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Jewells

Dallas, Texas
I'm 57, and I just came out of denial of having bipolar about 6 months ago.  Recently, I came to the point that I had a problem and wanted help.   I have a dual diagnosis – Alcoholic and Bipolar.    Whenever I felt like I was crawling out of my skin, I would... Full Bio
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Lamictal - Another Medication Bites the Dust by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder My doctor took me off Prozac about a month ago and started me on Lamitcal. I'm down to the last medication I can take since I have Hepatitis C and that won't h ... Read on »
Bipolar - Can You Have A Relationship? by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I moved to a new town and state about 10 months ago.  I haven 't met any friends and it's been lonely.  I have my son, but he's too busy with his own famil ... Read on »
Relationships: Abusive and Controlling by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Throughout my life relationships sucked. I had an abusive marriage, date rape, verbal & abusive relationships and my relationships with alcohol. All this ... Read on »
My Son is Starting to Understand - Bipolar by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder  Walking in my footsteps In my previous post I was concerned about my son and our relationship.  I felt so distant from him after all th ... Read on »
Lithium and Alcohol Don't Mix! Don't Commit Suicide! by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I’ve never had support system from my family or peers on my Bipolar and Alcohol problem. They were in denial. I had to crawl out of that hell hole called ... Read on »
Bipolar: Why Can't I Keep My Mouth Shut! by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I seem to be on a constant pity party with myself.  I actually think I'm reaching out for attention.  I'll lie sometimes like I fell and hurt my back, or, I go ... Read on »
Bipolar: The Ups and Downs by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder When things get out of control and the road seems to get longer I feel like following the path until I drop off.  I feel that no one would really miss m ... Read on »
Bipolar: Abandoned and Lonely by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Abandoned and Lonely - this is how I feel today. Friday I felt was high on life.  I went out for the first time in 3 years and had a great time!  Today I feel ... Read on »
Bipolar - Gone Missing by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Three years ago I moved in with my parents to take care of them - both with Alzheimer's.  As days went buy I became depressed isolating myself in the back room ... Read on »
Bipolar: Has My Son Inherited It? by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I'm really hurting today not for me, but for my son.  My son is 35 years old and I have been noticing some radical behavior.  He's not the son I've always  kno ... Read on »
Bipolar Disorder Signs - Bipolar Disorder Center - EverydayHealth.com by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder Signs - Bipolar Disorder Center - EverydayHealth.com The above link will take you to a really great site where you can check the signs of B ... Read on »
The Darkness Can Consume You. by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I've been living inside of my mind for the last two weeks with the threat of slipping back  into my old ways.  I feel as though I am where I was three two years ... Read on »
The Brain is A Power Tool You Cannot Deny It. by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder The mind is a very powerful tool and can control your thoughts and feelings. But, how can you control the mind. I ‘ve beeb lying in the dark for hours tossing an ... Read on »
Jane Pauley's Interview on Dateline - Reveal of her Bipolar Disorder by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Jane Pauley's Interview shows that anyone even celebrities, talk show hosts, or even your best friend can have Bipolar.  Some people hide it and some come out.  ... Read on »
A Very Special Christmas That Dreams Are Made by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I recently made a move to Wilmington, NC from my home town Dallas, Texas. To be exact - 25 days. It was a bold move on my part leaving behind my parents wh0 both ... Read on »
Mental Illness-Understand & Help Does Not Come Easy by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I found this site NAMI (National Alliance on Mental), which is a mental health non-profit organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors, whose primary ... Read on »
Bipolar: Stress-Busters by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder There are an estimated number of two million Americans with bipolar disorder. Stress is the one of the conditions that triggers your mania. Even mild stress can ... Read on »
Moving my Bipolar Blog by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I've decided to move my bipolar blog to my wordpress blog.  There are too many advertisements and I want to concentrate on getting my messages across not the adv ... Read on »
Healthy Pumpkin Recipes - Health.com by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Healthy Pumpkin Recipes - Health.com Read on »
New laws expand mental health, addiction care - Health - Mental health - msnbc.com by Jewells Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder New laws expand mental health, addiction care - Health - Mental health - msnbc.com A great read about the new law for insurance for mental health addictio ... Read on »