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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/29/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually post on the fibromylgia site but I need a differnt place right now. I am so stressed out and feel totally out of control. I suppose iam depressed and have a hard time admitting alot of things as a child I was horrible i HAD TEMPERTANTRUMS ECT... AS A TEEN i WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR DEPRESSION AND WAS TOLD i WAS BI-POLAR.  My parents never mentioned and never took me back to a dr over the years I have struggled with highs and lows I feel like I have a ton of bricks sitting on top of me and just cant catch my breathe I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 2 years ago and spend a lot of time in pain so much as I dont even tell any one I just keep going until I crash. I am trying to make an appointment with a psychologist for tomorrow but over the years when I have gone I was never truthful and never told any one about the BiPolar diagnosis. It is hard for me to admit things to people face to face. I clam up and cant let it all out and I feel I need to.But just dont know how I have struggled with a couple differnt addictions nothing harmful until the past year I have started gambling and have my family so far in debt I just want to walk away and say they are better off with out me..Well any way at least now you all know a little about me and can hopefully give me some positive in put
Tanks for listineing

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/29/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I know you from the fibromyalgia forum and I know you to be a wonderful person. I think you needed to post here and I am glad that you did.

You are right, you need to tell the doctor or psychologist everything. You need the right treatment for what you have. And part of your pain could be coming from the bipolar depression. So getting on the right meds might help with your pain also. Wouldn't that be wonderful.

I am glad that you have an appointment tomorrow. You might want to sit down tonight and write a list of all of the important things that you want to discuss with the therapist when you see him/her. Often we get so caught up in the first meeting and all and we forget what we want to ask them. So I would suggest a list. And please remember that you need certain meds for bipolar and you really want to be up front about that so that you can get the proper help.

Addiction is a difficult situation. Whatever it is. I am glad that you are facing this. Please discuss this too. There are many things that can help you. And do realize that your family needs you and they need you to be as healthy as possible. They would not be better off without you. They need you in their lives.

All of this can be taken care of and you have taken the first really big steps to getting help. You are now on a healing journey. And I know that you are going to feel better.

Keep trying and keep posting. We are all here for you.

Hugs, Karen
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