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Nov 2, 2017 · Unable to function in Depression & Anxiety

It sounds like we have a similar story but my diagnosis is Bipolar. I would have depressive episodes, get treated for a while and then stop treatment because I felt better. When I felt better I would thoroughly enjoy studying and staying up all night to write papers. I accumulated two Masters degrees along the way.Eventually I was properly diagnosed with Bipolar and realized that when I felt “well” was simply a manic phase and almost as destructive as my depressive phases.

Now, however, my moods are stable and I am doing much better. I am also on an SSRI but I don’t have the same risk for serotonin syndrome that you do. There are, however, other treatments available. I juts yesterday read about Lithium being used for treatment resistant depression. Of course, Lithium comes with its own side effects.

Either way, keep on seeking the right treatment and find someone good to work with to try different things. My psych nurse is wonderful and has led me through many med changes until we found something that works for me with minimum side effects.

Aug 3, 2017 · I survived suicide attempts in Mental Health

Therapy is going well for me. I have established a good relationship with my therapist and she adjusts the frequency of how often we meet based on how well

I am doing.


Jul 27, 2017 · I survived suicide attempts in Mental Health

How thoughtful of you to ask. I have been in a pretty good place. My psych nurse successfully fought my insurance company to have my meds put back to the level

that had previously worked for me (they arbitrarily decided my does was too high) and I am still sticking with therapy (not something I have always done in the past). Summer is my least favorite season but it has gone well so far. I hope everyone else is doing

just as well.


Oct 26, 2016 · I survived suicide attempts in Mental Health

I might be more accurate to say that people can gain partial control of their mood swings. My meds have kept my hypomania under control but my depressive cycles are still pretty black.

Aug 23, 2016 · Suggestions for dealing with PTSD after ICU in Intensive Care (ICU)

I was highly skeptical of EMDR until I tried it. It is a great way of processing troubling issues and gaining control over them.

Aug 11, 2016 · Need help! Depression and anxiety in Depression & Anxiety

I too thought I had depression all my life and nothing seemed to prevent the recurrence of deep depression. That is until I was correctly diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and a new med regime helped significantly. I still attend therapy but the frequency of appointments is based on how well I am doing.

Jul 13, 2016 · Just started insulin injections, but they don't seem to work in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I had “pre-diabetes” for a while so my PCP was monitoring me closely. When I crossed over into diabetes she prescribed Metformin ER in the AM and regular Metformin at bedtime. That has, so far, managed my diabetes well and I have not had to consider insulin.

Jul 6, 2016 · Experience with Abilify in Depression & Anxiety

I had significant weight gain on Abilify. Since I already had type 2 diabetes my doctor asked me to ask my psych prescriber about a change. I was changed to Latuda.