... i feel your pain, we have to hang in there. Being confused and then having multiple Dr's with multiple opinions only confuse us more. I am about 2 months into the medication rollercoaster and it is scary, especially with 2 young kids. My job went under so i too am home but going to school.
1 thing i realized is i make myself kinda worse if i spend to much time trying to... (2 replies)
... So it has been a few weeks since my last post, i actually couldn't do anything without cursing so the site wouldnt approve my post. i am thankful though i sounded bad and i guess just needed to vent somehow, anyway.
5 weeks or so ago i was tried on seroquil, depakote, wellbutrin, and i was sooo unpredictable, 1 day i was flipping out and yelling every time i opened my... (0 replies)
... Hi there,
Has anyone here had any success with dr kunin in San Francisco for treating bipolar/schizophrenia? He is an orthomolecular practitioner.
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... o much. I have been on over 25 psychotropic medications, and I am currently on five. I tell my friends it's a good cocktail for now. It may help to remember that bipolar disorder cannot be cured. It can be treated and treated well, you just gotta get the cocktail right. ... (3 replies)
... The only thing that I know is that we need to want to help ourselves. It is hard to stop the alcohol or any stimulant as they give us such high. It is so hard to stay in track but it needs to be done. Your daughter is lucky to have a mother that loves her. She needs to come to terms with the fact of having BIPOLAR. She needs to want to get better. That is the beginning to... (3 replies)
... My husband has finally accepted on his own that I have Bipolar after three years since I got diagnosed. ... (1 replies)
... After being misdiagnosed with depression a number of times and extended periods of time being "normal," I had a severe downturn about three months ago. I was on antidepressants which didn't stop the severe depression and probably encouraged the rage outbursts I directed at my husband. Needless to say, my husband has put up with my destructive behavior for 18 years. I have... (1 replies)
... Hi lobij, Sometimes it takes awhile to find a dr that we trust & can let him be in charge of diagnosis & treatment plan & relax from confusion, second guessing & trying to sort it out because the dr has explained the diagnosis, meds, etc & it makes sense & we feel like the dr is part of our support system without judgment but evenso there may still be some trial & error... (2 replies)
... maybe it was me comming off of other medication that makes him think im bipolar i dont know. ... (2 replies)
... I have been bipolar since 1992 and spent a good part of March, April, and part of May in the hospital. ... (2 replies)
... you're lonely. I joined this forum to get a view on bipolar, being a mother of a 36 yr old daughter who was recently arrested for her sexual misconducts. She's bipolar 1 and drinks. She had been living with me for the past 9 months with her 9 yr old daughter. ... (3 replies)
... Hi everyone, well I haven't been diagnosed with bipolar disorder but I think I've been having it for quite a while. When I was about 16 or somewhere around that age I started experiencing mood swings. ... (2 replies)
... My new pdoc has diagnosed me with BPII. I have struggled with depression and anxiety for most of my life but have never been diagnosed as Bipolar.
Recently I started experiencing extreme anxiety and weekly panic attacks.
I have taken SSRI"S in the past and they have helped me but seem to poop out.
My new doc is convinced I had one manic episode many years ago on Prozac.... (0 replies)
... I've also had a problem with weight gain since starting on Epilim Chrono 700mg and Seroquel 125mg. I was 151bs overweight to start with, and just reaching my target to have a breast reduction, when I started these meds, and rocketed 301bs in 2 months. Yes, I have cravings and I do sometimes give into them, but my metabolism seems to literally have ground to a halt. The... (4 replies)
... After some unsuccessful attempts to finding a job that would keep me. I got "let go" from jobs. My father decided to send me to school. I chose nursing, but I was unable to do it. No matter how many times I was told to lock the brakes on the wheelchair I would forget. I inserted the nasogastric tube in without measuring on a dummy. I failed nursing twice and my father says he... (0 replies)
... I have been treated for bipolar in the past and stopped taking my medication about 9 months ago. I have had some very stressful things happen that has triggered my cycle again. ... (0 replies)
... If anyone could offer some support and advice on managing bipolor and withdrawl from tramodol please please I really would be so great full, I tried to explain to my doctor how bad it effects me by just missing one and now he has told me no more!?!?!?
OMG what's this man thinking? The fact is I am a mother and wife living in a respectable house hold. Two years ago I... (0 replies)
... Could be you definitely have some symptoms, but only a psychiatrist can diagnose you. A person with bipolar can be around you in person for periods of time and tell a lot of time before the psychiatrist can. ... (2 replies)
... articles on what bipolar is and the symptoms other people have? ... (1 replies)
... I'm in a similar situation. I'm bipolar with manic anger. ... (7 replies)