Catch 22. What should I do? Lie? PLUS I'm FAT FAT FAT

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numbly_hypersensitive
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   Posted 9/19/2006 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   

Well, I'm going to the stupid therapist today. I don't know why. I'm an inch away from squeeking out of it. My Pdoc says I have to see my T in order to get my meds, but I quit my meds. I just don't want to be embarrased again for missing another appt. and that's why I'm going.

Now I don't know if I should tell my T that I'm off my meds lest she say she won't see me until I do. Catch 22. She will also keep me on a "payee" status on my disability until I get back on them I'm sure.

Should I tell her?


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Phoelona
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   Posted 9/19/2006 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Numbly hypersensitive. You did not say why you went off of your meds, but as someone with aquaintences with bipolar disorder, medication is part of the key to staying well. I frankly think if you have been bipolar for long, you will realize in time that you need your meds to stay stable, and keep the highs and lows, more manageable. Maybe you could speak to the therapist about why you do not like taking the meds, so that maybe the therapist can help keep you in a safe level of recovery through therapeutic consistency. A good therapist can help you with adjusting to meds and taking them correctly in order to feel better and more stable. I hope that you get back on your meds soon so that you can be more stable with your bipolar disorder, and frankly I hope that you are honest with your therapist so that the therapist can help you sort out your feelings about taking meds for your disorder. I honestly dont think anyone likes taking meds, but unfortunately sometimes it is the only solution to some of the problems tha occur in life. I hope you the best with your future and with your therapist. Take care Phoelona

numbly_hypersensitive
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   Posted 9/19/2006 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
See my previous post "spinning out of control" to understand the whole darn mess please. I sorta agree with you but I'm just as happy if not happier without those stupid meds.

numbly_hypersensitive
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   Posted 9/19/2006 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Plus the fact that I'm so freakin fat fat fat fat fat today that I don't even want to get dressed. I put a whole inch on my waist over night and I exercised my butt off and totally ate good. ***???????? Makes me want to go do drugs again and eat eat eat.

numbly_hypersensitive
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   Posted 9/19/2006 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know of some place that is like this but 4 people who are crazy about their weight? This is driving me bonkers. I'm 130 lb. 5'3"... within ok range for my age 35. Had two kids blah blah blah, but I'm just such a porker to myself right now. OINK OINK OINK ---OINKY OINKY---OINK OINK.

Phoelona
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   Posted 9/19/2006 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Numbly hypersensitive I am sorry that you feel that you are overweight. You sound pretty weight sound for 35 and your height. and if you eat healthy and exercise, that is a plus. Take care good luck again with your therapist. Phoelona

CounterClockwise
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   Posted 9/19/2006 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Numbly,

Phoelona has given you some great advice which I completely second. Your therapist needs to know that you've stopped taking your meds so that you and she can explore your reasons for coming off them (and these are really important, it seems to me, as they have to do with how you feel about not being allowed any control -- i.e. from your pdoc).

You also sound pretty weight ok to me -- probably not your ideal weight, and you probably feel reminded of this every time you put on something and it feels tight. I know that's how I feel when I put weight on -- it just adds to the spiral and I feel exactly as you do with the oinkiness. But, as an ex-anorexic/bulimic, I'd have to say that focusing on weight inb this way and feeling like a failure for adding a few pounds is also a control issue. I think this ties in with the meds issue and again think it's something you need to discuss with your therapist because it could be very important.

You seem to feel that things are spinning out of your control -- catch-22s (i.e. whatever you do there's a problem = lack of control) and worry about weight gain when you're exercising and eating well (=lack of control). Truth is that mood variations can really play with your metabolism and this may be why you're gaining weight right now. Your mood doesn't seem happy to me. I may be wrong, but the urgency of your posts seems to be increasing, and I think this may be a sign of mania taking over. It may seem fine (or even great) right now, but manias don't stop with the good -- they spiral -- and that's when you get to real loss of control.

You *need* to see your therapist to discuss what's been going on and how you're feeling. She will be able to help you, but you need to help yourself first by getting there.

Take care Numbly. -- I wish you all good luck with this.

Rosie x
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numbly_hypersensitive
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   Posted 9/19/2006 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Counter. I posted the results of my fantastic, awesome, enlightening, helpful, AWFUL experience with my fully qualified T. on another post titled "bad, bad girl".
 
Thanks for all your feedback. I can't tell if I'm spinning into mania or not. I didn't go to bed last night and I'm determined to starve myself for the next 9 weeks. Post-Anorexic here myself. Can't seem to have the will power so far to starve, but after today's measuring tape episode, coffee and me are gettin' ready to be BBF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

CounterClockwise
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   Posted 9/19/2006 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Numbly,

I've posted to you on the other thread too, but wanted to catch you here as well about the mania, tape weight and anorexia stuff.

Please please please don't start undoing all the work you did to get yourself to the "post-anorexic" stage -- that takes some doing: you know I know how much!!! Once this cycle starts (and I think we can agree that mentally it has, even if the physical is just across a -- very fine -- line) you are the last person who's going to be able to assess accurately what's ok and what's not in terms of your weight and body shape. Even people without anorexia frequently add a couple of inches in what they "see", but anorexics and bulimics are notorious for having a very distorted body image. Is there a helpline or group you could contact to help you with this? -- In my experience they are normally run by people with personal experience of the disorder, which means that they should be able to really understand. You definitely need to address this, and the sooner the better. It *never* brings happiness.

My anorexia was much like yours -- trying to starve myself and then finally eating and inducing vomitting. In fact for ages I thought I was bulimic because I didn't understand that anorexics often purge too. For years I thought I was a failed anorexic -- that I just didn't have the will-power to be anorexic so I was bulimic... . Hm, I realise the screwy-ness of my thinking now. The reality is that of *course* you can't keep starving yourself: it's not that you don't have the power to do so, it's that human beings were not designed to run on air.

This is "feeding" (pardon the pun) your bipolar and vice-versa at the moment, and I don't see any happy ending unless you *get help*!! Please please do this: you're too important not to take every care of yourself that you can. Not sleeping just adds to my sense that the mania is taking over -- it's a common symptom of the manic phase. Many people can't see this when they're in it: it's not a failing, but it is something that we can see and that you can use us to help you measure at the moment. Do use what we say to help yourself.

Rosie x

P.S. You might want to check out http://www.anred.com/ -- good info and help.


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