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Doctor Prilicla
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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/20/2009 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Found this place while googling, which is something I spend quite a lot of time doing :P Bipolar runs in my family, though I'm the first one to actually be diagnosed (it's all on my mum's side...she has it too but doesn't believe in it. When I told her I was getting too manic, she said, "oh that's not mania, that's just you being your regular cheerful self!"). It sucks. I'm type II and have only been psychotic once, and that was during a depressive episode. Psychotic depression = scariest thing ever.

Right now I'm getting my meds rearranged. I'm taking xanax, Lexapro, Trileptal, and recently my doc added Abilify (which is working great, except for the side effects, which I have to take cogentin for. Yes, I'm taking a drug for my drug. Reeeediculous). I like the abilify, as it is the first thing to make me feel human in a really long time. Unfortunately, I'm not so fond of having to take a drug for my drug, and the cogentin gives me a new set of side effects. Fail.

I also enjoy long walks on the beach and romantic candlelit dinners :P
(not really, but I do enjoy science fiction, writing, cats, and Shostakovich)

happy bill
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1132
   Posted 11/20/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   


   Welcome,  and congrats on feeling good. My mom was sure it was a misdiagnosis. Guess she didnt want to admit there was something wrong with me. LOL LOL .  I'm just on two drugs so you have me beat. But they do work well for me and thats all that matters at the end of the day.

   Gald to see you are here and congrats again.


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   Posted 11/20/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Doc,

Welcome to HealingWell and the bipolar board. It's nice to have new blood and especially with a sense of humor! I look forward to hearing more from you!

Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II

"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER

Precious Gem
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 11/24/2009 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello New One,
Welcome Aboard!  Does sound like alot of meds.......I am on the new med Saphris, which has been a little up and down (excuse the pun) but with some tweaking on dosage doing really well now (finally).  I have not told my extended family (older sisters, parents deceased, sisters now think they are my parents) because they simple will not believe or accept it and no one in my fine ole southern family has mental Illness.  I had a hard enough time myself, but you know what?  That is OK.
You will encounter lots of great people here and learn some new stuff along the way.
Happy Thanksgiving wink
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