back after a bad bout of depression

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Danarx
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   Posted 8/23/2005 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello guys, I know I haven't been very active in the forum lately.  I was just extremely depressed and didn't feel like doing much of anything.  But I am feel a little better.  And hope to start responding to more threads.  I hope you all are doing well. 
 
 
 ~ With Love ~ Dana, Pharm. D.
 
~ Diagnosed with Lupus in May of 2004 and Bipolar II in April of 2001. 
 
Disclaimer:  On any medical information I provide, please bring your concerns to your physician.  I have no financial interests in any drug or drug company.  I will try be as objective as possible.  If I am giving my opinion I will state it first. 


stox4pat
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   Posted 8/23/2005 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Pumpkin! I am sooooo sorry!!!! I just was talking to you hoping that u were busy vs not feeling well. I guess I overlooked your thread. Dana, I am sure u have already told me this, but since I am Epileptic, I have a VERY BAD short term memory. Did/have u been dx as BiPolar? If so, by your doc or a pdoc? And what meds are u on (if u dont mind me asking). We (Shannon aka psychnurse and my husband an ER Doc) are trying do figure if I do indeed have Bipolar, or have severe depression w/anxiety and panic disorders. As u know Kittykat and psychnurse are the experts (at least in my opinion). But I am happy I found a pdoc and got in for Sept. 7...$350 is the cost for my initial appt. That seems steep to me, but what do I know. So, if u dont mind, cn u please give me a heads up of your diagnosis, what meds u take etc. I would be a big help. Dana..I am not, I repeat not telling what to do, as I do the same thing....but baby when u r dispressed or freaking, THAT IS THE BEST TIME TO POST. Cuz u know we will always do r best to make u feel better. Keep up the good work. LLooking forward to hearing back from u....KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!

Much love,
Patti
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psychnurse
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   Posted 8/23/2005 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Dana!  I'm so glad you're posting today, you know we worry when one of us doesn't post and doesn't tell us they aren't going to for a few days for whatever reason.  Like Pats said, you need us most when you're down.  I also understand what it's like when we're depressed, it's almost impossible to even speak, much less type.  At least it is for me, I can't speak to anyone.  I don't want to bring anyone else down, but you know, this IS a support forum, duh!

Did anything influence you feeling better, or the usual change in the brain?


Danarx
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   Posted 8/23/2005 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you both,

I upped my zoloft, and I think just time. I started making myself do things, which helped a little. I am still depressed, but not in utter despair like I was.

and Patti to answer your questions, I've been diagnosed as bipolar II by a pdoc. I often question the diagnosis, but I talked about this with my therapist. And since bipolar disorder encompasses such a large range of emotional instability I'm okay with the bipolar II diagnosis. And Lamictal helps me SO much. (when I'm on it)

I talked to my psychiatrist, who with my latest depression would like to see me back on the lamictal. Which I said no. While I'm trying to conceive.

I also have lupus, which is flaring. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether my sleeping all the time is depression or lupus, which I am utterly ehausted with. And then I fell Sunday ( my legs just seemed to collapse underneath me ) so now I'm sore. And hoping that just random fall was nothing more than a fluke.

But thank you both. And I will be more active I promise!!!!!!

Lots of Love,

Dana
 ~ With Love ~ Dana, Pharm. D.
 
~ Diagnosed with Lupus in May of 2004 and Bipolar II in April of 2001. 
 
Disclaimer:  On any medical information I provide, please bring your concerns to your physician.  I have no financial interests in any drug or drug company.  I will try be as objective as possible.  If I am giving my opinion I will state it first. 


kittycat27
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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 438
   Posted 8/23/2005 11:27 PM (GMT 0)   

Dana, I missed your post , sorry. I am glad to see you are back with us. I was wondering what was going on with you.i hope your fall wasn't that bad. sad For me when I am depressed , I can't seem to keep a normal sleep schedule either, however I don't mind sleeping because I get tired of being awake with the depression. Does that make sense? Anyways, when your down try and post, it seems to help me. Although I am a rapid cycler, so one minute I am fine the next is whoa! Sending you: ((((((((((((((  better days))))))))))))))))

                                                     Nickie smurf

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