Update

Thank you so much to everyone for your comments.  I have been having a difficult time lately.  I started to see a psychiatrist about a month ago.  He has diagnosed me with Bipolar Disorder and put me on Seroquel and Zoloft for social anxiety.  The Seroquel was making me too drowsy, but it was really helpful with the racing thoughts.  The Zoloft made me feel so disconnected I could barely function.  I had to stop taking it.  I wasn't getting anything done.  I'm also seeing a therapist for the social anxiety.  Because I of the drowsiness the Dr. felt I should try Abilify instead of Seroquel.  He gave me a really low dose because I'm very sensitive to meds.  I didn't tolerate it well at all.  Just two days after I started to take it I had to stop because I was so nauseous and vomiting.  Plus, I had tremors, headaches, and list of other side effects.  It was awful. 

Another issue I'm having is that I don't understand why I am paying a psychiatrist to see me for 5 minutes and write a prescription AND paying a therapist for counseling.  That, and I don't understand if I have been treated for ADHD for 8 years and clearly have all the symptoms he decides to diagnose me with Bipolar Disorder instead.  So, I'm looking for another psychiatrist. 

This journey has been difficult, and I appreciate all your comments.  Thank you so much for sharing.  It's good to know I'm not the only one out there having this kind of trouble. 

3 comments:

esther May 14, 2011 at 12:07 PM  

Hey Momo...just wanna let u know tht I'm gonna start praying and fasting for ur problem...I know the Lord can heal u...love ya!!
“For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,” says the Lord. (Jeremiah 30:17)
“O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You have healed me.” (Psalm 30:2)

JaY May 15, 2011 at 3:43 PM  

I've skimmed your blog (found you from the bloghop) & I applaud and admire your sharing of your story. Especially posts like this that show the challenges. It's often very difficult to open up and share, but it's extremely therapeutic, not only for yourself, but for others. I've been hiding a diagnosis from almost all my friends & family for over a year now. Having taken years before admitting it to myself.

Your courage and determination in facing this head on & making yours & your family's life better is grander than the sun's rays on a cloudy day. (cheesy metaphor, I know.. but I can't think of another right now.. lol).

Debbie August 10, 2011 at 4:40 PM  

Just checking in to see how you are doing... blessings.

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