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cantgoback
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   Posted 12/1/2008 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I need some help dealing with the bipolar episodes I am going through. I am currently on 100 mg of Lamictal, but I am starting to think it is not enough. The doctor tried to put me on Abilify, but my body did not react well to it, so I now need to see if he will up my meds. However, I do not have any medical insurance. I also do not currently have a job. And as you can tell from this post, I am somewhat manic and swinging at the moment.
 
This is only adding to my marrital stress and I am going to drive my wife away and over the edge because I can not control my emotional states right now. I need some way to logically think things out so I can save what little hope I have for my marriage. I am wide awake at this time of night with no need for sleep. I am not in the least bit tired at the moment. If there is anyone out there listening, I need some good advice!

serafena
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   Posted 12/2/2008 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cantgoback,

It's good to see you again. I'm sorry you're having an episode right now.

You need to call your doctor, even without the insurance, because the only way out of an episode is through medication, so see a doc. You can set up a payment plan for the visit. As to the meds, the doc can give you samples. Let him/her know that you haven't any insurance right now and that you're hoping he/she will be able to give you some samples for whatever they prescribe. But you need to try something new. Lamictal alone isn't going to cut it when you're already in the middle of a manic episode.

I hope this is helpful,
serafena
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fast1toochase
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Total Posts : 68
   Posted 12/3/2008 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cantgoback

when i first got dignosised with BP i had been up for 5 days, no need for sleep. never tierd! no sleep can drive you crazy, it drove me crazy. they gave me seriquel to sleep, and it worked. I am on lamictal, abilify, seriquel, and Kelonipin, and now wellbutrin. I think it's working. i have ups and down like a rollercoaster. but i can sleep at night so that is a blessing. u need to call your dr. to get better you need more than just lamictal. wish you the best! fast1

cantgoback
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 12/3/2008 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I did get in touch with the pdoc, he upped the dosage on my lamictal to 150 mg, over the phone at my request. I already feel a little better knowing that once my meds fully kick in I will level off. Most of the time my issues are with the manic side of bipolar. I do occasionally swing from mania to depression, the rollercoaster can be a rough ride some days. Lately when I hit a low or a mania, i take two Xanax and that straightens me out. I guess the holidays and the fact that I am unemployed are not helping matters either.

I am feeling better today, and I appreciate all the support. Thanks!

olivia of course
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   Posted 12/3/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
cantgoback,

I am glad you feel better with the dosage chnage already. It can take a few days to weeks for some people to feel better. Hopefully your mood keeps leveling off as the days go by. Please let us know how things are going.

Olivia
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