Seen my therapist today, Update

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   Posted 7/11/2007 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
So as you all know, I stopped all meds Thursday since they made me feel horrible. I'm doing great. Actually I haven't been as happy in a while. I'm enjoying this very much. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from me.
I seen my therapist today and told her about our plans to have  baby, and I told her I stopped my medicine. She said she thinks I will be a wonderful mom. She was also happy that I have not given up on meds for good. Just for now. So just as I suspected I must schedule with my prescribng doctor tomorrow, of course it takes a couple weeks to get in.
Our plan is to get my moods stable first, so I suppose a little more trial & error w/ meds then I can stop them once we start trying to conceive and restart them once I have the baby. That way I'm not switching a bunch of meds right after I have the baby, and I'll know just what medicine works. I think this is a perfect idea.
So I guess I'll be trying something else. But I'm waiting until after I come home from vacation to start anything.
I'm very pleased with my appt. today. She was very supportive of my decision. Unfortunately, she told me that we only have 2 appt's left because she is going to a Kaiser in a different location. She is a resident now and has found a full time job over an hour away. I'm sad that she wont be my therapist when I finally do have a baby. It's so hard for me to find someone I like and can open up to.
I don't know what they will prescribe next and am a little nervous. But this time I will be very clear with my doctor about what I will tolerate and what I will not.
Wish me well.
Bipolar II, Panic Disorder & OCD
28 Years old
Taking Trileptal 300mg twice a day

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   Posted 7/11/2007 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   

I am glad things are going well for you!

~~~ Olivia  ~~~
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   Posted 7/12/2007 2:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Yay! Good news! Isn't it nice to get some positive feedback once and a while?

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   Posted 7/12/2007 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Yeah, I was so happy to get positive feed back. I was very nervous to discuss having a baby because I thought it was going to be discouraged. So I'm very happy & relieved. So is my husband. He is very excited and supportive.

I tried to call this morning to schedule my medicine appt. but the receptionist told me to call back tomorrow because there wasn't anything open within the next couple of weeks. So that concerns me, because I don't want to draw this out forever. I want to try a new medicine see if it works then move on.

Plus if they take forever to get me in, I think I'll lose my nerve and not want to try something else. So I called and left a message with my therapist, she can usually by pass the reception people and get me in much earlier. She works really hard to help me.

Bipolar II, Panic Disorder & OCD
28 Years old
Taking Trileptal 300mg twice a day

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   Posted 7/12/2007 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Zomese,
Glad to hear things are going well, Just a caution though, when I first went off my meds, I had a huge high for weeks, I too "felt great".  Then I crashed.  So just be aware of that if you are going to be off meds for awhile, and then again when you go off to have the baby.  I talked to a few ppl who experience the same thing.
I know you're super excited about your vacation too.  Just remember to take time to slow down, breathe and relax.
Again, so glad things are looking up for you.  I wish you the best and cannot wait to hear about your baby in the future.
Take care cool  (Wish I could go on vacation!)
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
--currently not on meds for bp--

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