends, maybe tell them what is going on and ask them if you can call them if/when you are struggling.

If there are mom and baby/toddler groups (or other social groups you are interested in) in your area, maybe use some of your energy to get in contact with the leaders. Make sure you tell them what you're going through and that you might need extra help to get connected within the group.
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"It's never too late to become what you might have been."

LindzKaye09
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   Posted 8/10/2010 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh yes, I know all about the big ups and hard downs. Right now, I'm getting things in order to try and start school sometime next year. I've been leaning out a lot of junk in the garage and filing papers that had yet to be unpacked. The only way I know how to really "deal" with the mania is by just rolling with it. I've been having some issues with irritability, but trying to keep it at bay as much as possible. I am signing the kids up for the Y on Friday. They have all kinds of activities for the kids to do on their own, as well as for parents and for the kids and parents to do together. I thought that would be a good way to get the kids involved in something as well as give me some alone time when I need it and also give me something to do with the kids. The even have "date" nights, where they'll watch the kids for a few hrs and let the parents have a night off! My husband gone for three more weeks, he just left today, but maybe it will let me have some time off for just a bit, if I really need it. I have talked to a few women around here that I'm closer to and have let them know what's all going on and they said they will be here to help out in any way that they can. So, I'm keeping busy and trying to look forward and keep my head up about new, happier, beginnings.

How was ya'lls week-end?
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

Bipolar I
OCD
Anxiety Disorder
PTSD

tortoise11
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   Posted 8/10/2010 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Good for you!  :applause:
 
I hope things continue to look up for you.  Doesn't it feel great to get some of those things done?
Bipolar 1
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"It's never too late to become what you might have been."

LindzKaye09
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   Posted 8/10/2010 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you and yes, it's an awesome feeling. It always seems like so much work to get done when I'm depressed, but when you actually do it...It's no bother at all! Plus, my daughter is all kinds of excited because I told her I some of her friends from school there. She's in WA, with my parents right now, so it's also a lot easier getting things done with just having my son right now.
I was sssooooo nervous about telling the women about my "issues," but they handled it just fine. One of them even told me that she is on anti-depressants and went off of them after she had her last child and had to be hospitalized for postpartum depression. I'm not happy that she went through all that, but it's nice to know I'm not the only one with problems around here. Her and I have been talking A LOT lately. Although it's nice to have all of you to talk to, it's also nice to have someone to talk to in person. You know someone who can give you a real hug when you need it and things like that.
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

Bipolar I
OCD
Anxiety Disorder
PTSD

tortoise11
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   Posted 8/10/2010 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been very lucky that EVERYONE I have told about being bp (with the exception of my fiance) has someone in their family that is bp. It has been very encouraging. I'm becoming friends with a neighbor and I already know she has 2 nephews that are bipolar (and teenaged!).

I think it is liberating to let it out in the open. Even my ex-husband knows now. He lived through the worst of it, so whatever. y'know?

Nothing better than an IRL hug from someone who can understand. :)

Keep doing what you're doing. I posted before the the secret to a support system is having it broad enough that if someone is unavailable, you can still be OK.

You are motivating me to get out there and work on getting my support system more local - almost all of it is 45 miles away or online. Not the best situation!
Bipolar 1
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder
 
"It's never too late to become what you might have been."

LindzKaye09
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   Posted 8/10/2010 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
It is nice to let it out, but it's also a little frustrating sometimes. After I tell people I am bp, they sometimes treat me different. I can just simply be having a bad day, not a mood swing, but just a bad day, and they tipy toe around me, saying I need to calm down and not let it get to me so much. If they were having the same day, they would react just the same, but because they now about my bp, I have to be treated differently. I hate that. There are actually A LOT of people, either in the military or somehow connected to it! A lot of the wives and gf's of the other sailers I have met have been bp. I always say it's because we are so darn fun in the beginning. Those sailors like their fun women! lol Although, since we moved here it's been a bit more difficult to get out and meet people and my husband has been gone so much, that I very rarely meet any more of his friends any more.

Hopefully you get to meet some more people that are closer to you. What about those support groups you were telling me about...don't you have any closer to your home? I don't do well with keeping in touch with people who live further away, so I kind of have to meet people close to me. Otherwise, I'll talk to them a few times, then lose contact, even if they call. I hate talking on the phone, so I'd much rather just go to their place or have them come to mine to talk in person.

It is kind of funny though how it seems mor and more people are popping up as being bp. I only graduated 8 years ago, but I NEVER heard of anyone being bp back then. Even in all the hospitals I was put in and "special" schools I went to for kids with emotional problems, it was almost never heard of.
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

Bipolar I
OCD
Anxiety Disorder
PTSD
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