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Today I woke up and felt oddly stable. I haven't felt this strange in months. Something is right. Yeah, I'm jittery because of the odd Abilify+WB combo, but other than that I seem to be great.

Anyone else out there in remission, even for a day? Can you tell?

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Hi,

I've been feeling pretty stable these past few days, and I saw my psychiatrist yesterday and she assured me that there's no logical reason that the wellness would stop now. But it sure does feel strange after a long while of feeling like crap.

Hope you continue to feel good!

- CA

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Yeah, as the meds and therapy started to kick in the oddity of feeling calm and under controls showed up. Then they start coming more and more often and run together.

Thats' what we are all working towards.  Here's to many more for you.

A.M.

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I almost always felt "stable" during my euphoric hypomanic period last year (which lasted 6 months).

Discounting that, I think I might have felt stable for a few hours in 2001, sometime my freshman year in college, but that was quickly eliminated with a quick, voluntary, slap to the back of the head, back into reality.

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Heya Loon,

More often than not in the last couple of months (since the antibiotic fiasco).

Two weeks ago was rough but not near so bad.

Weird eh?  Waking up like that.  Really weird when it's like a few days in a row.

Here's hoping (for all of us) that those days become the *usual* and the "unstable" days become weird.

Well, we can hope.

--ncc--

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Yup, another success story. I've been relatively stable for the last couple of months and by now I'm getting used to it. In fact I have the occassional "off" day and then I worry that no, it couldn't last...but the next day (or the one after that) I seem fine.

The tdoc says that's the usual pattern, you start to have good days and then there's more and more of them and they come closer together till you're in remission.

So this may be the start of something good!

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I've been mostly stable for a while now, with the exception of a couple of periods of mild crap.  It's cool, and weird, and very, very likable.  I hope you have more okay periods, Melinda.  After the past while, you definitely deserve them. 

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I'm having a few days of stability, then a few days of depression, repeat.  The stability is really nice; solving problems in my life becomes a challenge (albeit a nonpreferred one) rather than painful.  (That's how I can tell that I'm stable...)  Having my head be fairly quiet is also really, really nice.

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well, so long as i keep to this med regimen, I'm "stable." it's okay mostly...but sometimes it's so boring. I remember with a perverse fondness even some of my painful mixed states when I had lots of ideas born of sheer tingling anguish. and of course, who doesn't love euphoric hypomania. it's who i am. my tdoc often accused me of not wanting to change. and it's partly true. now, i'm a little lost. "who am i" "where am i" ...funny cuz it's true.

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Sorry, I didn't mean at all to diminish your joy. I'm very happy for you and glad that you've found stability. Hope you can hold on to it. ;)

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Well, ever since the "pretend overdose with Klonopin to get someone to pay attention and talk to me about referral to a decent doc" and I got out back on my "old" meds. I am really stable. 

But I feel very very fragile--like I have to be careful, cauase it wouldn't take much to break this.  It feels good, and confirms for me that Sleezedoc was in fact the idiot I thought he was.

But like Motorgirl, the anxiety is still pretty steady, and perhaps is causing the feeling of fragility--I just don't react well to stressors in my life right now. I don't cycle, or go nutso, I just get waaaaay anxious.

But all in all, I feel good, and stable, and am NOT cycling every 5 minutes and am NOT depressed, or irritable, or hypo, or any of the things I have been fighting with the last 4 months.

Sometimes extreme needs call for extreme measures--mine worked, however, I would not recommed a faux-overdose, unless, like me, you know you have a very high tolerance for benzos, and you are in the hospital parking lot and you have just been told that "no one can give you a referral or help you in any way, unless you are a danger to yourself"  It sure gets attention, and it got me a wonderful pdoc, one fo the best I have ever had, and it got me back on my original meds.

Love from normal-land--hope I am residing here, not just visiting--

china

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Glad you're feeling some stability Loon.  I've been stable/in remission...however you wish to phrase it for about...(thinking...)let's say since September? Or, "the fall?" I had a really bad blow out with Straterra last summer and it messed with me...oh dear! It was like some sort of hurricane.

It took a few months for me to sort of get my bearings after that but I did and have been feeling okay since then.  I still can't sleep worth shit though haha.

So barring any crises or major triggers I seem to be doing alright these days.

Karen

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China!  good to hear you are doing better. 

actually, good to hear that all of you feel better.  i can't rate stability highly enough.  god i love having a normal set of emotions, just like everyone else.

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Thanks--tho, in retrospect, this stability thing has its downside.  I just feel really "blah", very unmotivated, etc. 

The anxiety is better, but I can't help but believe I have sacrificed my "drive" and interest, not to mention motivation, for stability--I just don't do much of anything except go to work and sit at nite in front of the TV.

And going back on the Zoloft is really screwing up my previous quite nice weight loss, dammit. Where DOES the weight come from with that fricking drug?  I am not eating more, I just am getting fatter!

Love, china--stable, boring, and approaching pudgy--shit

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