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.
Weather: cool in 40's will go up to the 50's Sunny
Mood: kind of lousy.
Plans: not sure yet. I made it through the night last night. I had some thoughts that were naughty like I am slipping downhill. Its not the time for this crap. I need to be positive because I got a lot to do this week. I do know I will need to go to the bank and also to the store. I am almost out of few things and need it for my trip up north. I think thats all I need to do. I will check if I get a ride to those places so I am set for the week.