I know this discussion is old. But I am posting this in the hopes that it might help someone. I think this is a dangerous drug to prescribe anyone with bipolar or related disorders. I want to share that I have had flu-like symptoms and tamiflu was prescribed to me. I took it that evening and after 20 mins or so, after laying down to go to sleep, I felt odd sensations in my body, as if someone were pressing down on me on top of my blankets. I felt anxious and agitated and at one point, sat up and was having odd sensations not...in front of my eyes but behind them, I guess is the only way to describe them. Just all those neurons going haywire. Then I swore I saw a shadow wisk by out of the corner of my eye.
I Thought, "that didn't really just happen did it??" And dismissed it. Then I started feeling loopy and almost... Manic? But not elated, as in heck-yes-tomorrow-I'm-going-to-start-my-own-business elated. Just extremely agitated and personally unsettled because I was aware something was wrong... It wasn't like an anxiety attack. It was like...tbh, I wouldn't have been surprised if I had started to have visual hallucinations. That scared me because I've never had them EVER. I'm trying to not go into much further detail, I don't want to make this triggery. But wanted to share that it didn't take long to connect it to the Tamiflu. After reading the insert and researching online, I could not believe that my Dr. prescribed this medication. It's not just causing problems in children! I threw the rest of the Tamiflu out. Scared the h*** out of me.View Thread
These are words from a musical that I can't remember the name or author of, but it goes something like
"What a day this has been What a rare mood I'm in Why its almost like being in love"
No, this is not almost like being in love, 3 bad things happened yesterday right in a row.
1. Young adult (23 year old) has been using a car registered to my wife for questionable purposes. We know because we installed a GPS tracking device in the car last week. He now has permission to use the car for work, doctors, to look for work or if he goes back to school only. Had many discussions with him and it all worked out. He was diagnosed with BPD in August after a 9 day stay in a local psychiatric hospital.
2. My wife was was diagnosed by her primary doctor Wednesday with depression and extreme anxiety. The doctor doubled her dose of valium and it is helping a bit, but she called this morning and he will prescribe an antidepressant on Monday. She is trying to close her WC claim for a serious back injury she had 3 years ago but even with this anxiety and depression must put an effort to find a job before her final hearing in December. Of course, no one will hire her as she is about 85% disabled but WC laws require this action.
3. Got the call that my 84-year-old dad is in acute renal failure and is now in the VA hospital, transferred from the VA nursing home yesterday. He has advanced Alzheimer's, so in order for them to do any testing they had to sedate him. I spoke with the doctor this morning and the prognosis is not good. I am the health care proxy and he has a DNR/DNI in place. He is most likely in his last days so I said just keep him comfortable but do not make efforts to extend his life as he is now just existing with no real quality. He no longer recognizes me or my wife when we visit and has not for a few months. So, I expect to get "the call" within the next few days"
So how are you all doing??
I know God will carry us through and make a way.
Have a blessed and super Saturday, friends. View Thread
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How many nights of missed sleep are concerning to mental health? What if I have no noticeable signs of mania (other than a couple of people saying I have a look) in the absence of sleep? What if calling my doctor doesn't seem like an option because of the amount and dosages of my current medications?
I got a letter about 4 months ago from Social Security, saying that it was time for them to do my disability review. I was going to call them on Monday because seemed so long since I turned in all my paperwork; but I got a letter from them today that stated upon review, I qualify for continued disability. I was nervous they were going to say no and I have 2 months before benefits end. So was relieved.
Just diagnosed with Bipolar II today. Ironically, I'm relieved. I've been depressed/anxious for about 10 years and I always thought I was bipolar. My doctors never believed me because I could never describe my manic states. It's sad I diagnosed myself 5 years ago on WebMD and it took this long for a diagnosis.
Part of the problem is the lack of psychiatric resources in my area. I had to drive 2 hours to the Cleveland Clinic to visit a psychiatrist. Of course, part of the problem is also avoidance on my part. I've become so good at avoiding anything that may induce anxiety.
I'm starting on Lamictal today 25mg, decreased my Paxil from 45mg to 30mg and am staying on 300mg of Welbutrin. I also have Xanax as needed. The doctors told me today that hopefully the Lamictal would reduce the need for the Xanax. They were glad though that I do only use the Xanax as needed and not every day.View Thread
I'm not doing well. I know that I will one day find the way to walk past this place I've been in for quite a while, but right now I'm feeling tired - tired of traveling on this road that feels like it's going on forever.
Sometimes you know there are specific steps you need to take to get yourself past the difficult patch you are going through, but maybe they are steps you are afraid to take or just don't want to take for whatever reason. Then other times you have no idea what you're supposed to do or where to go, and it's only when the direction is made clear to you within your own heart, can you actually start to move forward. Until then, you learn the lessons that path is there for. That is where I am and where I've been for a long while, and at times I get weary. I know that I won't stay as I am, and I wish there were just some simple formula to get out; but there's not. I just hold on to the one thing that I know will get me through, and that is hope - the kind of hope that assures me that it will get better - maybe not in my timing or the way I want it to happen, but it will get better, and I will be a stronger person in the end.
But right now, today - yesterday, my spirits are down. I cried to my doctor yesterday, I had to cancel an appt today - passing thoughts of wishing for an accident that would kill me so that I wouldn't have to be the one ending my own life - yet I have no desire for that to really happen or plans to make it happen - I don't want to die - those thoughts were just like a temperature gauge to show the level of how I was feeling, and that's the only reason I'm sharing those thoughts here right now. If I were serious, I would say so, OR, I wouldn't say anything at all.
I know that this too shall pass - I wish it had passed a long time ago, but it hasn't. It hasn't been all bad, and even on my bad days, I've had moments of reasons to smile; so it could certainly be worse.
I guess I'm just getting this off my chest because sometimes that helps. I'm not asking for anything of anyone -
Hello everyone, I am currently wide awake after trying to sleep for a few hours, so I thought I would write...
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I am currently wide awake after trying to sleep for a few hours, so I thought I would write a post.
I am currently nervous for tomorrow and or/ anxious (excited) a bunch of different emotions and ill tell you the reason for these thoughts: - I have a blood test at 8 am -I then have a doctors appointment/ physical at 9:20 -I have to go to the bank/ and returned a few things at the mall -Grocery shop/a few other errands -I am currently worried about a friend who is sick and going to see a doctor in the morning -I have a dentist appointment at 150 -And a few other things I want to/think I need to get done tomorrow -#itsgoingtobeaverybusyday -I am excited for parts of the day however seeing that many doctors in a day is always nerve racking for me as I have had a lot of bad experiences -I want to think positive and this time around with be better -I really have a lot of things I want to disucss with doctor however, I don't think they will have time for it -So this is a few reasons why I cant sleep right now -I have taken my melatonin(2 pills). Valarian root( 2 pills). and my L-thyanine ( 1 pill) -This gave me about an 11 hour sleep last night it was amazing however tonight I am not having as much luck -#Ihatethinkingsomuchsometimes ughhhhhh
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