Depression/ Bipolar Support


Depression/ Bipolar Support

Support group for those dealing with Depression/ Bipolar conditions.

Members: 137
Latest Activity: Dec 9


I deal with depression on a daily basis. I am also bipolar.

I've found that , in most areas, the only support offered is Faith based. Something I do not like.

Post how you deal with depression, or bipolar "disorder". If you take medications that work for you tell us. If you take some that don't work or have side effects let us know.

You are not alone.

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Getting Worse...

Started by Ari. Last reply by Axcella Marie Zelensky Sep 9. 4 Replies

Feeling alone

Started by Physeter. Last reply by Belle Rose Sep 5. 1 Reply

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Comment by Jay Catt on December 9, 2009 at 11:24pm
Hey ya Michael,
so you and I are the BD is the group so far? Weird row to hoe aint it? Im in the middle of shifting off my lamotrigine which has done wonders this past yr, but my hair is getting thin from it YIKES! So Im tapering off and going on Geodon, Its only been 5 days and after a yr of level, I feel mania rising up. ( I could catch up on sorting the closets, but) I think I'll be calling my Dr tomorrow. The cost for a mania trip is to expensive.
Keep on coming on back here Michael ? When you can take a minute.
Nice to meet you.
Comment by Erika Cook on December 9, 2009 at 12:56am
I'm glad to see that there are still people contributing. It's helpful to read your posts. I just don't have the energy today to write much. Thanks for the read.
Comment by Dan on December 9, 2009 at 12:43am
Hi All! Sorry i havn't said much in the group.

First off thanks for joining. I know it's tough to get understanding about our issues. I've found many people who want to help have no idea what it's like.

The comments have been amazing. You all seem to know exactly what it is like and each of you have your own way of coping. Sharing those methods can really help others.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to post them in the forum about, or here in the comments. I 'm sure someone will be able to answer.

Think Atheist moderator/ depression sufferer.
Comment by Jay Catt on December 9, 2009 at 12:06am
Hi Wendy, and warm greetings to everyone in this group.
It is good ( I'm hoping) to find this group and to find it here on TA.
Unless you have been through it, you just wouldn't get it, am I right?
I have Bipolar type II. My manias are not that high, but my downs are FEROCIOUSLY down due to what I believe is the "kindling effect" over all these years.
To everyone here in this group. Do not allow the "black dog" to stay in your home...your head.
It is the most difficult thing to do, to sound all, nerdy, afterschoolspecially to tell someone.. "I'm starting to feel that roll down the hill, I'm gonna make a Dr's appointment. Can I call you when I'm falling off the floor?" You have to have at least one person to say that to.. My grown daughter is mine.. who is yours??
If you can not answer that right now.. that is this week's homework assignment.

My mailbox is open. I'm very discrete . And I sure know how the really bad times are.. And MOST importantly, I know they never never last.
Comment by Erika Cook on November 16, 2009 at 8:57pm
You're lucky, Jeff! My anxiety/depression is 'clinical' and I'm told I will need to be on medication for the rest of my life; it's a chemical imbalance. Actually, as long as the meds work, I don't mind. I used to hate to take anything (even a tylenol for a headache), but now I appreciate being able to live a normal life.
Comment by Michael Travis on November 15, 2009 at 7:26am
I just added abilify to my cymbalta this last week. I feel much better and no real side effects so far. I was totally surprised that I was able to see a difference within 2 days. LOL...its my ignorital. If you don't know what that is, check out this clip from an episode of the simpsons.
Comment by Erika Cook on November 13, 2009 at 6:46pm
Yeah! Let's all go for a walk! Desirai, have you been to a doctor? When you are depressed, what are your symptoms? Mine seem to have nothing to do with "sad"...although I do end up sad that I'm having symptoms.
Comment by Marome on November 13, 2009 at 12:59pm
Hi Desirai
I dunno what you need but I'm sure that you need a friend to talk to. Do you have anyone near you? If not, I have noticed that I feel a bit better when I take a walk and try to stop thinking about my problem and just think about the things that I see around me.
Comment by Desirai on November 13, 2009 at 12:53pm
you guys ... I am so depressed right now. :(
Comment by Erika Cook on November 7, 2009 at 10:23am
A year ago I would not have understood. If you haven't lived through it, it's really hard to understand. I think the names of the disorders are misleading and then, so many feel it's a stigma and won't talk openly about it, so it's hard to blame people for not understanding. If you see a doctor and/or a therapist, they can help you provide explanations to family that they may be able to understand. I often find items on the internet that I can share to help others understand. I'm sort of at a spot where I don't really care what they think about me, but I want them to have more information than I did in the event that they ever suffer something similar. When I was diagnosed, I wasn't anxious or sad consciously. I think that my body just over reacts chemically to any small worry....Boom! Panic attack! With my medications, though, the chemicals are balanced...mostly.

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Discussion Forum

Getting Worse...

Started by Ari. Last reply by Axcella Marie Zelensky Sep 9. 4 Replies

Feeling alone

Started by Physeter. Last reply by Belle Rose Sep 5. 1 Reply

Types of depression

Started by Dan. Last reply by Physeter Aug 15. 4 Replies

Loss of sense of purpose

Started by Anjo Bautista. Last reply by Karl Terrell Nightshade Jun 21. 26 Replies

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