You said, "Since I went to the phsychiatrist last week and I now have a bit of a different med "cocktail", each day I have felt a little better. This week in particular has been really good - Mon, Tues, & Weds I got more things done around the house than I have in the last 3 months and have felt really good. Some anxiety, not a lot."
I know that feeling. You just got a med change, you start to feel real good, just like you stated above. You want to continue to enjoy the ride. This is where you have to stop and realize that something isn't right. You have to let your pdoc know what is going on. Sounds to me that you need a med adjustment. Having lots of energy really feels good when you've been down for so long. But your anxiety is starting to kick in too. Plus the irritableness. In my opinion if you continue to ride this out you'll be headed for manic episode.
I'm only telling you what I have learned for myself when this happens to me. I know when you finally start to feel this way, you want to ride the wave as long as you can. But you shouldn't have that much energy, plus the anxiety kickin up a bit, plus being irritable like what happened with your son. You really got upset.
Sure there are triggers like how your son pushed you to the limit. But if you don't get things stabilized you may run into trouble, in my opinion. I from experience have only gotten myself in trouble when I try to ride the wave thinking that I can control it.
Watch yourself for the next few days. See if things continue, like the anxiety, irritableness, energy up and down, oh and if your sleep habits start to change. Ask your hubby if he has noticed any changes in you for the next couple of days too.
If it continues, you should call your pdoc.
Take Care Wen, you've come a long way.
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