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maggiern
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 225
   Posted 5/15/2018 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
MY SON DIED RECENTLY FROM A HEROIN OVER DOSE! I AM A SEVERE BIPOLAR AND WENT OFF THE DEEP END AND HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET MYSELFBACK UP COMPLETELY. I RECENTLY HAD TO RESIGN FROM MY JOB THAT I WENT TO COLEGE FOR BECAUSE IT WAS HIGH STRESSED. (NURSING) I HAVE CHANGED AND EVERONE SAY WE WANT THE OLD DONNA BACK, BUT SHE DIED WITH MY SON. THEY HAVE BEEN CHANGING MY MEDS SO I DON'T KNOW WHATS GOING ON AND HAVE GAINED 11 POUNDS. I WENT INTO THE HOSPITAL 2 TIMES IN LESS TO A YEAR. I HATE MY LIFE AND DON'T EVEN WANT TO WORK ANYMORE. I HAVE GONE TO A COUPLE OF SUPPORT GROUPS BUT DID'NT HELP. WHAT SHOULD I DO TO EASE THE PAIN?

P.S. MY CROHNS DISEASE IS OUT OFF REMISSION AND I'M IN PAIN BODY AND SOUL.
HELP!
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Tim Tam
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Date Joined May 2016
Total Posts : 1237
   Posted 5/15/2018 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry to hear about your son.

You do have a difficult situation, and I have been in those myself.

If you are a bipolar, were you on any medicine when this began?

Are you on any medicine now?

As a bipolar myself, I am on lithium for the mania and Mirtazapine anti-depressant for the depression.

It helps me get through some difficult times.

I've had to change jobs, also, to get into some lower stress situations.

Are you seeing a doctor for the bipolar?

How about for the Crohns disease?

Have you seen this website's Crohns disease forum?

Are you in physical pain from the Crohns?

UserANONYMOUS
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 4480
   Posted 5/18/2018 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi maggiern,

I am sorry for your loss. Death is something hard to deal with for some people. Grief takes time as well. Everyone deals with it differently. Give yourself time to grief if you need to.

Besides support groups, do you attend any therapy sessions? Individual therapy can be helpful.
I practice mindfulness and journaling. Doing simple things to distract yourself such as exercising, watching a funny movie, listen to nice music can help to.

I hope you feel better soon!
Know that we are here for you.

UA
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