(Closed) Depression/Bipolar and wedding coming up…

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You’ve been to the doctor, yes?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@LovelyLaura8:  Oh honey *big hugs!*

 

Firstly, are you on any medication? Are you in therapy? Are you regularly seeing a doctor about this? This is something very treatable. I have it myself. It is such a roller coaster without medication and counseling. 

I understand completely where you’re coming from. Everything says you should be happy but for *some reason* you’re absolutely not and nothing anyone says or does is bringing you out of it. You want to be happy. You understand you should be. But you just aren’t.

Get yourself some help, it will do you so much good. 

Good luck to you, and feel free to PM me anytime if you want to talk.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@LovelyLaura8:  Thanks!

 

Are you sure you’re on the right amount of medication, in that case? Are you still trying to figure out the correct med and dosage? That can have a big affect on your disorder as well.

Hang in there. Hold tight to your Fiance, make sure you tell him you love him as often as you can to reassure him.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I’m sorry you feel this way; it’s awful.  I deal with bipolars regularly (at home and at work.)  Get medicated.  Bipolar works best when you are medicated even when you feel like it’s not working or you are feeling “better”.  Axis II diagnoses do not get cured through therapy or time, they require medication and close monitoring by a psychologist and a psychiatrist.  It will never truly go away, it will only go through cycles of manic ups and depressive downs over and over.  Go see a sychologist and psychiatrist ASAP and get medicated because it will take 6+ weeks for meds to kick in and regulate.  Since you say your meds are not regulated you need to go back to your prescribing doctor every 2-4 weeks to discuss changes in your meds until you find a balance.

In the meantime, make a list of things that make you happy or at least may trigger good thoughts and/or feelings.  Try to trigger your mania because it may balance out the depression.  The only downside is that depending on your stablility during a manic stage, you may not want to get married during a manic stage either.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@LovelyLaura8:  ((Hugs)) Have you tried Vitamin B supplements and fish oil pills? Along with my depression meds, I am on a strict regimen of vitamins and omegas, and I definitely notice a difference if I take a few days off for whatever reasons (ran out, plumb forgot). This also sounds stupid, but read/watch/do something that will just make you laugh uproariously. I’m not talking about chuckling but actual gut busting, tears inducing, breath stealing laughter. Sometimes hard laughter will bump me up just a little from my symptomatic phases.

 

I’m so sorry you’re going through this. Do keep coming to the boards for support as you need it. Please don’t hesitate to message if you need to talk.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@LovelyLaura8:  I just read the entire thread. I realize you are on medications. Are you on a mood stabilizer?

Sometimes people feel like they are well, when in fact, the medications are just doing their job. If you skip your meds or don’t take them consistantly it’s hard to maintain proper levels of it in your system.

On an another note. I have suffered with depression on and off throughout most of life. Exercise is just as much if not more effective for me than most anti-depressants.

I am not a doctor and not telling you to take or not take meds, just posting from experience with others who have bipolar and my own experience with depression. There have also been studies done that have indicated exercise to be as effective as certain antidepressants.

 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@LovelyLaura8:  Do you have a friend or does your SO work-out? You could ask them to help motivate you? What about a nice cup of hot coffee? I know you don’t hate that.;-) That might get you moving.

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