Bi-polar Club

#61
Third party does not need to be your parents. He should have a nurse. What does he do with adult female patients get them to bring their parents?

No psychologist or psychiatrist who is doing their job correctly should be surprised when a teenager needs to chat without their parents in the room.

Write back and tell him everything. Then at least he will have the info before he sees you.
 
#63
I thank God for my meds.

I struggle greatly with depression and get annoyed at myself but i thank god that he loves me
While on my meds, (6 to 7 years) this has been the worse week concerning Bi-polar, depression.

Everyday this week, it got worse and I was barely able to function doing the simpliest thing.

I stood on Gods word, listen to Christian worship songs, and sermons, teachings ect.

By this afternoon I was better... It had made me realize how awful everyday would be if I had never been diagnosed, or if their were no medications.

My hope is in my beautiful Heavenly Dad, and my Saviour, and the Holy Spirit.

Even while praying today with a friend I felt a great passionate love for me by the Father, and Christ...

My friend I went through 5 years of crippling depression before that. I never left my house... So I understand...

Yesterday, at counceling he said not to get annoyed with myself during these times because what I have is a chemical imbalance...

I did not do this to my self. In my case it is genetic...

So as God is patient with us we need to be patient with ourselves.
 
#65
No, I have never overdosed...

I have underdosed while trying to see if I could get off of them...

I've had problems with meds like losing hair and intestinal problems I could not live with, so my phyc tried other meds.

However, the sight effects I experienced doesnt seem to be common with everyone...

You are so young. No one wants to be depented on medication...

Have faith that the Lord will arrange circumstances in your life for your enrichment...

  1. Romans 8:28
    And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Everyone has a burden to bare in life, this happens to be ours...

  1. Matthew 11:28
    Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
  2. Galatians 6:2
    Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.
I hope this will be a place to share for the enrichment of all of us...
 
#67
-shrugs- I have both over and under dosed.

I am young,but my future seems hopless.
why does the deepest hurt have to come from within the family?
do people derive joy from others' fall?
You are young and that's why your future isn't hopeless.:D

You may not see it now but everyone is dealt some burden that will draw them against or towards the Lord.

No one knows if a new med. for Bi-polar will be discovered, and either cure us or stabilize us better than what out their today.

A study on new medical discoveries since you were born would blow your mind.:eek:

The chose is up to you to surrender your burden to Christ or remain hopeless.:)

There is always hope in Christ.:D

God bless you little one:israel:
 
#69
Serotonin Diet

First I need to state that by copying this diet does not mean I am suggestion we stop our medications. I tried that and though this diet helps it is not a substitute for the appropiate medication.

Serotonin Diet​

Serotonin is a nerotransmitter. We get serotonin by eating tryptophan rich foods. Tryptophan is in meats and plants.

Vegetable Sources
Tofu, pumkin seeds, wheat gluten, almonds, Black walnuts, Black eyed peas, Tahini or sesame seeds, Hummas, Almond butter, Brown rice
Eat foods high in Folic acid 400mcg a day

Black Eyed peas, Lentil soup or stew 1 cup, Okra, Spinage, navy beans

Eat foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids
Salmon, flax seed
Eat foods rich in b-12
Soy, Rice, Cereals
 
#70
Moderators warning

MODERATORS WARNING

Do NOT change your medication without the permission of your medical practitioner!

Increasing the Serotonin in your diet will NOT replace of substitute for your prescribed meds. However it may influence how they work so before adopting the diet discuss it with your medical practitioner.

REMINDER:

May we remind you of post 2 in this thread where we said

NOTE:
Bi-Polar is a serious illness and while we are happy for members to support and pray for each other we can't allow the discussion of medication or alternative forms of treatment etc. That needs to be a personal matter between the individual and their doctor /psychologist / psychiatrist.

In view of the nature of this topic the thread will be closely moderated and anyone who goes against the abovementioned guidelines will have their post removed.
 
#71
Thank You Housesitter, I hope my post will educate but not give the wrong idea. I'm glad you elaborated as you did.
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First I need to state that by copying this diet does not mean I am suggestion we stop our medications. I tried that (which didn't work ) and though this diet helps it is not a substitute for the appropiate medication.

Father bless You ,
angela
 
#72
Don't claim you are Bi-polar

On another subject, I wonder how many out there have been bombarded with the latest religious trend of not claiming you have a particuliar problem, weather it be a disease or other.:confused:

As they put it," don't send that in the atmosphere".

