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#1 A208B

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

Hey, guys. :)

 

I'm twenty-one, an Army wife, the caretaker of a beautiful longhair tortoiseshell named Nadya, and I write music when there's a lull (or spike) in the crazy. I'd like to have finished my first album by the time I move back home to Texas--we're currently stationed in the Pacific Northwest; talk about a change in the weather!--but right now, I'm primarily focused on my treatment.


I'm here because I've been struggling with manic, depressive, and mixed episodes since I can remember. The first time I had what I would now consider a severe episode, I was twelve. My tdoc would like to enroll me in a group therapy course and I'm fine with that, but I've only just re-entered treatment after a year-and-a-half hiatus following an incorrect diagnosis (that ultimately led to a manic relapse) and I'm still getting my bearings. In the meantime, I think it might be helpful to have a place online to talk out some of this craziness with other people.

Thanks for reading! I'm looking forward to contributing on the boards; this seems like a really lovely community.

 

--A2


DX: Bipolar I, rapid cycling / mixed episodes

Current RX: quetiapine (400mg), bupropion (300mg)

Past RX: sertraline, aripiprazole, trazodone, clonazepam

Other Treatment: seeing tdoc x1/week; pdoc ~x1/three weeks

On hiatus. Be back soon! ♥



#2 amy5000

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:59 AM

Welcome! I commend you for surviving in the NW with bipolar - I would die!


dx: bipolar 2, gad, "mixed personality disorder" blah blah

meds: trileptal 300mg, viibryd 20mg, gabapentin 300mg PRN, clonazepam .5mg PRN


#3 The Emperor

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

Welcome to CB! I had to Google-image "longhair tortoiseshell" because I was unsure whether you were referring to a freaking reptile or a dog. It's a cat! They're cool! We have four cats. None like that. Well, one has long hair, but she's kinda like a grey tabby or something, I'm really not sure. She looks NOTHING like either of her parents, so whatever. We have three of those and one all dark grey guy. He's pretty annoying. Sorry, I love cats! So does my SO, that's why we have four! We talk about their personalities all the time, probably pretty weird. Oh well.

 

Good luck with your music! That sounds awesome!


What the docs wrote down about my Crazy: Bipolar II, Some anxiety issue
The pills they give me to fix this shit: Lamictal 175mg, clonazepam 1mg , Trileptal 600mg
Pills that did NOT fix this shit: Sertraline, Buspirone, Mirtazipine, Paroxetine, Gabapentin, Effexor XR, Lorazepam, Cymbalta(twice), Zolpidem, Bupropion XL, Pristiq, Fluoxetine, Vistaril, Lexapro, Celexa, Trazodone, Geodon

Pills that worked well enough but side effects were total shit so I stopped: Abilify, Lithium, valium

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#4 your_illusion97

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

Welcome! I bet your cat is beautiful, from one cat lover to another pets are great and free therapy. This board i a wealth of information and cool people. So dont be afraid to ask questions or respond to posts, even start a journal.

Diagnosis: Bipolar 1, GAD, ADD

Current meds: Lamictal 400mg 1x daily, Lithium ER 900mg,Adderall XR 30mg 2x daily, Klonopin 2mg 2x daily, Vistaril 25mg 4x daily, Geodon 60mg at bedtime, Saphris 10mg at bedtime, Viibryd 40mg, Procardia XL 30mg( for HBP), Asprin 81mg, Zyrtec 10mg x1 daily,

Previous: Abilify 15mg, Zoloft 50mg, Lexapro 10mg, Zyprexa, Seroquel plain and XR, Trazadone,Vyvanse , Neurontin 100mg, Strattera, Geodon 120mg &160mg, Adderall 30mg, Wellbutrin XL 300mgmg, Geodon 80mg, Paxil, Risperdal, Buspar


#5 olga

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

Welcome to Crazyboards.

 

I always ask newcomers to read the User Agreement.  If you are an Army wife, I'm sure you're used to having Rules. :)  Ours are pretty relaxed, but it's a good idea to spend a few minutes and review them.

 

I'm glad you are getting treatment for your MI, and I hope the group therapy works out.  We have a very active bipolar forum, so I know you will enjoy reading those posts:  feel free to share your own experiences.  However, this site is indexed by Google, so if you don't want your posts to show up on a Google search, you will want to be discrete about what you  publish here.

 

We also have blogs, which can be public, private, or have a private club readership.  Feel free to start one if you feel bloggy.

 

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I'm bossy, opinionated, and over 60, so be prepared for advice if you post a question. However, I am not a medical professional, so please consult a doctor about your mental health issues and medications.
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#6 A208B

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome, guys! :)


DX: Bipolar I, rapid cycling / mixed episodes

Current RX: quetiapine (400mg), bupropion (300mg)

Past RX: sertraline, aripiprazole, trazodone, clonazepam

Other Treatment: seeing tdoc x1/week; pdoc ~x1/three weeks

On hiatus. Be back soon! ♥


#7 Crazymusician0704

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:41 AM

Hi! I like you already, welcome, I'm the same age as you. CB is awesome, I know you'll love it, and you can always talk to me :)


Dx: Atypical Bipolar II, Psychosis, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Anorexia (recovered), Asthma, Hypoglycemia, Chronic Sinusitis (recovered with surgery), Insomnia, Accomodative Esotropia, Asperger's (possibly)

Rx: , Thorazine 10mg (3xday), Ambien 10mg (PM), Ventolin (PRN), Klonopin .5mg (2xday PRN), Wellbutrin 300mg (AM), Lamictal 25mg (2xday) and going up

Past Rx: Zyprexa, Abilify, Celexa, Seroquel XR, Saphris, Cogentin, Geodon, Lexapro, Depakote (getting weaned off!!!! as of 7/14/13, I'm on 250mg 3xday instead of 500mg 3xday), Ativan

 

"My songs know what you did in the dark, so light em up"

 

I'm actually doing considerably better than I was a few months ago when I joined here. I came here while I was hallucinating, having some intense delusions, couldn't control my anger (ie tearing the door off of the wall), and would fall flat on my face in a puddle of depression that would last for months. 

I haven't had a manic phase since I went IP in May...I was manic probably a few days/weeks before that. 

I've been depressed but only for short times, been suicidal yeah, but been able to keep busy.

I have a job now, so I'm making something of myself and I'm moving out of my parents house in a few weeks :)

I'd say I went from :wall: to  :D

 

If anyone needs any help, just let me know, I'm happy to help!


#8 A208B

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

Thanks, Crazymusician. Yeah, I'm loving the boards so far. Maybe we can talk music sometime? 


DX: Bipolar I, rapid cycling / mixed episodes

Current RX: quetiapine (400mg), bupropion (300mg)

Past RX: sertraline, aripiprazole, trazodone, clonazepam

Other Treatment: seeing tdoc x1/week; pdoc ~x1/three weeks

On hiatus. Be back soon! ♥






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