I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Healing Well; we are very happy that you have found us and have decided to join HW. The family here are so very supportive, caring and helpful - I love to come here to help others but also to post what I am dealing with as I know that I will get some support and advice from the wonderful members.
I am very sorry to hear that you are going through such a tough time, but I can relate to a lot of what you are dealing with. I have been diagnosed with Bipolar as well A/P; it's a tough combination. It was only about 9 months ago that I was diagnosed with any of these but I can look back at my life and see all the signs and it sure explains a lot for me. I have also been losing weight recently, but I can stand to lose many more - so it's not an issue for me right now. But it really sounds like it's an issue for you. I hope you don't lose any more weight.
As Meg said, I am also worried about the self-harm; have you spoken with anybody about this? Does your doctor know that you have stopped the meds? If not, you should always consult your doctor about stopping meds, as it is usually needed that you gradually taper off them to avoid or reduce any withdrawal symptoms. If you aren't talking to anyone about what you are currently going through, please strongly consider doing this as it may be of great help to you.
Please keep posting to let us know how you are doing so that we can continue to help and support you through this tough time. That's what we are here for.
Co-Moderator Anxiety/Panic Disorders
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I am in no way a medical professional, any advice given is purely on an amateur level.
Please seek professional advice from your doctor.
Dx: Agoraphobia, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Essential Tremors, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S., Mitral Valve Prolapse, Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea
Rx: Abilify, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin LA, Rozerem, Valium
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