Accepting my Bipolar Disorder

Sunday, July 31, 2011

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    Rosa you can get there again I promise! Baby steps. This BP will not count us out. I dropped off the map for a while. But something is bringing me back to my sparkpeople roots where I lost it all before. emoticon emoticon I want to look rock solid like redshoes in 2012 LOL emoticon
    3566 days ago
    After 2 and a half years my only daughter was born I started facing depression. I went to the doctor who put me on meds so as to treat it as a temporary invoncenience probably due to so much stress at work.
    I kept on working as the principal of my language institute succesfully and managing it along with my home and mom chores until I decided to visit a doctor specializaed in obesity (I started gaining weight with the antideppresants) who gave me a diet (an extremely easy one, not to believe it could be a diet) along with bunches of "herbal" supplements who were going to help me with losing my extra weight.
    Well, they did! I lost 80 pounds in one year of treatment but it also caused me to start dealing with a hypomania episode for the same time and it continued after I finished and reached my ideal weight.
    I suffered from grandiosity, overspending, hipersexuality, insomnia, irritability, anger affecting my beloved ones terribly and to finally fall into a spiral of pain, sorrow which no words can describe but it is called DEEP bipolar depression.
    I couldn´t handle work anymore, I could not make any important decisions, I couldn´t go out of my bedroom, I only thought about death and how to reach it.
    I had to stop working. Fortunately I had time to train my husband to take over (he had to close his dental office) and I could feel and live the most horrible nightmare of my life.
    In less than a year I had regained all the weight I had dropped.
    To be continued
    3566 days ago
    Thank you RedShoe!!! Thank God it´s almost always with me! emoticon
    3567 days ago
    Hi everyone!!!
    First of all do not expect me to be famous, successful in my career or anything like that. I'm just another human being full of virtues and lacks.
    I just would like to share with you if not everyday at least as often as possible part of my story and daily battles with my BD and what eventually brought me to Spark People and why I haven´t been consistent enough.
    I'm a lawyer but unfortunately I didn´t practice it for long after graduating with honors in 1988 because of the corruption in our mexican legal system. So what for many years I did for some extra money since I was 17 years old , teach English as a Second and as a Foreign Language was what after hard work and getting several promotions eventually became my career, ending having my own franchise of a language center mexican organization.
    -To be continued- emoticon
    3567 days ago
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    emoticon You have a beautiful smile! emoticon to sparks!
    3567 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/31/2011 11:39:57 PM
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