Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 522844

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I'm leaving babble for a while.....

Posted by Nickengland on July 3, 2005, at 6:21:28

Hello everyone...

I've decided I need to take a break for a while, or at least try to anyway.

When I first came here I was having quite a few problems with medications and over these past few months with the help of some very kind and supportive people..not forgetting very knowlegable! I think I've perhaps taken things as far as I can for the time being.

I feel like I've reached a cross roads, or the end of the road so to speak. My overall mental health is not too bad at the moment, the medications seem to be doing their thing and I don't feel I can put anymore energy into this area than I already have done from when I first started my treatment for Bipolar back in September last year.

I really don't think I can get things much better than they are at the moment..don't get me worng though, things are certainly not perfect but from my experience over the past few months they have been very, very worse than they are now. So perhaps this is as good as it gets?..at least for now anyway. Also I don't want to risk making things much better than this as I feel I could then enter the world of feeling too good (hypomania) and that wouldn't be a good step forward.

I would love to be able to stay here and continue to post like I have been, trying to offer support where I can to others and have in-depth discussions on some of the other boards and posted more on some of the other boards etc..

The thing is, outside of my life of getting my mental health right with medication...well this part of my life is non-existant so to speak. I have no job, social life, girl firend etc and its been this way for nearly a year. Now that I've over come the hurdle of finally (I really Hope) finding some medications that will prevent me from becoming ill again...I really need to focus on putting my energy into getting these parts of my life back. I need to re-learn what its like to be social, going out with friends - make friends and possibly even get a girl friend!...not all at once! LOL Obviously its going to take time.

I had 2 plans to go forward. One was to return to education, possibly working within mental health..mental health nursing infact.

The other plan was to go to Australia on a working holiday visa for a year or 2 to take some time out and find myself again..find the real me...and now the new me and take things from there.

I've decided i'm going to travel to Australia and take the time out to discover myself again. I've travelled before and lived in xxx, so i feel I have some experience of what its like to move to a foreign country by myself. I'm not worried in the slightest and actually relish the challenge and look forward greatly to what could await me out there. At 22 years old im extreamly lucky that my mum will help me with the money to finance this, bearing in mind they are not rich and I have cost them alot these past few years through my illness.

So this is a ~ see you later for now..although not a complete Adios. I need time-out to start planning things and working on other areas of my life...LOL..but that doesn't mean I won't be lurking now and then!...Hey knowing my luck my tablets will stop working next week and i'll be back anyway in afew days or something! :-0

I'm going to leave this link active for about a week..the picture is about a year old and although I look moody I was actually happy back then and in good health?! (albeit slightly hypomanic..but I felt good :-) )

http://profiles.yahoo.com/nickbabble

Take care & I wish everyone all the best in getting their health as good as they can get :-)

As always very kind regards

Nick

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... Nickengland

Posted by ed_uk on July 3, 2005, at 8:44:39

In reply to I'm leaving babble for a while....., posted by Nickengland on July 3, 2005, at 6:21:28

Hi Nick,

>I've decided I need to take a break for a while, or at least try to anyway.

:-(

Drop by now and then won't you? You'll be missed. I've got your email address though so that's good :-)

>I really don't think I can get things much better than they are at the moment.....

Are you staying on Topamax 25mg or do you think you're gonna increase a bit?

>I've decided i'm going to travel to Australia and take the time out to discover myself again.

That sounds 100% exciting! I wish I was going to Australia :-D

Kind regards

~Ed

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while.....

Posted by SLS on July 3, 2005, at 10:08:44

In reply to I'm leaving babble for a while....., posted by Nickengland on July 3, 2005, at 6:21:28

I'm not sure if I'm experience tears of sadness or tears of joy - both I'm sure. I think a few of them are also the result of the self-destructive ugliness displayed on the "Social" board. In any event, you will be missed.

Take good care, Nick. You've made a great impression and have added nothing but positive energy to this website in your short stay here.

Be well.


- Scott

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while.....

Posted by ed_uk on July 3, 2005, at 10:44:43

In reply to Re: I'm leaving babble for a while....., posted by SLS on July 3, 2005, at 10:08:44

>You've made a great impression and have added nothing but positive energy to this website in your short stay here.

Very true :-D Always kind and helpful, Nick's been one of the nicest people on the board.

~Ed

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... Nickengland

Posted by TamaraJ on July 3, 2005, at 19:36:05

In reply to I'm leaving babble for a while....., posted by Nickengland on July 3, 2005, at 6:21:28

I'm glad that you are doing well, and are making plans to move forward with your life. And, how wonderful that you are going to take the opportunity to travel to Australia to work and re-discover yourself. What an incredible opportunity!! I hope you continue to do well, and that the time ahead is filled with much happiness, fulfillment, peace of mind and, especially, good mental health.

All the best to you, and don't be a stranger. You never know when an "interesting" thread will pop up on Administration!

Take good care of you,

Tamara

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while.....

Posted by Phillipa on July 3, 2005, at 21:46:51

In reply to Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... Nickengland, posted by TamaraJ on July 3, 2005, at 19:36:05

I'll miss you Nick. Babble me and I'll give you my E-mail. You never know when you might want someone to talk to. I don't even know where the Canary Islands are. Have fun and good luck! Fondly, Phillipa

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... Nickengland

Posted by Jakeman on July 3, 2005, at 23:46:09

In reply to I'm leaving babble for a while....., posted by Nickengland on July 3, 2005, at 6:21:28

Nick good luck and check back when you feel like it. I think your're going to do just fine.

best regards ~Jake

 

Re: damn! not enough UK posters on here as it is!

