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Husband with OCD, Bipolar, Epilepsy and Brain injury
Hi, @calite – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Glad to hear you've seen a lot of changes for the good in your journey with your husband diagnosed in March with OCD, bipolar, epilepsy and brain injury.
It makes sense, as his spouse, that you'd want to know if it's likely at some point he will feel and act more in balance and "normal," with fewer obsessive episodes, mood swings and intense feelings.
I'd like to bring in some other Connect members who may have some input for you, like @wellandhappy @stressedmesseddepressed @gailb @healthytoday @merpreb @swanie @falconfly @dawn_giacabazi @gingerw @carnes @russy @hammondm99 @hopeful33250. I'd also like you to meet @IndianaScott, a volunteer mentor on Connect who works with the Caregivers group and may have some thoughts or others to whom he'd like to connect you.
Has your husband's doctor offered an opinion on which of his diagnoses or medications is contributing the most to the mood swings and other symptoms you mentioned are not in balance, @calite?
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@lisalucier @calite Welcome to Mayo Connect. We are a very diverse group around this cyber table! It's best you pose this question series to your husband's doctors, as they are the most knowledgeable about him, his conditions, and the interaction with medications. Personally, I would suggest you do everything you can to encourage him, using positive reinforcement and noting the good progress. Keep notes to review with the professionals. Remember that there may be days he seems to slide, but is to be expected. And, please, remember to take care of yourself, too! Seek out a caregivers group where you can get support and ideas. Good luck, and know we are here for you,
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