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Going through a rough time

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I'm bipolar and recently my life has been spiraling out of control. My meds aren't as effective as they used to be and my family life has gotten crazy. I got to a point where I was struggling to find reasons to keep living. Thankfully I recognized the signs that I was heading down a path I didn't want to go. I took the first step today to prevent myself from going any farther down that path to depression. I'm working with a shrink to better myself and thankfully developing healthier habits is something she has me working on. I figured that my weight loss goals would be put on hold for a while, but they are actually going to be propelled forward by the changes she's asking me to make. Beginning this journey and asking for help is scary, but I know that if I hadn't the consequences would have been far worse. I have to remember to take time for me, and this new healthier lifestyle is the first step in lifelong changes I'm determined to make.

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JTREMBATH 5/12/2011 3:01PM

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MRE1956 5/12/2011 6:38AM


Hang in there!


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    A HUGE congratulations for taking positive steps to address your depression/bipolar issues. My husband is bipolar and I have a friend who is bipolar with schizophrenic features. I understand a bit of your challenges and commend you for recognizing signs and taking action! Please be sure to continue to seek help whenever needed. As an RN, I know it can be difficult, but there are always people willing to help when help is needed.

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CANNIE50 5/12/2011 12:53AM

    I am glad you are finding support for this difficult journey.Please continue to take care, and ask for help. We are all in this together. emoticon

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