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by Moodylessa » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:07 am

So my pdoc didn't change my meds. He figures I'm stable for now. I'm so happy! Stable is a good thing right?! Right!

He has me tracking my moods to see if minor adjustments need to be made depending on my ups and downs but for now....huzzah!!!!

It's a Christmas miracle.
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by AvantGarde » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:15 am

:lol: Congrats Lessa :) Sometimes all it takes is to take down the major stressors
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by Moodylessa » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:07 am

Thanks, and yes. There are still some stressors but I'm better over all.

However on the health front I might be diabetic and have a salt issue. Ugh. Not helping body silly thing
Ballad of Serenity
"Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't coming back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me

There's no place I can be
Since I've found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me
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by Mocha » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:03 pm

That's a great xmas present, Moody!!...... :)

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by Moodylessa » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:04 pm

Mocha wrote:That's a great xmas present, Moody!!...... :)



Thanks Mocha! I'm on low doses compared to everyone else. But I think it helps that I take so many other meds that effect the brain because of nerve pain.

All I know is I'm grateful. I've stopped picking fights with my wife. Our.marriage is stronger for it.

Mania still is hard to control, but I'll get there, happens around my monthly cycyle which is why he wants me to track. All I know is I feel better

All the voices who were in my head. Gone. It's so weird not to hear the manic and depressed side. It's so weird to be able to think. It's so weird to be able to get a grip on my emotions. But I'm happy.
Ballad of Serenity
"Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't coming back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me

There's no place I can be
Since I've found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me
"
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by Pancake » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:32 pm

happens around my monthly cycyle which is why he wants me to track

I often have breakthrough symptoms then too, and something I hadn't realised that the mood diary identified was a cycle-related fever. The ovulation thing, supposed to go unnoticed, my body thinks it's coming down with the flu :roll: To my mind, it would make sense for meds to be less effective if my metabolism is temporarily higher.
https://blogs.psychcentral.com/bipolar- ... ual-cycle/

It's great you are doing so much better (:
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by Duckysmom » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:40 pm

Happy to hear you're doing so much better!
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by hal » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:28 pm

I'm happy for you too, Lessa.

Sorry to hear about all the physical stuff, but I guess that sort of thing, in one way or another, afflicts everybody. My twin brother has more afflictions than anybody I know, including diabetes and Parkinson's. He bears up under it well.
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by Steponme » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:53 pm

Congrats :) Being stable is like a breath of fresh air. Your head is finally clear, no longer muddled by conflicting emotions.
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by Jemane » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:02 pm

Great news lessa. I’m still searching for stability. I know how much it means to find it after the rocky bipolar journeys we all have.
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by AvantGarde » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:29 pm

There's a good app to track your monthly symptoms, you can personalize. I use it along a mood diary, so it helps me understand my cycles, plus you can agree to use it for research. I'm thinking of getting in touch with them for them to add mental illnesses as factors for instability, but haven't gotten around to do it.

The cycle app is called Clue and the app as mood diary is called Daylio.
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by Moodylessa » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:42 am

AvantGarde wrote:There's a good app to track your monthly symptoms, you can personalize. I use it along a mood diary, so it helps me understand my cycles, plus you can agree to use it for research. I'm thinking of getting in touch with them for them to add mental illnesses as factors for instability, but haven't gotten around to do it.

The cycle app is called Clue and the app as mood diary is called Daylio.


Thanks I'll take a look!

Thank you all it is a breath of fresh air. At first it was unnerving. Like is this me? Really me? It's like being reintroduced to an old friend and finding out they are just how you remember them, but older and wiser.

I still have a long road, some days I fight the "I'm better I don't need these!" Feeling, but thankfully I've been able to stave it off. My wife also checks in to make sure I take my meds. Especially if I'm having a rough day.

hal wrote:I'm happy for you too, Lessa.

Sorry to hear about all the physical stuff, but I guess that sort of thing, in one way or another, afflicts everybody. My twin brother has more afflictions than anybody I know, including diabetes and Parkinson's. He bears up under it well.


Sorry to hear about that. The physical can be trying on the mental some days but over all I'm learning to accept my limitations and it's easier with my brain less screwy. I'm still undiagnosed and it's trying on the best of days especially when explaining to people what's wrong without having a name for it.
Ballad of Serenity
"Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't coming back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me

There's no place I can be
Since I've found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me
"
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