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red lightening
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   Posted 9/7/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
All I can do is cry and read tawdry romance novels in bed.
I have read 8 of them this week. I try and keep my house clean
and keep things in order but with a husband, teenager and all the
teenager's friends I have to work on it every day. I feel like everything
is out of order.

I am worried my son won't graduate high school bc
he used to live with his meth addicted Father and has no clue how to
study or be in the real world.

I can't seem to get a job...I've been waiting
a week for this manager at an art store to call back...I have called her twice
and still no returned call. I worry about my husband and teen's pot smoking.
I don't have any friends.

I am super depressed but I have so many wonderful
things going on in my life. It's like I keep feeling something terrible is about
to happen. Like someone I love is going to die tragically. I keep seeing my past
like a movie I'm watching. Am I going to die? I have called my pdoc twice last
week to tell him what is going on and he hasn't called back so I upped my Lamictal
from 100 to 150 mgs.

I have no direction, I feel trapped, I feel guilty for not
working, I feel like I don't try hard enough, I feel like a loser. Now I'm crying again.
My spiritual connection is still there and I've been praying but I am still depressed.
I am sober from alcohol 1 year and 9 months and I quit smoking cigs 2 months ago.
I have a wonderful hubby and son and I should be happy...what's wrong with me???

tortoise11
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   Posted 9/7/2010 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
(((hugs)))

I'm in chat if you want to talk.
Bipolar 1
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder

Depakote, Abilify - FAIL; Seroquel - Epic Fail
Lamictal 200mg, Klonopin 0.5mg as needed, starting Seroquel XR 50mg soon

Anne_S
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 39
   Posted 9/8/2010 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Is it bad of me to say I do not think anything is wrong with you, per say?
I feel, have felt, and probably will feel the same way again and again... and survive it all over again and again. It is tumultuous. It is insane. It is the bipolar stuff. I have empathy and I recognize what you are saying as what I have thought and have felt that way too, do feel it now, yesterday, try to shake it off, sometimes I don't want to, sometimes I take pity on myself, sometimes I get very angry about it, sometimes I count my blessings, I suffer, I get out of bed, I go through the motions, my peaks and valleys, try to get a grasp and a direction, some moments are better than others...
I try to be zen about it all. I try.
topiramate
cyclothemia ~ histrionic personality disorder
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"My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?" (Virginia Woolf)

red lightening
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   Posted 9/8/2010 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
What does it mean to be Zen about it all ? I'd like to try that.

tortoise11
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   Posted 9/8/2010 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Red - have you ever tried letting yourself feel it? Like set a timer for 15 minutes, go curl up in bed, cry your eyes out and give yourself permission to mope, cry scream and just feel it. Let it out.

When the timer rings, get up and go do something, no matter how insignificant. Wash your face with cold water, brush your teeth.

See if it helps?
Bipolar 1
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder

Depakote, Abilify - FAIL; Seroquel - Epic Fail
Lamictal 200mg, Klonopin 0.5mg as needed, starting Seroquel XR 50mg soon

red lightening
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 620
   Posted 9/8/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Tortoise I'll give it a shot...thanks!

mogli
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1191
   Posted 9/8/2010 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh red,.....do you think you've overwhelmed yourself enough dear?
 
Take a deep breath and take all of this one minute at a time. Take tortoise's advice on the mindfulness techniques. Washing my face after being upset is at the top of my list of crisis coping. Seriously. I call my local crisis line often, and I remember years ago calling during sobbing and having a panic attack. The poor guy couldn't get a word out of me and couldn't get me breathing ... so he said some soothing things, that he would get me through it...but he asked me to go wash my face and drink some cold water and boy, I couldn't believe how it calmed me down. He asked me to call back when I was done and I did, and then we sorted things out.
 
Do you have a local support group you can go to? I think I'm going to look into that for myself since I've got super stress that won't go away. Really try to do some relaxation techniques for yourself through this. You need to focus on slowing your mind down and taking things slow. Taking it all on and getting this overwhelmed is not good for you.
 
(now I am going to go take this advice I've just given you for myself!!) I'm with ya red! It's hard, but we are strong...
 
Mogs
Mogs

Bipolar II
Anxiety Disorder/Panic Attacks

Meds-Lamictal 300 mg, Seroquel XR 100 mg, Clonazepam .5mg as needed

Not2L8
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 255
   Posted 9/8/2010 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
You're not alone...I've felt that way a dozen times at least. It's not easy to see beyond the moment but you will get thru it.
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.


Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
PTSD



meds: Seroquel
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