I have been with my gf for about 2 years. She told me since the beginning that she has been on abilify and lithium. I don't know the dosages but she's been acting different lately. She broke down crying a couple of times and she just hasn't been her self. This is the first time it's happening. Any advice? She keeps telling herself to be happy out loud and she's had trouble sleeping. I think she's experiencing dark thoughts or bad feelings. Looking for help!
Hi, Answers! Your question struck me because I also take both lithium and Abilify for a Bipolar subtype and still have occasional bouts of severe depression. Are you sure she's taking her meds as scheduled?
You must encourage her to contact her doctor ASAP as it sounds like it's definitely time for a re-evaluation and possibly a dosage adjustment. If there's been a particular event such as a job loss or death in the family for instance, a therapist could help her talk through those issues.
Meanwhile, for you, I'm sorry we can't post links here but Google how to live with a mentally ill partner. You sound strong and supportive but you need advice and support too.
Best wishes to you both, WCV
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