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Well this is new….or not

Now that I’ve calmed down after the intensity of rapidly changing to psychiatrists and therapists who somewhat challenged what I believed about my mental health, something weird has happened. I feel OK.  I don’t see myself as “sick.” I’m not … Continue reading

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The name game and firing your psychiatrist.

Every single psychologist, therapist, and psychiatrist I’ve seen has had a different opinion as to what is going on with my brain. Including the psychiatrist I saw yesterday. The running list so far: Anxiety Depression Nothing (this one makes me … Continue reading

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Mental Gymnastics

Every now and then I get it in my head that I’m not really bipolar…that I don’t really have a mental illness.  There’s two way this manifests itself. I don’t believe I need therapy anymore.  I believe my symptoms went … Continue reading

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Damn Worksheets

I’m doing that fun thing where you have to get to know a brand new therapist. I’m proud of myself for being able to sit down and be up front and honest about my symptoms without putting it off or … Continue reading

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Time for a new therapist

Today, I meet my new therapist.  This will be the tenth psychiatrist/therapist I’ve gone through. Tenth.  And out of those ten, TWO have believed me. The other eight….some misdiagnosed me, a few (ironically the ones with the PhD’s) told me I … Continue reading

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New beginnings

Yesterday, I said goodbye to my therapist. I had been with her for a little over two years. She helped me through a lot. I’ll miss her. But it’s time for me to move on.  Saying goodbye is sad but … Continue reading

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Next step

I got a phone call this morning.  There was a cancellation at the psychiatrist office I’m trying to into, and could I come Right Now? Um. Ok. So I texted my friend and said I was going to be late … Continue reading

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My Story, Part 2.

Part 1 The years that followed were a mixed bag of being OK and not OK.  In 10th grade it was like someone flipped a switch again, and I was fine.  That is the last time I remember not being … Continue reading

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Not as fine as I thought

“I think I want to take a hiatus on therapy.” That’s what I told my friend the other night. I saw no reason for me to continue–as far as I was concerned I had my shit under control. Yesterday, I … Continue reading

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Use Your Words

Today my therapist asked me how I’m doing. Because, you know, that’s what therapists do. Usually I give some variation of good/not good/tired/I don’t know. Helpful, I know. Today, I deviated. I told her I felt depressed. She looked a … Continue reading

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