Can anyone scream frustration?!?!?!?!

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kity169
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   Posted 10/31/2005 3:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Not only am I bipolar, I also have fibro. The only prescribd medication I'm on that helps at all is Welbutrin (did I spell tha right?). Not only am Iin constant physical pain, I also have the aternating emotions from a mixture of pain and bipolar. It seems like all the Welbutrin is doing is keeping me from strangling my husband and keeping my kids on permanent restriction.
 
some days it feels like I'm going to go insane!!!!I go through times where I just want to isolate, or like my husband is always attacking me, or I'm just too sensitive to how irritating my mother is. I don't know if I'm asking for advice r if I'm just venting. Maybe a little of both.
 
sad  kity

psychnurse
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   Posted 10/31/2005 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Kity, welcome to the forum! :-)
 
My burning question is this - what doctor in this world would diagnose you BP and then give you only and antidepressant??????????? nono    Where is your mood stabilizer????????
 
Did you in fact get formally diagnosed BP I or BP II by a psychiatrist??   If you truly are bipolar, then getting an antidepressant without a mood stabilizer will only make you more manic and as a result, make the symptoms you describe even worse.  Any doc knows that.  Well, any pdoc (psychiatrist).   If you are being treated or were diagnosed by a GP, get a pdoc quick, as this one, if it is either, doesnt know how to treat it and it could be dangerous. 
 
Here is a full description of what is required to be diagnosed BP accurately, and how many symptoms must be present at the same time, if as  in your case, 7 symptoms must be present in the mania description.  BP is based on mania, at least one hypomanic or manic episode lasting a week or more is the criteria for diagnosis.
 
Then, in my next post right after this one, there is a short screening test to help you understand better what mania is like and how it has affected you personally.  Note: Neither test is to diagnose you, but if you meet the criteria or come close, take these with you to the PDOC for accurate treatment. 
 
(Can't copy/paste in same post unless you have the copy ready before you start typing or you lose the whole  post, sorry) 
Variety is the spice of life, BP is the key


psychnurse
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   Posted 10/31/2005 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   
 

Signs and symptoms of mania (or a manic episode) include:

  • Increased energy, activity, and restlessness
  • Excessively "high," overly good, euphoric mood
  • Extreme irritability
  • Racing thoughts and talking very fast, jumping from one idea to another
  • Distractibility, can't concentrate well
  • Little sleep needed
  • Unrealistic beliefs in one's abilities and powers
  • Poor judgment
  • Spending sprees
  • A lasting period of behavior that is different from usual
  • Increased sexual drive
  • Abuse of drugs, particularly cocaine, alcohol, and sleeping medications
  • Provocative, intrusive, or aggressive behavior
  • Denial that anything is wrong

A manic episode is diagnosed if elevated mood occurs with three or more of the other symptoms most of the day, nearly every day, for 1 week or longer. If the mood is irritable, four additional symptoms must be present.

 



Variety is the spice of life, BP is the key


Reesa Shea
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   Posted 11/1/2005 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Kity, Im so sorry to hear that. I dont have Fibro, but my best friend of all time...maybe (we almost got married..so I spent a LOT of time with him) has fibro. Everyday is a constant fight for him, and i know how hard it can be - kinda. I also know the story of living in constant pain all the tiem, and then being BP on top of it. I have two chronic conditions, thankfully one is semi-controllable at times, and both cause a lot of pain everyday (okay, so i have a few good ones...but it just depends).
 
Just remember to hang in there. The thing that gets me through the day sometimes is "HOLD ON" I repeat it like a mantra, and wiat till relief comes. Its not much help, i know, but sometimes it works enough.
 
Anyway, make sure to get those meds worked out! Welbutrin can be a great drug, but even when i was on it, I was ALWAYS on something else. And I wasnt diagnosed with BP then. Also, I have learned that maybe diet has a lot to do with emotions, and i know it has some to do with Fibro...cuz my guy didnt eat normal. lol.
 
Well, I dont have a whole lot to say other than that. I know its not much help, but Ihope you can maybe get some of it worked out.
 
Good Luck!!
 
-Rock

kity169
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   Posted 11/4/2005 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
eyes  Thanks Rock. Believe it or not, that does help. Hopefully in the net few weeks my medicade will get straightened out, and if it does, I'm going to try to find some kind of psych doctor. I have felt better, my mariage is in a rocky place right now. I just hope we can hold out long enough to get some help.
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