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by markt3785 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:51 am

Hi....
This is my first post to any type of forum and it ends up being on a Bipolar website, not my idea of fun. Anyway, I was recently diagnosed Bipolar. My mania, so to speak, is more racing thoughts and obsessive thinking. I don't get the highs or euphoria, if I do they are short lived. I cycle many times during the day with a major component of depression and extreme anxiety. Not looking for an answer, just putting it out there.
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by MochaAdmin » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:01 am

Hi and welcome, Markt...... :)

We're glad you decided to post on BPS.........we're a pretty good place to find support, especially if you've recently been dx'd. And btw........we do have a pretty good sense of humour around here.....it's not all doom and gloom...... ;)

Sounds like you're rapid cycling......and we all know how awful that can be.

Are you on meds now?......Seeing a therapist (tdoc)?

Please make yourself at home.....

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by AvantGarde » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:04 am

Welcome :) Like Mocha said, we do have fun around here!
BP can make us sad, but we also distract each other from the sadness. Glad you joined :)

Make yourself at home. (might want to check out Lounge or Accomplishments or On the Lighter side :) )
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by Duckysmom » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:15 am

Welcome, Mark.
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by libellula » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:42 am

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by Spm24 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:45 am

markt3785,

Welcome to the forum. You will find a wide variety of people here...

Watch out for AG she is notorious for hijacking threads and going off on a tangent in many directions :lol:

There are many threads to sift through. Some on the serious side of things others on the lighter side.. There is humor and sadness here. We try to have a good mix of things....
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by hal » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:02 am

Hi Mark, and welcome.

This is a safe place where you can say anything personal and receive support and understanding. (We're not keen about people mouthing off about e.g. politics or religion, and we're firmly pro-meds and pro-therapy and don't want to argue about it). That said, I can understand your hesitation. BP is painful and you may think too personal to talk about. But do stay around, for a while at least, to see if this place works out for you.
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by AvantGarde » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:19 am

I am indeed notorious for hijacking threads or what I prefer to call: having a proper conversation. Lol idk, sleepy all day today
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by markt3785 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:35 am

Hey Y'all,
Thank you for the kind words.
I am currently weaning off Divalproex and moving to Lithium. I also take Abilify for depression; Propranolol and Lorazepam for my anxiety.
I am a 54 year old man that has always found a way to make it in life; however, this diagnosis has got me perplexed.
I have been out of work for over a year and I see a SSDI doctor for a consultative exam in early Sept. That appt has my anxiety and racing thoughts off the chain.
My inability to quell my thought life has me racked with fear, doubt and constant worry.
The VA has been wonderful to me these past 5 months, if it wasn't for them I would have gone on not knowing my true issue!!
Thanks for reading.
I pray y'all are well,
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