Hi, I'm Bundle, new to the site.
I got diagnosed w BP about 8 or 9 months ago I guess. Been fiddling w my meds for a while, yesterday my psych added Prozac to my Lamictal and Wellbutrin. Has anybody been on this cocktail? My mania stays away for pretty long, but depression holds on. I also have ridiculous PMDD-which I think sets off the lingering depression. Anyway.
Been seeing my awesome psychologist for about 5 and a half years. Started off because I was depressed. overweight, and purging. Then my marriage of 25 years ended, then I did some self-harm for a while, shopped myself into bankruptcy, blah blah blah. On the positive side, my marriage really was bad, in the course of therapy I came to terms with many years of emotional battery, which I still work on today. And my doc got me to start painting as therapy and I discovered that I really love it, I'm pretty good at it, and it really helps when I use it.
I have a 25 year old daughter who moved into my nest about 6 months ago- for the most part it is great, just normal ups and downs I think.
That's enough I think for now, I'm excited about this site, it will be good to connect with other people who "get it"