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Old 03-20-2005, 05:59 PM   #1
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Sick and tired of being sick and tired.....,

Hello to all,

When I first joined this group, I was trying to deal with my physical
problems. I would have to say that I did receive some help, on other
subject titled boards here. I just got so very confused on those boards.
How could I receive much, when my Doctors say they are stumped,
and I still don't have a total, conclusive diagnoses.
However, I do have some really clean cut diagnoses, such as the
' Chronic Epstein Barr Virus ', and ' Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ', just to
name a couple. Anybody have any news on this......... ? I will surely listen.
Everyone I have talked to about this becomes a BIG issue, so I just don't
talk about it.

Then, after all of my sick, sick GI tests, (I had so much of our so called
' Neucear tests ', I felt like if I walked outside at night, I would light up
like a light bulb!), then,they come up me having me diagnosed with IBS.
Heck, I already new that one.
I am beginning to think they say this when they don't know else to say.

I am sooo sick and tired of being sick and tired. I can't tell which is
putting a HUGE damper on my life, right now......,
being so SICK or being Depressed......, or both !

I have always been, as we all Bipolar folks have been/are, artistic ! Agree ?

I am hyper by nature, kinda gal.
I have so many hobbies, and so many things started, yet I
can't seem to consentrate enough to accomplish anything.
I can't seem to get focused on anything for any length of time.

I do oil painting, drawing, sewing,etc. and recently I have been into the
jewelry making business. I am also (believe it or not), a writer. Yep ! I am
writing a book. However, in this PoDunk town where I live, the names will
definately be changed to protect the guilty !
AND, I suppose I will be on my way OUT of town, or just ' OUT ' !

I have several of my stories on a couple of web.-sites. I never new until
a couple of years ago that I could do anything near writing.
As it turned out, an e-friend sent some of his writings to me, and insisted
that I send mine to him. So, he has been a big help.

But, heck, I can't even seem to write anymore. I don't know if anyone
else has felt this way, butt I feel STUCK !

Okay, I will get out of here with what I know some are thinking.......,
and get out of this pity party.

A BIG ' Thank You ', to all who have helped me get through some rough

Bye, Bye,

Gee Gee

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Old 03-20-2005, 06:45 PM   #2
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Re: Sick and tired of being sick and tired.....,

Hi Gee Gee,

I have been waiting for you to start your own thread. Very good, by the way. I'm sorry to hear about your other ailments, it seems like a lot of us suffer from at least one other condition besides bp. I used to work in a physical therapy clinic, and we had a few patients who had chronic fatigue syndrome. That was about 7 years ago, and they didn't seem to know much about it then. The patients would come in and get massages, I guess whatever your ailment, a massage can make you feel better.

You probably already know that I suffer from endometreosis myself. Which can be cured once I get an hystorectomy. But I'm stubborn, and I can't let go of the dream of having another child. Anyway, I have chronic pain that interferes with my life, and ended my carreer of being a aerobic teacher, and personal trainer. I know what you mean when you say sick and tired of being sick and tired!!

I hope that you are able to get those "juices flowing" again soon. It sounded like you had some juices flowing last night when you were playing with that ~~ button!! That was hilarious. M* is always good for entertainment. We need to just lighten up sometimes, you know?

Ok, I'm gonna go back to watching Desperate Housewives, I'm totally addicted....

If you're still around, I will check in later.


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Old 03-20-2005, 08:03 PM   #3
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Re: Sick and tired of being sick and tired.....,

Hi Heather !

Girl, I just sat here and thought I sent you a long message. Beep, Beep,
Dadgummit, I must have not hit that button right........., errrrrrrrrrrr........,

I will send you one tomorrow, okay ?

Man, I can't believe I DID THIS !

Take Care,



Old 03-21-2005, 07:48 AM   #4
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Re: Sick and tired of being sick and tired.....,

Thanks for your reply, Heather,

I have got to start watching that show ! I have seen the previews of it,
and I am sure I would be addicted too !

I am so glad I found this Bipolar site. I feel like I am the Granny of this great
bunch of folks on here. I was diagnosed in 1985 ! I started off with a HUGE
Manic episode !!! I had no idea what was happening to me. When I woke up, in the hospital, after being OUT for a couple of days, my Hubby was holding
my hand, telling me that I had Manic Depressive Illness.
This sounded all jumbled up at the time.
He told me that they were going to give me some medicine, and I would be OK !
I didn't know what he was talking about, but I remember thinking,
at least whatever I had, had a name.

