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12/29/13 9:28 P

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Curves, this is something you need to stand up for with your doctor. If you don't feel your current meds are working, then work with them to find something else. Many people get used to their medication and it stops working. It's normal. So talk to your doctor and see. I hope you can get your meds worked out with them.

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12/29/13 5:28 P

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I'm 59 and on the same meds as when I started 7 years ago. I'm not worse but I don't feel like myself when I was first put on meds. I felt totally normal and went back to enjoying things. Now I am unmotivated and in bed all the time. But they seem to be happy if I am not manic or suicidlel. But this is no life. I think I need a med change. Anybody else go through this?

Many of life's failuresare people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
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9/8/13 4:09 P

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I really like that acronym THINK I am going to have to remember that! Thanks Kimberly for sharing it!

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9/8/13 3:09 P

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i don't think it gets worse bc of age. i believe it depends entirely on your circumstances and environment. there are a ton of factors at play with each individual every second of every minute of everyday

your brain chemistry, DNA, other health problems, activity level, nutrition, meds, feelings, sleep quality and quantity

family, loved ones, friends, neighbors, pets

facebook, twitter, SparkPeople, al social media, all of the internet

finances, job, income, stress

so much more i can't even list

basically .. start small .. get one thing stable and on-track then work on another small thing .. all those small things roll together to make the whole you stable and healthier

take care of yourself

don't take on stress or drama of others

if someone has a problem .. it's THEIR problem .. NOT yours!!

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T - is it True?
H - is it Helpful?
I - is it Inspiring?
N - is it Necessary?
K - is it Kind?

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8/24/13 5:47 P

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I was not diagnosed till I was 44, now 49. My current Dr. tells me that I was probably bi-polar back in my teens based on our lengthy discussions about my childhood. But, I am still so new dealing with this and have no idea what to expect. I do know that the new med this Dr. has me on has helped tremendously! My last Dr. had me on a med that cause me to go on three meds for my diabetes just to keep it under control. I am now off one of those meds and looking to get off another with my next regular Dr. visit.

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When you feel like quitting: Think about why you started.

It does not matter how slow you go...So long as you do not stop.
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8/24/13 5:16 P

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hi all,

iam stable now and 55 y/o. iam so thankful to be stable now. so age does not mean anything to me. it is all in your outlook on things.

suzi

happy day all, enjoy the day. be the best you can be.
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8/24/13 4:56 P

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I have been Bipolar since my early teens, but not officially diagnosed until I was 30. I am now 54 and still working on finding the right meds. I don't think I am worse, but I am not better either. At least my pdoc is will to tweek meds as needed.

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8/24/13 4:02 P

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I was diagnosed @ age 30.....after a major accident... head injury. I m 50 now... yes i do think it gets better

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8/24/13 3:50 P

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I'm 46 and have been bipolar since age 9, but not officiallly diagnosed until 21 with bipolar) bfore that I was diagnosed unipolar or cyclothymic. So I have "officially"had bipolar 25 years. I don't think it gets better or oworse, I think its flavor changes. When I was first diagnosed, by moods were fast coming, sharp, and edgy. Now my moods transition a little more slowly, but I still get manic and depressed just as much.

I could be mistaken, and it's just my perception that has changed. One thing that's for sure: after 25 years of bipolar, they have come out with relatively few new meds that actually work on me.

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8/24/13 3:47 P

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I can't say too much since I'm only 30, but I've been diagnosed since age 7. It got worse when I was in my teens/early college but it's getting better now with meds and therapy. Just take your meds and let your psych know if they are not working until you get the right combination of meds and then you should be okay.

~Rissa, AKA Diane


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8/24/13 3:14 P

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I am 55 and I've been mostly depressed for 35 years. It feels like I'm getting worse. I was recently diagnosed as bipolar II and I'm on new meds. I have read and been told by my therapist that bipolar disorder gets worse with age. Any experience with this? Thanks.

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