I sooooo want to have a discussion with somebody....anybody!!!!
This diagnosis is sooo hard to swallow. At first it was just PTSD and anxiety disorder..... Now....BIpolar has been added-don't know if he has "typed" it.
It is soooo hard to maintain my job. I ultimately am on 4 meds that affect my mood. I have to take meds to put me to sleep or I would never sleep......EVER!!!
I don't see anyone discussing how hard this is on our partners/spouses. They have to ride the roller coaster with us. I am soooo lucky to have a partner who is willing to support me as I go up and down constantly.
I am very good at hiding it. Everyone at work thinks I have one speed-steady.....what a joke!!!! They have no idea how crazy my brain is.....
Thank God for medication!!! Would some of you share your medication combos.View Thread
My doc just stopped my Lamictal as I developed a rash 3 days ago. I googled it and it didn't look like the "lamictal rash" so I ignored it until it really flared up. Now it looks like the lamictal rash although I am not sick feeling. I have been off Lamictal for 24hrs and am having another rash flare up-bumps going from small/slightly raised and minimal itching to very raised and feeling the need to rip by eyeballs out. I am a nurse, my airway is intact....so I am not worried about some acute reaction...but my body is definitely reacting to something......Maybe I am allergic to myself!!!View Thread
If I stopped the lamictal and the mysterious rash is flaring up 24hrs after stopping it .......is it still the "lamictal rash"......????....... or am I likely to have just developed said rash and happened to be on lamictal?.....View Thread
I refused to let my MD diagnose me as Bipolar. Who wants to be bipolar!!! Plus...I am not classic bipolar. I figured you had to be up shopping all night and losing your home because you spent all your money gambling followed by spending multiple days/wks in bed. I would tell my doctor I wasn't depressed.....I was just angry..... So......now I accept my diagnosis.....and I am probably a rapid cycler too......Guess I will join......Thanks....View Thread