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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 3/29/2009 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   
soooo.. i'm new.
i found this site while in one of my 'moods'
so far i love it.. ha
i am 23. i was diagnosed with bi polor II
when i was 18...
ummm, i stopped taking my medication because
it was making me fat.
and medication that makes you fat
is a no-go when you're 18 and bulimic. ha.
now my ups and downs are much more severe.
waaay worse then they ever were when i was diagnosed.
it's been great... not.
anyways.. it's going to be nice to talk to some people that understand.

no blood.. no foul.

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   Posted 3/30/2009 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   

Little Goat,

Welcome to HealingWell and I am glad you found us. 

I am wondering if you are still not taking any medication? If you are not on medication how are you dealing with the highs and lows?

Again a warm welcome,



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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1523
   Posted 3/30/2009 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   

I wanted to welcome you to HealingWell and to the Bipolar Forum. We hope you find the support you are looking for here.

You said that the medications you were on made you gain weight, some of the few newer mood stabilizers have minimal weight gain. Please talk to your pdoc about the options that are available.

I am with Kitt, are you currently taking your meds. It is important to take meds regularly in order not to have the ups and downs. Without meds, the normal states don't last long.

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New Member

Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 3/31/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
i am not currently on any medications. i'm not even seeing a doctor. honestly, i cant afford my life as it is, so the thought of another medical bill, even though i know i should definately be seeing a psychiatrist as well as a therapist, scares me a lot.
as for dealing with the highs and lows... well my lows have really been kicking my butt lately.. my poor husband has no idea what's going on, so he just kind of lets me cry. my best friend caught me cutting this morning.. which sucks.. but i think it'll give me motivation to get treatment.
and my highs.. sometimes i don't know what to do. at home, i clean and clean and clean and go play with my daughter and try to keep busy otherwise i end up freaking out and throwing things for the dumbest reasons. it's hard for me when i'm at work because i have all these thoughts and energy that wont go away and i'm stuck behind a counter and so i resorted to snapping myself with a rubber band.. not sure why but the pain calms me down for a minute. unfortunately when i'm working 8 hour shift, sometimes i start snapping a little too much and breaking blood vessels..
so.. i don't know.. i think at the moment i'm dealing with them ok..
no blood.. no foul.

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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1081
   Posted 4/1/2009 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Get Meds. there are free clinics if you can't afford them. Society doesn't want people with BiPolar walking around unmedicated. Topomax, causes weight loss, not gain. Maybe someone else here is on it and can give you the skinny.

New Member

Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 4/1/2009 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
society doesnt know i'm bipolor. ha.
i never really told anyone because i'm embarrassed by it.
i'll look into the topomax though..
no blood.. no foul.

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