Posted by Cynthia on April 4, 2000, at 13:28:57
In reply to Re: Bipolar Family, posted by Chris A. on April 3, 2000, at 23:33:08
Thank you all so much for your input. It scares me so much to have any child on a psychiatric drug . But in the same line of thinking. I f we are to accept the Insulin/diabetes comparison with ourselves and our medications when does it change with our children. Has anyone read the book by Danielle Steel about her son? He started having real problems (as far as academicaly/socially) by sixth seventh grade. This affords me a very small window of opportunity to offer my son a respite from the constant turmoil that he (and we ) are faced with as a result of this disorder. I can honestly say that if I had been given the chance to be controlled now and have been put on medication when I was eight years old I would have taken the chance. It would have ( maybe, I know) saved me many episodes of anguish. I would give almost anything , at this point, to sleep like a regular person. I have always felt it is my resposibility as a parent to do everything in my power to make sure that my children are not suffering, whether it be from hunger or cold or bipolar disorder. My child is suffering. My other children are also suffering as a result. I have been exhausting every possibility I have been able to find . I think the one thing I miss most , especially as a mental patient , is losing control.I don't want my kids to have to feel this way. I am sorry. I don't know if I am making any sense at all. I am at a loss. I guess I just need some support and there isn't a lot of help available here. I am , right now, on day five of a really bad manic episode, my thinking is muddled and i am shaky. I am not sleeping and I can't eat. You truly get to the point where you will do anything to sleep. But I really don't
want to talk about me. Have any of you been to www.bpkids.org ? this is a great site and it seems to have a lot of info too on early onset bipolar. I am getting a lot of conflicting advice and I really don't know what to believe.