Hello everyone! I hope yall are doing well. First of all, I would like to say thank you for all of the wonderful responses and emails I have received. It is nice to know that there are other people out there just as crazy as I am and it helps me by seeing how yall deal with the nightmare that is Bipolar Disorder. I have a few issues that I need advise on:
First of all, I am going back to the doc next week (Thursday) and this will be a new shrink that I will be seeing. The place that I go to has 2 docs on staff- my old doc wasn't helping me and wasn't listening to me at all- I felt more like a guinea pig for meds than anything. So, my care coordinator suggested that I change docs. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone could suggest a combination of meds that are actually HELPING you or your loved one that I can ask the doc if she would put me on. I am currently supposed to be taking Geodon (for hallucinations and sleep), Tegretol (cannot take because it gives me awful headaches), and Traxodone (does not help at all with anything). Several years ago I was on Haldol, Depakote and Serzone so I am thinking about
asking to be on these again. The only thing is that I am like a zombie when taking all of this but at least my moods are stable but I sleep all the time. Also, I need something that isn't going to make me gain weight as I am a pre-diabetic already. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Also, with everyone on here that is Bipolar, I was wondering, is it remotely possible to be Bipolar and have a successful relationship/marriage with someone? I read all the posts about
wives being miserable and husbands being miserable so I am just wondering. My craziness cost me my wife and daughter back in 2001. My wife divorced me after I had a psychotic episode and took all rights to my daughter away from me. I have not seen my daughter since 2001 when she was first born. Anyways, once I finally get my Social Security Disability approved, I would love to date again because I haven't dated in a very long time and quite frankly, I get lonely not having anyone to talk too other than my parents who I live with and all they want to do is watch reruns of Green Acres and Andy Griffith all day long UGH! My question is, when should you tell someone that you want to date about
being crazy? Is it possible to have a relationship being Bipolar? Should I seek out someone that is Bipolar themselves? Any advise would be appreciated.
Also, has anyone on here successfully signed up and been approved for Social Security Disability for being Bipolar and if so, how long did it take you to FINALLY get approved? I signed up back in December and I am just wanting to know what to expect.
Yall take care and please reply back or email me when yall have a chance (can you tell I am Southern? LOL)
Diagnosed with Mixed Bipolar Disorder with hallucinations, PTSD, OCD and Major Depression since 1994.
Always feel free to email me- sometimes an email just to say Hello is the highlight of my day.