I totally agree with you and it also helps others whom are feeling down and come on this site and read different peoples ways of dealing with their problems... It has a positive effect for me anyway. One lady I was speaking with told me she had gone through CBT and I was very interested in trying it myself ...she would refer to her inner cheerleader when she was feeling very low. Once I had to lean on her inner cheerleader to get myself through a rough spot ..I'm still working on finding mine.. but she was very gracious to help me through the dark and back to the light.
Thank you for being you ! Your posts have helped me many times and puts a smile on my face quite often.View Thread
My husband also sets off a lot of triggers in me ..Tells me I'm Crazy ..Mental ...Bipolar...He won't leave me alone until I snap and have a meltdown like tonight ..After it's done he is never gonna do that again and he thinks I had a nervous breakdown.. He is an angry loud person and noise and just hearing the t.v in the daytime drives me crazy.He has no interest in learning anything about bipolar.View Thread
I have bipolar and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2008 ...It's the worst pain I have ever experienced ...I see a Rheumatologist and pay out of pocket ...It's very expensive but I have no choice ..I don't have any Ins.The hospital only wants to give you pain meds and that didn't even touch my pain.Best of luck to you ....SandyView Thread
I can relate to the pain cookie I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have been hurting so badly all over for about 6 days straight ...Can't sleep ...Inflammation is moving into a different joint everyday ...I wish it would just move on out...LOL...My RA doc moved to NC and my meds aren't working on this flare-up seeing a new doc on the 26th ...trying to hold on...It's hard ...Hang in there...They say this to shall pass . I pray ! SandyView Thread
Hang in there ...I found that stress was a huge trigger for me ...I left my husband in Sept 2009 until 2 months ago but we continued to see each other about 5 days out of the week.We have been married as long as you have ..but I found I did better when I had my own place to go to for peace ..It got expensive to pay for two places ..Everyone is different ...I didn't damage things mostly I got to a very dark place and was depressed and just wanted to stay in bed and shut out the world ...I also lost all my friends to this illness.Noises drive me crazy ...I need peace and calm and everytime my dr would change my meds I would feel like I was going to lose my mind ..I take lamictal and Xanax...I understand what you are going through.View Thread
I have friends that tell me that I don't have bipolar because I don't act like so and so and they have bipolar...I don't talk to my family at all about this...I to take lamictal .It seem to be the only thing that takes the edge off.View Thread