I've just been diagnosed with BP. I'm very very scared right now. The 2 people that I know that have/had BP are not shining examples. That's why I'm here, to get knowledgable input. I'm going to see a social worker/counselor for talk therapy but she told me I needed to see a psychiatrist for a second opinion and so that he can give me meds. I don't think I'd be talking to him, he'd just write my scrips and the counselor would keep him updated with my progress so that he can keep perscribing meds for me. Are you saying that that's not a good idea. I'm not familiar with what psychotherapy is. There are so many things and questions I have and it's the weekend. I've been calling doctors and getting no appt because it's friday and they're closed. I'm sitting here with all of this nervous energy and I can't sit still, I can't sleep. I feel like I'm fipping out. Any advise again would be helpful. I'm jumpy, angry, anxious, etc., etc., etc..
Thanks for your help in advance. I know I need to calm down. I've tried my music, I've tried my xanax, I've taken my sleeping meds, I've tried scent therapy. What have I not tried?
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, probable Bi-Polar, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, orthostatic hypotension, sleep apnea
RX: synthroid, estradiol, cymbalta, xanax, proamatine, inderal la, neurontin, torfanil pm, celebrex, sonata, aspirin, relpax, phenergan, esgic plus
Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006