Is he Bipolar?

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porkysgal
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   Posted 6/26/2010 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
 
My husband has been disabled for approx 15years.  We are raising our 6 year old Grandaughter and he is the main caretaker since I work full time. The VA put him on anti-aniety meds since he always is stressed, very snappy.  He told me this morning he thinks he may be bipolar, guess he saw some show on TV.  He is always worried about our Grandaughters future, what will happen to her when we are gone, etc.  It is to the point it is obsessive and it makes him so depressed.  I worry too, but I take it day to day, he always is thinking about the future and it is always dooms day.  Then other days is happy, whistling away, not sure what to think but I think they may have given him the wrong meds.  Does any of this sound like bipolar?  I have a brother in law who is but am not around him enough to know too much about it and really am not that close to him to ask him.  Just wondering if he should go back to the VA and pursue it.
 
Thanks for any imput,
 
Deb
 Deb
Crohns, Fibro


happy bill
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   Posted 6/26/2010 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   

 

  You should have your husband prusue it thru the VA. Its very important to get the correct diagnosis of what he is suffering from. THe wrong meds can just make his condition worse. 

   Bill

   


 
   "If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade"
 
   "It isn't my fault that i am BiPolar, It is my responsibility how i treat it so that i don't hurt others or myself."  Happy Bill
 
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porkysgal
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   Posted 6/27/2010 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
 thanks Bill,
 
After talking to him last night, he must have already discussed with VA and they told him not to tell anyone as it comes with a "stigma".  He is afraid people might try and take are grandaughter away even though he is very good with her.  I told him as long as you are not abusive  that is bull.  If everyone who had mental illness had their kids  taken away there would be alot more kids in the system.  Another one of his worries.  I will be softly pushing him to pursue this more and get the right meds.
 
Thanks
Deb 
 Deb
Crohns, Fibro

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