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    Hello. My name is patty and I don't get to this site as often as I should, I forget what a good resource it is, It is currently 4 am where I live(LI NY) and I am up since I don't sleep very well. I have schizo affective disorder bipolar type, and some autoimmune issues(lupus, hypothyroid colitis..)and have been experiencing low back pain sciatica and general muscle pain and fatigue, the the physical stuff is improving.I recently was in the hospital to change my psych meds, am now on depakote and abilify, taken off seroquel, I haven't been sleeping well since( body misses the seroquel) been tapering off it since the hospital( right after the hurricane I was admitted.)I have some symptoms returning/getting worse;I took 50 mg of seroquel a little while ago hoping that I can go back to sleep.I have been attending AA meetings regularly for more than two years(will have two years in march) I feel that people don't get that my symptoms are psychiatric and are always trying to "fix" me. was asked tonight after a meeting I don't usually go to if i was high......have been extremely anxious emotionally on a roller coaster,am experiencing some paranoia.hospital not an option at this point, I have two small children whose lives are disrupted every time i go in and I am sure this can be addressed outpatient. I feel very alone, even with numbers of those in AA very few seem to get where I am coming from.I am getting frustrated. Have a great sponser, but she too even as a nurse doesn't always get the symptoms. I still go through periodsof questioning am I really an alcoholic? is this all in my head? but then I look at my patterns of behavior and see my addictive nature.I sometimes wonder if I will ever be whole.....

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    hello i got some of that
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    Welcome back Patty. I hope you will come back more often. Many of us have these issue's so you are not alone here.
    Maybe we can help each other.eh?

    Hang in there, get your meds. right for you and that would help you a lot.

    As I said, many of us have one or more of these issue's so you will have company. We don't question each other, try to help if we can, but most of all we care!

    You take care and come back soon. Julia
    Did you ever know that you're my hero and every thing I would like to be I can fly higher than an eagle
    'cause you are the wind beneath my wings

    for my brother Ben

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