Accepting Life

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kmber72
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 2/6/2006 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I am new to this site, and glad to have found it. I was diagnosed with Bipolar 5 yrs ago after experiencing a stroke due to an aneurysm. Young to be having a stroke, yet the Bipolar saw no boundaries either in deciding to use that in order to flare up.
Since my diagnosis, I have tried meds.. stopped them being the Einstein I was in thinking I could deal with it on my own... and now am back on them again. I still have my moments, but depsite the attempts, the meds arent doing much for the depression lately. When the kids are in school, and hubby is at work.. it sets in deeper. The hesitation of not wanting to bother anyone with my burdens, as well as not wanting to be bothered by anyone anyway.. kinda makes it a no win situation. Thats why I am glad that I found this site. If anything, to get these lagging thoughts and feelings off my chest.  :(
It has been a challenge for me to accept all the changes going on lately... hubby's new job and such.. but even harder to accept this thing that has attached itself to me. I cannot say that I am willingly in it for the long haul... yet I know there is no choice. So how do you accept life? How to do you shake the constant changes that life brings.. learn to swallow it and move on? How do you turn something that is posing as a trigger for it all into something that should be accepted... and carry on? Knowing that you cannot change that which is triggering? They say to rid yourself of the triggers... walk away from the situation. But if you cannot... then what do you do?
How can I accept life, and all it has to offer when the offerings seem to get worse and worse?

Ellie 1
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   Posted 2/6/2006 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kmber,
That would depend on the trigger(s). Some you can walk away from. Sometimes that isn't possible. Therapy can be an invaluable tool in this instance. To help you deal with these things that can't be changed.
Acceptance comes a day at a time. Do I accept this disorder. Maybe not. I certainly don't accept what it does to me. That I fight with every available weapon at my disposal. Be it meds, therapy, alternative therapies, etc.
I do accept the battle though. Theres no way around that, It isn't going away.
If you are having problems with increased depression, perhaps you could consult your physician. It could be that a med addition or a tweaking of one you're already on could help the issue.
Take Care and welcome to healingwell
Ellie
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SMSIRL
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   Posted 2/6/2006 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I would also suggest that keeping yourself busy rather than being on your own is advisable if possible. In early depression, sometimes it is better to avoid opportunities that allow one to dwell on things - this can help prevent a slide into deeper depression. Also, see your doctor as soon as you recognise changes in mood

kmber72
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 2/7/2006 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you both for your responses :) I do feel better, but that is to be expected I suppose! I guess I have to now learn how to train myself in knowing the warning signs in order to at least prevent it from occuring.. Good Luck to me LOL :p  My therapist has been on me about finding something to do for myself, set some goals and things. I know this would help me tremendously.
Anyway... actually I began taking Lexapro along with the Wellbutrin and Risperdal that I started a few months ago and it seems to be starting to kick in. Altho, I wouldnt really know that for sure... maybe I am just cycling back around. Geesh I am some analytical  (is that a word lol ??)
At any rate... thanks again!!!!

~Kimberly
"I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me--- yet, I sometimes long for it."   ~Byron

Post Edited (kmber72) : 2/7/2006 7:05:29 PM (GMT-7)

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