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Lucid Dreamer

Lucid Dreamer

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I was diagnosed with bipolar about 5 years ago but I look back on it and I know I've had it a lot longer than that. :( I was also diagnosed with anxiety and agoraphobia (mild). They put me on all kinds of meds for a while and I took those for years until I got sick of taking all those meds three times a day. I finally stopped taking my meds and found a new doctor (because we moved) and got on new meds (Abilify and Lexapro).

My journey down this path started out pretty good and I was pretty normal and could still do a lot of things but now (and this really only got so bad when we moved up to the Tigard, Oregon it is near Portland) I can hardly do anything by myself because I am afraid to go out and I am afraid to drive. I used to love to drive and now I hate it. It is causing problems between my wife and I because she feels like she has to hold me up and do everything.

I feel so broken and I don't know what to do to make it better.:cry:
 
keepsafe

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Are you scared to drive now, are you worried about what may happen? Do you feel like you have lost confidence because you have move to a new place?

Too many questions.

I rely on my partner a lot too, its hard when you are going through such difficult times.

KS
xx
 
Lucid Dreamer

Lucid Dreamer

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Are you scared to drive now, are you worried about what may happen? Do you feel like you have lost confidence because you have move to a new place?

Too many questions.

I rely on my partner a lot too, its hard when you are going through such difficult times.

KS
xx
Yes, I am afraid of what will happen. When I lived in the Valley (where I grew up) I had no problems driving because I knew the area. I am also terribly afraid of getting lost even with my GPS.

I think that is a lot of my confidence problems. We moved about two years ago and I've been a mess since we moved. I try I really do but I don't think anyone else sees that I am trying. All of this is starting to cause problems with my wife and I. *sigh*
 
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