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8/7/13 11:10 A

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Thanks y'all!

I am getting the hang of using this place pretty well. Already to level 4 on points :)! Thank you for making me feel so welcome!


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Stephaney

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"As the lotus flower emerges from the mud, we too can blossom, as we arise from the darkness of our past. "


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8/7/13 11:08 A

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happy day all, enjoy the day. be the best you can be.
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8/6/13 8:35 P

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Welcome Stephaney!

I was diagnosed as bp when I was about your age. Unfortunately it took about five years before I was correctly diagnosed. I was first diagnosed as just having depression. Hopefully you're on the right road with the diagnosis and treatment. Finding the right medication can be tricky, but this illness is quite individualized so I hope you don't have to go through a lot of trials. That said, it has taken my docs about six years, but they say I'm hard to treat.

Please feel free to ask us anything. We're here for you!

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8/6/13 6:07 P

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8/6/13 12:02 P

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hi there . . welcome

we have all kinds here ... all ages here ... several different dx ... all of us handling everything in different ways

How are you measuring your year? Speeding tickets, cups of coffee, love


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8/6/13 11:38 A

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Welcome & it is, unfortunately, quite common to take a year or so of experimenting (seems like hit & miss or as my husband called it: "Throwing pills at you."

I'm 59 & wasn't dxed until I was about 43 so you have a head start--starting young to figure out how to get stability & not have to go through so many years as I did of chaos.

But even though I wasn't properly treated I was able to marry a wonderful guy (high school sweetheart & been married 39 years now) & have 2 successful, grown children--who both have had their struggles w/mental health issues but not as severe as mine (or my mother's who had schizo affective & didn't fare well at all) so they are having great careers (law prof--daughter & civil engineer--son) & I am a college dropout due to my anxiety & perfectionism making me so stressed out.

Good luck to you & again--welcome!

Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again.
FAIL BETTER!~Samuel Beckett


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8/6/13 11:22 A

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Hello Everyone!

My name is Stephaney and I am 29 years old, living in North Texas and diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder last year. I just got out of the psych hospital yet again, trying to get my medications right and I am super hopeful this time that that has happened. It has been a very long and hard road for me, literally like a roller coaster and I am so glad they have a group for bipolars on this site! Support is hard to find most of the time for me. I would love to meet some of y'all on here and make some friends that understand where I am coming from.

xoxo,

Stephaney

Starting Weight: 252 lbs. 4/24/14
Current Weight: 270 lbs. 02/15/2015
Goal Weight: 165 lbs.

"As the lotus flower emerges from the mud, we too can blossom, as we arise from the darkness of our past. "


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