my husband I believe is manic bipolar his father is bipolar as well. I am not sure if I am over reacting or really jumping to conclusions but one second he is happy with me the next minute he is fighting and repeating the same argument over to me for the last 10 years. I cannot handle it and he refuses to get help he is either super happy or super mad speaks way dash wants to multiple task all the time and has these unreal sleeping schedules where he will hardly sleep. I need help
I understand your frustration. I am bipolar and use to be like your husband before I took medication for my bipolar disorder. I recommend you learn about bipolar disorder and how to help your husband. Try the following sites:
The second site discusses how to get the bipolar person to seek medical care. Remain positive, remember it is an illness and take care of yourself.
Sounds just like me and I'm bi polar. He may not even believe he has a problem as I didn't but he does need help. Another possibility is that he likes his 'high' feeling mania and doesn't want to loose it with the prescriptions he will be given to take. I hate my low periods but, inexplicably, the immense highs more than cancel the lows. Are there any helplines in your area u could try? For advice on how to persuade your husband to be assessed? Hope this helps u even if its just a little. Good luck. The partners of the person with this condition often have more to deal with than the 'sufferers'. Thinking of you
I am having the same problems with my husband. He does work and is the bread winner, and we r having a lot of stress, with money, our families and mire recent, our marriage. We have been together 8 years, married 2, and just in this past 6 months has he started acting like this. We used to be each others best friends. And I never ever thought we would ever have marriage probs. We used to be the couple everyone wanted to be like. It was us against the world. Now at times its still like that and at times I feel I am alll alone. And mine won't hardly sleep either. He refuses medication or therapy, or even a dr. Appt. Just to see what a dr thinks. I really feel everything u r. It sounds like my situation so bad. I wish I had advice, but all I got is support, and an ear to listen. We could probably help each other. I am in a deep depression partly. Cause of this, but many other things too. I am sorry I am no help, but just know u r not alone, and Laurie gave good advice and links we should follow. Good luck.
Hello "Erneedhelp 1"- I really feel for you, as I am also Bipolar 1, and my son was very affected by my sudden bursts of mania, anger, lack of need for much sleep. Unfortunately, he took the brunt of it because I was a single mom. Bipolar Disorder (DO) has a definite genetic link, and it can get progressively more pronounced with our age. It sounds like your husband is definitely showing typical signs of mania, and will most likely "cycle" into either a mild/moderate/major depression following the mania. The people on this site have experience and good suggestions. Its important for him just to get a diagnosis, and then, hopefully the Dr. will be able to explain that it is really a "medical" condition, whereby the electrical and chemical imbalances affect the brain in such a way to produce these mood and behavioral changes.
Too often, people believe they will be stigmatized by the "mental" disorder, but its important to impress upon him that it is medical. Good luck! And, please let us know or ask for any support you need as you continue your research and persuasive skills!
I never really stopped to think of the family that deals with me and my illness b4 so grateful for all of u sharing ur experiences on here! Im just like the husband here. My family walks on eggshells and its not fair to them. Nobody shuld have to live this way! Up n dwn at 0.5 seconds... so not cool, but I am reachig out for help now. Zoloft yea ok trazodone, I dont wanna get up n da morning, spazzunh out a worj now they want me to take a conflict rrsolution class oh boy smh! Just wabt u guys to kno ur not alone
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