I recently went to see my psychiatrist regarding my Bi-Polar disorder and medications. As some of you know I have been battling Bi-polar and depression for years. I have tried many new medications that have either not worked or had extreme side effects. This may be a litttle personal but I was wondering if anyone might have some suggestions on the new medications out there. I know that I should trust my doctor to suggest medications but I also know that blindly trusting in her judgement has led to many bad experiences for me. I am now facing in-patient treatment if I am unable to get this under control. For anyone that has every been through in-patient psychiatric care you know that that is not a preferable option. I currently take a combination of Cymbalta, Goedon, Mirtazipine and Clonazepam. I have tried many other combinations with the worst reaction coming from Abilify. (I had bells palsy that eventually cleared up after 6 weeks) Has anyone started something new? I would like to have a suggestion when I next see my doc next week. Hopefully I can find something that doesn't spike my blood sugar and checking with other diabetics seems to be the way to go on that front. For now we are adjusting the meds I am currently on and praying something works. My mood has been lower lately than it has been in years. My Doctor and I have discussed this and agree that a lot of it is stress. To put it in perspective My mother is in end stage liver failure and we are awaiting transplant. That added stress has my depression mounting and I know that I need help. Any suggestions would be very helpful. I know this is not exactly diabetes related but many of do experience depression and I thought ya'll might have some helpful suggestions or experiences to share. THANK YOU very much!
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