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05-01-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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CD & Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression

I feel all of your pain. I suffer from depression, bi-polar disorder. Just want to stay home & not go anywhere. Have to medicate up just to go to store, so i dnt have an (accident). To top that, my hubby is getting tired of dealing with me being sick all the time. I have no job, no ins, and a Surgery at the end of May. Colonoscopy this week!!! I was lucky though, been in remission for 5 yrs, but having a major flare right now
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05-01-2012, 08:31 AM   #2
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I'm in the same boat. I do have a job and insurance, though, thankfully. And a very supportive DH. It makes all the difference in the world. I hope things turn around soon for you. How are you managing the bipolar?
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05-02-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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I'm sorry you are struggling.

I have all kinds of mental health issues that just hit me suddenly and can't seem to return to normal.
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