OMGosh! That's terrible that you have to wait 14 months to see a pdoc! Isn't there any way you could let them know your situation so that they could get you in sooner? It definately sounds like you need some new meds added to your list. Things could get even hairyier if you don't get some help soon.
All my best.
Post Edited (AIB) : 6/23/2008 3:16:49 PM (GMT-6)
I was diagnosed with bipolar II about 18 motnsh ago - previously my diagnosis was GAD and chronic depression but BP II seems to fit better. I have had depressive episodes every summer for the last several years. After the worst one I have ever experienced, last summer (scary!), I finally got on a med cocktail that helped me feel the best I have in my life. But summer is here again and my ups and downs are more rapid and more severe than they were through the fall, winter and spring. I really believe there is something about the summer that affects my condition - I suppose the most obvious thing would be the longer days. It's a relief to see I'm not the only one...although any tips are helpful. I'm wondering if I need to up any meds during this season or just try to ride it out and be vigilant about self-care, i.e. not overextending myself, keeping a regular sleep schedule etc. BTW, I am on Lamictal, Lexapro and Clonazepam. Recently started fish oil but have not been consistent (hard to add one more pill to my day!).