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02/09/2010 07:47 PM

Some good news.

beth314
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My gf texted me today. We are suppose to be taking space for about month per her request. I responded back. I had been wondering if she was on meds yet but didn't want to ask. She has been in therapy going on her third week now, and is starting her Lithium tonight, which she told me on her own. I'm hoping for the best, she will be starting a job in two weeks which will help her too. Not sure where we will be in a month, but I'm so glad she is getting better. She also told me today that I can contact her whenever I need to. Not sure about that. Last week she said we needed space. I'm thinking let her contact me?

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02/09/2010 07:58 PM
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Beth - that is fantastic news and you are very smart to take it slowly. She will need time, you both will. But communication is a good thing. I have had to learn to not try to over communicate - never does any good with him. Keep your strength

02/09/2010 10:15 PM
marriedtoit
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Great news! I would also counsel you to take it slow. It will take time for the Lithium to work. Try to back off [even if it is terribly difficult] and let her meds get to work. But ignore any advice that is unhelpful. And hang in there.

02/10/2010 04:10 AM
TerriTee
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Beth,

Thank you for the update. Sounds like things are going better for her. You should prob. continue to give her a little space, but it's a positive sign that she is more open to communicating, I think.


02/10/2010 05:06 AM
grafxbydiane
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beth314 , This is great news yes i would let her contact you .

02/10/2010 07:27 AM
beth314
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How long does lithium take to work. I read in one book three weeks. I know each person is different just wondering if there was an average. I'm going to a bipolar family support group pending the snow storm.

Looking forward to it. Thanks for the advice everyone.


02/10/2010 10:43 AM
pjgirl

My husband was just switched to Lithium on Thursday. Ive already noticed som changes. He seems to be more level but he is really tired by the end of the day. He has been going to sleep between 7-9 since the change in meds. But we are working on it Smile

02/10/2010 10:52 AM
ForeverJaded
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Beth, good to hear progress is being made!

02/10/2010 11:13 AM
beth314
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Pjgirl, that's good to hear. My gf was on Lithium before and it worked for her. So hopefully it still does.

02/12/2010 04:22 AM
beth314
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Just an update. I woke up to a text from her this morning. She says she wants to meet up and talk tonight. Any advice?
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