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Precious Gem
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   Posted 7/20/2009 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone,
 
Had new Dr. appt., did some meds adjusting and already feel so good.  I want to thank everyone who helped me get through the AD "start-up" and encouraging me not to give up on meds.  PDoc said I was on good med for me, just not enough, was on a very low dose anyway to help minimalize side effects.  Since AD adjustment, Xanax use has been dropping, therefore I am more alert and feel better.  Hopefully I have found my balance!  It s so nice to go to bed at night and thoughts are not racing a million miles a minute.  Did a lot around my house this week-end, donating items I do not deem useful, beautiful or too sentimental to part with.  Boy did I get rid of some crap!
 
Well, I hope it is a good day for all and if you are having a bad one, just know that there is always hope for a better day tomorrow! turn
 
Gem ( Happy Gem)

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   Posted 7/20/2009 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gem,

Thanks for such an uplifting post. I am so happy that you are feeling better. Keep up the good work.

I hope that this continues. Take life one day at a time and continue doing what you are doing.

Take care,

Best wishes for a wonderful day.

Hugs, Karen
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Precious Gem
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   Posted 7/20/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Karen,

You have been so much help.  It is amazing when you feel better you think more positively, that all those negative thoughts just melt away and you can actually handle everyday stress without turning it into something larger than it is.  Make sense?

Gem


stkitt
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   Posted 7/20/2009 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Gem,

It is truly so good to hear you are feeling better and congratulations for sticking in there and not giving up on yourself.

Yes, you are absolutely right, things look so much better when you feel good.  I am glad the racing thoughts have diminished and you are going to bed knowing the next day will be a good day.

Remember we are always here for you and we do love to read the success stories.

Gentle Hugs to a special person.

Kitt


 

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Tirzah
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   Posted 7/20/2009 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Gem,
Thanks for posting such encouraging news (& I'm glad to see you've changed your name. I think the new one fits you better. :)

Your post came at just the perfect time. I was having such a hard day, but I know things have come around for me in the past & your post reminded me of that.

Wishing you continued success with your treatment.


blessings,
Frances
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 7/21/2009 12:27 AM (GMT -7)   
EXCELLENT!! gem, very proud of you for sticking with it!! jamie. tongue

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   Posted 7/21/2009 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gem,

I love your new name....it suits you to a T! :-)

I think it's wonderful that things are going so well for you. You totally deserve this, and it's inspiring to know how strong you've been through all of it. I think it's perfect timing that you're doing a big cleanout at your house.....this is a whole new phase for you....out with the old, in with the new! Thanks for such a happy, uplifting post. You're amazing.
 
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Precious Gem
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   Posted 7/21/2009 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   

Raniah, You always say the sweetest things.  I am glad my post was uplifting, it is certainly about time.  Yeah I thought the name change was long over due.  I truly feel for people that do suffer from bipolar but that diagnosis never seemed to fit me and the meds for treating that just made my anxiety/depression worse.  I am glad I took matters into my own hands and sought help elsewhere because my new MD and PDoc "get me" and are not trying to over medicate me and are working together.  I feel better than I have felt in a long time!  My husband has done construction type work for years, so he and I have decided to volunteer some time to Habitat For Humanity.  Lots of good ideas have been flooding me lately because I feel like doing something again! turn

Thanks for all the support.

Gem


Raniah
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   Posted 7/21/2009 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi again, Gem!

I'm glad you followed your instincts and paid attention to how your meds were affecting you. We really are our own best advocates, and sometimes it takes time and work to find the right doctor(s) to help us. Good for you! The fact that you're feeling better than you have in a long time is a testimony to the good care you've found and your own perseverance and hard work. I think the plan you and your husband have for working at Habitat for Humanity is awesome...I'm sure you will both find it incredibly rewarding. It's great that you feel like jumping into life again with both feet. I'm thrilled for you! :-) Keep us posted!
 
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 7/23/2009 3:33 AM (GMT -7)   
precious gem,
 
those beams of light are flooding the world through your prisms of perserverance! parden the gem joke!!!! extremely happy to see some positives, you deserve every bit of happiness and harmony my friend. keep positive and well.
 
jamie yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Aurora60
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   Posted 7/23/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Gem, It was so good to read your post and hear that you are doing better. You have been very brave taking matters on your own and finding the right drs and meds.  You have a lot to be proud of.  And going through your things and discarding what you don't need is great.  Somehow decluttering can make you feel good.  Keep up the good work. You deserve to have hapiness in your life. You are in my prayers.

Gentle hugs,

Aurora

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