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Re: Too Many Pills

Posted by allisonf on August 14, 2003, at 18:20:44

In reply to Re: Too Many Pills allisonf, posted by judy1 on August 14, 2003, at 15:40:52

Thank you everyone for all of your kind words. It has really helped me.

I did end up calling the on call person for my therapist this morning, spoke with her for a bit and she (as I expected) insisted on calling my therapist. But I have been reading what all of you have said about your therps and pdocs, and how they want to be called when there is a problem, not after it gets worse...and I feel better about having done it. My therapist just called me about an hour ago and more than anything it was a comfort to hear her voice when I have been feeling so scared. But she did some good reality cking with my hopeless thoughts and that helped too. And I didn't say no when she said she'd call to ck in again tomorrow. It's her choice to do this on her vacation, right?

Also, my pdoc called back about the meds--he says to go down a little on the one that makes me dizzy. We didn't talk much, but it was good to know I could reach him anyway.

I was diagnosed with bp2 about 2 years ago and in the past year or so have been rapid rapid cycling, mixed episodes, etc. I have some really good periods where I am a little hypomanic or normal, but then this other stuff hits and I'm a mess. None of the med combos we've tried have worked and I've been in therapy for it for the past 2 years. My therapist says that rapid cycling is only a phase of bp and that after awhile it will usually stop. Is that what you guys have heard?

It was encouraging what you all said about the hospital (except I'm sorry for the bad experiences you had to go thru, Judy) and I like the idea of a tour--I didn't know they would do that. Also, a drug holiday! This is exactly what I want to do--get off the drugs not forever, just to be able to start fresh. I will definitely talk to my pdoc about this.

I will keep you posted. Thank you so much for all the support.




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