Awesome to see you!! No problem re sending the Doc's reply re the thoughts on the types of meds good for dealing with ultra rapid cycling...I am looking forward to his thoughts too.
Yes, I miss posting with you and everyone too... our group got pretty scattered, however, most of us are back in the exchange called Coconut Patch (named after all my lovely nuts!! lol) .. come and join us there...you can find the exchange under Mental Health in the main index of exchanges...(I don't have the link on me right now sorry...)
Ok hon, big hugs, have a fabulous day, and get outside and run around.. whooping and hollering. lol! ta,
Hey Michelle, thanks I am going to compile some more contacts for Canucks, as there are many good ones, and also we have a t least 6 Canucks that I know of on the boards, it would be nice to add them too. I know CAMH in Toronto is a great contact, but let me get more details together... hugs SnowyView Thread
I appreciate your response. Do you find in your practise that treating ultra rapid or rapid cycling BP1 (diagnosed already) patients are harder to find a continuing drug combo for, than say a patient who has BP with "normal" cycling? If so what types of combo's would ou look at?
Here is a link to Dr. Sidney Kennedy... (maybe he is related to Jim Kennedy? I don't know)
I am also interested in your thoughts on this, as the pdocs and specialists I have spoken with say that these "rigid" time lines in the DSM (printed 13 years ago I believe) for episodes are ony guidelines, and in real life, with real people there are many many variables that don't fit into this mold. Here in Canada docs us the term Ultra Rapid Cycling, if you are having "real" swings ( not just being pissed off because you burned your toast, and then crying at a kleenex commercial) on a more frequent basis... ie weekly or monthly... I have a dx of BP1 ultra rapid cycling and have had that for many many years, and three different docs agree including one of the best in Canada.....so... I am very interested also to hear what you have to say... and thanks for the site link!View Thread