HI MY NAME IS LORI....AND I'D LIKE TO START MEETING PEOPLE WHO WANT TO
LEARN, LISTEN, HELP, AND SMILE THROUGH A PROCESS OF LEARNING AND EDUCATING OURSELVES REGARDING THE MOOD DISORDER
"This is all new to me and I wanted to make this a giving and taking process, since there are many questions regarding this disorder and so much is still out
there waiting to be discovered.
I will try to post new and updated information re: this disorder and will give out my email link so if anyone has ideas or thoughts to contribute please let me
We can slowly get to know one another and through sharing, crying and laughing maybe we can start to conquer the hows, whys, where's and whens.....
<<<<<<OK LETS GET STARTED SHALL WE>>>>>>>
(I met a NUN once who was Bi-Polar and
Tried to Marry her Priest...it wasn't sacrilegious just
proves that we ALL are vulnerable!)
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that causes episodes of depression (sadness and hopelessness) and episodes of mania (severely elevated mood).
These episodes commonly affect your energy level, behavior, ability to function, and your ability to think clearly or make sound decisions
While there is no known cure for bipolar disorder, some medications have been approved to treat the different phases of bipolar disorder. SEROQUEL is
approved to treat the depressive episodes and the acute manic episodes in bipolar disorder.
A Range of Moods
It may be helpful to think of the various mood states in bipolar disorder as a range:
At one end of the range, there is severe mania. Mania is characterized by periods of elated mood, which can include racing thoughts, extreme irritability,
or reckless behavior.
It can cause you to do to STRANGE THINGS and SOME PEOPLE LIKE ME
I MISSED THOSE TIMES!!
In the middle, there is the normal or balanced mood state. This is a time during which you are relatively free
of the signs and symptoms associated with bipolar disorder.
At the other end of the range, there is depression, which can be mild to moderate or severe. Depression involves overwhelming feelings of sadness,
worthlessness, and hopelessness.
Now on the BIG QUESTION!!
How do I know....I HAVE IT?
NOW I'D LIKE TO INTERJECT SOME OF MY OWN PERSONAL NOTES:
I was diagnosed with Bi-Polar in 2005, only 4 yrs. after returning from Iran.
Once I was informed of the symptoms and the behaviors I was dumbfounded......
These behaviors and my whole life it seemed had been controlled by an UNCONTROLLED DISORDER...known as BIPOLAR!!!!
So much has changed since being diagnosed that I couldn't possibly fill you in about all the changes. But since I DO HAVE IT....and I have become
acquainted with some VERY REAL friends that also have it...I decided to start this page and section and focus on the disorder.
NOT ONLY WILL WE LEARN ABOUT THE DISORDER TOGETHER, WE WILL HELP EACH OTHER, LEAN ON EACH OTHER
AND MOST OF ALL KEEP TELLING EACH OTHER THAT
WE ARE IMPORTANT AND WORTHY OF LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING.
LETS GET STARTED DOING SOMETHING THAT ALOT OF US WONDERED IF WE'D EVER DO......
****I would like to add that I am under the care of
two highly educated, experienced, and most of all COMPASSIONATE AND UNDERSTANDING
doctors that treat me for my bipolar and the PTSD disorder
I suffer from. These doctors are fine representatives of
HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEMS in
I also suffer from drug addiction and take the drug known as
"SUBOXONE" there are two wonderful sites dedicated to Suboxone and Addiction
click the links below and be sure to donate when you can!
PATIENT'S STORIES-SUBOXONE ASSISTED TREATMENT
I know several people through groups and developing friendships throughout the years that have these two disorder
as well as PTSD.
I am VERY PROUD TO be able to share these links with you!
SITES LIKE THESE ARE NOT ONLY SUPPORTIVE BUT SO NEEDED TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT SUBOXONE AND DRUG ADDICTION
The other link which is a FANTASTIC SITE is
BUT NOT SURE WHY OR WHAT FOR????
That was my classic symptom of when my MANIA crashed with my DEPRESSION!!
|WANT TO SHARE INFO ABOUT PTSD OR BIPOLAR OR ANYTHING THEN GO TO
"MY BLOG" and do it!!!