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uloozer
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   Posted 4/17/2007 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Just glad I found this site...I've been diagnosed as being bipolar about a year ago....I've been on so many drugs that I can't even name them all... I am so sick of being angry, crying, overly emotional...Doc just started me on a trial about a week ago to assist me with my behavior but it doesn't seem to be working....I need an outlet....

uloozer
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   Posted 4/17/2007 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't believe I"m a grown man, with a family and as I'm typing this bawling like a little baby.....I hate this crap...

uloozer
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   Posted 4/17/2007 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry guys I'm very manic right now... I find it so much easier to be high from Loratabs (just had surgery a few months ago) the doc presribed me....I'm sure I'm not the only one here that has issue's.. It's just right now I'm in my manic state, need someone to chat with....

Butterflymom23
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   Posted 4/17/2007 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome and feel free to vent all you need. I'm a newbi to bipolar so yeah...NIce meeting you
Are you having a good day :) or a bad day :(
Either which way glad to meet you. :D


uloozer
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   Posted 4/17/2007 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been bipolar all my life just didn't realize what it was until about a year ago..... I failed school, went through alot of good jobs....It's amazing I"m still alive to chat about it...

APG
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   Posted 4/18/2007 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
 
You simply have an illness.  None of us get to pick our problems, and based on my experience withmy husband, bipolar is one of the worst. 
 
Keep taking the medicine and change doctors if you don't improve.  I believe that there is a combination of drugs that will eliminate or greaten lessen the symptoms.  Keep trying.  Read some of the books on this topic.  Amazon has a bunch to choose from.  Apply for disability if you can't hold down a job.  There are companies who do the claim for you if you can't handle the stress of paperwork.  They don't charge upfront.
 
You can have a good life.  Remember, we all have problems.

pufufada
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   Posted 4/18/2007 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
you sound like you're living in the same head as I am. All I can think about is how many things I've screwed up. I'm just hanging on and hoping it's a temporary state of mind. I'm sick of myself.

uloozer
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   Posted 4/19/2007 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Some days are better then others.... I finally returned to work today from having surgery feb. 9th..... I really think that working truly helps although it sacrafices my body (back) to keep me from going manic....if that makes since or not..... I'm told I can't take pain killers due to me being a ginny pig for the antidepressant's I'm on... So I drink alcohol to do away with the pain in my back... I know I shouldn't but I can't stand the pain... I filed for disability in march but won't know anything til maybe august until that time I have to work with the pain.... It sucks....

APG
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   Posted 4/25/2007 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Hey- Y'all both should post updates.  I'm concerned!!
 
about the back- my husband had a compression break in T10 5 years ago, before the bipolar diagnosis.  (He just didn't know it then).  He was on Lortabs for 4 years and switched to non-narcotic pain pill because of the bipolar drugs.  I think that it starts with an A and I can find out if you are interested.  It works even better than the Lortabs did anyway.  His pain doctor should have switched him much sooner.
 
Stop drinking- there are alternatives.  Alcohol will interfere with your bipolar drugs.  You must try to help yourself a little more.  I know how difficult this mess is to handle because I see the effects every day at home.  Hire a company to handle the disability and that is one less stress-inducing headache.  There's no way on earth a mentally disabled person such as my husband can handle the paperwork and stress.  Please take care of yourself.  Talk to someone about all the feelings and really express yourself.  I am concerned about both of you.  Back problems and bipolar is a very heavy load- let friends help you carry it.  APG
 
 

smiler
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   Posted 4/26/2007 12:01 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi uloozer :-)

Have you asked your doc about a pain management course - it might also benifit you to post on the Chronic Pain forum on this site as they will be able to help you with different techniques and give you valuable advice.

Let us know how you're getting on with those new meds too if you can.

Take care ,

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stkitt
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   Posted 4/26/2007 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   

uloozer,

Hello, I am Kitt and welcome.

I am not bipolar but I have 25 year history of depression.

Now lets talk about the narcotics.............tough one.  They can not only make you high, they can interfere with the other meds you take.  You start taking them for the wrong reasons, to kill the emotional pain and now you need to detox off of them. 

I was on vicodin for about a years for back pain and my depression became worse.  I had to quit my job, was afraid to leave home and my life crashed. So, I would reach for another Vicodin to get kick started.

When my P-doc found out she said they had to go so I tried a few times and than the heck with it.  In January I was weaning them when I got pneumonia and my depression was at one of it's lowest spots.

I figured I was already so sick that I went cold turkey on the Vicodin and flushed them down the toilet. My RX was for up to 4 tabs a day and I had weaned down to 2. I may have had some withdrawl but I was already so sick, I don't really know.  I was in tears all the time and just wanted to sleep my life away until I got well.

So please, lose the Loratabs and see if your sx don't even out.

Talk to your physician as you have been on them a long time.  See what he/she thinks.

 


 
Respectfully
 
Kitt
 
Depression 25 years, Husband Crohns Disease 30 years
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uloozer
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   Posted 6/3/2007 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Just to let you know I'm still around.... I started a new job last week that is basically a desk job were I'll be doing alot of research.. I haven't been doing much with pain killers unless I'm at a point where I hurt really bad.... I've been on seraquel for about a month with no luck.... My sex drive is down to nothing and I"m still feeling like I want to be left alone.... I don't seem to want to be around anyone at all....I bought a project car thinking it would get me in the garage and keep me busy... NO luck....Just want to be left alone to do my own thing... which is nothing... Just thought I would give an update....
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