... from cymbalta to tegretol and epilim but his agressivness is still out of control, is there any drug out there that has any affect on the aggressive side of bi polar , its not safe for the kids and i to be around him .its detroying our family. dont want him to end up back in jail
The combination of Tegretol and Epilim should chill him out. How long has he been on these two new meds and off the Cymbalta? Is he still depressed?
If you and the kids are unsafe, please, find another place to go until he is under control with these meds.
There are many meds that could help him with his aggressiveness, but he has to want to stop also. Is he in counseling along with the drug therapy? I highly recommend anger management counseling to accompany the medications.
My concern for him is the fact that they have taken away the antidepressant without replacing it. The Tegretol and Epilim are used as mood stabilizers but not antidepressants. If his depression worsens, he is liable to get angrier out of frustration.
He is under a doctor's care so it is best to trust the docs. Take care of those children by getting them to a safe environment until you husband is under control. If he has been on the new meds for only a short while, it will take a couple weeks for them to work.
Wish I could help more, keep in touch,
To tell you the truth going by past experiences with couple of family members and some friends suffering from mental illness like that of myself, if it is this bad then you can have him baker acted... It is tough love, and has got to be hard to make such a decision but could save his life and get him on the track that he needs to be on without harming anyone or himself... most baker acted individuals will be in for at least a month and I have witnessed miracles from it... He needs intense therapy and finding the right medication for him which in turn will, save the money where the court system is involved, he shouldn't be caged like an animal with no help at all, and his health and well being as a father and husband, brother, son etc if so, is at stake... so think about this and find out how to go about it... keep a journal and write everything bad, what you are witnessing and this all helps at intake time... blaze22
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