hello im a mother of 5 beatiful girls..i have been dx with major depression for the last 10yrs. put on antidepressant but the never seen to work... (paxil,effexor, zolft) but last wk.Dr. talk 2 me abt. lithium..really scared ... currently doing k.just really hostile and angry 1 min. and ok the next dont even understand y i get so angry... anyway Dr. said to start lithium before i go into a manic phase... last 1 i had was in june this yr..i left my Dr,s office.ended up in mexico really manic then got severely depressed try to kill my self..but god was watching over me... finally came to my sences came home soso depressed i try to commint suicide again but the lord has a different plan 4 me..had to go in the hospital..
RECENTLY FINALLY DX WITH BIPOLAR DEPRESSION..anyone else has a word of wisdon??am I alone?
Added 16 Sep 2009:
hello!!!! i thank those who wrote a comment ...but i just wanted to shared a little bet of what i have been thru....i wanted other people to see what this illness can do.... for some reason i feel like i am being judge !!! i know that it helps me to hear what other people have been thru...this is the reason why i shared my story.....all i was really looking for ...was have someone talk about therir experience at first and how well they did on lithium ...Now I have been under the care of a psy..Dr.. and theraphy and whats even more interesting is that i worked in the Mental Health field...so i do have lots of knowledge ..that is the reason why im looking for other bipolar Pt's experiences...thats all..God bless thank you.
I have been waiting to see if someone who is bipolar on the forum would answer. Are you seeing a psychiatrist for the depression meds, or some other type of doctor? You should be going to some sort of counseling to help you, you can't just take the anti depression medicine. If I read the correctly, you are a single mom of 5 girls. That is an overwhelming task, to raise them alone. You probably have a right to be mad sometimes. Please listen to what your doctor says, but also go for group counseling. It will really help, to be with others going through the same thing. Are you doing anything for you, going to a movie with a friend, getting your hair or nails done, a book club. You have to have adult time for you. Having 5 kids is really stressful. I just have 1 teen and she makes me feel like an idiot most of the time. Don't let them gang up on you. You sound like you have a good head on your shoulders, just overwhelmed and depressed. I sure hope you realize that and give yourself a break. God Bless You
It is going to be a long road, but you will get better. First, if you are just seeing a general doctor, get a referral to Psychiatrist. They have more experience adjusting your meds, and what new things might work better. Also, they will get you in with a counselor so that you can work on the stresses in your life. Stress often triggers mania.
Hang in there. Just keep fighting
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