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Undone
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   Posted 11/15/2007 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I have now been taken off all of my medication because the doctor wants to let my brain "reset". For the most part all of the meds I have tried have not worked for any significant period of time; initially they seem great, but then everything goes downhill. Now, I have what seems like a million ideas/thoughts??? running through my head and I can't grab any of them. I go from being irate to thrilled and then to where I don't want to talk with anyone at all; all this in a matter of a single day or even hours. The worst part of all of this is when I do think logically, I realize what my wife and friends have to put up with and then I begin to feel ashamed and embarrassed. Please, ANYONE who has gone through this, give me some advice. I don't know what to do.

olivia of course
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   Posted 11/15/2007 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Undone,
 
I am sorry that you are struggling.  What you are experiencing is probably racing thoughts, and that is part of being bipolar.  I have experienced many times before, on and off meds.  Though it was a bit easier to deal with them on meds.  You should contact your Dr. and let them know the symptoms that you are experiencing.  And find out what your options are.  Best wishes!
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loving frustrated wife
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   Posted 11/16/2007 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Undone, as a wife to a BP, here is my pearl of wisdom. You have a condition and as long as you are responsible about owning your own issues that arise with it, you have NOTHING to be ashamed or embarrassed about. What I mean by that is...if you are bouncing; acknowledge it when it is happening so you are not taking it out on someone else when it is on the negative side (especially). Express to your loved ones and friends what you are feeling and acknowledge you understand that sometimes you will slip up and say something unkindly. But when that happens, you want them to tell you (if you are not catching yourself), so you can acknowledge it and straighten it out for them that it is not them you are angry, or frustrated with per say, just that you are feeling those things and you don't mean to take it out on them. It makes it much easier for the people around you to handle the swings and thoughts if it is acknowledged that it REALLY isn't them prompting it, it is the BP. Then they will be more willing to help & listen, vs. duck and cover. But the key is, know matter what is going on with the BP…THEY have to be the ones responsible about it. Does this make sense? When my husband stops and says…”I’m not mad at you….I am just so frustrated right now…I didn’t mean to snap at you…etc.” I am much more able to not feel attacked by it because when he acknowledges it, even the verbiage he chooses changes. It is no longer about me, but in general a venting he needs a sympathetic ear to listen to. THAT I can happily do for the man I love.

And Olivia is correct; you should speak to your dr. and make sure he knows what you are going through at every step. Hang in there, the right meds will eventually be found. LFW

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   Posted 11/16/2007 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
How unpleasant and uncomfortable you must be, undone. My heart goes out to you. I hope you have the time and space to rest and take care of yourself while you go through this reset, because I can't imagine trying to do anything else while it goes on.

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Undone
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   Posted 11/17/2007 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to thank you all for the replies.....it's just nice to know that I am not the only one out there.

olivia of course
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   Posted 11/18/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Undone,

Please keep us updated on how things are going, and do not hesitate to keep posting.


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