• Welcome! It’s great to see you.

    If you'd like to talk with people who know what it's like

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life.

Confused where to go next in terms of treatment

B

brf4n

New member
Joined
Nov 24, 2009
Messages
1
For a while now I have been handling my bipolar disorder effectively.

However, during the past two years, I have been having a harder and harder time handling my emotions and anxiety levels. It has come to the point where I can not hold down a job and/or go to school anymore. I've lost most of my friends and have a pretty bad relationship with my family.

Intellectually, I know I should be doing these things, but whenever I get started, my stomach turns and I can't get out the door. I have a personality trait where if doing something makes me sick, I don't do it. I like to trust my body.

Work and school used to not make my stomach turn. Now they do (after years of stress). It's like my body is telling me that these activities are unhealthy. I have to do one or the other though, so I am considering getting back into treatment again.

I used to take a lot of medications, which was never a long term solution.

I also have attended outpatient programs for years which was a better solution than taking medication. However, I stopped going because I could not go to school/work and go to groups at the same time.


At this juncture I am considering going back into an outpatient program so that I can trick my body into thinking that my life is acceptable. I am also considering going on medication (like benzos) to help ease any stomach turning these activities create.


I used to be very against doing these sorts of things as I trusted my body when it came to these matters, but I don't know what else to do with my life other than go to school or work.



Are these good ideas? Taking anti-anxiety meds so I can trick myself into liking my life? Going into treatment and "taking a step backwards" (because I have already been in treatment) so I can see if it'll help?

Or is there a third option I haven't explored? I'm not excited about going back on meds like klonopin, nor am I excited about going back to groups (I think they will eat up too much time). I feel like I'm past all that, but also at the same time I have been falling apart daily.

I thank all who can help.
 
Last edited:
KP1

KP1

Well-known member
Founding Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2008
Messages
1,500
Hi Brf4n and welcome to the forum. You have done well to cope with your bi polar. Try and see getting help as a positive step rather than a step backwards and good luck.
KP
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
P HELLO EVERYONE FEELING SO LOW AND VERY CONFUSED IT DRIVING ME CRAZY 🤪 Depression Forum 8
memeLRXDD Depressed & Confused. Depression Forum 3
L Feeling confused about my head. Depression Forum 20
C I'm so confused and deperessed Depression Forum 12
S Struggling. Confused and I keep screwing up Depression Forum 6
Carol1952 I am feeling so confused and depressed Depression Forum 8
Carol1952 Feeling depressed and confused and I dont know why. Depression Forum 122
J im so confused whats the answer for severe depression?? Depression Forum 8
K I’m confused and need to vent (should I take medication that’s being offered to me???) Depression Forum 6
I I don't know where to start.. Depression Forum 6
M let down by nhs and don't know where to turn Depression Forum 13
J Existential "crisis", not sure where to post. Depression Forum 9
Zardos Where I've Bin (if you are interested) Depression Forum 35
P No where to go Depression Forum 8
J Where did you go wrong? What started ur depression Depression Forum 30
S For the past 3 years I have felt empty inside to the point where it is unbearable Depression Forum 4
W I hate where I live Depression Forum 6
L I was already depressed, then my boyfriend died next to me while we were sleeping. Depression Forum 16
F What next? Depression Forum 5

Similar threads

Top