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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 2/27/2006 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all. After many years of me thinking I was crazy, I was really BP. I finally admitted to myself that I needed help. I called my doctor and she prescribed me Seroquel 25 mg and Prozac 25 mg. She also suggested that I see a counselor at least once a month. Well I have been on my meds for almost a month now and I don't see the Seroquel working. The Prozac seems to be working just fine though, thank goodness. I am 23 yrs old, recently diagnosed BP, recently doagnosed with Malignant Melanoma skin cancer, and depression. I currently have a boyfriend that is hanging in there with me. He gets fed up a lot, and God bless him for staying around. I can't help it, and I try to tell everyone that. They just don't seem to understand what I am going through. I will never be better. I will have to be on meds my entire life. It's like someone is controlling my body whenever i get in one of my "moods". I say and do stuff I forget and regret. I want a family someday, and I'm scared I will never get married because men think I'm just freaking crazy. They are all scared of me. Please give me advice. I know many of you are experiencing the same.

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 2/28/2006 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi marie,  Welcome to healing well forum.  We are glad to you found us. 

I am sorry about your bipolar diagnosis, I know it must be hard to adjust to that realization.  Your Seroquel may not be showing any effects of working as it is at a low dose.  Maybe talk to your doctor and see if he wants to adjust the dosage.  You are still very young and have your whole life ahead of you.  Bipolar is completely manageable with a good diet, exercise and staying on your medication as your doctor prescribes. 

I hope to see more of you, continue to post


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   Posted 3/1/2006 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I understand about bp & pain & believing in someone higher up. If you want to talk more look me up (
my prayers are with you.

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   Posted 3/1/2006 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Marie,

As you are will aware, relationships are one of the most difficult tasks we have in life. I was currently diagnosed as well and quickly became single again.--:) I've been divorced for many years and have a tennage daughter who has grown into a beautiful, intelligent young lady. Please don't let BP stop you from fulfilling your dreams of becoming a Mom. Once you are on the right meds, the "moods" will slowly dissipate. Also, from personal experience, Iv'e found it best to not consume alcohol. I am currently on Lamictal and Zyprexa and seeing a threapist twice a month. My next step is to find group therapy that I can fit into my schedule. Kudos to your boyfriend for hanging in there. Hope this helps and you can email if needed, just click on the email icon.

Best wishes!


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   Posted 3/4/2006 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello...I was wondering if you are seeing a family doc or a pdoc?? I was recently diagnosed BP even though I have suspected it for awhile, only because my shift in moods became pretty severe. I was put on Seroquel as well a few years back, it made me sleep but I was pretty angry on it and I didn't want to get out of bed in the morning because I was angry then too. I have a great new pdoc who really listened and put me on Lamictal/Neurontin/Adderall and like I have mentioned in other posts I have entered a foreign balanced state. I feel that this is too good to be true. My husband for sooo long has been wondering what he is coming home to and has put up with me through all of this. Talk to your doc soon about refiguring your meds. Best wishes!!


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