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Trying to Understand
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   Posted 10/1/2010 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I am BP II, and depressed 99 % of the time. Meds work then quit, including mood stabilizers and anti-depressants. Have been searching for non-med ways to cope. Some authors feel that we don't take care of ourselves, and so continue to plummet if we don't do something to help ourselves. Like, continue to socialize even if on an abbreviated schedule, exercise, meditate, yoga, fresh air, eating healthy diet. Kind of overwhelming. I'm 60 now and been at this for years. Up and down, over and over.

Today found this link:
http://optimismonline.com/app/index.html#app=2ada&f8df-selectedIndex=0&8611-selectedIndex=0
and think it is so encouraging. A way to manage the overwhelm of self-help, our responsibility whether we are seeing a psych or therapist - or not.
Free trial for 14 days, online. Click on all the tabs. Can't afford the whole program after the trial, but will try and figure out a way to duplicate it. Or find the money.

Also, working on this.
http://www.psychologicalselfhelp.org, FREE downloadable book.
What a generous and brilliant man. Being 60, I have loads of time to look for this kind of assistance. Especially since other things have not been such a success. I am on disability.

Just one more note: you do mellow out with age, if you are healthy otherwise, learning to think things thru and not react to stress and your triggers is VERY VALUABLE. Of course you will have to identify those things in yourself.

Hope this indeed is a helpful post, and I am not off on a hypomania, ha ha. Think its right on the money........Sandy

PS I love FREE

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/2/2010 2:31 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah free is definately good!! no more shrinks for me, no more psychologists, will never use the mental health team again!! not a fan of cbt either. i have found a compassionate man whom is a social worker, he, i and my gp. that's it!!
28 admissions, 20 public, 8 private, all 3+ months. ECT in 04, 6 treatments, 6 month intensive inpatient program for people with severe borderline personality disorder, 4 and a half yrs of intensive psychiatric therapy...with the best shrink in australia. 12 sessions with a sexual abuse counsellor. case-managed for 3 yrs, kicked of in 04-too intellectual. another 3 yrs of intensive psychiatric therapy, a plethera of psycho-social rehabilitation. was homeless for 2 and a half yrs, my partner died in my arms in 06. i thought i'd share this with you, have done so on hw in the past, many times also.
 
medically i am very unwell. t1 diabetes, vit d deficient, diabetic nuropathy, lombroscal spine, on HRT for life. hyperlperdaemia, lymphodaemia, diabetic sores,
massive insomnia, possible fibro, possible lithium toxic, massive anxiety, vomiting, diarreoah, aches and pains all over. having more tests, magnesium, s-lithium, ck.
 
take care, jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

Trying to Understand
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   Posted 10/2/2010 2:53 AM (GMT -6)   
OMG, Jaimee-

I wondered about your story. I had NO idea of your pain and suffering. Since coming here I realize that I have NOTHING to bear compared to many others.
My heart goes out to you. You are such a wonderful man, caring, encouraging. Always have something kind to say to those suffering, I have gathered this from all your posts to others.
I am horrified of the treatment you received and not receiving relief. You are a brave soul. Jaimee. I thank you for coming into my life. You have taught me much.

Sincerely, from the bottom of my heart,
Sandy

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/2/2010 3:43 AM (GMT -6)   
we all learn much from each other. and i thank you also sandy.

as us aussies say, i am a tough nut!! catch ya later mate!!

some aussie slang!! jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

Trying to Understand
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   Posted 10/4/2010 1:48 AM (GMT -6)   
For those interested, I emailed Optimism online and received the answer that $39.95 is for life. And as a bonus, the answer was from a live person, the creator, on Holiday with his family in Australia. Also has BP. By crikey !
Learned some other Austrailianisms from him, told him I wasn't sure he was really an Austrailian since he didn't close with Cheers, Mate, like Jaimee does ! Had to google the list of Aussie talk he returned. Sounds pretty bawdy, but isn't in the "interpretation", no longer in use for everyday folk unless they are trying to get a reaction. Don't think I'll be repeating them to Jaimee after all. To think I was speaking to someone in the middle of nowhere in Austrailia. In the old days we called them pen pals at school. SO much easier online.
Cheers mates
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