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mercygive

Joined: 10/26/2011
My Story:
I was diagnosed Borderline/Bipolar 16 years ago and suffered many years before and after I was diagnosed. A mental illness diagnosis was difficult for me to accept because I wanted to protect myself from undue condemnation. My diagnosis was a slap in the face. For years I lived my version of equanimity until I began to realize the true benefits of bipolar medications after a very dangerous stint of psychosis 3 years ago. I feel like a fighting bull succumbed by a matador. I'm fortunate to still have my horns. I am stable now on medications and grounded in a new philosophy.

I am blessed to be married to a supportive and loving husband of 30 plus years. My fury companions help my anxiety. I need humor, a strong spiritual life, daily routine, healthy lifestyle, medications and support of mental health communities to help me be productive and hopeful.

There, but for the grace of God, go I.

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Reply: Dealing With Anxiety
Thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate your sharing the Trivedi website. I...More
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Reply: Concerned
Sorry to hear about your mom and hope all goes well with the surgery. When you stay with...More
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Reply: Dealing With Anxiety
Hi Marytee, You have a pretty kittykat! Welcome to the board!More
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Reply: Enabling
I found a couple of articles about enabling ...More
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Reply: Dealing With Anxiety
I don't take a medication for anxiety and would ask for one, but I think the Latuda...More
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Reply: Dealing With Anxiety
((((Cookie)))) Your scores are really high! I took the test and my current anxiety scored...More
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Reply: WARNING TRIGGER Feel like life choices are fatalis...
Welcome to the board! I don't think your fears are any different that most peoples. Who...More
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Reply: Happy Monday Bipolar Post
Cookie — I have been sketching and experimenting with water colors. I am having fun...More
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Reply: Is anyone taking Klonapin or Topamax
Hi Cindigal, I have never taken Klonapin but every anti-depressant/anti-anxiety...More
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Reply: on SELFTALK (TRIGGERS?)
I talk to myself out loud in private when I need to clear my thoughts although it does...More
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