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Hi, my name is Amberleaf1984. I'm curious about “Mert, magnetic resonance therapy” in its use on bipolar severe depression stages. Any experiences in there?

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You were strong enough to make it through yesterday and you’re strong enough to make it through today! #Bipolar2 #Anxiety #PTSD

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You were strong enough to make it through yesterday and you’re strong enough to make it through today! #Bipolar2 #Anxiety #PTSD

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BIPOLAR ISSUES

HI, Sometimes our Healthcare does not do everything we want it to do and we should help ourselves a bit more, some things I do are read self help books, I enjoy reading outside as it is often quite or more uplifting than my home, in winter months the library or mall is welcoming for this, secondly music amuses me and gets us all through the day, feel free to join music and lyrics group, caring for others is an awesome rewarding pastime but draining, try to be an inspiration instead of a hindrance to yourself, food is also a good way to do this, cooking and recipes, try Nourishment Bistro, crafts like knitting and beading or as I see with some of you painting is great, fabric paint on old bags and sewing on new handles works, you can upcycle grocery bags this way, I would like to get into thrifting as so much can be done with refurbished jeans and clothing, there are loads of websites, housekeeping hacks help as well to give motivation for cleaning, there's also making your own cleansers with essential oil and vinegar and lemon which I shall do in a second, who knows why our lives hit lows sometimes if we are hardworking clean and have good intentions, also inane mundane or brilliant poetry works, but ya'll know all of this already so Peace and Love #Bipolar2 #Bipolar1 #noursh #hobbies #selfhelp #Music #Caregiving

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BIPOLAR ISSUES

HI, Sometimes our Healthcare does not do everything we want it to do and we should help ourselves a bit more, some things I do are read self help books, I enjoy reading outside as it is often quite or more uplifting than my home, in winter months the library or mall is welcoming for this, secondly music amuses me and gets us all through the day, feel free to join music and lyrics group, caring for others is an awesome rewarding pastime but draining, try to be an inspiration instead of a hindrance to yourself, food is also a good way to do this, cooking and recipes, try Nourishment Bistro, crafts like knitting and beading or as I see with some of you painting is great, fabric paint on old bags and sewing on new handles works, you can upcycle grocery bags this way, I would like to get into thrifting as so much can be done with refurbished jeans and clothing, there are loads of websites, housekeeping hacks help as well to give motivation for cleaning, there's also making your own cleansers with essential oil and vinegar and lemon which I shall do in a second, who knows why our lives hit lows sometimes if we are hardworking clean and have good intentions, also inane mundane or brilliant poetry works, but ya'll know all of this already so Peace and Love #Bipolar2 #Bipolar1 #noursh #hobbies #selfhelp #Music #Caregiving

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Lamotrigine side effects

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I was taking 200mg of lamotrigine. The side effects were causing concern: clumsiness, severe impaired speech and difficulty swallowing. I told my Dr. about my symptoms and that I was concerned about falling since I was moving to a house with 3 flights of stairs. I also said I was used to talking fast, eating fast and going fast. Then he got mad at me, raised his voice and said, “do you not know what the symptoms of bipolar disorder are? He was very condescending. When I said I was used to going fast, it’s not an abnormal pace, compared to neurotypicals. It’s just not moving at a slow-mo pace and it’s consistent, it doesn’t fluctuate due to mood. This Dr. also said he didn’t know if these were side effects or symptoms of something else. I felt gaslit, since I had already explained that I had never had these symptoms before taking this medicine. I literally googled the side effects of Lamotrigine and found out that these were side effects that I needed to talk to my Dr. about. I read an article on how to interact with doctors before hand, what questions to ask, concerns, etc. I even told him that, since I didn’t understand the social expectations of the visits and the previous ones were very awkward and I always came away feeling worse than before I went in. Of course, I internalized everything and believed it was all me, but I’m not so sure anymore. I think my Dr. is not a good Dr. He did lower my dosage and I am feeling more normal and less afraid and anxious of falling and I speak clearer and swallow better. I want to change doctors asap though, and will when I move, but can’t right now due to location and availability, and he knows that. I feel sorta at his mercy, and feel like he enjoys having power over me. Every time I empower myself with knowledge he gets aggressive and demeaning. Honestly, I kinda hate the guy.

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Lamotrigine side effects

#Bipolar2
#BipolarDisorder
I was taking 200mg of lamotrigine. The side effects were causing concern: clumsiness, severe impaired speech and difficulty swallowing. I told my Dr. about my symptoms and that I was concerned about falling since I was moving to a house with 3 flights of stairs. I also said I was used to talking fast, eating fast and going fast. Then he got mad at me, raised his voice and said, “do you not know what the symptoms of bipolar disorder are? He was very condescending. When I said I was used to going fast, it’s not an abnormal pace, compared to neurotypicals. It’s just not moving at a slow-mo pace and it’s consistent, it doesn’t fluctuate due to mood. This Dr. also said he didn’t know if these were side effects or symptoms of something else. I felt gaslit, since I had already explained that I had never had these symptoms before taking this medicine. I literally googled the side effects of Lamotrigine and found out that these were side effects that I needed to talk to my Dr. about. I read an article on how to interact with doctors before hand, what questions to ask, concerns, etc. I even told him that, since I didn’t understand the social expectations of the visits and the previous ones were very awkward and I always came away feeling worse than before I went in. Of course, I internalized everything and believed it was all me, but I’m not so sure anymore. I think my Dr. is not a good Dr. He did lower my dosage and I am feeling more normal and less afraid and anxious of falling and I speak clearer and swallow better. I want to change doctors asap though, and will when I move, but can’t right now due to location and availability, and he knows that. I feel sorta at his mercy, and feel like he enjoys having power over me. Every time I empower myself with knowledge he gets aggressive and demeaning. Honestly, I kinda hate the guy.

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I’m new here!

Hi, my name is Sarah Taylor. I'm curious about bipolar 2 with anxious distress. I have not formally been diagnosed, but had 2 regular doctors both tell me that they thought that I had bipolar.

#MightyTogether #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder

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