I have a 21 year old granddtr who has had trouble with bipolar, depression, acd & those are just the ones I know about. She has had problems all her life. My dtr tells me that she is belligerent, bossy, flies off the handle very easily, demanding. All she does is sit in her pj's, eat or sleep. She has gained a tremendous amount of weight which just adds to her depression. She knows some of it is hormonal since she does get more agitated with her cycles. But she has no insurance & they have applied for disability for her. But until that becomes active she is being sent to worthless clinics who just keep changing her from 1 med to the other and always at the most powerful strength. I really want to get her hormones tested. I know meds can make you act & do things that are out of character. But I also know hormone imbalance can affect you in the same way. I am willing to help in any way I can but I don't know where to go. She just had her meds changed but has to wean herself off what she's on now to start the new one. Maybe take about 6 weeks. Where can I go from here?View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.