Just a quick note to say hi! Saw your post Rodger. I keep things from my husband too. I think that's the way to keep the marriage working. Big trade off= no one close to share feelings. I had a super rough year. I'm on new meds now. Hope it's enough to keep me out of hospital. Maxy
Just a quick note to say hi!you must have ESP. I was thinking about you.
So back on the meds? Or new meds. You know I have a new Pdoc. I was forced to change. My other dr retired. But, this Dr is better. She's seeing things in me and my treatment plan is working out better. I know meds have a way of going through burn out. But for now I'm more productive. I'm happier. So, sometimes you need a new Dr. Or a new psychologist.
How's everything at work? Stress level manageable? Hope so. Great to hear from you! Maxy
Just a quick note to say hi! Happened to me too. I got a completely new cocktail. New Pdoc. Got rid of my psychologist. I make sure to go to my support meetings.
The best change is the add meds. Vyvance. It helps me relax but at the same time gets me motivated.
Sleep is still not as easy. But with sutle changes I can sleep. Good luck. Maxy
Just a quick note to say hi! Everything working out ok w the no meds?
Just a quick note to say I missed you!
I had two breakdowns last year,so I wasn't on Medhelp for awhile.
Just a quick note to say hi!are you ok?
You deserve a big bear hug!
Hey man. Hope you are well. What's been going on lately?
You deserve a big bear hug! Happy V day
Yes. I know a few AZ people who love 49ers and the Giants. I'm not a big football watcher either, but I've been watching the game since the 49ers beat Seahawks in last Candlestick stadium game. I was just going to watch a little of it but it was such an exciting game that I watched it until the end. I only watched the Cardinals vs. 49ers game because it was AZ, and I was in a sports bar having lunch among very excited 49er crowd with infectious comradery. Very funny and fun. I don't usually have time for watching sports.
Just a quick note to say hi! Happy New Year! Been thinking about you and hoping you are ok. Will try to stay up to watch Times Square Ball drop but lately, I can't keep my eyes open after 9 pm. Will likely be in AZ end of January. Sorry 49ers beat Cardinals, 23-20, but good game.
Hi. Try even during the holidays to eat & go to bed at about the same time. That's supposed to help.
Have a great new year my friend. Maxy
Just a quick note to say hi! Yep, low winter light is depressing!!!!! I'm just irritable as hell, leaving a small wake of carnage behind me. Presently feeling guilty over my last outburst. Other than that, things are fine. Almost done shopping.
Just a quick note to say hi!
Rodger, I read you're having obsessive/intrusive thoughts recently. Maybe talk with your pdoc about this; it could have to do with the Lithium...maybe needs to be tweaked a bit. Or the thoughts could be due to the weaning of the other drugs. Those are Serious drugs! I see your moods going up and down lately...I'm sorry, I know that's exhausting and sux MH is great in the fact, others can keep track of what's going on with you when YOU are unable to see for yourself...if you know what I mean. xo
Just a quick note to say hi! Hey Rodger! Still here, and I have been thinking about you too, but I figured the holidays and family among other things outside the virtual life was taking your time. There is the outside world afterall! Like everyone else, I am dealing with keeping my plumbing from breaking or my plants dying from the hard frost. It is extremely cold up here for California standards, except up in the mountatins, of course. I will write you a message later. I am doing very well. I just got off activity restrictions finally, after 2 years of it. Free at last! Still pacing myself and not getting too exuberant about it though so I don't lose anything that I finally recovered back. It's great to hear from you again!---M
Someone in my group is on a low dose too. I think it means you do not have to go in for a blood test. On higher doses of lithium, it's necessary to monitor blood levels till you reach desired dosage.
Think of how relaxing it is to not always be the center of attention. Maxy
Hi there. are you feeling good after Thanksgiving ? Sometimes I feel a little let down as I remember way manic times earlier. Since meds, I feel just kinda low. Maxy
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Just checking in. How's the stress level?
Everything going good?
Just stopped raining here. All is well. Maxy
You guys live in Az? Our family had a place on the Parker Strip by Lake Havasu. Now hubby & I keep our boat at our place on Lake Nacimiento ,CA. My grandparents passed, but they had a place in Sun City Az. We love the high desert & my biz Storage facility is in Joshua Tree ,CA. High Desert. 15' degrees cooler than Palm Springs. I'm happy to be here at our ranch in Costa Rica for the Holidays. We've no TV , car , I just use my little iPhone to post on Med Help. Thanks for your note. Have a great time today Roger! Your friend, Maxy
Just a quick note to say hi!
Hi roger. Hope lithium is working. One of my support group buds is on Lamotrigene.
I believe it's a synthetic mood stabilizer.
My Pdoc uses my night time Seraquell for mood stabilizer.
Had bad weight gain in Spring w Zyprexa
Thanks for the invite. I need all the friends I can get. I'm really happy the lithium is helping. We get to go into the life of the extraordinary now, with a more balanced mind.
Hey Rodger, I am excited to see you are weaning from your meds. Maybe I'm wrong, but it doesn't seem like they've ever done much for you other than cause side effects making your life more difficult. I know it's hard; the anxiety from weaning and withdrawing sux, but I'm sure proud of you for taking this step. I do hope the Lithium will help. Ha, since you post so seldom, I thought it would be easy to look up the ? where I met you (suicidal thoughts since childhood like I've had). It wasn't 'til I got to the end of your posts, I remembered you came to MH under a different name. Oh well. Thinking of you, and wishing you the very best!
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Hi Rodger, you popped into my mind last night, so thought I'd stop by. I see you're not doing so well lately. I'll be sending out my best thoughts you'll find a job soon. Actually, maybe you already have as your last post and journal entry was 2mos ago. Besides all the other issues, idle time is tough for us bipolars. Were you in lock down *recently*? Those thoughts are Such a struggle to endure constantly. You know I understand. I'll be keeping you in my prayers, my friend.
Just a quick note to say hi!...yes almost over!!!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today. Hi Rodger, just stopping by to see how you're doing. So...how are you doing? :)