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Hypomanic And Wide Awake...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Hello all! Sorry about not posting the last couple of days, I was trying to setup my webcam and it turns out it's not the right one so I'm gonna exchange it with my brother who knows what I need and he's gonna hook me up with one that'll work for me.

So for an update of the last few days...First since my last post I have not smoked more than 10 cigarettes a day when I usually smoke 20 to 30 which is a pack to a pack and a half. I've been very careful about watching what I'm eating and portion control due to my hand to mouth addiction which if you are a smoker or used to smoke you know what I'm talking about. Heck non smokers may even know but either way, that's one thing I've been doing.

I did my official weigh in yesterday and am currently rolling out at a total weight of 237. I lost a 1.5 pounds and I can honestly say that I'm finally feeling like I'm loosing around my waist. I put on my siz 18 jeans that haven't fit in months and guess what...They....wait for it....they....BUTTONED! Yup, they buttoned. I was so excited. Now they weren't loose, they were tight but they did fit without me holding in my breath and suffocating. lol emoticon

Next, I am so hypomanic right now, lol.

Now for those who do not know about Bipolar Disorder, Hypomania is a level below actual mania. The thing is though that there is another level that some people either don't know or they do know and group it with mania and that's psychosis.

Myself, my pendulum usually swings to mania or hypomania. I don't usually go into psychosis. And depression is the least out of any of my episodes. I'll set up an appointment with my doctor. Oh, that's the other thing...they changed my doctor yet again! This is the 5th doctor in say 6 years???? So I'm starting all over again. Wish me luck!

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    Thanks for the lesson in Bi polar disorder. Very interesting. Good luck to you emoticon
    2256 days ago
    emoticon Glad to hear you are decreasing the amount of cigarettes you are smoking. emoticon
    2501 days ago
    TRIGGER ALERT! Good luck quitting smoking. Only took me about 17 tries to quit, but try #17 was it--so never give up.

    I love hypo mania, but have been in a mixed (296.62) episode, moderate intensity for years--since last suicide attempt 5 years ago, but also developed chronic pain issues (3 surgeries in 1.5 years & just had 3 separate series of the steroid injections being recalled due to fungal meningitis, but so far my surgery center is not on list according to FDA; had them on 8/28, 9/18 & 9/25).

    See pain management doc & physical therapist tomorrow. Not sure injections are going to give lasting pain relief. Feel OK if I don't stand or walk!

    Psych meds provider wants to tweak meds but I don't see the point when my pain level is so high; it's "normal" to be depressed when in chronic, intense pain so want to work on pain first & then see where my mood is.

    Take care!
    2501 days ago
  • _KATHY
    Changing doctors is a real pain...Gotta do what you gotta do. Good luck with the web cam.
    2501 days ago
    Heres hoping they find the right balance for you. Good job cutting down on the smoking AND losing at the same time. - Connie
    2502 days ago
    Good luck!
    2502 days ago
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