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05/31/2007 03:58 AM

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Sue
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05/31/2007 06:34 AM
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Sue, I to was recently dianosed as Bipolar, When I look back at my life now I can see where it effected me! I had never even been to a pdoc before my episode, and thought that I had lost my mind! I to have always thought that I had to be the strong one, always the rock! But one day the rock cracked!! I had a full blown manic attack where I completly lost touch with reality, luckily my family and freinds stood by me! That attack opened the door for panic and anxiety episodes that I had never had before! almost a year now and Im still not back to normal, but much better than I was after the full episode...Dave

05/31/2007 12:36 PM
Sue
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Hi Dave!

Thanks for your reply. I'm sorry to hear about your experience, although there is a small measure of comfort in knowing that one is not alone in this world of craziness.

I can see many irrational patterns of behavior and thought looking back at my life...

Anyhow, nice to meet you!

Sue


05/31/2007 09:50 PM
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Sue pdocs in hospital settings do tend to make quick diagnosis. Did you share any of your story with him/her? Honestly I don't know how they grasp the subtleties of our situations so fast. Maybe they know it can be refined from there?

Something that bears consideration, all the death and moving in your life measure as tens on the stress scale, ten being the toughest experiences. You have survived a lot of trauma from this and your ability to deal with this, even for the so called normal people out there, is truly amazing.

Try to stick th treatment and work with your pdoc. I suggest you find a good general practitioner too to help you with all the other things related to general health issues.

Welcome here Sue!

DeeWink


06/03/2007 03:34 PM
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A full true Bipolar diagnoses takes 5 to 8 years. If a doctor suggests it on the first visit I'd recommend getting a few more opinions or atleast ONE by a specialist. There is no test you can sit down and take and says hey.. you're bipolar.

The meds they have you on though aren't out of line for a first time basic diagnoses.

Like Dee said you've been through a lot of crap that could make anyone feel crazy.

I'm not saying that the pdoc was wrong I am however saying that bipolar is being diagnosed a dime a dozen now though so I'd always recommend gtting more opinions.

Ok I'm off to go play wii!

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