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I lasted a little while, but again I went back to vicodin. This is where it gets weird. In September I had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>psychotic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>episode</span>. I ended up getting arrested and taken to the hospital which is the only reason I knew I was sick. I don't remember most things and what I do remember was a delusion. What I remember happening did, but my perspective of it was "crazy." The toxicology screen showed I had no drugs in my system, which I find really strange.
-went up to his brother and said “this is the night, I’m going to die” -began to have a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>psychotic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>episode</span>: ~began to cry ~told us to stay away from him, get out of the house, “get away from me, I might hurt you”, “im going to die”… later…”are the cops coming?”, “don’t do it”, “don’t kill me”… etc…. he was trying to make himself vomit… was making a “dry heave” noise??... like metal music… etc black metal growl noise… ???
It's a real bummer, always bouncing back and forth like that, but it can be helped a lot with the proper medicine. For decades I was treated just for depression but <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span> year I had a serious manic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>episode</span> that I could not ignore, and was diagnosed with bipolar. At that time I realized that I had been bipolar all my life -- I just never reported it to my psych doctor because when I was manic, I was feeling on top of the world and did not realize anything was wrong.
FEP = First episode Psychosis RESULTS: At baseline, no differences were observed in cortisol, DHEAS or the cortisol/DHEAS ratio between patients and controls. . . . Within FEP patients, decreases in cortisol and the cortisol/DHEAS ratio over time were directly related to the improvement in depression . . . negative . . . and psychotic symptoms . . . . Perceived stress significantly correlated with DHEAS . . . and the cortisol/DHEAS ratio . . .
~began to cry ~told us to stay away from him, get out of the house, “get away from me, I might hurt you”, “im going to die”… later…”are the cops coming?”, “don’t do it”, “don’t kill me”… etc…. he was trying to make himself vomit… was making a “dry heave” noise??... like metal music… etc black metal growl noise… ???
I know someone who was very depressed in their bipolar cycle & has recenlty been traumatized, then had a complete meltdown which the docs called a psychotic Break? They are hospitalized for being a danger to themselves & others. I don't have much more info than that. What does this mean? Is it temporary? how long can it last & does anyone know how long you can be held by law? Or is that a state by state issue? Thanks for your help.
Thanks! When my daughter was hospitalized for the first time the end of February it was same way for her. The Dr. had her on depakote, zyprexa, a couple other things. She was pretty doped up too and could not hardly do anything but sleep and eat. I hurried up and got her off of that depakote. I'm really not fond of zyprexa either. So...what 2 medications ended up working for you? Are you on a mood stabilizer?
5 mg in the morning and at night i dont want to take these anymore so i decided to go cold turkey here i am on day two and i feel like crap no vomiting but i am nausus i get lightheaded i should have never started taking these i hate it sometimes im not sure if it is withdrawls or if it is actually anxiety ive delt with anxiety my whole life and never took pills and the stories i am reading are scaring me even more does any one know how long these symptoms last hopefully no more than a week caus
I have a pertinent question to members of this forum which is does anybody know for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> long we have to continue taking meds as sometimes I wish I could live a life without taking any meds.I have been having BP since 12 years and have been on an MS since eleven years.My Pdoc does not answer this question of mine and himself is not sure.
What does it actually feel like to be 'on one', or to have 'a bender' - positive or negative. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> does it feel to experience a mood swing? I can only Imagine that folk feel that whatever their disorder is, it's singularly unique to them!
It may be that the only way to get back is to go back on Paxil for the rest of my life, but that's a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span> resort. I don't really know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> to answer you without you having seen what happened and how fast it happened. I decided to wait it out, but it never went away, and I don't want to live a life all drugged up. I'm a writer, and I went off the Paxil because the new side effects were getting in my way; imagine what it would be like on four different drugs?
And yes it will and could go away. Its just <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> it will take. Hoopoe you start to feel better I'm here to chat if need be..
and am currently going through an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>episode</span> where i am not sleeping and will get an idea in my head and will frantically try to bring it to fruition. the last week i got an idea about making some jewelry...not anything unusual right...well now i have been staying up all night making jewelry because the ideas fro stuff come so fast and i have spent almost 500 dollars in 1 week on jewelry making supplies...i have never been interesed in making jewelry before?
I don't usually recommend calling 911 because the police can be nasty (unless they have a gun or are driving) When a patient is compliant with their medications, they can usually take an extra dose, as prescribed by their doctor ( for me it was a Benadryl or an extra 1/2 dose of anti <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>psychotic</span>) and I was able to calm down and go to sleep after the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>psychotic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>episode</span> had passed. Like others have said, you can't deal with this alone.
