|Member Since||06/04/2012 11:23 AM|
|Last Online||05/14/2013 08:15 AM|
|A little about me:||I am 35 and was diagnosed BPI with rapid cycling or mixed episodes in January 2009 after a psychotic episode that lasted a few days and after almost getting arrested and being driven to the hospital in an ambulance. I had left home and was 200km away when I was picked up. I don't remember much about my first three days in the hospital. I spent about twenty days in the hospital before being released. Before going in I was engaged, by the time I came out my fiancť was getting his bags ready, he was leaving me after 8 years together because he didn't recognise me anymore.
I spent the next two years completely out of it. I was on 1500mg of Depakote, was losing my hair, had the shakes all the time and was completly delusional.
After a 5 month sick leave I resumed work and went to work completely out of it. I am still suprised that I did not lose my job. In the fall 2010 I started taking 2mg Abilify. My life completly changed after that. I slowly came back to being myself again. It took months, but the voices went away and the delusions as well.
I have been symptom free for the past year and a half.
Sometimes I miss my imaginary friends and I miss the hallucinations and the delusion. But then I remember how unpleasant it was and I dread not having my pills anymore.
I have met a wonderful man last fall, and now I am trying to figure out if I would be able to have children with him. The thought of stopping my medication is daunting, but I have to weight the pros and cons.
|"If you keep sending away every person who challenges you, you'll never GROW. Some people are in your life to sharpen you."
~ Mandy Hale
|Once you choose hope, anythingís possible. Ė Christopher Reeve
|Sorry im being a rubbish group leader at the mo, ive got a lot on with my own health as more of my organs r being diseased from my pancreatitis, plus im looking after my mum who has not long had an op on her foot and my granddad who is dying. so please bear with me
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