I agree with Matt. As hard as it is to find new meds, it's harder to struggle with the rollercoaster mood swings, suicidal thoughts and actions, and all the rest when meds stop being as effective as they once were.
ECT may be an option for your partner. I had ECT treatment and it wasn't as bad as people have it built up in their mind. In fact, it was rather humane. I was very sleepy and had a headach afterwards but I went 3x per week. I'm not 'cured' but I no longer have to take soooo much medication. Being able to cut back on meds helped save money (a bonus) and, since I wasn't taking so much, it helped a lot with side effects from the meds.
It also helps me to try to be active. I walk and do yoga. I care for foster pets in my home. Of course, I have kids too. That didn't 'cure' me either, but it makes living with BP a little easier.
Don't be so hard on yourself!! Everyone needs a pajama day every onece in a while. And, sometimes, I think, your body just needs the rest. I know I have days like this. Sometimes, I think, all the meds, the ups and downs, just exhaust the body.View Thread
Bravo to you, Matt. As a bipolar woman, I know I'm all over the map. My husband is a supporter like you. It takes a lot of time and patience to learn how to be the best support when the disorder is in full force. I'm sure I don't thank my husband enough for all he does. It's really great to hear from someone on the other side who has a good marriage.View Thread
We had a wooded area near our house. More scrub brush than woods. All the neighborhood kids would go over there to play. It was almost cave like with twists and turns. Just thinking about that makes me smile. My brother and I called it the 'muncha bunchas' cause there were always candy or chip wrappers there. On the other side was a open field and a creek at the far end. Never caught a fish but I had fun trying.
I loved Signs as well but, I think, The Happening was creepy. Sorta like the cheesy movie Maximum Overdrive, where the machines took over.View Thread
Hugs are great, thanks!! I'm just complaining. Sometimes it's just nice to let it all hang out. I love my FB page and all but I try hard not to use it to vent because my page has eyes...if you know what I mean.View Thread