Last night was a suicidal night. I made it through. But I am a rapid cycler. I don't know what tonight holds. But I feel so drained now that I am not in mania. Anyone else out there feel like they got hit by a bus after coming outta mania? I went to the doctor yesterday to get a med change. I have was diagnosed 8 months ago and we still cant find the right meds. How long did it take for you to get the right meds? Is it normal for it to take this long?
Hi Ljeanf, I can tell you that I am hypomanic but just coming out of those cycles is draining to me so I can only image that it is the same for you. if not worse. I have been seeing medical professionals for about 3 years now and 3 weeks ago I was finally dx bp2. I am on new meds now and in the last 3 yrs I have been on many different combinations. only one worked a little for me and that was cymbalta it was working ok for a little while and then I fell into a deep depression so I can say just calm as you can be. I know there were days that I just could not believe that there is not a mircle drug out there for everyone to feel great all the time.
Very probable that it will take some time. Medications usually kick in within 4-6 weeks, but it can take some time to find the right one/good combo.
I posted last week about how I feel like the rug keeps being pulled out from under me, but that is the nature of the illness. Things are never uneventful all the time for everyone, everyone has things going on. I seem to intensify my up and down days because of my negative thought processes, but we can unlearn these bad thought patterns.
Stay positive and find out what works for you (what medications, what environments etc...) It would be very proactive to figure out what triggers you and avoid these situations. This was the hardest thing for me to figure out. After having this diagnosis for seven years I have learned that I will have my up and down days...but its all worth it!
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