Hi, Sherry! I'm from Texas, too. My name is Shannon and I'm BP I, 41 yo this mo. and on SSDI for the last three years. I soooo understand, as will everybody else here, what you are going through. My shopping got me a bankruptcy, had excellent credit, working, homeowner, 2 cars, etc. like the rest of the Joneses and bam. 37K in 3 mo on credit cards. So I understand the shopping thing, and I've done everything else "bad" listed under
I'm ok now, but on lots of meds, I'm on everything you're on except I take Trileptal instead of Topamax. Oh, and I also take Seroquel with everything else. Seems to work - for now, but like everybody else, having a LOT of up and down, mostly down with the season change.
I am so sorry to hear of your husbands unemployment, especially now. Is he supportive of your dx, how has he dealt with it in the past, and now? It's sooooo vitally important to have a support system, even if it's just one person you can always count on, preferably your mate. I am beyond blessed, my husband is an angel. We have been married for almost 12 years; I have been stable for 1 1/2.
I am looking forward to hearing more about
you and your journey thus far, and like Ellie, I'm glad you found us here.