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Old September 5th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #1
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I have found out I am bi-polar. It relieves me and scares me all to hell. Relief because now i know what is wrong with me and i can fix it or at least try to, with medication. Fear because it was what did in mom. sigh.....
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Old September 6th, 2008, 08:14 PM   #2
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Dragon, bi-polar is what you make of it. I know it is hard but with proper meds and therapy you can do as you wish. I know some bi-polars who are very high functioning and holding very responsible jobs; i.e., doctors, policemen, politians.

It will take a while to find the right combination of meds, but don't give up.

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Old September 7th, 2008, 10:33 PM   #3
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im hear for ya ((DR)) as Doc told me not Only i have Epilepsy all my life ,i need Folic Acid
as directed by her ,eeeek and im a male.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 03:15 PM   #4
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So sorry to hear of your news hun, but like the others above have said - with the correct treatment and medication (and YOUR willpower), you should be able to deal with this as it throws itself at you. It's going to be hard getting used to the whole ''diagnosis'' but don't feel you are alone.

I know I'm new but feel free to PM me if you ever need to vent. You might want to check out sites like http://www.mdf.org.uk/ which have great little communities which you can join as well as posting on this one. There are a few Americans on that site, but I will try and find an American equivalent and PM it to you.

My thoughts are with you x
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Old October 9th, 2008, 06:24 PM   #5
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thank you all for your support, i haven't been on like i was. and the hugs were much appreciated in the bottomless bucket o' hugs - thanks to Irish. One day at a time... today was a good day... best in many. Tomorrow is a new day..... hugs!!
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Old October 11th, 2008, 11:59 PM   #6
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The bottomless bucket is forever there (((((((((( DragonsRain ))))))))))). Hugs are good for sad times, mad times, glad times, just because times. So feel free to take as needed, or because you just want one or as many as you can. Fill your pockets with them. They weigh zip and fit all.
Wishing you comfort in your ans. ((((( DragonsRain ))))). If you don't see me in here from time to time. Remember always thinking the best for you.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 05:50 PM   #7
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Dragonrain,

I don't know what type of bipolar u r i.e. fast cycling, manic/manic depressive or depressive/manic depressive etc. However, this dragonfly has been diagnosed as bipolar for 18 almost 19 yrs. I have gone off meds. several times which always gets me into MAJOR debt! and have continually maintained employment since age 16 and I am almost 44 now. As long as you do what the doc says and take your meds. and most importantly I have found; get 8 - 10 hrs of sleep every night you could probably be high funtioning as myself.

My best friends mother-in-law is bipolar also. She does not stick to her meds or what the doc tells her and she has not been able to work. I tell you this so you know how important taking your meds, doing as the doc says and getting into a support group/maintaining a job outside of the home can help you. I am here if you need me.

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Old December 8th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #8
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i hear you have that relationship with your doctor.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 09:34 AM   #9
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((((((((( all ))))))))))))),

Remember that no question is a "stupid" question. The only question that may be "stupid" is the one you don't ask. So go on ask all the questions you want of your dr, your health care system, your support groups, it's important to get as much info as possible. Questions asked + Questions answered = Knowledge. Knowlegde is good to have. Take care. Hang in there. Remember we're here. We care.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 11:04 PM   #10
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i am now here and it has been hard scence i have been diagnosed because i have relized not everyone was picking on me. i was just that big of an ass. how do you go back and make that all better. now that my head has slowed down enought to really think abought my life it hurts.
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