Hey, Laura, dont apologize! I am sure you have read all the threads lately, we've ALL been sick! Including me, miss stable, lol. It's the time of year, fall and spring are a *****!
I'm glad you're back; we all need each other now more than ever. I swear everybody here keeps me sane, I look so forward to hearing how we're all doing and talking to the awesome friends I've made here.
Feel better, hon. And do go back on the welbutrin/Lamictal, if nothing else, the lamictal since it has the stabilizing effect for going too low, and it won't cause the mania that welbutrin can in precarious times like fall. I have to taper off it now due to the mixed episodes I've been having.
BP brings new meaning to Life's Little Ups and Downs
Just want you to know that there is never a need for apologies here. Of all the places on the planet for us to feel out of place - this should be the last. Life is hard enough to keep together when you're feeling 'level' and 'average', but when you toss in all the crummy parts of BP - it can seem unbearable in an instant. I think that its important for us to have "flexible" outlets that we can turn to when we end up in a funk and it seems like it takes all the energy and concentration we can muster to keep up with the more rigid commitments of everyday life (school, work, etc.). Maybe I'm off, but I think that this place should be the first place we can turn to for a little 'soft' support and where we can rest quietly on the sidelines when we're in need of a little regrouping and find comfort in reading the posts and realizing we are not alone. There are so many things in life that we have to struggle with as people with BP and this is the place where we can breathe a little easier and realize that we aren't in this alone and that we can all take turns when the 'yuckies' are making their rounds.
Hope that the search for some different meds is successful and that things are a little brighter for you in the next few weeks,
PS - Shannon, I second the notion that Spring and Fall just plain suck.
Hi laura, first I totally understand what you are feeling, trust me.
I am curious tho, why are you not starting it now? You know it takes a good while to become therapeutic, right? It will help, helps almost everyone who takes it and has a stabilizing effect also, keeping you from going too low, esp useful in fall/winter.