Posted by Denise1966 on July 4, 2005, at 11:35:06

In reply to I'm leaving babble for a while....., posted by Nickengland on July 3, 2005, at 6:21:28

Nick,

All the best though and thanks for your posts.

Denise

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... Nickengland

Posted by KaraS on July 4, 2005, at 15:13:25

In reply to I'm leaving babble for a while....., posted by Nickengland on July 3, 2005, at 6:21:28

Definitely check in with us once in while.

Good luck!

Kara

 

Good luck Nick

Posted by Tom Twilight on July 4, 2005, at 15:48:27

In reply to I'm leaving babble for a while....., posted by Nickengland on July 3, 2005, at 6:21:28

Good luck with everything, hope you have a good time in Australia!

I'm glad your feeling a better, you will be missed on the board, but hopefully you'll being having fun some where

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... Nickengland

Posted by slinky on July 5, 2005, at 10:53:56

In reply to I'm leaving babble for a while....., posted by Nickengland on July 3, 2005, at 6:21:28

...ride them kangaroos bareback.
Cuddle a koala cause they're so cute.
Best of wishes..hope the meds treat you well.

I found myself, now I'm trying hard to lose myself :)

slinky

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while.....

Posted by cockeyed on July 7, 2005, at 0:31:28

In reply to I'm leaving babble for a while....., posted by Nickengland on July 3, 2005, at 6:21:28

goodluck. Man, I wish it was not bad to feel good. I wish I could feel good. I just feel angry. Don't know what else to say other than
"Is that all there is?" cockeyed.

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... SLS

Posted by Nickengland on July 14, 2005, at 11:52:09

In reply to Re: I'm leaving babble for a while....., posted by SLS on July 3, 2005, at 10:08:44

Thanks very much Scott for your kind words there.

You pretty much hit the nail on the head when you spoke about the tears of sadness and joy...I kinda felt that as I was writing that message.

Very kind regards

Nick

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... ed_uk

Posted by Nickengland on July 14, 2005, at 12:14:22

In reply to Re: I'm leaving babble for a while....., posted by ed_uk on July 3, 2005, at 10:44:43

>nicest people on the board.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Takes one to know one ;-)

I'm sure i wouldn't have got this far without all your help Ed

Very kind regards

Nick

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... TamaraJ

Posted by Nickengland on July 14, 2005, at 12:36:02

In reply to Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... Nickengland, posted by TamaraJ on July 3, 2005, at 19:36:05

Thank you very much for your kind words Tamara :-)

I know we haven't spoke so much in the past so it was very nice to read what you said..

I'll do my best not to be a stranger..LOL..plus Administration can be very "interesting" ;-)

Very kind regards

Nick

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... Phillipa

Posted by Nickengland on July 14, 2005, at 12:43:55

In reply to Re: I'm leaving babble for a while....., posted by Phillipa on July 3, 2005, at 21:46:51

I'm going to try my best not to leave altogether Phillipa..I know that when I get to Australia first of all though i'll be without the internet for a while..Once i'm settled though hopefully i'll be able to get some access with enough privacy to post :-)

The Canary Islands are about 60miles from the Sahara Desert..just off the coast of West Africa...The're owned by Spain though and have absolutely beautiful weather! xxx (theres 7 islands in total)

Very kind regards

Nick

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... Jakeman

Posted by Nickengland on July 14, 2005, at 12:46:36

In reply to Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... Nickengland, posted by Jakeman on July 3, 2005, at 23:46:09

Thanks for the encouragement Jake :-)

I've been lurking the past few days and had to check back in!

Very kind regards

Nick

 

I'm not gone just yet! Denise1966

Posted by Nickengland on July 14, 2005, at 12:55:52

In reply to Re: damn! not enough UK posters on here as it is!, posted by Denise1966 on July 4, 2005, at 11:35:06

Thanks Denise :-)

Very kind regards

Nick

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... KaraS

Posted by Nickengland on July 14, 2005, at 12:57:37

In reply to Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... Nickengland, posted by KaraS on July 4, 2005, at 15:13:25

Ive decided to do my checking in today ;-)

Very kind regards

Nick

 

Re: Good luck Nick Tom Twilight

Posted by Nickengland on July 14, 2005, at 13:00:19

In reply to Good luck Nick, posted by Tom Twilight on July 4, 2005, at 15:48:27

Thanks very much for your kind words Tom :-)

Very kind regards

Nick

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... slinky

Posted by Nickengland on July 14, 2005, at 13:01:56

In reply to Re: I'm leaving babble for a while..... Nickengland, posted by slinky on July 5, 2005, at 10:53:56

LOL Slinky, I always love the humour you add to your messages ;-)

Very kind regards

Nick

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while.....

Posted by Nickengland on July 14, 2005, at 13:03:17

In reply to Re: I'm leaving babble for a while....., posted by cockeyed on July 7, 2005, at 0:31:28

Thanks for posting cockeyed :-)

Very kind regards

Nick

 

Re: I'm leaving babble for a while.....

Posted by slinky on July 15, 2005, at 13:50:31

In reply to Re: I'm leaving babble for a while....., posted by Nickengland on July 14, 2005, at 13:03:17

Hi Nick..

I started the Lexapro a week ago..cause I got into an mind racing depression.
It's definately chilled me so far.
Nice to see you again.
Slinky


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