I suffer from BiPolar disorder and have been practically med-free since starting TTC in January 2009. I had a bad mood dip in February and had to go back on antidepressants for a time.
Despite a bit of a physical rollercoaster ride with the pregnancy my moods have been relatively stable until now. Last night a massive mood dip hit me like a truck. I usually find my mood going downhill slowly but it dropped so suddenly last night that I was totally unprepared.
Luckily today is my day off but I am due to work 12 hour shifts on my own friday, saturday and sunday and I am dreading it. I have an appointment with my psychiatrist on Tuesday and have gone back on medication but feel really bloody stuck.
Don't know what to do. My OH has had to go into work (I asked him to stay home but he couldn't) and has to house sit for my mum (who is in hospital following an op) after that so I am gonna be completely alone today.
I also suffer with depression and have been med free for a year now....I have been stable too until about 4 weeks ago when the moods started and then have been stuck there ever since. I have refused to go on meds but have been referred for counselling (long long waiting list though).
Can you get to your GP? I went and she was incredibly understanding (apart from the fact she keeps asking me WHY i am so down...I DONT know otherwise I could make it better!!) She immediately signed me off work for 2 weeks and after a follow up appointment has done so for another 2 weeks.
I am often on my own all day (OH is out at work from 5.30am - 8pm), its a long time. But I am finding going out for walks, seeing family and napping really helping me get through the day.
If you want to chat or need anything please feel free to PM me on here.
Hiya, I can relate as I also have Bi Polar disorder and am med free. My Husband is in the RAF and goes away for days at a time (as he is at the moment) so if you want to chat about whats on your mind I may be able to help just PM me.
Just remember its an illness not you and it will subside eventually and your mood will improve.
awe big i suffer from depression as well. my doctor put me on zoloft during my pregnancy. i dont know how i would manage without it, i am a complete and total mess if i dont take my meds. i know how you feel sweetie.
Hey Ladies - thanks for your replies. It is good to know that I am not the only one feeling this way.
I saw the emergency duty team at my docs this afternoon but they couldn't do too muh because it was after 5pm by the time they saw me. They've prescribed me diazipan for tonight and I have to go back tomorrow morning to get referred to the mental health crisis team. I had to promise the doc that I wouldn't be alone tonight or they were going to admit me. I have asked OH to come home after he's fed and watered the animals at my mums.
I am also bipolar and am having very rapid mood swings - I ultrarapid cycle at times (sometimes even on meds) and have been off meds since I conceived in June. They wanted to admit me last month but I have somehow managed to get by and remain off meds. Mostly I blame the diabetes for the mood swings when I want to stay off the bipolar meds but I know its really a combination.
Good luck - pregnancy is rough enough with no problems. Try not to stay alone too much if it is bad. again
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