I need to ask a few questions. I have tried to research as much as possible to figure this out.
I have a ex-boyfriend(whom I love dearly still and is still my best friend) that has a few major issues and I need to figure out how to get him help.
He has severe manic attacks. He acts like a little kid while doing this and talks non-stop and so fast that literally no one can understand. Honestly, though at first this was so much fun because I thought I finally met someone with a little energy and motivation. He's hilarous and so much fun to be around but then he drops...
He drops so severe, it scares the crap out of me. He constantly talks about killing himself- Not so much in direct ways but more like "If I can't talk to you anymore than I will just slit my wrist" I thought he was just wanting some sympthay at first and ignored it. One night while after going to a family party. He said that I ignored him and when I wouldn't sit up all night and argue. He came in and said I love you, bye and he had slit his wrist.....of course not to the point where he would die from injuires but he definitely wanted to cause some comotion. He constantly accused me of cheating if I was gone to the store for 5 minutes. He would repeatly call me even if I just left the house to see where I was.
I know this is more than the "jealous" person.
I even got him on my insurance under domestic spouse so that he could get help. I've take him to two doctors. He was always in a good mood and make a huge joke out of it when we went so that said "maybe it's just stress" and gave welbutrin. He took this for weeks but got even worse. He was constantly mad at something.
So when we went back the doctor told him effexor usually helps most people. He tried this for over a month. He had no mood then, He wasn't happy nor mad nor sad just blah. He complained of sweating all the time and completely drenching his clothes because of these pills. So he did eventually stop.
I had no choice but to leave because I couldn't be in a unhealthy situation especially with my children.
I continue to talk to him almost daily, at first everything was cool but now it's back to calling 17 times in 30 minutes and screaming at me the entire voicemail.
I want to help him desperately, He wants helps too (so he says) and I honestly think he is willing to do anything to feel "human" again, but he simply cannot walk in and say "hey Doc, I'm bipolar....hook me up on some meds"
This is actually what he told me he would say lol
I want to know what works for most people and what doesn't and if this sounds like someone who is BIPOLAR or something else possibly?
I've heard a few things about Lithium....but I don't know if doctors will give this pretty easily without a ton of test to rule other things out. I nor him are looking for fast answers, but some help from ya'll would be greatly appreciated!