(Closed) Bi-polar help?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3253 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

DH’s best friend is bipolar. When he’s not on his medication, he gets extremely depressed and has even attempted suicide twice. He just loses complete control of himself. He has had few side effects from the meds and they have truly changed his life.

I’m not trying to scare you, but your Fiance needs to talk to his doctor about this immediately and discuss the options with a medical professional. This isn’t something he can just get over on his own; it’s a serious medical condition that he has no control over.

Best of luck to you. I know this disease can be hard on those with it as well as those who love them.

Post # 4
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I can tell you the best thing is to be there for me and to be patient. If yoi know there are things that can trigger him or push his buttons, stay away from them. JUst be supportive as you seem to be doing 🙂

Post # 6
4 posts
  • Wedding: January 2012

My mom is bipolar but very severe. It’s tough.One thing I want to mention is to not be afraid to have him get on a medication program. No heavy psych meds or anything like that. It can be a progressive disease when it’s untreated, not a pretty sight. But even just a low dose of lithium can do wonders for people with a mild disorder and stave off a worsening of his condition.

Post # 7
2017 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have Bi-Polar II and it sounds like your Fiance is maybe in the I category. But regardless he needs medication asap. And Prozac alone does NOT work for Bi-Polar. He’s going to need a mood stabilizer and maybe an anti-anxiety medication.

But he needs to be properly diagnosed first. I wasn’t diagnosed correctly for 10 years and was told I had clinical depression. Well, it wasn’t and it almost ruined my life. I suggest you go back to the doctor or get another opinion but this is a really serious problem.

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