does it get better?

Old 02-28-2013, 06:42 PM
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does it get better?

I am really really struggling with my bipolar moods been up and down for the last month and a half. I was doing so well at xmas time I could be around alcohol and it didnt bother me and I didnt have any cravings. These days im struggling with depression real bad and suicidal thoughts. Im seeing psychiatrist on Monday hopefully tomorrow. Im getting frustrated with my myself. I keep praying everyday to make it sober through today and say the serenity prayer.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:45 PM
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Sometimes it takes a while to sort everything out, but it will definitely get better if you keep working on your recovery and on your bipolar anoronha

stay strong - have faith

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Old 02-28-2013, 06:47 PM
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Though I've hit a bit of a low at the moment, I'd say my mood swings in general have been leveling out since I quit. In recent times my mood swings have certainly been far less extreme and the bottom less deep.

So yes, I'd say it does get better with time, so hold on in there, keep it up.

All the best.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:17 PM
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I sure hope so

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:22 PM
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Stay close to your sponsor and the oldtimers. They have all been through these times and will help you get through as well.

All the best.

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:24 PM
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If it didn't then there would be no SR.

It can ..and it will.. just grab on to something hold it tight, dont let it go.

Keep doing what you can do and know that it will get better.

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:30 PM
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alcohol will only make you more depressed.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:37 AM
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It does get better. I suffered a long time in recovery. I saw a doctor and got meds.

But, in time, I enjoyed wonderful recovery and still do. I've been sober almost 10 years and most of those years have been wonderful. It's really worth it. I don't think about drinking anymore at all. Yes, life can be tough, but I deal with it. My "ism" pops up and I can be a real selfish jerk, but I'm sober and I certainly don't act like I did when I was in a blackout.

It's a really good idea see your psychiatrist and perhaps family doctor. Get all the help you can now to help you stay sober.
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Hang in there man! I'm in same boat & I make sure I speak w/ another alcoholic(usually sponsor),read big bk/12&12 plus go to as many mtgs
Wish u the best as we "trudge this road of happy destiny"
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:29 AM
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My strongest suicidal thoughts happened early in my recovery. With prayer, support from my sponsor and the fellowship, and lots of gratitude lists (!) I was able to get past that. Working the steps was key in it all, getting to a place of relief, then of actual freedom.

I wish you the best
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:48 AM
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When we have reached Step 9 to some degree the Promises of Alcoholics Anonymous begin to come true:

The Promises, that are read in many A.A. Meetings can be found on page 83-84, of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous.


"If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and selfpity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them."

I printed the Promises out and put them on the fridge to remind me.
I tend to forget good things easily but remember fear and pain even when there is no need.

All the best.

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