looks like bp-1.

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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/26/2010 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
hi gang.
 
just completed a self -test for bi-polar disorders.
this was done via the black dog institute. yes very
reputable, australian as well.
 
score 49.
 
22 and over are for bp-1 and bp-2. and since i have
MDD I  have clear indications for bp-1 as a dx.
 
also foe some time now i have been rapid cycling. have
been experiencing massive hypomania, like 3 days +
and crashing between 2-3 days. i have also been rapid
cycling between the two. (daily.) have printed of the
test for my g.p/see him later today. time 4 bed, well it
was ages ago, but hypo, blew some $. stupid.
will let you know. dr. will have my s. lithium results.
and other bloods, magnesium, ck as well.
 
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 10/26/2010 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Black Dog Institute, I heard of them from Grame Cowan, another Aussie, too. He has a website and has a downloadable book in part there. Interesting. He so kindly sends a msg now and then and is quite understanding.

Hope your labs show something that will be a simple treat, like the vit D was. Your physical symptoms are better now? Some?

My vitamin therapy (self) has not shown promise, was hoping that Magnesium and Zinc were the culprits, but apparently not deficient. True test will be when the bottles are gone and I don't refill, what then?

Am moving from vitamin therapy to superfoods now. Have eaten enough pumpkin to turn into one, still have the skin problems, so guess it's not vit. A. Next stop Quinoa. Its a seed, something like oatmeal/bulgar I surmise, still haven't found it in the market, hope this doesn't require the health food store.

I've lost track of what you're on now, Jaime. Maybe you could update your signature ?
Have been thinking of you, and glad for seeing the update.
Cheers, mate !
Sandy
BP II
Severe depression

Respect baby steps. Most work gets done an inch at a time.

Tirzah
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   Posted 10/26/2010 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Jamie, sweetie,
I'm so glad to hear you plan to talk to your doctor about this. There are a lot of symptoms that can overlap from one illness to another. It could be BP, but there are other physical & mental illnesses that can manifest with those same symptoms.

wishing you well,
frances :)

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   Posted 10/26/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
sandy, i hope you find the right stuff to help you.
 
frances, yes will rule out stuff, dr will have blood results on
magnesium, lithium, and ck. will take test results from the black dog institute as well. go in around 2 hrs. will advise later.thx 4 your care and concern.
 
sandy..........signature below!!! :-)
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

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   Posted 10/27/2010 3:47 AM (GMT -6)   
hi all. dr. has dx me with bp-1. i have a referal to our mental health teams professor of psychiatry. my gp wants to know about using lithium. dose, etc. my lithium bloods were below the normal range, less <0.1 L it was between 0.5-1.0 so this is a clear indicator from my bloods that i am bp-1. alike siobhan i have to try to get an appt with my defunct mental health team, geez, they don't want to know about me, so this will be fun, my dr. has written a letter to the prof directly and wants me to go and scream and wave to get noticed, yes these buggers dont give a ..............u know what!!! i know siobhan, it sucks huge, alike me you need to start waving and get noticed.
 
need to look into some stuff. alike if lithium is used as a stand alone, and or can be used with our meds, in particular anti-deps. dr. is a little out of his expertise with this, apparently the prof is good, so says my dr. will see if i get a darn appt with him!! magnesuim, fine, lipids, normal-yeah!!!! were shocking, sugars no good.
thx for caring. jamie
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/27/2010 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
you hang in there siobhan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you tooooo are strong. stronger than you realise. sorry, just been all over the shop sweetie. always here for you, jamie. keep on at them, i have to do the same tomorrow. not leaving till i get an appt. time date and having it confirmed!! i too have been ditched, was in 2004, so i do not trust them one iota. i understand this. but you need some serious assistance, you deserve some serious assistance. yes, true i can only do so much, i can't dx you, nor treat you, but i am here for you as you, the person, the caring person i know as siobhan. you are always there for the members siobhan, and we are here for you too. hang in there. jamie.

keeping being strong and safe. and thx 4 being there for me. it really helps. :-)
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

awty
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   Posted 10/27/2010 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jamie,

Are you happy to have a diagnoses, I want to say I am happy for you, as then you have a treatment plan - but I want to check in on how you feel about it too.

