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Old June 24th, 2003, 02:36 AM   #1
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Arrow Is there anyone out there who has some

type of mental illness? Geez, we need a discussion board like this one! Let's make it go, go, go!
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Old September 14th, 2007, 12:28 AM   #2
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Are you kinding...I am a walking case study. Let's talk.

I just posted my own forum poll about setting a forum discussion board to talk about all the issues going on, but this get me started.

I have Type II Bipolar disorder, which means I can be depressed, or manic, or both at the same time. Many of the 'so-called' functional bipolar suffers that manage to lead what seems like a good and often successful life are Type II.

Beside this disorder being monumentally frustrating itself, the perception that people have of it and of people who have it, only ADD significantly to the 'reasons' for depression. The quilt for our family problems being influenced by my disorder. [This is the one area where I feel like every one I talk to is judgmental about everything I have done or do. Sorta the typical 'stay at home mom' lectures that make you believe you are less than momma should be.] The condescending way my husband whats to blame every little thing on my condition & being forced to listen to the 'It's not your fault' lecture.

I have an engineering degree and work as senior staff level or corporate director level in my field, obviously my bipolar disorder hasn't hinder that, so why does it interfere with everything in our family life. And to top it off - he has a very short fuse, refuses to listen to me about anything, is always telling me to write it down and then he doesn't read it. I when I ask for help, and he oversteps the boundaries (only setup based in my professional needs), he blows up with any suggestion of modifying how he needs to help me. Then it becomes a 'I will just never do anything to try to help you again.' Personally, I think its his way of copping out and blaming it on me.

The medicine, and I could open my own pharmacy, causes so many problems with my memory, concentration, and other mental sharpness issues. Which, in itself creates issues with my husband as well. I don't remember from day to day sometimes, he is constantly telling me, when I ask for information, that he told me that last week. This is when I need his understanding or compensation for my disorder. Just answer the question and make a silly comment about you telling me last week. AUGH?

Then let's make it real interesting; add muscular fibromyalgia, PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian disorder - lots of tiny cysts in the ovaries, and obesity issues that are creeping into causing Type 2 diabetes. Common thread - serotonin.

I suffer from many affects of the disorders/illnesses, and affects caused by the medication.

Weight gain of >60lbs in less than 6 months because of symbyax (zyprexa combo drug). They have a class action suit against the maker of zyprexa for onset diabetes.

Memory loss & inability to concentrate.

Severe sleep disorders.

Anxiety, fatique, severe pain all over, major muscle & trigger point inflamation & pain.



And what seems to be so many problems that its amazing I am still all together. (My joke to the world...God made me like this just to slow me down so the rest of the world could keep up with me.) A little vanity to cover so much pain: physical, mental, & emotional.

The PCOS is another major player. I shouldn't have had any kids, but God is great. The hormones fluctuations day to day during the months, and then the hormonal changes only add to the inability to completely control the bipolar.

I would love some feedback and would like to help workout what is the best wait to really make a differecne.


Its corny I know, but i would like to look at my glass half full again rather than half empty.

See my poll on 'Other Issues' in the forum area and would ranks & feedback.

Look forward to putting together a good forum discussion sytem with other ladies on several different 'Our Issues' discussions.

Talk to all of you soon!
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Old September 14th, 2007, 09:16 PM   #3
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I've been told I now suffer from depression and have been put on celexa. I don't know if that or one of the other meds I take has made me put back on weight? how ever the symtoms you decribed I have:Memory loss & inability to concentrate.

Severe sleep disorders.

Anxiety, fatique, severe pain all over, major muscle & trigger point inflamation & pain.

Now if that's not enough they don't know why!!! Then just before Labor day they sent me to have an EMG and I now know that the carpoltunnel (SPelling) is not in myheas but actually in my hand. It hurts all the time and makes it hard to type or do much of anything! once they operate on it I won't be able to do anything with the hand at all until ...Oh, I don't know 4-6 weeks?
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Old September 14th, 2007, 11:51 PM   #4
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Do a search, Celexa find it's symptoms, side effects, whether they are long lasting or not. If they are see if it's possible to take a different med.

