Recently my Mom was dx'd with Lung Cancer, stage 4, and they can't fight it. I am bipolar type II, so I do cycle with my moods but experience long deep episodes of depression as well. Although I've been cycling a bit, the days that I am depressed and start crying because of this news, I am in so much pain, I don't know how to cope. The depression is making extremely difficult to work, so I am thinking of taking time off soon. We just had a long weekend, and I am feeling panic at just the thought that I will be going to bed soon and getting up to go back to work in the morning. It has got me so down already, just the thought of working a full day tomorrow.
My last episode of depression was 6 months and 5 days. It lifted so briefly, and then this news.
Anyway, just wanted to post. I know I need to probably take the time off work asap. Pdoc is totally aware and is on standby to get an email from me when I am ready.
Hope you are all well today,
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam .5mg as needed, Methoprazine 12 mg/day, Mirapex working up to 2.25 mg/day, Lamictal 400mg/day