Sunday, November 6, 2011

Bipolar Disorder and Depression: A Patients Experience

I have been recently posting updates on The Manic Depressive Blog about my current quest for bipolar medications that actually manage the depressive side of my disorder. I was diagnosed about 20 years ago, and had a very long period of good mental health with Seroquel + various antidepressants on board.

This July major depression set in ... days in bed (or as much time as possible, while working and raising kids), random and copious crying ... It's been unrelenting, for four months! This total apathy for everything is getting old. Does that mean I am becoming apathetic about my apathy? Anyway, tomorrow I have another appointment with the shrink to continue trying to find an antidepressant that works for me.

I know that we are all unique in our experience of this disorder, and different meds help different people, but I am curious to know what you have used to successfully manage your bipolar depression.

Shouting out a "Help!" to my bipolar peeps. What works for you?


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This blog is for informational purposes only, it is not intended to be used for the treatment of mental illness. If you are having emotional troubles, please see a human mental health care professional, not a computer.

1 comment:

  1. I have found that Minitran is successful in treating my serious depressive episodes related to my manic depression.

    Please be aware that this medicine can also cause sedation and is, of course, not for everyone.

    In addition, watch very carefully what you eat and make sure you get exercise because it is VERY easy to gain weight on this medication.

    I hope this helps and will give you and your doctor something to discuss if it is right for you. Best of luck.