Just to drop in and to say hello. Miss postin on here but been OK. I am a bit bored here at the house. Hopefully that will change soon. I will post more after supper because I need to close up and put up my computer.
Man do I miss you all. I hardly get on my computer for stuff I need to get done. I am happy to be back online and add to my goofiness and my feelings safely without people telling that this person say that or if you do this it will go away. I was like thinking of the 4 letter word. LOL.
I've doing really well lately until I was hit with stress with I am trying to eliminate but it isn't easy. That brought on my mania with racing thoughts. The staff was supposed to call pdoc and get blood work done on Tegretol to see if they can increase it a tad to balance things out while I am using some coping skills that my new therapist is teaching me. Its hard to sit and practice it especially at place where I live at now.
Meds are: Tegretol 200 2x daily Seroquel 100 3x daily plus 300 at night Celexa 20 mgs daily Ativan 1mg 4 times daily Ambien 10 mgs at night.
Last hospitalization was February 4th and got out on the 18th.
Ah, I finally trekked back here to see what's going on. Sorry for being gone so long. Bipolar sucks big time. First, I had a lousy therapist who didn't recognize the warning signs that I was slipping away into a deep hole to a point I needed to be re hospitalized. This time I was sent to a different hospital than the one I go to locally. It turns out to be a blessing in disguise because they were stricter than the other hospital and it was more goal oriented. I did get meds adjusted and changed. I still live in a group home which helps me keep track of my meds.the new combo is tegretol 200 2times daily =400 daily then they increased my seroquel daytime dose from 3 50mgs to 3 100mgs while night time meds remain the same. I forgot to add that they switched me from Lexapro to Celexa. I'm doing O.K. I've had some rough patches since I've left the hospital. Family relationship became estranged. I guess they can't handle the ups and downs of mental illness. I have two friends whom sticks around which is fine with me. It's been hard. Thanks for listening.
Beej is baaaaaaaccccckkkk. I sure missed this board. Its been ages since I've posted. I have been unstable for 4 freakin years until my doc and I finally found the right combo of meds for me. I am very happy to tell you that I am doing MUCH better. I had to move out of my apt and move into a group home as lots of people say would be a better place for me until I am stable. Let me tell you, this place has made a huge difference since the last group home I was in last year. This place is very nice and great staff. As kitty seen me post on FB, I am finally coming back around and doing more than what I did before.
My med combo is Trileptal(mood stablizer) 600mgs, Lexapro (AD) 20mgs, Ativan(anti-anxiety) 1mg 4x daily, and Ambien 10 mgs for sleep and Seroquel 3 50mgs daily and 200mgs at night.
Got the correct dx finally so I can be treated as quickly as possible. My dx is bipolar 1, Schizo Affective Disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
Man I went through hell and back. I am a much happier person now.
Now for fun Beej grabs the biggest water gun and squirts it at Kitty, Snowy and Cookster. Catch me if you can!!!!!!!!!!!! Beej is running -------> (laughing hysterically)View Thread
Weather 52 and will go up to 60 degrees and its sunny.
Mood: can you say mixed I have some energy but am tired at the same time. Ughs I hate the cycling.
Plans: phone call, lunch date with a friend, and laundry. Lastly, I gather all the information I need to take with me when I leave to go north on Friday. Hopefully I get some good news soon. It will make my day.
Its been a rough few days since I am in a mixed episode and I just hope I don't go manic because my mouth tends to get me into trouble when manic. I did call pdocs office and left them a message but haven't heard back from them yet. Odd though. Maybe they are waiting til next week when I return from my trip. So we'll see.
Weather: in the 40's and will go up to 68 degrees later today
Plans: meetings and phone calls. No game today for me. It will be tomorrow.
We'll see how today plays out. I am struggling right now. Not doing too good. Not sleeping well and also depressed too. I guess I am in a mixed episode. Won't be able to see pdoc until 17th of Oct which is next week. So we'll see.