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bipolar 2

I am 42 and have a diagnosis of bipolar 2. I have recently went back to school for my degree. I am finding it hard to get to class. I am in therapy. I was excited about going back to school but have issues about leaving my house and lately when I'm in school and can;'t concentrate because i wanna get back home so bad. What do i do and yesterday i didn't attend class. I couldn't make myself go I felt horrible. i feel like the cycle is staring all over again. I haven't felt like this in a long time. what can I do the medication doesn't seem to be helping me with this feeling.
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Sounds like stress is triggering you. Maybe start off small & go part time & ask for extra help. Change drs if you feel like your prior Dr isn't being helpful. The right meds are half the battle. Eventually you'll find the right mix.
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  thank you! I will do that the doctor isn't much i told him i wanted to get tested for Add he told me at this age it really didn't matter! He put me on stratera.!:{
So i was disappointing about that i can't remember information well it takes me numerous times to retain infoamtion and i really believe i have a problem!
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i completly agree with the post above. i am 21 and a college student and stay at home mother and wife. i have the worst time concentrating in class and have NO drive to get my reading and things done. i got pregnant but lost the baby at 3months just had surgery sat. i am really behind now in my classes. my teacher is really helping me. there should be a student support sevices department at your school. They offer students who have any type of health problems academic planning,carrer planning, tutoring,mentoring,study groups, and so on. that may be the best option for you. they are really helping me get on my feet and keep up my grades seem to be comming up and i am getting caught up. its a good place to go where you are not judged and just lent a helping hand. check into it best of luck
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  It might be the medication or the stress of a new experience. It would be worthwhile to discuss that with your psychiatrist. As regarding school if you have specific concerns that make the experience stressful you can speak to the office of students with disabilities (each school is required to have one) and set up accommodations that would help you be able to cope with them.
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