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harukakimiko
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   Posted 1/14/2007 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
  Hi everyone just ....venting *forgot what it was called*
 
Before christmas break I was put into the hospital do to psychiatrist was worried about my new bad habbit.  They diagnosed me with bipolar but I don't know much of what's going on. Just that it's rapid cycle.  I thought I had it and it was o.k. to deal with because it wasn't for certain but now it's certain and i don't like it.  I'm acting like a child now.  They have me on Lithium and Rhisphadel (sp?) and I felt good in the hospital and now i'm low really low.  I want to start over in life again but I know I can't.  Then i have these stupid ideas of being reborn and all that second chance at life stuff.  There silly ideas and I don't like them but they stay in my head and wont stop.  I just was hopping if I vented I would feel better. 
 
How do you guys feel better when your not feeling good?
 
~Kimberly~
 
 With dreams I soar with pain I fall with hopes I begin again. = ^ . ~ =  Me
 
 Anatole France: To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only   
                        plan, but also believe.
 
 Philo: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

 


allie1644
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   Posted 1/15/2007 2:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I def. know where you are coming from. I was in your same situation. I was very happy getting diganosed because i wanted to fix the problem. But there are lots of medications out there, and many different combinations, so don't get discouraged. And no matter what you want to do, DO NOT QUIT YOUR MEDS. I know probably many people have told you that before. But don't. Let your doctor figure out what is best for you. But going cold turkey is not going to make things better for your mind or your body.

Things that I do to make me feel better are very simple things. Making myself go out and do things is a big one. When i am depressed I dont want to go out anywhere, but after i do I am glad that I did. Also, going out in the sun and taking a walk, or even go skiing or skating if you live in that general area. Have you ever considered doing art? Weirdly, most BP patients are GREAT at the arts. Try to draw a picture, read a book, or write in a diary. Clean your house, organize your bedroom or make a game out of laundry. Little things help. My lifesaver is my horse, and i know most people don't have one, STRONGLY consider getting one. In many places you can find a great deal, and trust me spending the money is nothing compared to the love you get out of it. I got my horse for free and I pay 150 dollars a month. Boarding, food, everything included. If you have a love for animals, consider doing a local trail ride or volunteering at a local stable or animal shelter. It is wonderful.


Hope this helps!!! I would love to hear back from you -- email me.

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harukakimiko
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   Posted 1/15/2007 11:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Allie, it helped a lot.
  I use to  have a horse.  Boy did her attitude match my own.  We kept her at the place we were renting when we moved to a different city.  There's no much grass and I don't think dear Sally would like that.  But I agree horses are amazing creatures and are so powerfull.  I'm the same with getting out.  I'll grumble at first but then I'll be thankful that I did.
  I'm working on my artwork and developing my stories. It's one good thing about having a big imagination.  I've been in a rut and I hate it because then I don't feel like drawing.  It's terriable.
~Kimberly~
 
 With dreams I soar with pain I fall with hopes I begin again. = ^ . ~ =  Me
 
 Anatole France: To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only   
                        plan, but also believe.
 
 Philo: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

 


harukakimiko
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   Posted 1/16/2007 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Again thanks Warren for the experiances,
I like hearing what others are about it makes it more personable(sp). The drawing is something you have to have patients for and lately I haven't found it easy to sit still or be creative :( It's been the opposite effect since I want to do well in that field, when I'm not doing so well.

Wgat's your cat's name? We have a little farm of two cats (Mushu and Princess) , two dogs(Hiroshi and Sesshomaru) , and four birds. (Mr. Jingle and Miss. Bell, then there's mine Hitomi and Meril). Yup a lot of japanese names when I get to pick ;D My family have a hard time pronouncing their names.

What genres do you like, what authors are your favorite?
My mind is wondering off, O i've been here before...I haven't been on for awhile, I've missed Hw. But thank you for the welcome again :D
~Kimberly~
 
 With dreams I soar with pain I fall with hopes I begin again. = ^ . ~ =  Me
 
 Anatole France: To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only   
                        plan, but also believe.
 
 Philo: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

 


wmnak
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   Posted 1/17/2007 11:44 PM (GMT -7)   
my cat's name is cat or kitty.  orignal, huh?  my wife named him.  unsusual for her to be so mundain.
 
i read a wide array of things, from theology and relingion to tectechno-thrillers and mysteries.  i'm reading robbin cook right now.  his book, "year of the intern" was a real eye-opener.  wow!  i've read every clancy and even some of the ones that just "borrowed" his name.  also read a lot of "lawyer" books, like perri o'shaughnessy.  i also ehnoy ken follet and john grisham.  i am also currently reading the tenack (jewish translation of the bible - old testament) and the mishna (jewish commentary on the tenack).  yes, i am jewish.
 
hope this helps.  good luck!
 
warren
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Some day you'll learn that a good bm is better than sex.
 
