Hello everyone...I am not new to this site, I post in the CP and Diabetes forums...But here is my problem.
My son has been having problems for the past several years....talking about suicide, extreme anger, violence, breaking things, telling me he hates me and wants me to die....that kind of stuff. In elementary school his teachers tried to tell me he had ADHD, but his Dr. said NO....
Fast forward to recently....Finally he agreed to see a Dr. at our local Mental Health facility....First we saw a therapist, the next day we saw the Dr. He diagnosed him Bipolar 2 and gave him a script for Geodon. that was only 3 days ago... Before I took him to the Dr. he was so angry and hurtful...mainly to me. He would call me a "Drug Addict *****" daily, because I have to take pain meds.. and most recently called me even more offensive names...
When we left the Dr. office he said he was relieved to finally know what was wrong... I always thought he was Bipolar but his Family Dr. said No. I am Bipolar but don't take medication....maybe I should.
Since he just started taking this medication I don't know what to expect...What I have seen so far is great!!! He is already much nicer and hasn't called me any names... He's even starting to help around the house...
Is this the calm b4 the storm? Or is it the beginning of a change?
Does anybody know about Geodon? It makes him sleep better at night, but he's sleepy in the day...Will this stop?
I hate Boats!!!!
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/15 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 5mg. 2X in the morning