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Boswife
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   Posted 2/10/2016 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been struggling with Bipolar for years but finally found the right med combo to get stable so I returned to school this fall. Well now I'm majorly depressed and can barely get out of bed. I don't know if I should take time off or what. On top of that I have to meet with my advisor tomorrow and I'm gonna have to disclose my diagnosis. I'm scared she's gonna try to talk me into changing my major. I'm going for my associates in human services to get a job in like social work or something. Am I delusional to even consider that line of work? Any advice will be appreciated!

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 2/12/2016 4:38 AM (GMT -6)   
seeing the advisor is the right thing. things can be put in place for you. you go for it. let nothing be a barrier, take the challenge on with heaps of support and you WILL succeed.

I live with mental illness, and I am slowly working as a consumer consultant.

keep strong. let us know how you go ok.
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A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
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   Posted 2/12/2016 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Boswife,

Welcome to the forum :-)! I am glad you joined us.

I agree, seeing the advisor is a good step. They would be able to assist you get through your studies together with your diagnosis.
How did it go yesterday? Let us know.

You are a wonderful person for considering that line of work. I think it's great. Keep on moving forward with your studies and you will succeed. Just take it one day at a time.

Please know that we are here for you.

UA
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Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder.
Chronic Pain - Cervical Kyphosis, Cervical Spondylosis, Thoracic Scoliosis.

Boswife
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   Posted 2/12/2016 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Had my advisement meeting a little while ago. My advisor is willing to make some accommodation and work with me which is a relief but she said if things get worse and I can't finish the semester she strongly suggest I choose a less demanding course like medical records or something

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   Posted 2/15/2016 5:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Boswife,

Glad to hear things went well. It sounds as if you have a supportive and nice advisor. This is good. I am glad she is working with you. Please be sure to work with her as well as it will help you.

UA
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 2/16/2016 5:35 AM (GMT -6)   
cross that bridge if required. until then, 'slow and steady wins the race'.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
'

Arenesedona
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   Posted 5/2/2016 3:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Be aware of what pharmaceuticals do to the body. Do research. I am also diagnosed bipolar II. I recently quit all drugs. I feel way better. The drugs made me numb. I don't consider that a good way to live. I am working on healthy diet and exercise, under supervision of doctor, with counseling and group counseling also. Some things SSRI and anti psychotic drugs cause are brain shrinkage, weight gain, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, increased cholesterol, restless leg syndrome. So then I took Mirapex for the restless leg syndrome, and vitorin for the cholesterol, ...and so on. I have gerds and heartburn from the weight gain. So I tool proton pump inhibitors and acid reduces which caused inabsorbtion of nutrients, causing anemia and pica and osteoarthritis. Please consider healthier options for treating your moods. I am working on a non processed food diet as much as possible for starters. Try traditional Chinese herbs, acupuncture, botanicals, organic fruit and veges, daily exercise, meditation, .... there are many other ways to feel better and gain control of your moods and create happiness. IMO

UserANONYMOUS
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   Posted 5/2/2016 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Arenesedona,

Welcome to the forum! :-)

Some persons need the meds to help with their symptoms. I agree that they do have side effects. We are all different so they may work for each of us.

I am glad you are doing well without any meds. Sounds like you are currently following a healthy lifestyle. This is good.
I hope things continue to go well for you.

UA
Moderator - Bipolar

Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder.
Chronic Pain - Cervical Kyphosis, Cervical Spondylosis, Thoracic Scoliosis.

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 19782
   Posted 5/3/2016 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
if I rub soil on my bald head will my hair grow back from male pattern baldness?? forgive me, bi-polar disorder is a chemical imbalance of the brain.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
'

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 19782
   Posted 5/4/2016 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
bad turtle.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
'

UserANONYMOUS
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 4381
   Posted 5/5/2016 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Lol smilewinkgrin

UA
Moderator - Bipolar

Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder.
Chronic Pain - Cervical Kyphosis, Cervical Spondylosis, Thoracic Scoliosis.
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