Anyone been to the ER for Bipolar Manic Depressive Please elaborate......

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Peachlove
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   Posted 6/29/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Can anyone who has been to the hospital for a Bipolar Manic Depressive State or similar explain what they do. I am at my wits end on feeling the way I do. Its the pain of "Not wanting to be here" but know I can't go through with that because I have a 4 year old. I jus don't see a doc till July 7th. I don't think with this roller coaster of emotions....I can wait that long. 1 min I am ok the next I am not!
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Peachlove
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   Posted 6/29/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Its not that I am suicidal .....I just can't get my emotions under-control.....my husband keeps asking "whats wrong?" I jus shrug my shoulders. I am not sure what to do.

Sharann
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   Posted 6/29/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been too many times Peachlove and I know it is horrible. The ER cant help but an inpatient or good psychiatrist and therapist can help. You need the right meds and it is real difficult.
Good luck and call every day to see if an opening for the doc is available. They have cancellations at times
Take care and be patient with youself, it is not your fault!
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Peachlove
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   Posted 6/29/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I have no doctor....I have a behavioral health place I go to they have already tried to get me into the pdoc quicker but there is no sooner appt. My therapist has discussed going to there inpatient treatment facility if they have a bed. But since I am so new....I will have to go to the ER and get blood tests ran for substance abuse first. I smoke .....which will go against me....I can call at anytime but I don't know what to do. I wouldn't know how to explain to my husband.....I feel like I am going "crazy inside" and I need to go! I have never ever been this down for no apparent reason.
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Peachlove
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   Posted 6/29/2009 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I a not even sure if I am posting in the right place anymore. No offense....I jus noticed I have been posting a lot and it seems to be about the same thing. I don't get a lot replies.....I feel like a wet blanket.
Sorry
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Peachlove
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   Posted 6/29/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I just read the Forum rules. I am sure I broke them earlier tis why I got edited. As I stated above....but I think now I know this isn't a place for me. I broke the rules. I don't think posting here is to my favor. I thought it would be this is a place for others like my self to come and get information or talk to others in the same situation. I don't want to cause problems or make people feel sorry for me.
So I will not post anymore.
I am sorry for bothering anyone here on this forum.
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serafena
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   Posted 6/29/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Please keep posting Peachlove. There hasn't been a lot of activity at all on the forum in the last few days -- it's been the weekend, and it's always slow on the weekend. There's really just the one topic we have to avoid. I'm sorry we can't discuss that here, but it's illegal and controversial, so we have to avoid it.

But you're in pain, you're in need, and I think having somewhere to vent is important. Please do keep posting. There's no harm in making several posts if you feel the need.

The er will not do you much good if you are not suicidal or homicidal. There's really nothing they can do for you otherwise. An inpatient facility only takes patients from the ER in those cases. That's not to say your situation isn't really desperate. I totally understand how you feel. I've been there myself -- that unbearable sensation that you just can't take one more minute inside your own head. But you've got to make a plan to get through to the 7th. You will make it. It's only a week away. You can do that.

Think of something you can do every single day to take your mind off of your depression -- take your daughter to the park, swimming, to the library, make bread, see a friend, something for everyday -- just one thing so that you have something to look forward to, but it won't be so taxing that you can't handle it. Try and get a nap in every day, but not too long. Make a list of the things you want to tell the doctor about, so you're prepared. Do you have plans for the 4th? Try making some. You said you've recently moved. I have a 4 year old too -- are you planning on taking yours to fireworks (can yours stay up that late, mine can't.)

Slow down and try to relax. You're gonna be okay. Make sure you tell the doc, when you see him or her, that you need generic prescriptions because money is tight and you have no insurance.

Good luck!
serafena
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Peachlove
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   Posted 6/29/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know what to do. The therapist said that the inpatient facility they have can get me to the pdoc quicker and on the meds. But I jus wanna cry and I am. I am sorry to all. I have to get off here.
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serafena
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   Posted 6/29/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Why not give them a call tomorrow and find out if you can check yourself in?

serafena
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Peachlove
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   Posted 6/29/2009 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
because I am afraid

serafena
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   Posted 6/29/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Afraid of what?
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serafena
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   Posted 6/29/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Peachlove, I have to get off now, but we'll talk tomorrow. I know this is a scary proposition -- going to the hospital. But I've been there, I survived, and I came out better for it. If it will get you to health quicker, then it's worth a try. It's not as scary as it's made out to be. It's lots of group therapy and doctors checking up on you. That's it. We'll talk more tomorrow. Take care.

serafena
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Peachlove
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   Posted 6/29/2009 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
never been I know people who have forcefully had to go.....but this is voluntarily. Afraid to leave my family

sukay
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   Posted 6/30/2009 12:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Peachlove,
 
I've been reading your posts tonight and I want to let you know that serafena gave you a lot of wonderful suggestions to hang onto until your next appt.  The key is to keep busy and plan things everyday to get you up and about.
 
If you feel that you cannot hold out until then, then go ahead to the inpatient facility.  They will make sure to keep you busy.  You won't be allowed to lay around in bed at all. They will organize your whole day for you. There is going to be a lot of group therapy about learning how to live with this illness. 
 
You're going to be meeting with a pdoc as well who will be managing your medications that you are going to have to take daily.  It's going to take a long time to find the right combination of medications that will work for you so it will be very important to keep all of your appointments with your pdoc once home for tweaking and adjustments.  Let your pdoc know that you have no insurance and see what he can help you with.
 
It's going to be getting down to business when you get there.  You will be getting a lot of information on how to take action and manage your illness for yourself.  They will be telling you the same type of things that serafena mentioned about.  A lot of the work is going to have to come from you on how you manage your time and ways of dealing with things.  That is why it is going to be very important that you keep meeting with your therapist who will also keep you headed in the right direction.
 
If you do go, make sure that your husband gets time to meet with your doctor before you leave and ask him to continue to meet with your pdoc on future visits so that he can help describe what progress or not he has seen in you from the medications.
 
A good book to get for you and your husband to read is titled, "The Bipolar Survival Guide" by David J. Miklowitz . This book will help you both tremendously understanding all of this.
 
Wishing you wellness. blush

~sukay~
 Bipolar - 2004
     Crohns disease - 1995 
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia 
 
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