hi happy bill,
i am bp1 and have a form of perserveration. i am also dealing with advanced MS and heart disease. for 62 years i used no psych meds.
exercise, diet, and more exercise served me well. at 62 my wife developed cancer, and i was dealing with possible life threatening liver disease. my psych started me on zoloft, which did not work. so he kept raising doses until i was in a permanent manic flare. i confronted my dr, telling him he misdiagnosed me. i told him from the get go, my twin is bp1 and adhd.
i called medicare and spoke to the ombudsmans office. they mandated my dr to put me on seroquel and buspar, while detoxing from zoloft.
i am now on 25mg seroquel for sleep, and thats it. i am now back to exercise , diet, and coping.
my wife passed 15 months ago. but now i try to focus on our 2 teen daughters who both started college. family is my rock. the girls look up to me, little do they know that i look up to them.
i plan to stay with only sleep medication