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    An_249784 posted:
    I have recently been diagnosed with this bi-polar disease. I am now exploring medication to find 'the one'. It has been very difficult especially having a depression just kept at bay.

    People tell me there is positive change in my behavior and communication; but it takes all I can just to let the meds work and pray it stops the cycling of moods. Maybe then I will be able to cover both the depression and the swings. That would be peace. It seems I must be very positive that there is anything at available at all.

    I am grateful for this discussion, not feeling so isolated.
    slik_kitty responded:
    welcome to the board. since you are recently diagnosed, it may take time to find the right meds to help you. don't give up. they are out there.
    bpcookie responded:
    Hello, Like Kitty said, it may take time to find the right meds. So try to be patient. Then, when you've found the right meds, been on them for a while, you will start to feel normal again. Things will get better. Welcome to the board.
    You may go through life hearing a 1000 NO's but don't give up because your YES is out there waiting for you.- (Something my father told me.)

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