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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 2/10/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Things haven't been so great lately. I've been having some added stress at home and I've been having problems dealing with it. I've also been having some anxiety...I didn't know what to make of it as I've never experienced anxiety in this way before....I've been clenching my jaw and biting my tongue alot, especially when I lay down at night.I"m also not sleeping well either.  My doctor increased my Ativan to 2mg when needed. I find myself doubling the dose at times. Things were so bad Saturday night that I found myself cutting. I've never done this before and I don't remember doing it this time. I can remember being very tense and agitated. I also took a double dose of Ativan, but nothing was working and I was here alone. Well, it's not a pretty sight to say the least. It hasn't helped any that I haven't seen my Pdoc in 3 months.  Well, things have calmed down a little...I'm still having the mild anxiety, but I have to see my family doctor this coming Friday and my Pdoc Feb. 24th. I'm going to ask my family doc to increase my Celexa and Ativan. And when I see my Pdoc, I"m going to ask for an increase on my Lithium as I"m still not taking the therapeutic dose.
It's frustrating because I felt that things were pretty well under control. The best I've felt in years. It sad how life can change so easily, so quickly. cry
Bipolar II
Lithium SR 600mg/pm
Celexa 20mg/pm
Clonazepam 0.5mg/pm
Ativan 2mg/as needed

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 2/10/2009 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lorraine,

When do you see your pdoc next? It's definitely time. It's true that things change so quickly -- that's the nature of the beast, I suppose. I'm sorry to hear you were injuring. Please be careful. If it comes to that, find something else to do with your hands that will help you get some of your frustrations out -- hit a pillow, for instance. But don't take it out on yourself.

Keep on the board and let us know how you're doing. I don't like it when my members are having a rough time. Take care.

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Bipolar II

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