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Re: Bobblesfluffy and Barb BarbaraCat

Posted by katia on August 21, 2003, at 14:59:46

In reply to Bobbles fluffy, posted by BarbaraCat on August 21, 2003, at 11:34:12

Hi Gals,
It is a hard journey. Katy, as for your question, after a year of trials of ADs that didn't work, I finally (similar to Barb) discovered that I'm BP. So this changes the scope of things = mood stabilizers. NOW, I'm in for the long haul regarding which one(s) will work for me. I've prepared myself. I've taken a quarter off of grad school, took out extra student loans, and cut back at work (restaurant work - ugh!). When I get disheartened I think of people on this board who were disheartened and then find the right combo. For me, there really is no other options. Either find the right combo or continue the way I have been. the latter is not a choice. I'm also getting ready to do a metabolic bloodph testing and find out my "type" and then eat the right foods accordingly. I need synergy from all walks in my life right now - coming together for transformation!

The other thing I try and remember is everyone, healthy or not-so, has mood fluctuations and it's also partly about riding the wave of it. A natural part to be human. I know obviously mood disorder people have it rougher than others, but I don't want to fall into the illusion that a perfect med combo out there will make me perfect. I know a lot of improvement can happen (i.e. right combo) before i hit that natural wax and wane of my moods instead of a roller coaster ride. But I also don't want to be so hypervigiliant that I take all shifts in my mood to mean that the med's not working. it's TOUGH to figure out!?! The four big things for me are: finding the right med combo, diet, meditation/chi kung, and NO DRINKING. The last one is the tough one, but i know if I can put all the support pieces in order, then positive effects will be! so I hope.




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