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wisdom54
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   Posted 8/23/2006 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Now that I am on meds for bipolar II, I thought i would have everything under control.  Was I ever wrong.  I am so low today.  It's frustrating because I'm not sure what i even want or need.  I know this much....I'm tired of pain, things going wrong and dropping things all  the time.  My body is attacking me and causing me to become so weak that just walking is a chore.  I want ot give up and know that I can't.  I want to be positive but can't wrap my brain about that.  I'm getting close to wanting to bail. skull

Ellie 1
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   Posted 8/23/2006 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Wisdom,
You didn't say how long you were on meds. Sometimes when you first become accustomed to the meds, especially if you were in a manic episode when first going on the medications, you can crash. Go from euphoria to the dark pit of depression very quickly.
This is something you need to discuss with your pdoc asap. You don't have to just suffer through this, this can be dealt with. But if you let it go it's quite possible that it's going to get worse..
Make sure you call your doc at the FIRST opportunity, and keep posting. Often it helps take the edge off a little. Most of us have been where you are. Hang in there, you're not alone
Take Care
Ellie
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CounterClockwise
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   Posted 8/23/2006 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Wisdom,

Ellie's spot on -- this happened to my ex/partner (always one thing or the other! ;) ) and you should definitely discuss it with your pdoc. It's a horrible thing to have happen when you start on meds that are supposed to help. If it's early days with the meds, you may come out of this phase in a few days, but in any case things like this need to be monitored. And remember, medications for bp can be rather hit and miss at first -- sadly no one-pill-fits-all formula: if this is the wrong med for you though the good news is that there are many different ones out there and *one* of them (or one combination, as will more likely be the case) will help you.

All best wishes to you,
Rosie x
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domaincat
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   Posted 8/23/2006 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh boy can I imagine what you are going through and I do feel for you.  It is so very hard not only to get diagnosed and go to the doctors, but to start the medications that take a long time (several weeks I have heard) sometimes to work.  And one doesn't know if what they give us is the right medication, the right combination, or the right dosage.  I do remember it takes quite a bit of time to get to the right dosage.  They usually start small and work up the dosage.  Then usually the doctors would add some other psych medication to go with the other one that they put you on. 
 
If you feel manic and are walking the floors, call the doctor right away as that may be a side effect or they may need to put you on something in addition. 
 
If you are feeling shakey or have any trouble with walking or slowness, call the doctor right away.  Well I kept calling and I kept visiting and still they couldn't fix my walk and talk and slowness (and I'm talking several years).  Many of the psych meds cause that as side effects, and yet what do we do.  Sometimes it seems the treatment is almost as bad as the diseases itself.  If you feel like crying, just have yourself a good cry it may do you some good.  And when you're done, try preventive medicines.  Finally many years later, I found acupuncture was able to help with some of my walking problem with the slow gait and unusual gait.  As far as the weakness, still working on that.

wisdom54
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 8/26/2006 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks atedogs, (interesting handle) the depression part of this disease is hard to handle sometimes. I have always suffered from depression, but was able to deal with it. This yuear has been the first time I have failed at staying on top of things. My brain has stopped working in the same way it has for years. Now my concentration level is bad and so is my memory. I hate being in this postioon and yet I find myself getting stuck in my thinking process. Death or at least fear has become a known entity in my thinking. Sorry, I might not be making much sense. Just thank you for anwering me.

wisdom54
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 8/26/2006 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks domaincat, I'm sorry not to have responded sooner. I am so out of it these days not sure what is going on. I am working with my pdoc and he and I have a good relationship, but there are times when I feel like I should be able to handle this myself. Just need to get some restive sleep and maybe take a break from my resposibilities.
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