im nearly 18 and was diagnosed with it when i was 8 because of how strong the family history was. Mummymunch you must find that hard i go mad at my partnerall the time and its horrible for me so i can only imagine what its like for him xxx
It is very hard when hes on a downer but he gets more high and belated than down. Its hard knowing that my LO is more likely to get it & he doesnt take his medication anymore. He was on antipsycotics (sp?) but hasn't taken them in a while :/
I think if you have a strong support network you will find things get easier he was diagnosed 9 years a go and he feels as if he has it under control, although it will always be there he knows who to go to and what to do if he has an 'episode' xx
Thats the same with me im on Lithium, i am high for weeks then i will be low for weeks im on a low at the moment and the only support i have is my OH but im not sure he understands the extent yet. itss sooo horrible xxx
If your moods are still swinging that bad, you need your meds adjusted, added to, or subtracted from. See a phsychiatrist again. Seroquel is a really good one for the down part of it. There are a handful of others that might help when added to the Lithium. Your Lithium might need adjusted. If you are on lithium you should be seeing a doc regularly and getting bloodwork done anyway, right? So, I assume you should have reasonable access to a doctor to discuss your struggles?
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