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harukakimiko
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   Posted 1/18/2007 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
cat or kitty isn't a bad name at all. I like calling to my cat with kitty kitty kitty....it's fun to say hehehehe I bet it confuses him.

You read a lot!!!! That's truly amazing. I can tell you have a passion for books...hopefully I'm right. ''Borrowed'' his name? Is that allowed?
I think i'll look into year of the intern.

I read a lot of manga, japanese comic book, I enjoy the artwork so much. The storyline is great too.
I love fantasy and adventure. I just read Eragon and am in the middle of the second one...slow reader. My friend bought....letters to a young poet i think that's what it's called... She said it was supposidly a real eye openor. I had a chance to read a bit in barnes and noble. It was inspirational in the few pages i've read. It talks about writting poetry and searching within...hehehe... I think i might just have to buy it later.
~kimberly~
 
 With dreams I soar with pain I fall with hopes I begin again. = ^ . ~ =  Me
 
 Anatole France: To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only   
                        plan, but also believe.
 
 Philo: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

 


seechell
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   Posted 1/18/2007 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Kimberly-

I retreat into my comfort zone, pj's, recliner and good TV or a book. I don't go outside or answer my door. I just be all alone. I love it. I try very hard not to stay there for too long though. I might end up staying there forever if I did. Also, like Allie said, please, please don't stop taking your meds! I have an aunt who will NOT take hers and she is and has been so out of control, for at least 10 years. She is why I was afraid when I was diagnosed with bipolar. I don't want to end up like her. I was diagnosed in Sept or Oct and they have been switching meds around to find out what the best cocktail is for me. I'm finally starting to feel a bit better. All I can say is hang on and things will gradually get better. BTW, when I post my own topics, you will notice that I don't take my own advise. I'm better at trying to help others than helping myself. I don't know why. Just a side note so several weeks later when I'm posting the same things you are now you don't go, "Wow, she can't take her own advise." I know it, it's kinda sad, LOL! I try though. I hope thins has helped. I also tend to ramble...k, I'm done now. Hope I made you smile.


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wmnak
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   Posted 1/18/2007 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
when i was in college (more than 40 yrs ago :-) ), i read quite a bit of japanese poetry.  i believe that it was haiku that i found so wonderful.  haven't thought about that in years.
 
yes, i love books - i almost worship them.  one of the hardest things my wife and i have ever done is to cull our library.  i suffer from chronic debilitating pain - but culling our books hurt worse.
 
i have a new "mission."  my pdoc and i were talking about acceptable and unacceptable ways of addressing people.  i said that it was fine to talk about religion because every person is entitled to his/her own belief system.  but is is NOT ok to attack sombody else's basic beliefs. he asked me to give him an example.  so i said that it would NOT be ok to tell a christian that there is no substanciating evidence that jesus ever existed.  josephus, the primary historian for 1st century ad judea talks about the most mundain things and the most dramatic things.  but he never mentions jesus.  there is nothing in roman writings to confirm jesus' existance.  then my pdoc said that the deas sea scrolls talk specifically about jesus.  my ingformation is about 45 yrs old, so i thanked him for the tip and told him i would research it.  so far i have found an allegation that the gospel of mark is contained in one of the scrolls based on a fragment of a single greek word.  i'm still researching and having a ball.
 
warren
That light at the end of he tunnel?  It's an on-coming train.
 
Some day you'll learn that a good bm is better than sex.
 
Insanity is defined as doing the same actions over and over again and expecting a different outcome.


countrygal
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   Posted 1/21/2007 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   

 Kimberly I so hope everything is better now for you,and I hope it keeps getting better :-)

 

 Just happen to see your cats name is 'cat' So is our spoiled rotten tom.Also love to read as you guys do.Hubby use to say 'if we have a fire,you'll rescue the books' love them...Take care all :-)


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CapninHapnin
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   Posted 1/22/2007 12:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All

I have 2 cats, one named Miggs and the other Stink. I don't know why we named Stink, Stink. She has no noticeable odor.

And Warren, good to see you again, my old friend.

