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HMO Blues

Mon, Jan 31st 2000

I've been diagnosed as bipolar and probably have what they refer to as hypo manic episodes on a fairly regular basis. I'm treated w/500mg of Depakote 4xday(2 of those at bedtime). I also take 20mg of Pozac in the a.m. for depression. I also don't sleep-day or night and this is incredibly difficult to deal with most of the time. I also suffer severe anxiety attacks and am treated with .5mg of Diazapam 3xday(most of these kind of med's. make me ill.). And, the coup de graus is I'm bulemic, 4-5x daily. I'm not undergoing any psycholical help, my doctor didn't recommend it as necessary(HMO). She did think I should be hospitalized at one point but didn't pursue it. Any suggestions for this women who is a mess. I hate being so medicated. I don't really notice any real normalicy)whatever that may be.... I will appreciate your feedback.

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