I'm no newbie to the blogging world, but rather than clog my other blog with meanderings of my new diagnosis, Bipolar II, I started this blog.
Once upon a time, my husband and I had two sons and were completely happy. Then in June of 2006, I took a pregnancy test and it came out positive. At the time our youngest was 10 and our oldest 15. It was a complete shock, but we were ecstatic and terrified at the same time.
I developed postpartum depression when I returned to work 8 weeks after giving birth to my 3rd son (yes, all boys). That was over 2 1/2 years ago. The depression seemed to disappear after about 9 months so I stopped taking my meds against medical advice (However, I did wean slowly under doctor's supervision). Big mistake. 6 months later, it returned accompanying new symptoms; anxiety, intrusive thoughts, panic attacks, and suicidal ideations.
I went back on the same antidepressants as before but they didn't work the second time around. Since then, I've been on medication after medication. I haven't quite found the right "cocktail" to even things out. The waiting game is getting old and I feel like a lab rat.
I've ended up in the ER.
I was hospitalized for suicidal ideations after writing this post at Band Back Together.
Now I'm ready to figure out what all of this means for me....
Note: I apologize for all the links to my other blog. It was easier than explaining certain situations all over again and making this page longer than it already is.