Actually, the light was so bright I could hardly open my eyes. I thought I
had gone from HELL to Heaven, because I remembered the HELL I went through, the night before, when I was in Lock-up, or Lock-down, whatever.
The main thing I remember about that night was hearing folks SCREAMING !
I felt like I was in the movie ' One Flew Over the Coo Coo's nest ! '

About this time, I started choaking. Everybody was scurrying around,
and they finally gave me something to counteract the liquid stuff they had
given me in a little cup, to drink !
I remember thinking........, well, this is IT, I am going to die.
I found out later that I had been given Haldol !

The Doctors started me out on Lithium, for several years, then I was
switched to Depakote. I just thought I was blown up like a balloon.
After a while I felt like the Goodyear Blimp ! Oh Gosh, what a trip !

Since that time, I have been/am on uppers and downers and inbetweeners !
I am very hesitant to name meds., at this time, because I know what a
delicate (maybe that's the word), subject this is. And, we are all different,
and we all have different tolerances to different medications.
More on this later.............,

My MDI seems to be a seasonal thing. Anyone else have this ?
This is my ' Hyper time ' ! However, since our weahter is screwed up,
I am thrown over on the DOWN side.
One way I describe my depression is that I feel like I have to climb UP,
to touch the bottom.
Oh, how I wish I could ' walk on the edge for a while '..........,

I was thinking the other day, my username should have been......,
" XHairdressergonewild " ! This is one of my problems, I have worked all of my
life, however I had to close my business about seven years ago, because of
my bum knee !
I had knee surgery (Laproscopic), on my left knee, in 93', which is why my
Doctor told me I had to get off my feet, or I was headed for
knee replacement.
It seems that I haven't been the same since then. Our four Kids are grown,
and gone from home now, and they have their own lives, with their own
Heather, I bet you could relate to this ' knee surgery ', since you said you worked in a Physical Therapist Clinic ! I was one of those ' screamers ' !
Those folks hated to see me

I know what you mean about having endometreosis. I had it before I had my
first baby. I had four Doctors tell me that I couldn't have a baby ! That was in Feburary, and I was pregnant in May !
I guess I fooled them, huh ? SO, hang in there and don't think about giving
up, but do what is best for YOU, okay ?

They had said the best thing I could do was to have a baby, because it zaps the endometreosis ! I guess that's what happened, because I have not had any trouble since then.
I hope you feel better soon. I know the pain is a beach........,

You Take Care........., I must dash, and have more coffee !


Gee Gee

Old 03-21-2005, 09:17 AM   #5
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Re: Sick and tired of being sick and tired.....,

hey Gee Gee,

I had chronic fatigue syndrome too for about a year before my BP diagnosis. I was so happy to have energy again! Too bad that "energy" was mania. These days I'm fine, I can grocery shop without taking 2 hours because I don't move at a snail's pace. But every now and again when I stay up too late I wake up with that hit by a truck fatigue and it will last a day or two. I hope it gets better for you, I firmly the fatigue made my depression swings a lot longer and more pronounced.

Old 03-21-2005, 01:54 PM   #6
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Re: Sick and tired of being sick and tired.....,

Hi Reesie,

Thanks for your reply ! I need all the help I can get !

WOW ! There's HOPE ! You said you HAD CFS !!! I know there's got to be
some hope out there soon.

I have talked to a couple of people who have had it. I think the complications of having the EBV, has a lot to do with this too !

Also, my Doctor told me he had this when he was thirty five, and it took him at least a year to feel like his ol' self again.

I know what you mean about the mania, but I wish I could just ...,
' walk out there in that edge for a little while ' ! lol. Ya know ?

It's a good feeling to know that I have the BEST Doctors, and I think that makes a big difference too, don't you ?

Thanks again for your advise, and I think you are exactly right about all
that you said.
(If you need me, just call me....., ' Callllll Meeeee ! ' )
Yep ! That's what friends are for.....,

Take Care,


Gee Gee

Time for another nap...., know what I mean ?

Old 03-21-2005, 03:12 PM   #7
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Re: Sick and tired of being sick and tired.....,

Gee Gee,
I forgot to mention that I take a thyroid supplement daily (125mg Levoxl), I think that has a lot to do with keeping my chronic fatigue at bay.

Enjoy your nap! (funny thing is when I had CFS I napped ALL day!, but since I've gone through a year of manic depressive insomnia and countless meds to make me sleep I know sleep a strict 10 - 12 hours a day and can't nap at all!!)

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Old 03-21-2005, 06:32 PM   #8
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Re: Sick and tired of being sick and tired.....,

Sometimes you're dadgummed if you do and dadgummed if you don't !!!

Between Irritable Bowel Syndrome ~ and the need for a bit of stimulus time to time ~ and the irritation to the bowel lining ~ causing a more fatigued feeling ~ agitating a greater need for stimulus ~ which further agitates the linings... ** that's assuming coffee or tea consumption }...

