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   Posted 12/6/2006 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know what to do. I just got out of the hospital for the third time in a month. I just can't seem to get stablized. What on earth can I do? I'm trying everything they're throwing at me, but to no avail. I'm tired of fighting with it. Any suggestions? If this med change doesn't work this time, I'm asking about ECT. I feel it's my only other option at this point. 

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   Posted 12/7/2006 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello Seechell,

Gosh you certainly have been put through a lot this last month. The first thing that came to my mind when you said that you were trying everything that they throw at you to no avail was that med changes takes time to see how you adjust to them. And it sounds like you have been through quite a lot of changes and in/out of the hospital for a month.

It doesn't seem to me that you are giving this enough time to develop into something good. I know it is hard dealing with all the med changes and wanting improvement this minute but I think you should go easy on yourself and just let the healing take it's coarse.

This illness causes us to just sit back sometimes and just be and let the meds help us out of our dark place. Give yourself some TLC for awhile and give the meds a chance. By all means if you have other suggestions for treatment talk about them with your doctor.

Here I go again...Are you seeing a therapist too? I can't tell you how much having that in my life has helped me getting through all the stuff that bi-polar throws our way.

I've only been diagnosed with bi-polar for 2 1/2 years now but was actually living with it for many, many years before my diagnosis with a pdoc. My GP labeled it as depression and anxiety. Anyway I just want to let you know that having bi-polar has put me through a whirl wind of troubles, but having the support of a therapist and being truthful with her has made all the difference for me. I'm still fightin! Still hangin tough! Maybe it's your time to just hang tough when you can't do anything else.

Please give yourself some time. Many times I had to just sit out of comission for a time to let the healing process take its coarse.

Hoping for some rest for you for awhile. Things will be better. Keep us posted here.

Sincerely, ~Sukay~*


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   Posted 12/7/2006 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Sukay- You helped me put things into perspective. Patience is definately not one of my virtues. I'll try harder. Thanks again!
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   Posted 12/8/2006 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I wish I had great words of wisdom for you I know you are doing all you can to get a grip on this
Am hoping and praying you will have better results with these meds
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