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Bipolar with Depression?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Today I notice that I felt off again. I got diagnosed with depression in November 2010 and anxiety in the summer of 2009. I was given a prescription for Zoloft for the depression which I refused to take and Xanax. I only took the Xanax for a couple of months because I found out I was pregnant with my Gabriel (who is now 2). I haven't been back to the dr to discuss my depression.
I'm thinking that I might need to go. Today, I have felt sad, lonely, like I want to cry nonstop, grumpy, I don't like myself, attacked about the tiniest little thing...just off.
So, I decided to look up the symptoms for bipolar disorder since my family members and I suspect that my mom may be bipolar. I have 99% of the symptoms of being bipolar with depression...so I am thinking that I need to go speak to my dr so I can get this taken care of. I need to be the best mom that I can be and I can't do that if I am not taking care of myself...I know this. Why is it so hard for me to do??? UGH!
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RACHAEL8605 1/24/2014 7:39PM

    emoticon I know feeling depressed is really hard b/c I go through it myself. I'm glad you're getting the help you need.



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MONIQUEDVA 1/23/2014 4:46PM

    Everything Fenway Girl said is VERY true. I'm just glad you felt like this was a safe place for you to bring this & share & get support. We definitely support you & hope that you can get yourself taken care of so you can go back to being the best Mom & Partner that you can be. Don't let this sideline you.

Here if you need me!!!
Mo

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FENWAYGIRL18 1/23/2014 1:07AM

    hmmmm I just read in your profile that you just had a baby in August oh this sounds like it could be post pardom and you can get those symptoms as you stated before, make sure you go get checked out . Post pardom can be really bad, I know I had it and it's nothing to let go for to long.
You feel like you can't do anything right, commercials can set you off and it seems you just want to cry all the time.... you have your hands full take care of you!

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FENWAYGIRL18 1/23/2014 1:04AM

    Because as MOMS we put everyone else first and us last, but I'm glad you see that you need to get this checked out and find a true diagnosis. You know you can look up almost everything and see that you have almost every symptom.
Wait to be evaluated don't diagnose yourself but it's good that your getting it checked out.
You could be just stressed out or over worked with a 2 yr old, I know I have had those same symptoms recently.... Being a mommy can be overwhelming especially if you work out of the house too, I wish you the best and your a good mommy for taking care of yourself... good luck! emoticon

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