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28 Oct 2009

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I have bipolar
after some crazy weeks of poor decision making lots of drinking, and some hurting myself and others i eventually saw my psychiatrist. Meds changed again.

trying really, really hard to stay focused and interested in work and life in general, trying to avoid the constant thoughts of just getting out from where i am, having a " few"  drinks and spending alot of money i just dont have.

even though these things will destroy my life i still want to.but am trying to resist.


my head is a whole lot of noise, nothing very clear, but full.

my sleep has only improved over the last two days to the point that i am now only waking up really early, unlike a week ago where it was impossible.

what if i cannot control these things in my mind

i am scared and confused, angry and agitated.

would really like something to feel normal again.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

If there is now a reliable diagnosis and a suitable expert recommending helpful treatment, you should indeed manage to get out of this uncomfortable situation. Drinking alcohol isn't likely to help, nor will spending money you don't have, but that applies to all of us. You will find it easier to resist such temptations the more you continue to resist them.
From the sound of things, these are early days on your new medication plan, and I hope you will start noticing distinct improvements before long. Also, check with close friends and family - forten they can notice early improvements before you do. And keep your doc fully informed of how things are going.
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