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by Sugarplum » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:05 pm

H,
I dont know what to do to stop being isolated from world.

I was dx BP after 16 years of being treated for depression. I was very angry to find that nothing would cure me. Now I have messed ip most of my relationships, jobs.... I used alcohol and antidepressants being manic most of my life since 18.
I only have 2 friends that dont spend time w me, one of them is BP.
I am alone and act weird without control...even at work. First job I have for over a year in 25 years and Im begining to get in everyone's nerve.....

Npt even my daughter wants to ne around me w regrets of how mean I have been w her. Shes 20
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by hal » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:35 pm

Welcome to our community, Sugarplum. I'm sorry to hear you're feeling so bad. I know how it feels to be misdiagnosed for a long time. What meds are you taking now?
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by Spm24 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:14 pm

Sugarplum,

Welcome to the forum. You will find many caring and compassionate people here. You will find a supportive group here who offer our stories and listen to yours.

Are you seeing a pdoc? A tdoc?

Sorry your not feeling the greatest right now for you.
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by Pancake » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:51 pm

Hi sugarplum.
Your dr is right, nothing will 'cure' bipolar, but it's not hopeless. Medication and therapy can make things much, much better.

Plenty of us here were misdiagnosed for a long time :evil: I rode the antidepressant rollercoaster for ages with an overconfident GP.

As asked above, do you see a psychiatrist, therapist? What meds are you taking? Were you recently diagnosed?
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by AvantGarde » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:09 pm

Welcome :)
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by Stuckles » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:13 am

Hi Sugarplum, welcome :)
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by Sugarplum » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:11 am

Hi

Ty for your words

Ihave been seeing pjsych for 20 years. Now same one for about 5 years. Take lamictal 400 day, just raised from 300 bit stopped traxadone 50 mg cuz got me manic ao switched to lorazepan .5 mh to sleep. Tp save $ i got 1mg and take have but i ended up taking 1 mg and sont sleep as well. Also being lonely and not going out cuz i have literally no friends makes me more depressed. Work 2 jobs teacher, which it lifts me up and surveys gretful but spend too much working alone. Responsible for all bill and not managimg monwy well makes me wvwn more down. I try excel....nothing..im not comstant. Im overwhelmed and soon my 18 yols will be leaving and i am terrified cuz jes d only happiness in my life
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by Spm24 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:13 pm

It is good that you have been seeing the same pdoc for so many years. It build up a trusting relationship. Many of us are in the same boat as your in with friends, many have a few to none. You just have to do your best. If you have a tdoc/therapist they should be able to give you ideas and help to overcome that situation. Hang in there...
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by Duckysmom » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:27 pm

I'm sorry you're having such a hard time of it. I was misdiagnosed for 30 years, so I understand the frustration. For me, being properly dxd was a relief. But it took time, patience a pdoc and tdoc to get stable and on the right meds.

I hope things start to improve for you. No, you cannot be cured, but the illness can be managed.

Do you see a tdoc?
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