mania stopped responding to meds

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boxcastle
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   Posted 11/25/2016 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello

My mum has recently been diagnosed with bipolar after a psychotic episode caused by mania.

Initially, she was responding really well to her medication, and over the first couple of weeks, she nearly went back to normal. However, just over the past few days, she has gone back to full mania.

Is this normal?

Tim Tam
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   Posted 11/25/2016 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
boxcastle:

You said,

"Initially, she was responding really well to her medication, and over the first couple of weeks, she nearly went back to normal. However, just over the past few days, she has gone back to full mania.

"Is this normal?"

Meds suddenly not working, I've heard of that on this site.

You said, about the meds now not working, "However, just over the past few days, she has gone back to full mania"

1. When is her next appointment?

2. Is her mania causing a lot of problems for her or for others?

Because if it is, maybe you want to call her doctor and get an appt. as soon as possible.

3. If her mania is causing a lot of problems, you might want to take her to the emergency room.

We aren't doctors, but you seem to be a pretty good judge of things, so do you think she needs to go to the ER, a faster appt. with her psy., or wait for her regular appt.?

Your judgement is going to be what counts.

Are you there with her by yourself, or with other children?

Is there an adult there?

I just read on WebMD. that mania can go into psychosis, so if her mania is untreated, as you said it was, it could stay the same, possibly get better, or possibly get worse, it does appear.

So you might want to talk to an adult about this.

Let's us know about that.

Post Edited (Tim Tam) : 11/25/2016 6:14:50 PM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 11/28/2016 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi boxcastle,

It sounds like she may need a change in meds or a dosage adjustment. Be sure to contact her doctor and let them know about this change. They would be able to provide the best advice and make the proper recommendations regarding her meds.

UA
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Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder.
Chronic Pain - Cervical Kyphosis, Cervical Spondylosis, Thoracic Scoliosis.

UserANONYMOUS
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Date Joined May 2011
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   Posted 11/28/2016 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi boxcastle,

It sounds like she may need a change in meds or a dosage adjustment. Be sure to contact her doctor and let them know about this change. They would be able to provide the best advice and make the proper recommendations regarding her meds.

UA
Moderator - Bipolar

Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder.
Chronic Pain - Cervical Kyphosis, Cervical Spondylosis, Thoracic Scoliosis.
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