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This is going to be a long post.  Sorry. :(

Hi I am 46 years and I have been on and off in therapy all my life.  But recently since March I have been in therapy and found an excellent therapist.  We have come to the conclusion that I am ADD/ADHD, major depression, major anxiety, and some bipolar.  So I started with my general doctor and we tried Adderall and I couldn’t sleep so she told me to try Vyanese and that didn’t do much at all.  So between my therapist, general dr., and me we decided I should see a psychiatrist.  So I did see that one that my therapist highly recommended and he is highly educated and well liked.  So anyhow I spent 15 minutes with him talking about everything that is going on lately and he said that I am bipolar and gave me Senoqual at 100mg.  I took it Thursday night and oh boy Friday I couldn’t function I was so tired and out of it.  So then he told me if it made me feel like that to split it in half and I did Friday night and I still felt so groggy.

I am not 100% sure that I am 100% bipolar.  I believe I am add/adhd, depression, bipolar, anxiety, and etc.  I don’t know what to do.

Went and saw another psychiatrist for the first time and liked her but can’t continue seeing her in the new year because she is not covered under my new insurance.  :(  But I saw her and she said I am not Bipolar and that I have anxiety and depression and all she said was let’s up your Zoloft from 50 mg to 100 mg.  Ugh!!!

I am seeing another psychiatrist to get tested for ADD/ADHD in January.

I am not even sure what to do at this point!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :(

I come from a history of having a very unsupportive, unencouraging, and negative upbringing.  I have 2 sisters and my parents and I was always brought up being negative.  My sisters are twins and they were always great and I was OK my parents always said. 

I have a husband who is supportive, encouraging, loving and etc and we have been married for 20 years.  I have two wonderful kids who are just awesome. 

So since being in therapy since March we have come to the conclusion that I am scared to death of positive things in my life.  I am so scared when something positive comes into my life that I do everything to make it horrible and etc so I don’t have to deal with the negative or the failure.  I could go on an on but I won’t. 

I have not been able to hold down a job for a long time.  I have had 10 jobs in the past year and I got fired from my most recent one in July and am taking a break from working to get myself mentally better.  Which right now I am so frustrated with because nothing seems to be getting better. 

WHAT TO DO?????? 

Any suggestions, comments, anything at all would be greatly appreciated


I sympathize with you and know how expecting the worse may seem better than rejection or being let down later…been there.
But, If you believe in G-D He can help you through it all.
Find a good bible believing church (not a water downed church, that alters the word so they can keep members) and get spiritually right with G-D. Pray and ask Him to help you fight your fears and accept His grace, mercy and favor upon your life. Everything we go through in life is placed there to make us stronger not tear us down. Begin by speaking positives into your life. “I can do this, G-D would not allow me to go through more than I can handle.” “If it be His will, He will lead he way.” “I can do anything through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.” Listen to inspirational music, go for morning walks, and read the bible, I would start in the book of Psalms and Proverbs. And don’t forget to schedule your day of things to accomplish daily, and check off the list as you go!
I don’t recommend therapist or psychiatrist unless they are believers in our Creator, (Solid recommended Christian counselors, therapist, psychiatrists)  because I feel without that knowledge they will simply hand out meds to “fix” the emotional aspect but that will not treat the symptom at the core. From what I’ve seen and heard the way the nonbeliever “fixes” emotions is to numb the person or make them lethargic/zombie like.

Just my opinion, but I pray for peace for you and may you find guidance in Him.

Thank you for your post because it helped me find His answers to my life again! grin
Christian counselors can be found in the directories, web searches, word of mouth, or through your church Pastor.

Be well grin

Posted by Outraejus on Jan 13, 2014 at 10:40pm

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