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So...  about 7 months ago my world fell apart and I went from respected IT professional to a locked ward for a week.  Turns out, undiagnosed bi-polar II and steroid inhalers are a BAD combination.  Since the "incident" it's been a bit of a roller coaster. /shock And, tbh I was only officially diagnosed as bpII about a month ago, but it feels right - yanno?  I get it now - ALL my behavior makes SO much more sense now.  Which is a relief.  This is really a thing and it's something that can be dealt with.

 

Just recently, I had found the perfect balance for the first time in my life.  I was steady with a general feeling of well-being.  Just good.  Not high, not low - it was amazing!  But then as we transitioned me to my maintenance meds we found a significantly negative side effect.  So I went backwards a bit.  It's extra hard because I know how I felt for that brief period and I want it back SO much.  We're ramping me up on a new medication.  /FingersCrossed I'll get back to where I was.

 

As I've embarked upon this unrequested journey, I've found myself landing here via google search more often than not.  These boards have been profoundly supportive for me long before I joined, and I thank you.

 

I'm not sure how much I'll post - as someone posted below - I'm more of a lurker.  But I wanted to pop in, both to say thank you and add my 2c to another topic.

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Welcome to Crazyboards.  I'm glad our information has helped you, and feel free to lurk as much as you want.  Or post, if you have a question.  We're okay either way.

 

I'm going to move this to the Introduction section.

 

Let us know if you have any questions.

 

olga

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