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dibbits0530 posted:
Been a long time since I've been here. Thought of this Community more often than not and now that I have access to a bonifide computer, thought I'd check in.

What happens when your doctor tells you that you were perhaps mis-diagnosed as having Bipolar? Lol. Well that happened to me about 9 months ago. Loads of advancements in the diagnosis of bipolar and borderline personality disorder.

I'm not the same person that I was this time last year. Well, maybe that is not so true. Perhaps I am the same only made better! I like that because I now have so much more that I am offering my little world. It's phenomonal.

How is every last little one of you? Life is not always cherries and peaches for me either, but such is the walk in life.

"Take everything that each day offers to you, both the good and the bad and then, give back to it, only your very best." drb 2011
Take from each day what it gives to you and give back all that you can.
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davedsel57 responded:
Hello, Dibbits. I remember you from the WebMD Back Pain Community. I have started to be a bit more active in this Bipolar Community as well.

Good to see you and welcome back.
Please click on my user name or avatar picture to read my story.

Blessings,

-Dave
 
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bipoet001 responded:
Good to hear you've gotten a good diagnosis. Studies show 50% of those diagnosis with bipolar in the last 10 years were faulty. Too many people got meds for conditions helped mostly by talk therapy and vise versa. Nice to know some docs have it in them to reassess when their treatments don't produce results. And you are so right, loads of advances always. David
 
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bpcookie responded:
Hey there Dibbsters, So hows your back doing? Still in lots of pain? I tell ya, it seems like once your back starts to have problems, it goes on for the rest of your life. At least in my case. I finally decided to just accept my back pain for what it is and I live my life around the pain.

Correct me if Im wrong, but didnt you like to watch Dr. Who? or am I thinking of someone else?

Anyways, its so good to see you again. I hope you plan to stay around for a while. Peace out
The happy life be these I find, the quiet mind, the equal friend, with out grudge nor strife, wisdom joined with simplicity,the night discharged of all care. Earl of Surrey, Thomas Howard
 
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dibbits0530 replied to davedsel57's response:
Thanks Dave. I remember you from the backpain board as well. nice to see you here as well.
Take from each day what it gives to you and give back all that you can.
 
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dibbits0530 replied to bpcookie's response:
Hi Cookie. I have missed you guys. I spent many hours on this board giving and receiving so much. Dr. Who. I love that show. I even embraced the newer versions of the series.

My backpain is a story in itself. As is my current story. I'm not sure where I left off with the backpain but since I was labeled as An addict, the medical community here in Vermont they will not dispense and pain medication to me. But that is related to social issues here. Lots of prescription drug abuse in this state. Currently I use Baclofen which is a muscle relaxer. I use my tools for treating anxiety, depression, stress etc., to treat my backpain. Last August, couldn't walk 50 yards without stopping. Now I think nothing of walking a mile or 2 at one time. Some days I start out not able to move too well but continue on. Walk walk walk. Put pain in it's rightful place. Behind you. Time for breakfast.


dibbits
Take from each day what it gives to you and give back all that you can.
 
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DizzyJgirl replied to dibbits0530's response:
Hello again and nice to hear from you. I am kind of here and there. Can't always get online.

Hope to hear from you again.
Live Life Loud
 
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bpcookie replied to dibbits0530's response:
Dibbits, so sorry that you've been labeled as an addict. Thats totally friggin ridiculous!!!!!!! Ive went on that kind of marry-go-round just recently. Over a year ago I was seeing a back specialist but there was nothing they could do for me so they just prescribed pain meds. I made each bottle last for 4 to 6 months. Since I was only going there to get pain scripts they decided to just send my medical records to my family Dr. My family Dr. gave me ONE script and told me that they dont like writing scripts for pain meds and told me to go back to my back specialist. So about 8 months later I see my pain specialist. The specialist said "ABSOLUTELY NOT. We will not prescribe pain meds for you". They made me feel like I was a friggin Junky off the street. So for now, I have to TRY and get my family Dr. to prescribe them.

The FDA and Az. is a pain in the azz. The only ppl who can get pain meds ARE the addicts. I get ssssssoooo friggin mad when I hear that someones having problems getting their pain meds.

Sorry for the long post but I just had to vent about that.
The happy life be these I find, the quiet mind, the equal friend, with out grudge nor strife, wisdom joined with simplicity,the night discharged of all care. Earl of Surrey, Thomas Howard
 
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dibbits0530 replied to bipoet001's response:
Thank you for your warm words of welcome. i believe the doctors concluded over the years that I had cyclothymic disorder, always returning to depression. Now with the help of a single SSRI (Citalopram) not only are all of my symptoms gone, but many of my developmental disabilities like computation, comprehension, etc., are no longer previilant. I have abilities that were not evident before. also, much of my pain levels are gone.

David
Take from each day what it gives to you and give back all that you can.
 
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melly2210 responded:
Welcome back!! Going through some physical health problems and lots of drama in the family, but I am surviving. Glad you are back!!!

Mel

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson
 
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skypper replied to dibbits0530's response:
Hi dibbits!

I've been MIA from here for a while myself, you are soooo right that the walking helps, last year I could barely make it around the block, or actually across my room with having to stop, the pain was so bad...nowadays I'm up to almost 4 1/2 miles on the treadmill! And I've started physical therapy after a long, long wait of specialists, xrays, mri's results...things move so slowly....anyhow the stretches my therapist is teaching me feel so good for my back, they hurt yes, but i can tell they're gonna help eventually.

Anyhow enough about me, I'm glad to hear from you and wish you all the best in all your cars, health and endeavors!
~Sky~

I'm so tired of fighting, all I want is peace and to find maybe a glimpse of happiness hidden in these shadows. ~by me ~mc~
 
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Anon_24435 replied to bpcookie's response:
Ah Cookie. I've missed your wit. You make me smile. there is program called NAPP. have you heard of it. It prevents or limits the way doctors prescribe pain medication. i assume because a person is not bedridden and in an end of life cycle, they do not prescribe pain meds in a "maintenance" situation anymore. do some research on a substance called betalains. It is found natural in 24 different varietels such as beets. hence the name betalains. It does various things like inflammation and anti-oxidants. is your pain related to nerve and muscle? yeah like what else is there! Duh! LOL Seriously this stuff works. Later!
 
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dibbits0530 replied to DizzyJgirl's response:
I know the feeling. I now can reply thru my BlackBerry Style as well as work. I remember you as well. I hope to stick around as well.
Take from each day what it gives to you and give back all that you can.
 
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dibbits0530 replied to melly2210's response:
Love that signature Mel. Isn't that why God invented Soap Operas ? So we can sit back and say man I'm glad I'm not that bad. As long as there are self-serving people, there will be drama.
Take from each day what it gives to you and give back all that you can.
 
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dibbits0530 replied to skypper's response:
Sky
Repetitive motion can become problematic even at only 3-4 times a day. Remember thru your stretching to not limit your range of motion .
David
Take from each day what it gives to you and give back all that you can.


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