Black dog is very popular in NZ, (that's where I am), it has alot of NZ followers, and was one of the main support websites for those with PTSD that I used to post with.

Take care Jamie

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   Posted 10/27/2010 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
HI AWTY. strangely i am happy. confirms everything. black dog is fab.

currently, all over the shop. heaps of mania.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

awty
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   Posted 10/27/2010 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I too see it as a positive Jamie, I wish you didn't have it, but now you know what you are dealing with, you will be better equipped to manage it. I am proud that you kept searching for answers, and kept pushing, what a wealth of strength you have Jamie, well done you.

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   Posted 10/27/2010 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
thx. :-) jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

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   Posted 10/27/2010 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jamie,

Glad you got a dx from black dog. I bet it feels better to have an idea as to what you are up against now. Now they will know how to treat it.

I wish Siobhan that you could get a dx too. It must be so hard to deal with something knowing that you have something else.

Hope you both are doing good. And everybody else. I have not been on much, sorry. Doing the best that I can with the time I have. Will try to be here more though...

Hugs to all,
Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/27/2010 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
thx karen. ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

JAMIE :-)
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/28/2010 3:50 AM (GMT -6)   
okay, jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/28/2010 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
CHEERS MATE. JAMIE.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/29/2010 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
ok. went up. got interviewed by 2 psych workers. was very uncomfortable. went through 30mins of bs. advised them that i do not beleive in them and detest the facility. so, my situation will be talked over mon. the consultant shrink, may or may not see me. apparently picks and choses. so i demanded a ph call, and advised if he will not see me to at least make contact with my gp, and advise me that this has done. i firmly explained of the lack of any care in the past, incl lies about services, ph calls and or even a darn letter. i said i do not want any service provision, just that my gp needs a consult on the best way to manage my condition. left very aggitated. they certainly play with your head. i hope i never have to see the buggers ever again. jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

awty
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   Posted 10/29/2010 3:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Awe Jamie, sorry to hear that!

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/29/2010 3:59 AM (GMT -6)   
ah, it's cool. how are you awty? thx 4 caring. jamie
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/29/2010 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
never, jamie. have an awesome time. 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 10/30/2010 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Shuvvy, know you have been dragged thru the mud more than once, but as you start this new therapy, the DBT, try and be open-minded about it. After your possible initial, negative or angry reaction, think about it again later. Do some writing on it, come back and present your "dispute", to further explore or conclude that you are right. And move on, don't quit on yourself.

I had a good therapist once and didn't realize it, got mad and left. She had lots of valid points and suggestions, tho I didn't see it, and didn't think she understood me. In hindsight, always 20:20, she hit it right on the head. I just wasn't into receiving it. Silly, I wasted my time being stubborn.

You gotta Work It, Girl!

Good luck,
Sandy
BP II
Severe depression

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/30/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
we all have to keep working at it!!! cheers, jamie

BI-POLAR-1, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/30/2010 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, very, very good!!! we are all works in progress. got to keep workin' and never surrendering!!! cheers guys, jamie :-) :-)
BI-POLAR-1, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/31/2010 5:16 AM (GMT -6)   
be good. jamie.
BI-POLAR-1, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

Trying to Understand
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   Posted 10/31/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Shuvvy,
can you call in and see if they have a cancellation call list? Sometimes i call in the morning of, around a half hour after they get in, and sometimes get iseen the very same day. Know your system is bogged down, but thought I'd suggest it anyway.
Good luck
What happened to your All Hallows spirit? What did you end up doing?
Sandy
BP II
Severe depression

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/31/2010 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
keep the appt siobhan. you have been through some hard yards, shown true grit, you will get through this rough time because you have done so in the past. you have shown that with support that you can get through stuff, the dx and right treatments, alike me are massively needed. keep being brave, you have done well. the fluctuations totally suck, and are totally draining too. the weakness and fainting stuff needs to be looked in sweetie, maybe there is something medical going on there. beleive in you, we certainly do. jamie
BI-POLAR-1, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/31/2010 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
just ring and apologise. let them know that you have been unwell.

take care sweetie, jamie.
BI-POLAR-1, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.
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