Posted by Frustratedmama on July 12, 2009, at 11:29:22
In reply to Re: Going back to old-school - lithium., posted by SLS on July 12, 2009, at 7:46:30
I wish I knew the answer but I, too,find the 3 day phenomena.... :(
I did talk to my pdoc about it....not real clear answers except that my meds arent preventative for me and instead the illness is more "chronic, relentless" in nature than others.... so, my theory is that bipolar (for me) may not be the currect diagnosis in that I dont really cycle without meds I just stay irritable and depressed....its the meds that "help me cycle" so to speak as they offer the releif....unfortunately that releif is sort lived.... Also, I dont get depressed until I releive the irritability (or is it severe GAD?) Just thinking aloud....
I wish you had releif and that lithium was the answer....
Sorry and here for you if you want to chat....