I was confirmed to have bp a year ago (but clearly had known myself for 10). I have tried a few different things but my moods are getting so rageful and tearful again. 20 mg of ambien isnt keeping me alseep for more than 5 hours or so. My mood swings come on quickly throughout the day. i can feel myself changing. I take 150mg of Lamictal. I'm so tired of trying for fear nothing will ever take this mental pain away. It's affecting my wonderful marriage. He doesn't understand. Some advise please.
In my case I was depressed and had to take an AD.
They are more prevalent during a manic or hypomanic phase though. The episodes tend to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span> around an hour. Does anyone know what these episodes are, and whether they are linked to my bipolar disorder? Does anyone else have them? Also it seemed to be better when I was on Depakote rather than Lithium. Sorry it’s a long one; thank you to anyone who read it.
can anyone share rehab information to assist me? Again, I have limited info and I was curious as to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> one needs rehab in their lifetime before enough is enough. I do the smart thing and don't reply to the call/texts.
He said it's something we've taught our brains to do, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> to react. We've practiced it so much, it's became very common for the body to react like this. It's like learning how to drive a car, once you do it enough, you don't have to think about it anymore. The subconscious mind takes over. So, can I reverse learning to drive? Probably, but it's going to take work. Any words of encouragement would be great! Thank you! I've only been going through this for about 2.
Certainly it is at least four in my whole life from what may have been the first <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>episode</span> in 1946 to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span> brief <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>episode</span> in 1990 when I went off my lithium for between one and two months. Defining an episode is not easy for me to do; indeed, the concept of episode is only useful in some respects. In other ways it over-simplifies a complex set of behaviours; it has value, though, when trying to describe the experience in writing.
but I need to know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> does this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span>...will I ever get my life back????I am so frustrated not knowing what to expect on a day to day basis....my anxiety is way out of control one day....I'm emotional the next.....I have done everything possible...I've walked an hour a day, watching sugars, eating healthy.....etc. I can't take it anymore....Dr.s only want to prescribe meds.they don't want you to come off of them....however my psychologist wants me off everything...but ....
I know what you mean. When my Mom has a phycotic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>episode</span> I am lost. I don't have a clue what to do. Used to my Dad would handle it but without him I don't know what to do. I usually end up in the corner hiding behind objects crying. I know sad huh. I told you I'm not mature. Maybe a mature person could deal with it. Maybe someone who is mentally sane could. Mom often talks about suicide and it scares me. She says she won't really do it that she mainly says it to scare me.
The difficulty is how to handle mania, even hypomania more than depression. When depressed, the key is to keep occupied and do something that will bring you out of the depression so you don't fixate on it. That's my strategy. But when hypomanic, over activity is part of the problem. You just can't focus. As for physical disabilities I look at the people in the family who had severe conditions such as cardiac conditions and strokes and just kept going to the end.
Was the one from overloaded stress/responsibility the very first one he got into? What he was like during a breakdown? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> did they <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span>? My fiance was sleepless, having delusions, and got very emotional at a time or quite manic in behaviors. Thank you therse83, and I wish your dad's situation gets better soon!
i know that they want her to go to a doctor etc and see if she does. but my husband has not been told if she does or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> it is going. I don't know if he has the right to kno, but with all the mistakes she has made we feel that is something we should bring to court because if she does it is effecting the decisions she is making for her childrens, as she has another with someone else she is not with.
I would not communicate my real thoughts and feelings and would come home worn out from trying to maintain my 'normality'. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>episode</span> gradually got worse over a period of 6 months but accelerated quite quickly into psychotic mania toward the end (scary). The medication really made a difference, so I suggest that it would be a positive step for you to continue with yours too. All the best.
If your manias have changed over the years, or even your depressions. I have always taken care of myself and my disorder pretty darn well, but regardless of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> well I work and my drs and therapists work, things change and catch me off guard. Just when I am becoming accustomed to how a mania looks, it has changed and gotten me in trouble because I was unable to recognize I was 'off'. I can do pretty well with depression, recognizing it, monitoring it. My manias are more challenging.
Now I've been with him over a year and he has always been jealous. I would like to know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> likely is it that he'll become abusive? He also doesn't take his meds because he doesn't like how they make him feel, can he lead a functioning life without them? He also wants to know what are the chances that his daughter and our future kids will have it? Should I be concerned, and is there anyway to "handle" (for lack of a better word) him when he gets in his angry moods.
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