I am dx with bipolar 2 since 2000 after my husband death. I have been mild depressed and definitely low energy and motivation for the past 2 months. January and February has always been hard because it our wedding anniversary and anniversary of his death. I am on Seroquel 800mg qhs and Cymbalta 60mg. bid ( my pdoc increased my cymbalta in Dec. I didn't see a huge improvement. Last week my pdoc prescribed Deplin 15mg qd. It is describe as a medical food that is dispense by prescription, to supplement antidepressants I have been on it for a week and have noticed that I am feeling better and my head clearer. Has anyone else taken Deplin and what effect did it have. Dr G, What is your opinion of Deplin. How long has it been being used? Any studies. Thanks for any informationView Thread
The inhaled steroids doesn't have the same systemic effect as oral steroids. So you don't get the same side effects of increased blood sugar, weight gain, moodiness, ect. Plus it is a short burst, not long term therapy. That helps in regards to side effects.View Thread
There is a special group on this board. I have felt that they feel it is their board. This is just my.opinion. I am sure these people will remember the.problems I had with a certain member last year. So let's move on and INCLUDE EVERYONE.View Thread
Here are some suggestions that was recommended to me. Get up at the same time every day. Let's say 9am. So even if you don't fall asleep until 5am, you still wake up at 9am. The same holds true for going to bed. The same time every night. Even if you don't sleep. You can do something soothing listen to restful music. Ect. The nap recommendation was the hardest for me. It is that you only sleep for 20 minutes. This doesn't work overnight (no pun intended). I hope you get in a.better sleep pattern soon. It affects so much in your life and health.View Thread
Please don't stop posting here. I find your comments thought provoking and helpful. I stopped posting and reading maybe a year ago because it was very clicky and repetitive. It is more well rounded. I hope you stay on.the board.View Thread
Hi. This issue came up recently with me. My pdoc advice was not to tell the people at work that I had bipolar. My tdoc advice was the complete opposite. So at this point I haven't said anything. I did tell my manager that I was on ssdi. I had to tell her so I wouldn't work too many hours to affect my benefits. Recently there was a new hire. She was having problems with family. A lot of drama. Often she would break down and cry. She confided with me that she was bipolar. I just listen and didn't share my info. I recommended that she shouldn't tell the other staff. Mean while she had a pysch admission, not showing up to work, DUI, etc. Plus she told everyone that she was bipolar. I am very thankful that I didn't tell anyone. I don't want me to be connected with her. My heart goes out to her because I have had the same behaviors. It is that I am doing so well and I have a good reputation now I am so afraid that if they knew and I had a bad moment, they would say it was due to having bipolar. When it a moment anyone could have. I hope I am making sense.
I think the new posts and conversations are great. Very positive, informative and supportive. A nice change from when I was checking the site a year ago.View Thread