thnks so much for your kind words souxie- wow, 12 years old and chronic depression! you must be a very special person, just remember that your family always loves you even though this whole depression issue can be very frusterating for all involved, by the way i have a 12 year old daughter!
snowylynne, i have really wondered if maybe he isnt bipolar, what are the signs of being bi-polar?
is 47 to old to be diagnosed bi-polar, all info on it would be great
When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...********************
Hi Jules, you said that he had a dx of pd? Do you mean Parkinson's disease? If so and he is taking medications for this and depression at the same time there could be some interactions going on OR possibly whatever Parkinson’s med isn’t working sufficiently. In my opinion you need to talk to his doctor ASAP. I have MSA so can relate in this area...keep posting we are always here...
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Thanks, Judy. Good description of Schizoaffective!
Jules: Hope things are better at your house. Don't know how you manage 2 jobs, children at home, an upcoming wedding, and the caretaking your husband requires! Overwhelm and burnout for anybody with this kind of pressure/stress. Get some help.
I agree that your husband's meds need to be checked/adjusted asap. Am sure when he is rational, he is just as bothered by his behaviors as you and the rest of the family are. As for his diagnosis, I'm not sure anymore that it matters much. My husband's diagnosis has changed repeatedly, usually at his insistance, but the meds don't change a lot. Whatever chemical intervention it takes to help him control himself - and a good pdoc is your (and his) best resource.
Hang in there ... it really can be easier as some of these issues get resolved.
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Have you read over in the Parkinson’s forum? Hallucinations are a BIG problem with Parkinson’s disease and also with some of the medications that they use to treat it...mainly Sinemet. And if all the doctors told you that then they are full of crap...sorry but it is true that those meds do cause the problems your reporting. It is plainly listed. I would seriously doubt that he has Bipolar disorder and that his psychiatrist has missed diagnosis. Especially with the diseases that he already has...I would keep pushing the doctors. Also has he seen an MDS (Movement Disorder Specialist) for the Parkinson's? If not this may be appropiate also to get his medication regime inorder. Please do check over in the Parkinson's forum...there are many who can help you with this.
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