Bite the Bullet and Get Treatment

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    ConfusedKat writes:


    Does anyone else have anger episodes and if so does anyone have any advice on how to deal with it...especially when you cannot afford to be treated?


    I was dx in 2004 bi-polar 2 with manic depression. For the last 1 1/2 yrs I was doing good with no meds. Before that I was on Depakote, Risperdal, Klonipin. I have been dealing with Lyme dx since 1/07. My bi-polar is back with a vengeance. It is very severe and I feel like I am going crazy. Right Out Of My Mind!!!!! Very short fuse. Any little ole thing will set me a-fylin' off the handle. My marriage is barely hanging on. I truly feel nuts. How do get him to understand what I am going thru?!

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    Hi, ConfusedKat. I think you answered your own question. You're attributing your anger to bipolar. Your bipolar is out of control. You are not on meds. You need to get back on meds. This is not a time to be fretting over money. Stop paying your cable bill if you have to and see a psychiatrist. You will almost certainly be able to get free meds samples from your pdoc for the first several weeks. That will buy you time to plan your finances and a wellness strategy.


    If this were diabetes, you wouldn't be asking this question. Bite the bullet and get treatment.

Published On: September 20, 2007