I am a 53-year-old married woman. I regularly see a psychiatrist for both disorders. Sometimes when I have a manic attack, it is because I have been pushed, and pushed by someone and my mania turns into irritability. I don’t care if everyone tells me that the person deserved it, I spent a year taking a Dialectical Behavioral Technique class learning to be wiseminded. When I loose it completely with someone I fee like a total failure! Then I end up in bed chastizing myself for my actions. I am not depressed at the time, just manic. But I DO HATE the DEPRESSION! Does anyone know of any particular combo of meds for these disorders that are supposed to be better than others? I am at a loss. I see my doctor on the 29th and I am fed up! Is this how you guys talk here? This is how I am truly feeling right now and I feel lost!
Talk anyway you feel like we are fairly open here. We are very open to people venting their frustrations. This a great place for you to learn what others do. I don’t really have any ideas for med combos but you are welcome to vent my way anytime.
I can relate to you, Jeanie. I’m in my late 40’s and have bipolar II and GAD. My manic turns into irritibility then to depression. I’ve been a whole lot better since I have been on a med mix of Lamictal, Prozac, Wellbutrin XL and sleeps meds (Rozerem or Ambien). I’m also a sufferer of insomnia! Are you on anything now? You can post here or send me a private post. Be well.