My name is Heather and I was just diagnosised with bipolar disorder II yesterday. I seen a Psychologist and now she is referring my to a Psychiatrist so I can get on medication. What types of meds are there? Side effects? Do these medications make you drowsy? I have been going thru a very rough time lately and on July 10th I got in a terrible car accident and broke my neck; C3, C4, and C5... I am very lucky to be alive and not paralyzed. I was drinking when I did this and I can't remember even driving that day. I have always had a problem with binge drinking and noticed that alcoholism and drug abuse runs side by side with Bipolar. During all of this I was suppose to be getting married on Oct 31, my fiance and I have been together for 2 years and after my wreck he left me and called off the wedding... so my mania is going strong I can't sleep, can't eat, always have to find something to keep busy to avoid my racing thoughts of worry and panic. I know when I come down I am gonna come crashing... I think when it rains it pours and I feel like I am in hurricane season!! (lol)
Just looking for advice and support, because my fiance who supposively loved me so much turned his back and left me when I needed him the most and that my friends is devastating!
heather flexiril, lortab, alprazalam, trazadone... I see the psychiatrist on aug 20 I am sure the med list will grow then.