I don't suffer from bipolar disorder, but I have a good friend who does-- and she also has fibro. She has been hospitalized about five different times for bipolar disorder, for periods of a week up to several months. For her, it really was a matter of finding the right medications. I believe the one that helped her the most was depakote, although she also takes clonopin and ativan as a prn, as well as some other medications. It was a very long and difficult process to find what worked for her, but in the end it was worth it. Now she rarely ever suffers any manic episodes, and she is able to notice when one is coming on. I would reccommend that you talk to your doctor about trying different medications. It may take a while to find the right ones, but once you do, you should be able to get your life back in order and stop your suffering. I hope that you can find something that works for you. Please continue to let us know how you're doing.
Take care & Best wishes!!
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety
Lyrica 50 mg BID, Diflusinal 500 mg BID, Nortryptiline 50 mg at bedtime, Celexa 20 mg, Flexeril 10 mg PRN, Percocet 5-325 Q4hPRN
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