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   Posted 5/21/2010 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Post Edited (Bohemian) : 6/19/2010 11:47:19 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/22/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
 Hey there Bohemian, just wanted to look at what you ahve posted. Not neccessary disaggreeing with you, (You do have 25 years experience on this stuff, i have less than 2)
Your list i copied and here is mine
sexual dysfunction
severe restlessness
suicidal thoughts
    I basicly have most of what you have except of the anexoria and the panic attacks.  I know how i was without the meds because that was just 2 years ago and i know the damage i caused because of it. In the two years leading up to my diagnosis i had maybe 6-10 affairs, spent wildly, and had all the other thinds on that list. In the almost 2 years since then, 0 affairs, good hypomania, and if i have had any of the other things they have been very mild and fleeting.  For me medication is the only way i can handle this desease.
   Now that being said, i have heard as to believe it that these meds lose thier potency in us over time. That was one of the reasons that i have REDUCED my primary med to half of what i was taking before. Is it harder, a bit, but i am hoping that by reducing the meds it will take my body longer to build up a tolerance to the med, and therefore i might get a longer run out of it before i have to go to something new.
    I know you now believe that these meds made you worse, i would respectfully sugest that you switch how you are seeing it. Maybe the meds gave you a good 20-25 years of control that you wouldnt have had otherwise. I for one am strong at many things in my life, but i will admit that i was powerless before BP and its effects. 
     Like i said earlier, i will listen to your 25 years of experience, but my point of view is that i wouldnt still be married, still be  a good father, and probally couldnt have kept the jobs that i love so much if it wasnt for the meds that i am on. Side effects and all.

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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2896
   Posted 5/22/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Why not keep a log of your side effects, what meds you were on with various instances, so you and others can see if this is colored by your judgement or mood, or if it is the truth.

And if you are in an episode now, are you looking for something to blame it on? 

I don't know you and don't know how you are now, but I can imagine that could happen - don't be offended!

Bipolar 2
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder

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