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serafena
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 5/13/2007 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone.

I'm new here. Can I sit at your lunch table?

I'm coming off the tail end of a hypomanic episode last week in which my psych put me back on topomax. I've was on it before in 2004 when stopped when I got pregnant. I'm still feeling dizzy and tingly this time but the drug really has completely eliminated any binging cravings. Hooray. I can't drive, but I don't want chocolate. I guess it's a trade... I'm also on Lamictal and Prozac.

I've been diagnosed bipolar II for 3 or 4 years. I was hospitalized in 2001 with a major depressive/suicidal episode (a low moment -- I don't recommend it.) I used to be a cutter, but I've kicked it -- yay me. And now I binge eat instead. Yay me. On the upside, I'm very high functioning, I have a great daughter and husband, and a good sense of humor about the whole thing. I wish I didn't take fistfuls of medicine everyday, but it's better than having my head implode. Thanks for being here. It's nice to find a place where other people who share my condition gather

serafena smurf
BPII, Binge Eater, Anxiety Disorder & Panic = Stupid Head.


jerseycherries
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 178
   Posted 5/13/2007 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
hi back at ya. and i new too so you welcome at my table. but you not a stupid head. and i see i'm not the only one that likes to self name call. my new fav. beyond crazy, is i'm a big fat fatty. just thought that i needed to tell you that cause you would like it.

wspanicgirl21
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 26
   Posted 5/14/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to you both. Everyone here is really nice and supportive.

serafena
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 5/14/2007 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it seems like a particularly nice bunch of people. I read a lot of the posts before I joined. Not all forums are so welcoming and supportive -- particularly those peopled by the mentally ill. :) But you know, as nutters go, bipolars tend to be pretty nice, I find. We mostly KNOW when we're nuts and often try to shield everyone from it. For example, my husband asks why I feel the need to hide my mood swings and eating binges from him. He feels like I'm not trusting him. I see his point of view and I'm sorry for hurting his feelings. But in my mind, it would hurt him more to have to deal with my nonsense, so I just don't bother telling him.
BPII, Binge Eater, Anxiety Disorder & Panic = Stupid Head.


serafena
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 5/14/2007 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
By the way -- I see your point about the name calling, jersey cherries, and you're right. It's a bad habit. Lest anyone else get the idea I think they have a stupid head as well, I will change my signature. Funny to me, but maybe not to everyone...
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