Going into psych ward

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   Posted 8/3/2010 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted you folks to know that my pdoc decided to put me in the psych ward tomorrow. My depression and panic/anxiety are overwhelming and not getting better. He feels he needs a new set of eyes to look at me--plus he feels medical tests, such as an MRI, are necessary.
I'm scared out of my mind about going into the psych ward, but lying in bed all day having panic attacks is no way to live. So, I'm willing to give this a chance. Maybe we'll find out what's wrong with me. Or what meds to use on me to make me come back from this shadowland in which I seem to be living.
Anyway, I just didn't want you folks to be concerned if you didn't hear from me for a while.
Trying to hang in there,
bipolar II, panic/anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome 
current meds: Clonazepam, 0.5 mg prn; Topamax, 50 mg

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   Posted 8/3/2010 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for telling us. I would be so worried about you. I am hoping to hear from you soon, when you are back and well.

Do you know how long you will be gone?
Bipolar 1
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder
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   Posted 8/4/2010 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   


You are strong, remember that. I am actually glad that you are going in, although as some of us know, it is hard.

But I think and hope that this brings changes to your life so that you are stable and healthy. I know meds have been such a struggle for you. I can relate. So I hope that they can really spend time with you and figure out a way to save you from this nightmare you've been living.

You are very brave for accepting this step. I send you many hugs and positive thoughts.

Looking forward to hearing from you when you get home.


Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam .5mg as needed for panic attacks
---temporarily off Lamictal----
Seroquel 50mg/night

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   Posted 8/4/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I kinda envy you this opportunity for immediate help and evaluation! I have been secretly wishing for a hospitalization or treatment placement - a temporary "out for lunch" and R & R, break from the so-called real world... Havana, this is a good thing, and go at it slowly... Trust that all is well in your world. And so it shall be.

Take care of YOU.
topiramate 25 mg bid
cyclothemia ~ histrionic

"My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?" (Virginia Woolf)

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   Posted 8/4/2010 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Prayers headed your way......

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   Posted 8/4/2010 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there hun. I hope you get the help that is needed for you. Best wishes to you!

I know I'm not perfect, and I don't live to be...But before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean. - Bob Marley

Bipolar I
Anxiety Disorder

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   Posted 8/11/2010 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck to you!

I wish my hubby would go into the hospital too for help. He's getting worse and the pdoc hasn't been helping much with trying new meds. He's getting harder and harder to live with. We have been dealing with this for around 8-10 years.

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   Posted 8/12/2010 12:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I know how you feel.  I abou to the point of asking my pdoc to put me back  in the hopsital becasue I"m beyongmy limit.
This will definetly allow you to rest and to think about just you.  I remember back to the first time I went in and  that was the one thing that I fondly think back to is getting the rest and taking the time to think about myself and deal myself.
You deal with the same issues I do and could talk on many levels.
Ativan 1mg x2, Savella 100mg x2, Seroquel 400mg, Ambien 10mg, Zyprexs 5mg once daily,Lithium 600 mg @ bedtime, Levothyroxin 50 MCG,Zanaflex 4mg 1 every 6 hours and Norco 7.5 1 every six hrs as needed, Zanaflex 4mg every 6 hrs
Fibro, Bi-Polar II, PCOS, Hypothyroidism.
The list just keeps growing.
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