Not saying you have a mental disease, is just as silly as saying you do not have diebetes, or high blood pressure when you do.

Not saying it will not change the facts.

Even Paul said,

2 Corinthian 12

I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.
8 Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. 9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
 
#74
Hi,
I'm new here and just found this group. So, we can't talk about our medications or our treatments? What exactly can we talk about? I'm Bi-Polar, just starting to take my condition seriously even though I was diagnosed when I was 18 and am now in my 40's. I've been on medication now for about 6 months I guess and I have some questions...
Is it normal to feel nothing? I mean really, I decided I needed meds because I had been in a deep depression for over a year. I cried all the time, was irratable, etc... I had some good days-really good days!-but they were few and far between. Now, since I started taking the meds, I don't cry at all, but I don't have any what I'd call good feely days either. I sleep all the time! I can't seem to get anything done unless I literally make myself, and that doesn't happen much. And the worse part is, I don't care if things get done or not. This is not me! I am usually a very happy, outgoing person who can do multiple things at once, on a good day, of course. But now, it's like something has died inside of me and I am just sleepwalking through life. Even church doesn't excite me anymore and that is a great loss! I used to love going to church. I used to go everyday, if only to pray with the intercessors and fellowship. Now I have to force myself to go to the regular services.
I've been prayed for, I've even had them pray for my deliverance from this tormenting demon. And I get some relief for a day or two then it's back to nothing again.
Is this what 'normal' feels like? I am seriously considering stopping the meds altogether because I just don't like this numbness. I need to feel something, even if it's negative it's better than feeling like I'm dead or something.
Please pray for me. I know what I should do, but knowing and doing are two different things altogether! I don't have insurance, hate psychiatrists, and couldn't go to one if I had to because of the cost. I can't even afford the meds I'm on. My Dr. gives me free samples for now, but I don't know what I'm going to do when those freebies run out or if I need other meds.
 
#75
Dear Nancy Ann,

Just a quik note to say I am so glad you have posted... I hope others will join... I will try to write when i have more time... as My mother in law who lives with us is having surgery today...

I would like the bi-polar club to be someplace where we can air out our feeling and stories we have dealing with this thorn lets say...

Ours is bi-polar but everyone i have ever met has a thorn in them...

Lets encourage each other... No one can understand bi-polar truely unless they experience it...

I have to go now but I do want to say the Lord has performed many miracles with me and is still doing so...

Father bless you,
angela
 
#76
Hi Nancy Ann

Hi,
I'm new here and just found this group. So, we can't talk about our medications or our treatments? What exactly can we talk about? I'm Bi-Polar, just starting to take my condition seriously even though I was diagnosed when I was 18 and am now in my 40's. I've been on medication now for about 6 months I guess and I have some questions...

Thank You so much for your patience: I used to be very active on this forum but my life has changed...

Is it normal to feel nothing? I mean really, I have felt that way,Nancy Ann... Even though I will say of myself only of course the closer i get to my Heavenly Father the less emotional battles I deal with even though things are not perfect...
The greatest peace I have is when I just let go and let God and be still and just desire to be in His presence, and not asked for anything... At other times of course I do enter into prayer...

I decided I needed meds because I had been in a deep depression for over a year. I cried all the time, was irratable, etc...
Been there for 5 years closed up in my home never going out or communicating with no one.

I had some good days-really good days!-but they were few and far between. Now, since I started taking the meds, I don't cry at all, but I don't have any what I'd call good feely days either.
I still have my crying spirts that come unexpectedly and that is why I asked if my meds could be increast to a higher level.I was on the lowest level.

I sleep all the time! I can't seem to get anything done unless I literally make myself, and that doesn't happen much. And the worse part is, I don't care if things get done or not. This is not me!

Honey this is not me either I used to be a toothbrush cleaner in the corners if you know what I mean and from there I cannot keep up on housework either.
This is one reason I have told people I am Bi-polar and try to explain cause I feel so bad my place is as bad as it is.

The sleepies drive me nuts. It gives the impression we are lazy when we are not LAZY.
I am usually a very happy, outgoing person who can do multiple things at once, on a good day, of course. But now, it's like something has died inside of me and I am just sleepwalking through life.
On my bad days this is how I feel too!

Even church doesn't excite me anymore and that is a great loss! I used to love going to church. I used to go everyday, if only to pray with the intercessors and fellowship. Now I have to force myself to go to the regular services.

Realized that Bi-polar is up-and downs. I would surely have your prayer group pray for you I will too! Don't give up Church of the Lord that is one of your life-lines.

