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Old 09-22-2016, 02:04 PM   #41
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Happy to read your good news! I hope she continues to improve and good that the medicine helps to bring it all about.

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Old 09-22-2016, 02:06 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Blueskies123 View Post
The most important first step is get a proper diagnosis from an expert in this area.
A friend of mine recently was experiencing similar symptoms. It took several different doctors to find one who decided to check her thyroid. Turns out it was not functioning. Now she is on meds and back to her old self.

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Old 09-22-2016, 02:15 PM   #43
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I have been following this thread, and I am so glad for you both that the meds are helping. My husband has been dealing with mental illness for 12 years, and it took several years of experimenting with different doctors and different meds to reach his current state of stability. If there is one in your area, the Family-to-Family group offered by NAMI was very helpful for me. NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | Find Support
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:12 PM   #44
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So wonderful you are taking advantage of the good days to take trips. It will give you something more to cherish as memories later. Hope it is just depression. But, regardless, suggest you consider keeping a journal of her status each day. Nothing extensive needed, just enough to give you a sense, when reviewing with her Dr over a week or month long period say, of when a med adjustment may be needed. Also something to help you articulate what you are dealing with in your own counseling or group support meeting.
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:13 PM   #45
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this helped me both help my father, and help myself deal with it all YMMV
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:52 AM   #46
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I don't have much time to go online these days (being retired keeps me very busy !) but I logged on today specifically to check this thread. I am so thrilled that she is on the mend. I love the idea of day trips and making new memories together. Memories that I hope you BOTH remember for a long long time. God bless.

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