I am a Nurse and highly recommend that you see your Doctor Monday morning. Don't suffer another day.finding the right med and the right dose for you takes time and good communication between you and your Doctor. If this Doctor won't listen and work with you, then get a different one, and maybe another if neccessary until you have a doctor who is a team player. You, the Doctor, and your family. Don't give up and be miserable... please. Keep walking towards the solution.
Hi cyn, I am so sorry that you are going through this horrible experience. I don't have BP but I have worked in the mental health field for many years and have a boyfriend with bipolar. So I do understand on some level. First, you need to stick with one physician. Bouncing around to several different doctors is just going to interrupt your care and complicate things. Second, find a psychiatrist and counselor these are the doctors that really should be prescribing your medications for this type of disorder. If you have insurance that covers it (you need to find out what your benefits are for this) use it. Buspar has been on the market and approved by the FDA for many years, just so you know. A psychiatrist would be more up on current treatments and medication regimes and better able to follow up when you are just starting out being just diagnosed. This is SO important. Third, you need to be medication compliant. I understand being afraid of the meds, but if they are going to help try them ie: Xanax for you panic attacks. There are lots of other medications out there it basically comes down to finding the right medication combination for you. Please keep us updated on how you are doing. Welcome to Healing Well!