... Hello EricaLeigh21,
I will try posting this a second time to see if it goes through. My first post did not.
I have posted a few questions to this group as well, with little to no responses. It's fine, because at least I got my topic out there and it's been "seen". Though the responses would be nice, I at least vented and sometimes that works too.
First off let me... (0 replies)
... olar with manic episodes, I post mainly in the foot and ankle board as I have had four right ankle surgeries and many many many issues with that, but I also have bipolar disorder among other things wrong with me. ... (0 replies)
... and all. He diagnosed me with bipolar II. I forgot to tell him about the few times I heard music that wan't there but otherwise I think I've basically held on to reality mostly. ... (0 replies)
... I responded to your post many hours ago but it hasn't shown up, so here I am again, lol. I just wanted to welcome you to Healthboards. I am not bipolar but my Dad had bipolar 2. I wanted to let you know that he had a wonderful life, despite his disorder. ... (2 replies)
... I just wanted to offer you some comfort, and hope. My Dad had bipolar 2 his entire life and he had a really good life. Neurontin was helpful for him. Wishing you the best. ... (2 replies)
... Glad to have found this message board and just signed up.
Have experienced a crazy summer and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder II in mid-August.
So looking forward to reading as many threads as I can to learn more about BP II.
Can't wait until lithium fully kicks in and stops those scary depressive cycles. I never have the mania end so no problems there.
And,... (2 replies)
I feel for you, after years of misdiagnosis.
For your husband I also feel - we can be terrible at times; he probably has the skin of a Rhino by now. BUT never forget, walking a day in your shoes is worse than any day in his.
During my divorce my ex claimed I wasn't ill and had an independent expert witness (psychiatrist) interview me for proceedings. this had to be... (2 replies)
... 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. ... (2 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... (2 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)