I'm Bipolar Manic Depressive with suicidal tendencies, my confidence has been shot to hell, I have diabetes...
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I'm Bipolar Manic Depressive with suicidal tendencies, my confidence has been shot to hell, I have diabetes and avascular necroses. I had a total hip replacement a free months ago and it isn't healing right, my other hip is really jacked up, my kidneys are hurting like someone beat the crap out of me, and I get to go back to work in four days and destroy what isn't already damaged in my ready for the grave body. NOW the big question, how do I get my wife to understand what is going on in my head? I wonder if she knows that how she talks to me, treats me, etc is making me one to put a bullet in my head 24 and 7. I don't know why I haven't already, maybe I still think there might be a chance. Its getting harder and harder to keep my hands from the trigger. And before you ask I do have a shrink, he is my 8th one in 10 years. He is usually on his phone or computer during our sessions. Last session he spent more time with the drug rep at the door then he did with me in his office, and it doesn't compare to the time he spent with him in his office. I had to wait an extra hour and a half past my appointment then this drug rep pops in and spends 45 min with him so I get a five minute session with a bill for an hour. That is about how my life is like every day. pointless. Anybody know any short informative papers, videos, cd's, etc.. that I might show my wife to give her a better clue what is going on in my gray matter?View Thread
How often does a psychiatrist normally see his patients? With my prior psychiatrists, I was seen every 2 -4 weeks (or occasionally, weekly) depending on the severity of symptoms. With my potentially new psychiatrist, he sees patients every 6 weeks. Is that enough? What about times when a patient is very sick?
Some of these ideas are a bit kooky or won't apply to some but some of these ideas are very good.
Increase air circulation: Leave a window open if it's safe to do so. Multiple windows facing different directions to admit breezes is even better, set up a fan.
Blow air over ice. Purchase a commercial bag of ice cubes . Empty the entire bag into a wide, shallow container (to contain the water as the ice melts) such as a roasting pan. Place the container of ice directly in front of the fan (between the fan and you), level with the top of the bed.
Wear cold socks. Take a pair of cotton socks, rinse them in cold water, wring them until they are damp and put them on.
Sleep in a damp T-shirt. During an extreme heat wave, take a light T-shirt, wet it, wring it out and wear it.
Sleep in a spread-eagle position. That way, heat doesn't gather around your limbs.
Take a cool shower, bath , or wipe your body down with a cool washcloth.
Wet your face.
Try buckwheat pillows or futons.
Sleep with "ice blocks." Reverse the process people used to sleep with hot water bottles or bed warmers — add blocks of ice to your bed. Get a few blocks of "blue ice," normally sold in supermarkets. This is a rectangular plastic block containing a non-toxic chemical that freezes at lower temperatures than ice, and stays cold longer. Put each block inside a sock or something, so it won't feel so cold. If you feel warm, put a hand or foot on a block, or curl up next to a few. You'll soon feel cooler.
Chill your pillowcase. Put your sheets,blanket,and pillowcases into freezer bags and put in the freezer all day. This may also help you fall asleep fasterView Thread
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Hi Doctor. I am Bipolar II and i take Lithium 675 mg with 0.5 in blood; Lamictal 200 mg; Aripiprazole 2.5 mg; and Clonazepam 3 mg. Not too? For me causes daytime sleep and wake often at night. It is worthwhile that the Aripiprazole akathisia caused me so much I have to take clonazepam? Aripiprazole makes some effect in such low doses? Because I got to the depressive phase. The dream will be for much medication? Aripiprazole is the other? How to be good in the depressive phase? Thanks.View Thread
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