I've been prayed for, I've even had them pray for my deliverance from this tormenting demon. And I get some relief for a day or two then it's back to nothing again.

Talk to you physc. Keep a journel,keep a journel Keep a journel! This is how my meds have been changed over the years and I am looking forward to better results... One of the meds I am on now just on the market a few years ago. And I'm sure it will be improved or other meds may take its place.
Is this what 'normal' feels like? I am seriously considering stopping the meds altogether because I just don't like this numbness. I need to feel something, even if it's negative it's better than feeling like I'm dead or something.

Please don't stop your meds talk to you pysc. I stopped my meds last year and got alot worse... Work with the Lord...

Remember your life as a Christian is no longer your own but you gave your life to the Lord... It's His... not yours... THough you may not see it now I believe we will one day see why we are Bi-polar and see blessings come from it because Gods grace pulled us through it in our life time...

Please pray for me. I know what I should do, but knowing and doing are two different things altogether! I don't have insurance, hate psychiatrists, and couldn't go to one if I had to because of the cost. I can't even afford the meds I'm on. My Dr. gives me free samples for now, but I don't know what I'm going to do when those freebies run out or if I need other meds.

Not all physc. are bad or as I have met some ....cold...

ASK! you dr. about a referral to one that may take you on a sliding scale...

Here where I live their is a phone listing 211 where there can be found help for almost everything ...

AS Job did pray for others going through a trial...

Please develope a heart of graditute... with the Lord Give thanks you have a DX. giving you free meds, You have others praying for you... You know a Father (GOD) that loves you so much He gave His most precious offering to you... We both must continually seek the blessing of GOD among this fleshly curse of Bi-polar.
angela
 
#77
Wow, Beloved! You really know how to make a person feel better! Your post has lifted my spirit a great deal. I didn't realize that just knowing someone else felt the same way could make such a difference! Thank You so much for your kind words.
Actually, I kinda got a feeling about this latest bout of depression I have been going through. I had been praying for some months now for a revival. I actually asked God to let it begin with me, if there was no one else He could use at this time. That is when the real 'darkness' began I think. Do you see it? I just read somewhere that true revival begins when we thrist for God above all else. Sooo...in order to create a powerful 'thirst' the 'water' (or maybe in this case, the Spirit) has to be removed (or pulled back) for a time. Then we will seek after God with all our heart mind and strength. And then, REVIVAL will come!!!
Okay, maybe I'm just grasping at straws, and this is just my brain's way of dealing with what's happening to me right now, but if it makes me feel better and gets me crying out to the Lord more, what harm can it do? Right?
 
#78
Feeling worthless at times

Wow, Beloved! You really know how to make a person feel better! Your post has lifted my spirit a great deal. I didn't realize that just knowing someone else felt the same way could make such a difference! Thank You so much for your kind words.

Thank You Nancy Ann: One major problem I have with Bi-polar is at times feeling worthless since I have AT TIMES so much difficulty moving through the day when I'm on my down swing. I love your kind words.
Actually, I kinda got a feeling about this latest bout of depression I have been going through. I had been praying for some months now for a revival. I actually asked God to let it begin with me, if there was no one else He could use at this time. That is when the real 'darkness' began I think. Do you see it? I just read somewhere that true revival begins when we thrist for God above all else. Sooo...in order to create a powerful 'thirst' the 'water' (or maybe in this case, the Spirit) has to be removed (or pulled back) for a time. Then we will seek after God with all our heart mind and strength. And then, REVIVAL will come!!!

That seemed what happened in the book of Judges where His Spirit would recede like you say...
Okay, maybe I'm just grasping at straws, and this is just my brain's way of dealing with what's happening to me right now, but if it makes me feel better and gets me crying out to the Lord more, what harm can it do? Right?
No Harm ! If you can walk to get away from everything as well as be alone with Jesus for a while I suggest it...

Much Love because of Jesus,

angela

Is there a 211 in your state, you can call...?
 
#79
Years ago one of my old counselors assured me that there were programs out there to help me get my meds, if ever something happened to us economically and we could no longer afford them...
 
#80
Please pray for me-feeling really bad today. I have a bad cough, bronchitis probably, and I'm taking some things for it but the stuff I'm taking is making the depression almost unbearable. I just want to crawl into bed and stay there until the Lord comes back. Of course my husband who is forever happy won't let me do that,lol. I really don't know what I'd do without him sometimes. I actually got dressed and did the dishes today! Whoo-Hoo! But all I really want to do is cry.