dear ne ne,
i am no expert on bi-polar, as i am learning life its self is a roller coaster, we go up and down, obviously as with bi-polar. it may be good to be surrounded at times, but if you need time out i would recommend you do. sounds like it is busy at your place! having a good friend to talk with may be benificial. i think i need to smell the roses........
all the best and keep well.
Ne Ne: I'm so sorry to hear that you're not feeling well and have had many up's and downs. You mentioned that you're bipolar. Has your doctor also put you on a mood stabilizer? That helps to keep your emotions more even. I used to be on Lamictal and it was a godsend for me. Unfortunately, I no longer have health insurance and had to give it up........But anyway, if you're not on a mood stabilizer you should inquire about this to your doctor. Or maybe your meds in general just need to be adjusted.
Keep posting and take care of yourself.
I do not believe that either of those medications are used as mood stabilizers.
You might ask about Depakote, Lamitcal, Neurontin or Tegretol. Just FYI.
NeNe, i am sorry you are having such ups and downs. I was in a bad depression for about 8 yrs. I seem to be doing OK for now. My a/d med has been lowered to the lowest dose and I don't feel any different. I have had 2 accidents in my family in the past month that have really dragged me down, don't want to go into it right now, another time, but I was able to take it step by step and things seem to be OK. My biggest problem is my feelings of lonliness. Whenever it is the holidays or vacation time my friends all go away and so does my son and so I am home alone and really feel awful about it. It is hard to be at home at 10PM and there isn't a soul to talk to. So you are lucky you have family with you that can comfort you. I have enough to do during the day to keep me busy. it is just the night that has me feeling so low. Maybe we can be in chat sometime and we can get to know each other. Being in chat helps me not to be so lonely and does pass the time. So I wish you the best and maybe we can get to know each other.