Until the surgery on your wrist see if you can wear one of those wrist bands.The type that cover most of your hand. Have friends that wear them when typing, driving, etc. It seems to help.

Good luck on everything. (((((crazymomma )))))))). Hang in there. You will get though this with help. Good luck.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #5
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((((IRISH EYES))))) Thanks hon, I'm doing what I have to.
Oh BTW If frozen comes into chat soon tell shimmering unicorn says HI. Mary asked me to tell her but when I came back on line she wasn't here. I see now she's back. Thanks Irish.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 10:01 PM   #6
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Robyn, personally I think your hubby is a big PITA. Apparently he has absolutely no understanding of your illnesses. I'd drag his butt to counseling, have him have a long talk with your physician(s) and if that doesn't work, throw his butt out.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 02:54 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot for keep great sharing..........
I will be try to looking forward to the other posts...
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Old May 28th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #8
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Spent the day alone…no one cares if I am here so how would you think I feel? Tired of doing for others being last or never on their list so why bother anymore? I dont know but sure am tired of this useless life I have. made a family who wants nothing with me anymore. no one calls or stops by. unless they need me to drive them somewhere with no money for gas. no man to love me. it seems I am destined to be alone forever. feeling betrayed, abandoned, sad, teary eyed and well the rest is just overflow i think. So whatever you have dont take it for granted. Those who say one thing then do another well that is just it. I have nothing anymore. :crying:
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Old May 29th, 2012, 06:50 PM   #9
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Wolfie, I've been down for the past 6 months. I don't like to talk about it, so I try to stay upbeat. WOW helps me because it serves as a temporary escape. I love talking to you (Mom), Irish, DA, and everyone else here. It was cool having Syn join because she's a nut! I guess we all just have to go on, and hope for the best.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 12:39 PM   #10
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Thing is Jenn that I work out my sadness or whatever I am feeling. I dont take drugs aka scripts for it. I have to work it out to get back on top. Now mind you that was one moment that stretched out for the day. Sometimes it does sometimes it doesnt. But once I realize what my thoughts are leading me to and to see what the question is, then to realize the answer from before is still the same answer, tis no more problem. I find something to be creative or busy with. Right now that is my house. Now the refrigerator is dying I am hoping to get on off Craigslist for 100 dollars havent heard anything yet. But Grandchildren and their mother is here. Talked to the husband who wants to crash here at this house if he gets he job in town, cause he cant drive anymore. He lost his license. Oh well its going to not happen. SO I hope to accomplish things. Hugs
Yes WOW is great diversion from the things that get me down too.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 10:02 PM   #11
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Wolfie, in a strange way, talking to you helps me with my problems. It makes me realize that others are going through stuff too. There are so many out there that are dealing with situations, so why should I just think of myself?!? I'm going to try to be positive, and understand that things could be so much worse for me than they are now. I appreciate your friendship and your insights.
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 02:16 PM   #12
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Exactly Jenn! If you stopped and thought about all the other people who have it worse than you yet still go about their business of daily living with a smile on their faces then it makes you feel redundant over your situation(s) you are facing! So if you find the answers or solutions that might work out temporarily until it gets better fine. Yet keep on working things out. Sometimes they got to get tweaked or readjusted. Yet we strive for better. For the other option isnt viable. Not now or ever. So thus you inspire yourself get motivated and get positive with your life. Its a choice not easy always but its still a choice. I am not going down that dark road for I know what can and maybe will happen. Whereas I choose to work the bright road for I know what I can achieve and thus the benefits of it all. So now remember you are still it! LOL Hugs
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 03:22 PM   #13
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Wolfie, you said it better than I could. My heart goes out to everyone that feels down, and hope that things will turn up for them - maybe even tomorrow.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 12:23 AM   #14
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I used to work for a company that had an insite workshop for those that were mentally disadvantaged. I thought then and still do, that it was so cool. They were given jobs that they could accomplish. They did that, received a paycheck, and helped the company. It also gave them a sense of self-worth. I interacted with many of these guys and girls and came away feeling not only good for them, but also myself. The Native Americans considered these folks to be God's special people. I agree.
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