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jules01
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   Posted 9/13/2006 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Uuuugh, here i am again, hubby had bad epsidoe last night while i was at my 2nd job, my sister was there and he just completley broke down, sobbing uncontrollably making fists and shaking them up and down, saying he just could not handle it anymore! he told my sister that he thinks that i am having an affair cause he found some old outdated antibiotic and must have looked up uses for it on the internet and one of them was a veneral disease! i have no idea who this antibiotic was even for as it was just some samples that were outdated, and i guess that he has also been going thur my personal belongings ie: check book ! my sister at one point said he was just staring off in space and she asked him what he was thoinking about and he just started singing some little kids song. this is all so unbelievable- i work 2 jobs and am planning a wedding for my daughter for next month- even if i wanted to have an affair who would have the time nor the energy. i am just venting cause i am so tired and worn out with the rollercoaster that we have been on for the past 3 years since his diagnosis of pd and major depression. i really just dont know how much more i can take . thanks for listening
 
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   Posted 9/13/2006 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm real sorry about your husband having a bad episode jules, I hope he feels better now. I Think your very brave taking care of him. If it helps, I'm 12 years old and I was Diagnosed with Chronic Depression, My parents and friends find it hard to cope with me sometimes, You aren't alone.

jules01
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   Posted 9/13/2006 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   

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!

 

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   Posted 9/13/2006 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jules,

Hope things with your husband are a bit better now. Vent here anytime you like - we are always here to listen.

Take care
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jules01
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   Posted 9/13/2006 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
VICTORIA, THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE- ITS NICE TO KNOW THAT OTHERS WILL LISTEN.
 
JULES

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 9/13/2006 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Is your hubby Bi-Polar??
SnowyLynne


jules01
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   Posted 9/13/2006 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   

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

thanks, jules


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   Posted 9/13/2006 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jules,

Bipolar is normally something that comes on earlier in life (late teens/early 20s), but there is some variation, and of course it can go undiagnosed. It's a lifetime thing, so no upper age-limit. It's characterised by depression and manias, or hypomanias (less extreme than full-blown manias. I guess everyone's pretty clear on depression; the manias involve lots of energy, racing thoughts, fast speech, but they can either come with a feeling of well-being (euphoric mania) or be without this when the "mood" is flat or negative (dysphoric mania). Why not pop over to the bipolar forum and check out the resources if you think this is a possibility with your hubby. Ask any questions you like there too!

Rosie x
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   Posted 9/14/2006 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   

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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judyinky
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   Posted 9/17/2006 2:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Jules,
I'm Judy. I was unable to sleep and was reading through the depression posts. It sounds like you are having a rought time. I can feel the desperation in your writing. Is your husband under medical care? I have not read any other of your posts so do not know exactly what is going on. I just copied and posted something on the BP thread about a disorder. I will post it here and you can see if any of the symptoms are close to what is happening to your husband. I hope it helps. I am well familar with psychiatic problems. I am bp2, and have a daughter with ADD who suffers from depression.

Hang in there,
Judy



Schizo-Affective Disorder
The following description of schizoaffective disorder is taken from the educational handouts section of Behavioral Family Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders by Kim T. Mueser and Shirley M. Glynn, published by New Harbinger Publications, Inc. (www.newharbinger.com). Second edition, 1999:

Schizoaffective disorder is a major psychiatric disorder that is similar to schizophrenia. The disorder can affect all aspects of daily living, including work, social relationships, and self-care skills (such as grooming and hygiene). People with schizoaffective disorder can have a wide variety of symptoms, including problems with their contact with reality (hallucinations and delusions), mood (such as marked depression), low motivation, inability to experience pleasure, and poor attention. The serious nature of the symptoms of this disorder sometimes require clients to be hospitalized at times for treatment. The experience of schizoaffective disorder can be described as similar to "dreaming when you are wide awake"; that is, it can be hard for the person with the disorder to distinguish between reality and fantasy."

You may read about symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions and thought disorder, as well as the symptoms which affect enjoyment and attention in the section Schizophrenia. Symptoms of mania may be found under Bipolar Disorder and depressive symptoms under the section Depression.

You will realize from the description of this condition that a diagnosis may be difficult for a physician to make in the early stages. However, when a person experiences mania, depression and psychotic symptoms over a period of time, Schizoaffective disorder is the preferred diagnosis.


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   Posted 9/17/2006 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   

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.   :-)


jules01
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   Posted 9/18/2006 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
judy and vmnak, thanks for your replies, sometimes i kind of have to agree that what difference does a doagnosis make at this point in our lives, we are living with what we are living with, and yes the stress of being a caregiver can sometimes seem more then anyone one person should have to take on, but we do what we have to do to survive this horrible ordeal. my hubby is on abilify, cinemet, cardopa, nexium, and a few others that i just can not remember at the moment, sometimes his behavior is so childlike, i called home the other day from work and asked what he was doing and he responded by saying that he was counting his fingers, i asked why and he sd to make sure they were all there!!! it is all of these odd behaviors that really wear on person emotionally. Now the paranoia is getting worse as the hallucinations have seemed to subside for the time being anyway, i guess one of the worst things abt is all is that you live on pins and needles everyday not knowing what the day will bring......thanks for everyones support.
 
jules

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   Posted 9/18/2006 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Jules, you mention that your husband is on cinemet, this is a very harsh Parkinsons drug.  Is he being followed up by his neurologist on a regular basis?  Have you reported these problems with his Neurologist?  The things that you report that he is doing here are common side effects of this drug....PLEASE call his doctor and read up on the medication. 
http://www.drugs.com/cons/Sinemet.html

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jules01
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   Posted 9/18/2006 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Elisha, yes we have followed up with his family doc his pshyc doc emergency room doc and his neuroligist, all say that drugs should not be causing these effects!!!!!

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   Posted 9/18/2006 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   

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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Post Edited (els) : 9/18/2006 12:29:32 PM (GMT-6)

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