I have experienced some of your symptoms in the recent past. I was diagnosed as bipolar about 1983! Currently my energy has returned to me! My meds were changed! I see professional help. Sometimes I can't sleep and tonight is one of those nights. Hang in there! Talk later! have to go now!
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Hi, my names karen aged 43 from UK. I was diagnoised last october with Bipolar, but i think i've had it since a young age looking back at how i felt as a young child, teen, and now adult. The doctors seem to agree, but it took them so long to diagnose, but its difficult when you go to the GP and try to tell them how you have been acting by yourself, i could only ever tell them how i felt not acted. Over the years i didnt act strange just full of energy but then there would be times when i would be tired all the time and not want to be bothered doing anything, i would be quite depressed. I'm on meds now a mood staberlizer and antidepressant. Since taking the new med the mood stabilizer i have been feeling quite tired all the time, but i've only been on them since October. Any advice would be gratefully received. I just want to feel full of energy and not tired. Also i just wanted to ask if anybody else suffers from the following - when something upsets me i get really panicked and i'm upset for weeks after, i just feel awful all the time crying etc and i just cannt shake myself out of it.
I'm starting to feel low after the longest spell ever of wellness. I was starting to think I was cured! And now I'm all in knots of anxiety over a fence.... Oh God. One good thing is I have an appointment on Thursday with my doctor. I just feel I am going into some horribly familiar territory where I will be entirely alone. Its a dreadful prospect.
Glad ive found a group with fellow bipolar sufferers!!
Im 21 and have finally been told by my GP I am in the middle of a relaspe of Bi-Polar type 1, currently trying to get my meds sorted atm. Been put on a anti-depressants to help with my depressive stage & in 2 weeks I will be on mood stabilisers.
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That's wonderful Melinda! So glad you are doing it. I enjoy your posts...I was just diagnosed as Bipolar 2...I am sure I had it for years (I'm going to be 65 and it took them this long...) Good Luck and happy leadership!
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glad to hear you are new team leader. I already feel like I know you so that is good. I think you'll do great. Just don't burn out quickly, I hear team leaders have a lot to do on the boards. Good luck and I mean that in the nicest possible way Phyllis
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Melinda, thanks for volunteering. I'm sorry to hear about Corri, though, I hope she is doing OK. It seems like being the only leader for this group is pretty stressful. Melinda, do ask for help if you need it; I don't want you to burn out! Deb
Hello Team! Because our old leader was gone for more than 60 days and didn't respond to Spark's email to her, I volunteered to be the new team leader! Woohoo!!!
So, my name is Melinda. I was diagnosed when I was about 22-23, though I showed symptoms sooner, probably starting in my teens with the bipolar and in my younger, grade school years with the depression.
I get into meditation, goth music, spending time with my husband, tech stuff, and cooking. I'm vegan and this is an important thing to me.
I see the therapist weekly, take tons of meds, am on Disability, and work part time at a store.
I'm happy you're a part of the team, and look forward to talking to you!
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