Trinity, I am really glad you posted here. Welcome, you are safe here with us. I am not sure what BP2 is (forgive me) can you fill me in? Can you have bad days when medicated YES. But it WILL pass. You are not a bad mom, the very fact that you raised that issue makes me know you are a great mom. Anxiety is not something we choose. be kind to yourself and know that we will do our best to understand.
I am hoping all goes well with Doc tommorow. Please, keep us posted.
Yes, I also have days where my meds don't quite keep everything under check. You are not a bad Mom. You are human. We all have "off" days. I hope all goes well with the doctor tomorrow and definitely mention everything you are feeling to the doc.
Bipolar type -II Disorder is characterized by one or more Major depressive episodes accompanied by at least one hypomanic episode. Lamatical from what I know is a good drug, however you do have room to increase your dose if your physician feels it will help you. It is now being used for people with depression as a mood stablilizer.
Yes you can have bad days on your meds but as my Pdoc explained to me, the meds help and without them you would be in a bad place, however, the meds are not magic and they will not take away all the sx of your disorder. I said to her............ Phooey. I just went through the whole med discussion on last Friday with my Doc as I really don't want to take meds but I finally had to accept that I have Anxiety and Depression and without the meds, I would probably have a major relapse.
I wish you the best at your appointment and please do come and let us know how it went. You have friends here now so let us support you.