r13green Posted September 12, 2012 Share Posted September 12, 2012 Sign I am potentially manic: taking 20 minutes revising a subject title before I am mildly satisfied with the result. Anyway. My name is Rachael. I am 26 and so far my brain has been a blessing and a curse. Current diagnosis: Bipolar 1, GAD+panic disorder, seasonal affective disorder, PCOS, mild ADD and executive function disorder. The last two have come within the past six months and are still up in the air. I was relatively stable for the past 7 years until my world collapsed last year. I went through a very nasty breakup, and in the process lost my apartment (and "custody" of my African Grey parrot, who I considered my child) and my sanity. Hospitalized for the first time since 2001...and had my first actual suicide attempt. I'm a dog groomer. I love it, but right after I returned from my 6 week "mental vacation", everything there went in the toilet due to changes in management. Now it is a constant source of frustration, and quite frankly, a trigger. Right now I am on 500mg of Lamictal, 150mg of Wellbutrin XL, 450/600mg of Seroquel XR (currently fine-tuning dose), 120mg of Strattera, .5mg clonazepam PRN, 100mg spironolactone and an oral BCP. I am technically prescribed 10mg of Pexeva, but I am fighting with my psych about this. Within the past 2-3 weeks I have been completely destabilized. I realize that it probably is my SAD creeping up on me, but life sucks right now. Up down up down and everything in-between. So hi guys. I am debating starting a blog, either here or tumblr or wordpress or something. That's definitely the mania talking because I have to be at work at 8. So I need to wake up in 8 hours, so I should probably go to bed now. Grr. Okay. I am forcing myself to leave now, but I probably won't sleep for an hour or so. I do have to call my psych to-morrow morning to talk about this rapid cycling. Anyway. Hi again. OH--warning in advance. I ramble on and on and on without realizing it, both in posts (I have put tl;dr notes on my Facebook statuses before) and when speaking to people in person. Bear with me please? Kay. Leaving now, for reals. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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