I havenít posted very often, mostly because Iím, well, overwhelmed a lot of the time by schoolwork (Iím a graphic design student) and other day-to-day ďstuffĒ Ė but I do visit a lot. I was diagnosed with BPII last October. Anyhow, can anyone out there relate to this feeling of barely keeping a grip on lifeís endless to-do list? I donít know how you moms out there do it, I really donít. Truthfully, Iím sure that compared to a lot of people, Iíve got it pretty easy, yet I still find it so difficult to stay on top of things. Last week, I jumped all over the fact of coming down with a cold just so I could feel justified in taking a day off.
On top of all that, I feel like Iíve been all over the map mood-wise for the past month or so. I was having a particularly tough time with an assignment a while back, spent Easter Monday crying like a whiny child as I worked on the thing, all of which triggered a depression which lasted for over a week. Once the depression lifted, irritation set in. Through it all, there have been bouts of feeling relatively good. I do see a p. doc (about every 3 or 4 weeks now) and Iím on low doses of Epival (aka Depakote, I think) and Celexa. I also take Klonopin on an as-needed basis, and while it helps with anxiety and irritation, it can also make it very challenging to stay awake. ;-)
And now, even as I write, Iím realizing Iíve only got about 20 minutes left before I have to head out to class. Ack! Anyhow, thank you all in advance for giving me the space to vent. There are some very nice people on this board.