Dear members. This is my first post here on this forum and I would like to introduce myself. I am 37 years old, male and I am a civil engineer by profession and stopped working last year due to a nervous breakdown. Since then I have been on several medications for treating the depression and anxiety but I was not getting better. about
2 weeks ago, my levels of anxiety were too hight and I was seeping 4 or 5 hours and I said to myself that I couldn't continue like this since I was sleeping very badly and something must be wrong with the medication plan.
Then I consulted a new doctor, but before this appointment I prepared a clinical history so I couldn't forgot anything important. This new doctor said that I had mood fluctuations and had a great probability of being with a bipolar disorder. He prescribed me a mood stabilizer (Valproate 1000mg) and an antispycotic (Olianzapine 10mg). With this new meds I already have a decent sleep and my mood is stabilized.
I hope with this forum to know more about the bipolar disorder as well as listen and be listen by other people with the same problems.