I have bi-polar disorder

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Jo Jo
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   Posted 7/13/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
 I have bi-polar disorder & I have been doisnosed since I was 14 yrs. I have mani- dispression bi-polar. I take medicene for it am taking Zyrexa 5 mg. I have been taking this medicene since 6 mos. now. I am married I've been married for a year & also have a 5 mos. baby that it'nt with us right now his with my mom bc CPS is involed with us & they took the baby out of my care temperily in my mom's care. But I need help how to cope with my bi-polar so I can get my baby back in the home.

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   Posted 7/13/2009 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jo Jo,

Welcome to HealingWell and to the bipolar board. I'm glad you found us. Sounds like you're having a hard time right now. Are you making all your doctor's appointments and taking your medicine on time? How about work? Are you depressed or manic right now?

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   Posted 7/13/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the board,,.... I feel so sorry for you . and you are lucky to have your Mom to help you instead of a stranger..
hugs, Caren

Jo Jo
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   Posted 7/13/2009 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
 Yes I am taking my meds & going to the doctors like am supposed to am doing everything I can so I can get my baby back! No I don't feel manic or depreesed I feel great!

Jo Jo
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   Posted 7/13/2009 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
 I need help how to cope with my anger what can I do!

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   Posted 7/13/2009 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   

That's a questions a lot of us are still trying to manage.  It takes a lot of discipline on OUR part.  Medicine alone isn't going to cut it.

Some suggestions would be to keep a low profile from big social activities while you're feeling this way.  You know...anything that can cause added stress your way beside the normal in and outs of the day.

Try to count to 100 before you speak.  shocked lol ... I know that is not realistic but give it a little time before you react to anything that rubs you the wrong way.  We tend to take things too personally when we are feeling this way and not too many people understand that.

Try to focus on activities that keep you calm or that you enjoy.  I love to paint or craft and I ask my family to give me quiet alone time to concentrate on that when I'm feeling that way.  Usually they are more that happy to accomate me.

Get out of the house for a bit each day for a nice walk by yourself.  It will give you time to breath and think about things a little more clearly.

And...if you do snap...apologize and remind people that you're not yourself right now.

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