Thursday, April 9, 2009

It was a good run

I got to feel "normal" for 2 months. It isn't like I feel terrible abnormal. But more like the me pre-normal state.

I'm sure it'll be back. I liked it a lot and I will find the motivation to return. But since about 3:00 yesterday it slid back in. 

It was a good run. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Heather,

I tried to email you but it got bounced back. So I hope you don't mind me sending my reply to your comment this way.

In regards to neurontin the doctor cut me back by 100mgs. He feels that it affects the performance of the lithium. He also cut my lamictal back by 100mgs.

I don't feel nor believe that i was misdiagnosed. The doctor believes that also. He is the thrid independent one who has agreed on this. I knew that there was something about me during my childhood and early adulthood. My nervousness and paranoia were high and still are at times today. My mania was and still is frequent, and my depression is there as well. I have to say that lithium has helped control and lessen the symptoms.

In my appointments with the doctor we have backtraced my history and family. My mother took tranquilizers and was somewhat of an acoholic as was my father. He believes that this is indicative of my own problems.

I know that I have and illness. I pray that I will be able to control it and not be at the rock bottom as I was last year nor contemplate what I nearly did on two occasions.

My return to church has guided me through some rough times and has led me to some peace as well.

Thank you for your support and God Bless you

Thank you for your support.

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Books That Matter. Well, some of the many that matter.

  • Magical Shrinking: Stumbling Through Bipolar Disorder, Chris Wells
  • Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen
  • An Abudance of Katherines, John Green
  • Dave Pelzer
  • Franny & Zooey, J.D. Salinger
  • I Was Told There'd Be Cake, Sloane Crosley
  • The Cloister Walk, Kathleen Norris
  • The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are, Daniel J. Siegel