Hi I am new too this....I am bi-polar

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mama2
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   Posted 11/29/2007 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi my name is Rebecca and I am 26 years old. I have a father who is bi-polar and was diagnosed for 18 years..Now I have been diagnosed... It is hard I am married to a man who is 36 years old.I have a 11 year old step son and two biological girls. 3 years old and 7 months. I also have Ulcerative colitis.. I thought that because i saw how my father was that I would not be like him.. However I am finding that I am like him in more ways than I like to be,. I see a counselor once a week a shrink once a month never have been hospitalized for it but was put on predinsone and the beast within comes out..Very emotional and angry one minute and happy the next... I am finally off the steroid but my husband doesn;t understand this. I also believe he is bi-polar but he won;t even think about it.... I find when I am happy with him I want to make love to him and he says I am oversexed but when I belive I am at an even state I find I want to divorce him.I am catholic and I know its wrong to get a divorce but I really don't want to I want to make things work for the lord and my kids. My husbend doesn;t think that there it a problem but I do..... Anybody have any advice...
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sukay
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   Posted 11/30/2007 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello Rebecca,

I also have Bipolar but with Crohns Disease so I understand what steriods can do to us. I just recently came off of some. Not a fun time to go through. Plus when mixed with my psych meds it really brings the nasty out of me. I hate it!

I'm glad to hear you are keeping in close contact with your doctors. How long have you been diagnosed? I am not fimiliar with the drug Anitriptalyn. Are you on a mood stablilizer? If not you may want to talk about this option with your psych. doctor. Just my opinion.

As far as what you are going through with your husband and how you feel should be brought up with your therapist. If your moods are up and down you need to talk about this with your psych doctor. Well you should share both with both.

Continue to post. We all try to help each other out around here.

 


~Sukay~
 
 


serafena
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   Posted 12/1/2007 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rebecca:

I was working like a maniac the past two days and haven't greeted anyone. I'm running late!

Welcome to the board! I hope we can offer you some of the support and community you're looking for. We've been a little quiet this week because of the holiday I think, but I imagine it will pick up soon.

I can say that lots of bipolar spouses have trouble maintaining steady relationships with their spouses and it has everything to do with our moods. Poor spouses -- they put up with so much from us. You'll see many many many posts from spouses on this board lamenting their wandering bipolar wives and husbands. I would definitely bring it up with your therapist. Definitely worth talking about.

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mama2
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   Posted 12/14/2007 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, I have only been diagnosed for 6 months and the uc for 4 years,,, not on a mood stabilizer yet have tallk with doc. Which are you on for your chrons?Thanks Rebecca


sukay said...
Hello Rebecca,

I also have Bipolar but with Crohns Disease so I understand what steriods can do to us. I just recently came off of some. Not a fun time to go through. Plus when mixed with my psych meds it really brings the nasty out of me. I hate it!

I'm glad to hear you are keeping in close contact with your doctors. How long have you been diagnosed? I am not fimiliar with the drug Anitriptalyn. Are you on a mood stablilizer? If not you may want to talk about this option with your psych. doctor. Just my opinion.

As far as what you are going through with your husband and how you feel should be brought up with your therapist. If your moods are up and down you need to talk about this with your psych doctor. Well you should share both with both.

Continue to post. We all try to help each other out around here.

Asacol 400 mg 12 a day
Remicade every 6 weeks
Proton ix
Xnanx
Anitriptalyn


sukay
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Total Posts : 1432
   Posted 12/15/2007 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello mama2,

There is not any one mood stabilizer that is better for crohns/uc. Mood stabilizers are a matter of choice prescribed by your pdoc and how you respond to them. There are many choices for them to choose from and it takes time to find the right one for you and there are lots of adjustments that can be made with each one are far as dosage amounts and that is why it takes some time to find the correct one for you personally. Plus every medication works differently on each person, so it doesn't matter what I am taking, it may have a totally different affect on you. But for the sake of answering your question, I am currently taking Trileptal. I have tried many others in the past and so far this one is working well for me. I was diagnosed with B/P in August 2004.

On the other hand, steriods do have a huge affect on my moods when I need to take them for my crohns flare ups. Steriods will mess around with any one's moods, let alone being bipolar on top of it. It makes it that much harder to deal with.

I also take remicade since 1999 when it was first introduced and am currently still on it, every 8 weeks. Plus I have been taking methotrexate for a very long time. Both of these are part of my maintenance program for my crohns.

I hope this answers your question.

Sincerely,

 


~sukay~
 
 


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   Posted 12/15/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Rebecca,

I wanted to welcome you to the HW family and the Bipolar Forum. Sorry for the late welcome. I hope you will find the support you are looking for here.
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