Not to mention the mood cycles and metabolic roller coasters (oops, there's that ~ thingy, again...)...

It ain't easy ~~~

~ M* ~

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Old 03-22-2005, 05:27 AM   #9
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terrienne HB User
Re: Sick and tired of being sick and tired.....,

Hey Heather,

Thanks for everything. I just had a really BAD time last night.

Now I have to shut down this computer, and everything else....,

We have BAD WEATHER ..., 70 to 80 mile an hour winds, possible tornadoes,
and hail and stuff and stuff....,

I will get back to you later on today, okay ?

Thanks for everything you have done for me,


Take Care,

Gee Gee

Old 03-22-2005, 05:34 AM   #10
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terrienne HB User
Re: Sick and tired of being sick and tired.....,

Hey M*,

I just sent you a message before I sent Heather's...., Now I can't find it !

Thanks for everything........, Maybe you can find it.

We are under a ' tornado warning ', 70 to 80 mile an hour winds...,

I am headed to the hallway--closet..,

I will get back in here later on, okay ?

Take Care ~~~,

Gee Gee

Old 03-22-2005, 03:40 PM   #11
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Re: Sick and tired of being sick and tired.....,

Hey Gee Gee,

Sorry to hear that you are stuck. Although being stuck may be a lot better than many of us would be doing if we had everything that you have to deal with. It's weird cause so many of the things that you put in your posts sound so similar to things that I have heard my girlfriend say, but there are also these little weird coincidences. My girlfriend and your daughter have the same name, we've been dating 8 months like your daughter and her boyfriend, I have heard your exact hospitilization story before from her, my girlfriend is an art teacher that has just started making jewelry and is just now turning it into a business, she is the oldest of four kids, etc. There are too many to go on, it is like we are living in a parallel universe or something. If you would have spelled your daughter's name w/o an h, I would have been really weirded out. Anyway, sorry to hear that you are sick and tired, I wish there was something that I could do to help, but I know so little myself. I hate to tell people to hang in there or it'll get better when I haven't a clue what they are actually going through. I do feel a strange connections to your posts though, so keep them coming. I think it'll help you and me both.


Old 03-23-2005, 10:03 AM   #12
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Re: Sick and tired of being sick and tired.....,

Heeeeey !

It's great to hear from you ! ' do, do -- do, do ' .........,
(Before your time, from a TV show called ' The Twylight Zone ' ),
Soooo, don't weird out on me, okay ? Sarah's name on her birth certificate
is SARA !!! This was just one of those fluke things that happened....,???.....,
or SOMETHING.........,

This is getting verrrrry interesting, huh ? WOW ! She's the oldest too !

I do believe in these parallels, however I also believe in uhhh, the situations
that can come from........., ' all things happen for a reason ', and,
we all have our purposes in life.
We can just glide along here on these parallels of the universe........, right ?
You feel free to ask anything you want to, Okay ?

WOW ! This is unreal about your Sara. I will be glad to help you in any way
that I can. Maybe I could tell you more about my Sarah......,
She is very smart, creative, and she is/always has been, very opinionated,
and also very intuitive, and anylitical !
She's beautiful, about 5'71/2" tall, a perfect figure. (Not predjust or anything)
She has shoulder length dark brown hair, with dark red highlights.

Sarah's a ' Daddy's Girl ' ! She's very sweet, but has a temper, for sure.
Sometimes, she gets a bit bossy with her syblings. She's always been the
little Mama, who keeps the others straight ! She is very frugal, and independent. She's in the process of buying a house. Not many girls her age
would/could do this one, don't you think ?

Her Dad and I are very upset about her recent diagnoses as being Bipolar.
We are very concerned about all she is going through right now.
However, we do trust her judgement, as always. We also trust her judgment about her new boyfriend, and support her in any decision she makes.

It's been great talking to Ya ! And, I do know what you mean about how
to talk to folks about the Bipolar issue.

I feel a strange connection to your posts too. I also think it's a strong,
and good feeling that we will be able to help each other......,
If you need me, just call me......... ' Calllllll Meeeee ', cuz that's what friends
are for.
I know I feel much better since I have been comunicating with folks
on this message board, and I know you feel the same.
I think you are really smart, to be doing everything you can, to seek out all
of the knowledge you can, in order to be able to understand your Sarah.
And, I surely admire you a lot.

Thanks, I do feel rotten to the core, and everything is such a chore.
Well, well, I guess I made a rhyme !lol. As you already know, I am a bit
on the crazy side......,lol. (Lots Of Laughs !)

You Take Care, and let me hear from you, okay ?

Gee Gee

PS. When Sarah was little we called her ' Say Say ', and still do sometimes.
I certainly hope I have helped you in some way, as you have me !

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