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  1. I'm hoping someone here can help me. I'm on the 8mg Suboxone strips and I'm experiencing a very unpleasant side effect-excessive sweating. I mean to the point where my hair is soaked within a matter of minutes of barely exerting myself. It's so embarrassing. Has anyone else experienced this? Advice from anyone would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
  2. I'm not exactly new; I just haven't logged in for many months. I have bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety and substance abuse problems. I came back here for support because I'm not currently in treatment due to not having medical insurance-I thought maybe I could use the boards here as an outlet for now. So anyway, here I am. Hello to everyone!
  3. Right now, I'm not happy with my mental state. I don't have medical insurance and I don't qualify for a medical card through the state, therefore, I am not on my (many) meds at the moment because of the cost. I want to feel good but I just don't and I don't know if I ever will. I go from happy to tears in a matter of minutes. I guess such is life when you have BP.
  4. Hi everyone. i need some advice. i just changed pdocs about a month or so ago and I'm not really feeling it with this new doctor. I liked him at first but he address my sleep issues, which are huge for me. i think he could be overmedicating me as well. I'm on Saphris, Geodon, Prozac, Seroquel and tranxene, all at the same time. i know what to do since just had all of my records transferred to him. Does anyone out there have any suggestions for me? I don't want to look like a doctor-shopper. Thanks in advance for your responses!
  5. Blah! Saphris tastes horrible! *puke*

    1. jeff

      jeff

      is saphris that little white disc thingie?

    2. PinkCupcakes

      PinkCupcakes

      Yep! It was gross but it helped me sleep! Always a plus for me!

    3. llama44

      llama44

      Do you have the black cherry ones?

  6. Thank you, vapourware. I find it to be pretty sedating at times but for the majority of the time, nothing knocks me out! I don't want to have to increase my dose... My appointment with pdoc is FINALLY tonight so I plan to talk to him then. Thanks again for your reply.
  7. Hi wj. I've noticed some jaw clenching/grinding and I've been on it about a week and a half. This just started a couple of days ago. But it has helped my mood overall. Thanks for your reply.
  8. That's awesome, ehygon. I may have to look into something like acupuncture after your experience. Thanks for the feedback.
  9. Thank you both for responding. I've been on SSDI for a year. And yes, Luna, you are correct; Medicare after 2 years. $1500 is a lot but I made in the mid 40s at my old job and I think they based my benefit on that amount. I don't know though.
  10. OK, here's the scoop. I'm on SSDI and get $1500/month. I have to pay $500/month for insurance from my former employer (I'm on COBRA). I went to the Job and Family Services office to apply for a medical card and I was told that I'd have to meet a $1000/month spend-down if I decided to pursue the Medicaid. Needless to say, that was not an option for me. I live with my fiance who is a construction worker but we are not married. I had to list his salary, all of our expenses, etc. There is NO WAY that we could afford to live if I'm shelling out $1k in medical expenses, leaving me with only $500 to contribute to our living expenses. I have to have insurance; I'm diagnosed with BP, MDD, GAD and borderline. Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I try to apply for Medicaid again?
  11. Me: "I miss my mom.". I said this while crying hysterically Him: "Get used to it." Time for a new pdoc. I can't click with this guy. I left his office in a fit of tears.
  12. When I'm really, really depressed, I will wear the same clothes repeatedly-mostly PJ pants and a tank top and hoodie. No makeup. But these are mostly days when I don't leave the house. I used to be a daily primper and that's what people are used to, so when I go out not "made up", I usually get the "are you sick?" Question. I don't work right now so the workplace comments don't really apply to me. However, on (really) good days, I will do the full routine and people say I look like a different person, which makes them assume I am fine, which isn't always the case. Not doing the full routine and going out has made me a little more comfortable in my own skin though, so I guess that's a good thing.
  13. Ehygon, that's good news. I haven't tried acupuncture and I have a stupid question: did it hurt? I am so glad you have some supportive doctors who are helping you through this. Neuros can have lousy bedside manner sometimes. Keep us posted on how you're doing.
  14. I too have almost every one of those symptoms. I do tend to be on the more depressed side usually though.
  15. Awake again! So much for melatonin!

    1. kimmybird

      kimmybird

      Me too. I started Gabapentin today for neuropathy. I have degenerative discs in my neck and a nerve is hung up on one of them right now so I have shooting tingles usp and down my arm constantly. This new med is used for seizures, depression and nerve pain. I was hoping to be sleepier at this moment but no dice. I can't take melatonin. It gives me a hangover.

    2. PinkCupcakes

      PinkCupcakes

      How are you feeling now, Kimmy? Any better? Have you been drowsy from it al att yet? It's Neurontin, right?

    3. PinkCupcakes

      PinkCupcakes

      I meant to say at all. Ugh. Sorry about that!

  16. Hi. I'm sorry, I'm late in responding as well. I hope you're doing better by now. As many others have mentioned, I too am slipping away into a deep depression. I'm taking my meds because I'm trying to save myself-and you should take yours too. I understand what a toll depression can take on a relationship. I struggle to get out of my PJs and bed almost each day. I used to be fully functional but I am not even close to that now. And tell your MIL to pound salt. Your health is YOUR business. Keep it between you and your DH (and your doctors of course) and if you need to vent or talk, come here. Take care of yourself.
  17. Thanks VelvetElvis! I switched to mobile-MUCH better! Thanks again!
  18. Thank you all for your responses and suggestions. Much appreciated.
  19. I really hate gloomy weather. It kills my mood. :(

  20. Hi Rosie. Thanks for writing me. I really appreciate it. I'm doing a little bit better so that's good. I found some Abilify stashed away so I started taking it and it has made a difference. I love my cats dearly. They sleep with me on my chest every night and wake up with me every morning. I love them and my fiance so much. I don't have a lot of friends (except here) and family drama surrounds my life so I don't have many outlets. But it's people like you who help keep me in check and I'm so grateful for the support I've received here. Talk soon and let me know how you're doing.
  21. Don't give up. Find a supportive attorney or an advocate to help you. and get back on those meds. this is going to be a stressful time and you will need your meds to help stabilize you. You'll also need support from family and friends, so get them to rally around you. Stay in communication with your doctors and keep trying and appealing. Good luck!
  22. Hi. I totally agree with Laume: your mom is not going to change anytime soon. And she sounds a lot like my mom (and I use that term loosely). I have a restraining order against my mom and it's hard. I miss having a mom, but not her as a mom, if that makes sense. Get out ASAP before the situation escalates, as in what happened to me. Get away from her, study at a library, Sbux, anywhere she can't bother and berate you. And you will succeed. Don't listen to her. She's clearly unhappy with herself and for whatever reason, you're her whipping post. I'm also divorced and I understand how difficult that can be as well. Let me know if you want to talk more.
  23. I want to thank all of you for taking the time to respond. Abilify has been working for me but I'm thinking of asking for Geodon to try it. Zyprexa almost instantly made me a blimp. Thanks again!
  24. Add migraines to my laundry list of issues too. I have been in your situation and got so frustrated. i ended up going to a pain management specialist and had occipital nerve blocks done. When it comes to migraines, I feel like I'm the poster child. I've had DHE, pain meds, etc. and the nerve blocks, which helped a lot. if you're in the midst of a bad one, a propofol treatment can break it too, but that's also a pain management thing. Good luck and keep me posted on how you're doing.
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