I'm a sufferer too. :) My cycles had gotten pretty fast so I'd ride it out - spend a couple days in bed.
I forgot to take my meds for a couple days last week and fell into a depression. 3 days down and 2 days coming back up and trying to function and recover. I still need a full day or 2 to myself to really get over it.
I think our SO's and spouses don't have ANY idea how physically tiring an episode it. I takes several days to recover AFTER the meds kick in.
That's why I hope you can take a couple days to yourself. Go to a hotel or something. It's WAY cheaper than a hospital. You can't heal when you are so constantly bombarded. You need a chance to breathe. Then recover. Then heal.