Because of CA's method of dealing with a huge budget shortfall?
- 18 Mar 2011 by Tonka8561
- 23 March 2011
- bipolar disorder, psychiatric disorders, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, disability, insurance, medicaid
I am thinking I may have to forego treatment (and meds) for my bipolar and anxiety. If there are any DDCer's who manage without meds, please do share.
The other alternative is to move to a different state, which I am loathe to do coz this is my home.
I have a couple of months to plan before the state whips the budgetary chair out from under my feet.
Like, I hear that in some European CCountries, they do not medicalize MI, but rather help the MI to channel their idiocyncracies in to productive endeavors, especially artistic channels.
Don't know your particular meds nor your financial situation but have you investigated contacting the manufacturers of your particular meds to see about patient assistance programs. You could possibly get your meds for free. Worth investigating?
There are plenty of herbal remedies on the market, but that is risky in my opinion because you don't know what dosage is correct for you. So do be careful if you have to go that route.
I feel for ya hon, and will be anxious to see what others have to share. I have not tried to go without my meds for my bipolar and would be very nervous to do so. Hang in there and see what you can get worked out.
Hi, This is a problem in this country. Mental or emontional illness is not looked at as a real illness. I get so mad at that because if you have never had or been around people you just don't understand it. I have a good doctor and she has helped me a lot.I am weening off Effexor right now and it has been hard,but with the help of my therapist it is getting better. Today is a bad day but the xanax helps me through it. I still get the sadness at times and the panic attacks which are horrible, but she is trying to teach me to use my mind and breathing to get though it. She told me I may have this the rest of my life. At least she is honest. I have had a lot of mental illness in my family. Try looking into a good therapist. It took me a few years before I could do that. She has helped me get to know myself again, maybe for the first time in my life. A lot of my problems I have had all my life, I try to stay away from all negetive things as much as I can. I don't even look at the news anymore. I couldn't even leave my house a few years ago but now I have a part time job. The woman I work for understands what is wrong with me and she understands I can't be around a lot of stress because I just shut down. I am back to painting and I have a lot of good days and I have seen some improvment in my life. I suggest that maybe if you could find some one that could try to get you back on track with your life it may give you a lot more help. I know it is easier said than done,but it is a suggestion. This site is good because you at least know that their are a lot of people like you and me out there. I wish you the best. Please if you need to talk I am here and so are all the others. Try to stay strong. My prayers are with you.
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