Three months ago my medicine doctor left the office, they got a new one. So today I meet the new one she is ok, had my check up, I asked her about the Depokote I'm on. Cause I found out that it is offend use to treat BipolarDisorder, I have been on it for over a year and I was first told it was for my mood changes. I also have Major Depressive disorder and Boarderline Personality disorder. and suffer from bout of self-harm, So when I found out today that my records stated back in july that I was Bipolar I kind of went into panic mode, How do people handle so many disorder in their lives? today i felt like this was something else I was going to have to watch daily, like I don't have enough already. I feel like I'm crawling out of my skin lately now this.View Thread
I took myself off of Depakote in September, And I can tell you what in store for me was one big nightmare. My anxiety level was high even though I was still taking my Buspar which was suppose to take the edge off of my attacks. Let me back up I just stopped taking the Depakote without weening myself. I to did not feel right, I didn't know how to tell someone what was happening to me or if I was to feel bad. It was the first time in my life that I would admit to my councilor that I was suicidal . I spent six days in a crisis center away from my kids and family. In the end they upped my dose of Depakote, which made me feel better. So even though different meds react to people in different ways, what you went through sounds very close to how I felt, I hate taking meds four times a day but I hated how not taking it made me feel even more. Today I am on 1000 milligrams of Depakote, And I'm living. I still have bad days, but at the end of each day It's all good.View Thread
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BIPOLAR DISORDER2>>>> Don't mess with the medicines I know first hands I have done it more than once, Part because I thought I only needed them part time, and also thought that I could mentally be able to live with out having to take them 4 times a day. I learned the hard way 2 weeks ago when I was told by my counselor that I needed to go to the er and then to the crisis center. At first I didn't think I needed to, but I went. I found out later that day in the ER. how bad I had gotten, I sat in my ER examination room and cut on my arm with a coke can. I spent the next 6 days in the crisis center, I had a hard time being there and admitting the reasons i was not taking all my medicines and how I wanted to harm myself cause I couldn't take life centered around medicines 4 times a day. Well I have been out 2 weeks now and I can tell you when they change your dosage or all together change your meds while your in a short term crisis center, Life gets more manageable toady I'm done to 3 meds a day. Remember it's always your choice to be informed on what meds your putting into your body. I'm having more good days than bad ones. keep trying things will get better, or get a second opinion.View Thread
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Dear Bipolar Disorder 2 lately I have felt like I have been walking on the road of recovery alone. It started with a manic break down, then led to me trying to cut left wrist. after that things were ok for a while then sunday afternoon i ended up in the E.R. where I finally hope for myself, I didn't now who to call so I call my hub and asked him for his support not his blaming game he like to play. Well they asked their questions gave me 2 shot and I drove home against their orders. I still haven't recovered from that day. When you feel alone on the road what positive things do you do to keep yourself from loosing it completely?View Thread
Bipolar Disorder 2 Thanks and yes we lots to talk about, begin jobless hasn't help much lately, with the keeping busy part we had to move so the last few months have been one big stress thing after another lately. talk to u soon.View Thread
The same thing happened to about 4 months ago, I got put on a medical leave of absent just because I was going to pass out, It took me 4 doctor notes before I could return to work. then 2 months ago I got fired, My ex boss stills tries to say it was my meds that did it, or that I must have been taking something else along with my meds. I'm clean and the only meds i take are the my t put me on. Just watch out.View Thread
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To Bipolar Disorder 2, So this is where you have been hiding lately, Be careful about what you do or how you feel cause I got fired from my job. Last week I was playing around with my med's ( refusing to take them) and for the first time in my life I had to admit to some one other than me that I was suicidal before i had cut meds cold turkey. Stupid move on my part. since thursday I have back on all 4 of them. My biggest issues right now that I will be facing is 1) Is my 9 year old bipolar or adhd. and 2) Why does she like knifes all of a sudden. Hang in there, things seen to get a little better each day. things have a way of working out.View Thread
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I'm fixing to have my daughter retested to make sure she is adhd and not bipolar, she has been on adhd meds for the past four years, However her aunt and grandmother on her daddies side are. I have border line personality disorder and major depressive disorder with a little Self - Injury behavior on the side. Her father was never tested for having bipolar. What are the chances of her adhd diagno. being wrong for the past 4 years? How do I deal with her possibility of being bipolar and not adhd? I'm having a hard time keeping myself straight. Any advice would be welcome.View Thread
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