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Georgie Girl
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 6/25/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I think I am in the throes of a moderate depression. I am bipolar and had anxiety this spring that caused me to be hospitalized.  Doc says that overwhelming anxiety can be part of the manic phase of bipolar.  Beginning at the first of this year, before I transitioned to anxiety, I was feeling useless and hopeless and could not face the long days.  Since I've recovered from my anxiety (due to Zyprexa which was finally tried after three other meds that did not help) I am back to feeling useless, hopeless, extremely long and boring days, inability to get started in the morning. I went from loving my job to barely tolerating it.  The anxiety though is at a manageable level.
I am on Zyprexa for anxiety, Lamictal and Depakote as mood stabilizers, and Celexa as an antidepressant but I'm thinking I may need a different antidepressant.
Think this is the depression part of my illness?  It's not like the depression I suffered in 2000 and 2001 but I suppose how we experience depression can change.
Georgie Girl

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 6/25/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   


It could be your meds or it may be situational.  Perhaps you could start making a goal list for each day.

Make the list simple and easy, go for short walk, call one friend,  whatever you want to put on your list.  It is for your eyes only.

My list was so simple when I was at my lowest point, I had 1. Get out of bed. 2. Wash hair 3. Wash one load of clothes.  So you see you can check off each goal as you achieve and if you don't meet your goal that day, move it to the next day.

Many days my goals had carry overs.................such as make dentist appointment.  Keep taking babysteps and as far as meds, I would discuss your meds with your Pdoc.

Bless you


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