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Re: will someone remind me it gets better than this?

Posted by 4WD on July 7, 2005, at 21:14:54

In reply to will someone remind me it gets better than this?, posted by holymama on July 5, 2005, at 18:40:38

> I am at an all time low after going off my 6 bipolar meds a couple of weeks ago, being hospitalized, and put back on 3 meds. I have been back home for almost a week and I CANNOT FUNCTION. Maybe I am a slight bit better, but I cannot watch my children for more than an hour, I have been breaking down crying, and am so agitated and irritated at everything that I have thrown a few things. Every situation, every thing seems so overwhelming.
> Now, I have been hospitalized once before, and I've definitely had nervous breakdowns before, so I am aware that it is possible to recover (only to do the whole thing all over again ...), but this time something is different. I don't want to solve this problem with drugs. My last pdoc fired me when I went off my meds, so when I find a new one, their answer to my complaints (like, "I'm feeling agitated") is always to add another medication!! If someone offers me another drug, I think I'll scream!!!! I am beginning a relationship with a homeopathic doctor and am looking into a pdoc who is into alternative meds. Has anyone else gone this route, and is it possible to feel better without using more meds as an answer? I feel like this is uncharted territory. ~~Autumn~~

Hi. It does get better and you do have options. I've been feeling pretty hopeless myself the last few months and resisting the idea of taking half a dozen meds.

I've just started seeing a naturopathic psychiatrist. I also want to take as few meds as possible. We're starting with an evaluation with a Dr. who does acupuncture and hair analysis. Also going to do blood tests for B12 and some other stuff. In the meantime, I'm going to continue with my Celexa and Lamictal and supplements. The new pdoc wanted time to look at all the info I brought in and lists of meds I'd tried & the results and give it some thought before prescribing.

Hang on. Remember that you've just been through a really rough time. It may take a few weeks to get evened out.





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