Cap
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enpointe
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   Posted 1/22/2007 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, I am new here and don't believe I talked in this room before. I have been having a very difficult time the last two weeks with bad mania and severe depression. I went to the nurse today and she got the doctor and he increased my night time med and I have to go to bed at 10:00 which is hard since I have been up for so much of the night lately which I know is not good. I hope I will get better soon. I watch some tv and go to bed after it. I have had some form of mental illness mostly depression for most of my life. I am 46 now. I have two wonderful opposite cats. One is a dog cat himilayan which justs hangs out and the other is a black and white domestic which is a terror of a one year old tiny thing. She is into everthing constantly and I can't even keep up with it. I am hoping she will slow down eventually. She loves water and is now in the sink when she can do it when I catch her and I can't believe it. They give me so much joy and I can't imagine not having them. I am not married yet and do not have any children which I obviously won't have at my age now. My cats are my babies.  Well, back to the mania, it has tired me out completely the past few days and I am burned out. I will check back and hope everyone has a restful night. enpointe

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   Posted 1/23/2007 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to the BP board Enpointe :-)

My cats name is Casper.........we didn't name him , he came from a rescue center.

Remember Casper the friendly white ghost?? Well my cat is black , so I'm not sure how that name came about.

I think Cat must be a popular name for a cat (well more popular than Dog I would have thought - though you never know lol). My MILs cat is called Cat.

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wmnak
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   Posted 1/23/2007 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
hey, cap!  nice to see you again.
 
being at pease is on of the most overlooked healing techniques.  as a japanese, kim, i would have thought that you knew that.  i learned it when i was living in england and got into natural health.  i actually found it by accident when i was a teenager.  i would go into the absement and play my guitar.  haven't done that in 45 yrs.  :-)
 
my wife and i buy used boks or go to the library.  saves a  lot of $ over new books.
That light at the end of he tunnel?  It's an on-coming train.
 
Some day you'll learn that a good bm is better than sex.
 
Insanity is defined as doing the same actions over and over again and expecting a different outcome.


CapninHapnin
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   Posted 1/24/2007 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Warren

I can't wait until a good dump is better than sex. At least I will have it on a regular basis.

Har, when I was first diagnosed, I was very discouraged that the lithium alone did nothing for me. I thought it would be the magic pill. Had to experiment with drugs, which is an ongoing basis. Not a bunch of help, but we have all been through it.

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wmnak
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   Posted 1/24/2007 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
cap and all,
 
when i was living in germany a dear old friend of mine, who died a few yrs ago, once told me, "boy, a time will come when you'll find that a good bm is better than sex."
 
i was a young man, in my 20s, and just couldn't believe it!  i was dumbfounded!!  a good bm better than sex?  he must be smoking those cigarettes with no names on them.
 
i told my friend, "gunther, you're wrong.  there's nothing better than sex."
 
he looked at me with his rumey eyes and smiled.  "let's say that you were on the desert and hadn't had any water for three days.  you come to an oasis with as much water as you could ever want.  and raquel welch (yes this ws a long time ago tongue ) was laying there naked, panting for you.  what would you do?"
 
i had to really think about this one.  finally i said, "gunther, i guess i'd take the water first then get on with ms welch."
 
"ah," he said.  you found something better than sex!
 
i've spent about 40 yrs making my list.
 
anyone else want to try?
 
hope this helps keep things in perspective.
 
warren
That light at the end of he tunnel?  It's an on-coming train.
 
Some day you'll learn that a good bm is better than sex.
 
Insanity is defined as doing the same actions over and over again and expecting a different outcome.


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   Posted 1/25/2007 2:41 AM (GMT -7)   
And all that time I thought the bm in your sig stood for bar mitzvah - I obviously have a lot to learn tongue
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wmnak
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   Posted 1/26/2007 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
smiler,
 
my bar mitsva was 47 yrs ago.  how many of you were even born then?  :-)    i can hardly remember the prayers and can barely remember enough hebrew to read the tenack (jewish version of the bible - old testament for my christian friends).  last summer i found a jewish community in a city not far from where we are in alabama.  i went to schul (church) for the first time in about 20 yrs.  i was shocked and relieved when a bolt of lightning didn't distroy the santuary with me in it.  yeah
 
oh, yeah.  and we all have a lot to learn.  isn't that why we're here?
 
warren
That light at the end of he tunnel?  It's an on-coming train.
 
Some day you'll learn that a good bm is better than sex.
 
Insanity is defined as doing the same actions over and over again and expecting a different outcome.


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   Posted 1/31/2007 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
lol lol lol... you guys are too funny...
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