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    Hi, I have been diagnosed with bipolar for over a year. I struggle daily with thoughts of suicide. It's very hard to just live life. My doc put me on alot of meds which I have tapered almost all the way down. I am interested in more holistic ways to treat myself. The side effects of the meds are way too harsh. I have been reading about omega 3's which sounds promising. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Wgordy
    May 26, 2009
    5:36 PM
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    Hi Mcoyle614, I'm sorry to hear about the troubles you're going through now. You know, even when it feels like God is not with us we have to try to remember he is always with us and he never gives us more than we can handle. I know it doesn't seem like that now, but it's true. Is there a church or an agency you can go to to help you find a shelter or other services you may need? Try the Salvation Army, they may be able to help you or know someone who can. Try to hang in there. You can always email me whenever here at b.net . I'll pray for you that you can get help with the things you need now. God Bless you, Lori(Dadyslitlgrl)

    Dadyslitlgrl
    May 21, 2009
    2:08 PM
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    I just got out of the hospital for attempted suicide. im now homeless amd alone. where is god where is salvation. the meds arnt enough. what can I do?

    Mcoyle614
    May 21, 2009
    2:36 AM
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    Hi Alicia, Welcome to the group. I'm Lori(Dadyslitlgrl). I've had bipolar for I'm sure is all my life(along with other things), but back when I was a kid, noone would have or did connect any of my symptoms for what they were. I was labeled as a spoiled brat(with bad temper to go with it), and a daydreamer. Noone suspected what really was going on. I don't think they even realized what was happening. I was finally diagnosed in 2000 with bipolar, depression, ADHD, OCD, anxiety and also short/long-term memory. Once I was on a good med. sequence, I've been fine, well most of the time.LOL Without my meds. I'm a person nobody would want to be around. I get very mean and evil. But everyone's different. Talk to your Dr. for help in handling this in a non-med. way. I think that boils down to lifestyle and diet changes. I'm not sure about that though, but it seems to make sense. My take on it with out my meds. is to self-medicate with alcohol and drugs. I don't recommed that path. I hope I've helped you some. If you ever need to talk just email me ok? I hope to talk to you soon. Your friend in Christ, Lori

    Dadyslitlgrl
    May 9, 2009
    7:24 PM
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    Hi. I am new to this group. I am 24 and I have been diagnosed with bipolar for 3 years now. I was on 2 medications, but I am tired of relying on meds and want to find a better, more natural way to manage my bipolar. Life is getting all the more challenging as I am now working full time and trying to finish school at the same time. If all goes well I will graduate next spring with a BS in Business Administration. However, right now I am finding it very difficult just to get up in the morning, let alone doing anything productive. I feel a lack of purpose in this world. I don't see a reason to get up and function from day to day. Any suggestions on anything would be welcome and hopefully comforting and uplifting as well. Alicia

    Elmolicia
    May 4, 2009
    11:45 PM
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    Hi Karen and Nichole, Welcome to the group!! I hope you'll like it here and be able to talk about your bipolar, and other issues. That's what we're here for, to help each other. I have a lot of the same things you have Karen, so I can relate. Nichole, it sounds like you may have bipolar, but I'm no Dr. Your Dr. will be able to tell you what it is. I'm on quite a few(10) meds. or so. I also have some for my arthritis in my back and knees. Talk to you soon. Lori(Dadyslitlgrl)

    Dadyslitlgrl
    April 21, 2009
    7:34 PM
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    Hello, My name is Karen I am a 48 year old, divorced mother of two. I am the grandma of one...so far. My children have flown the coop and I live alone with my dog. I have been diagnosed with ADHD, Manic Depression (Bi-Polor), Memory Problems, Anxiety, and I think thats it so far. I have so many problems working or even being around people. I will snap and growl before I've realized what I've done. I don't have many friends, I just never feel like talking to someone. When I do, which isn't often I talk their ears off about stupid stuff.I am on medication but I needed to find a place to vent or maybe help someone else. I was sent here for a reason. I'll do my best to help others, and be a shoulder, and a friend. Karen

    Karenelise
    April 21, 2009
    5:05 AM
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    hi there, I am new to this site. I have not been diagnosed yet but i know I have some sort of chemical imbalance. I go on May 1st to talk to a doctor. I get very down and do not want to live anymore and then get happy for a while. It will be nice to have someone to talk to when I am down because it is very scary. God Bless daddy's lil girl for makin this. Thank you

    Nichole.beliefnet.com
    April 19, 2009
    2:14 AM
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    Hey everyone! Our Bipolar/Depression group seems to be almost non-existant. We need to get in there and share what's going on in our lives, so we can help each other through our tough times that we go through. I, myself, am going to try harder to post more often here. Thanks. Hope to hear from y'all soon. Dadyslitlgrl(Lori)

    Dadyslitlgrl
    April 17, 2009
    12:31 PM
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    Yeah..this is really different! Guess it will take some time. :)

    lola2
    April 1, 2009
    10:46 PM
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