Rainey Daze and Crazy Nights

Poetry, Paintings, and Ponderings: Through My Eyes

Possible Help and More Drugs July 25, 2012

While doing some research on depression and bipolar, I came across another great website. Click here for the home page of Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. It has a great mood calendar you can print and use, as well as good information about mental health issues. One page has a list of prescription drug assistance programs (click here). I am glad I found it, but PISSED that none of the specialist J has seen told her about these programs. Hopefully she will follow through with contacting them. I don’t have the energy to do it for her, and at some point she has GOT to accept responsibility for herself, right?

She just returned from the psychiatrist. He said she did the right thing by coming in because she has a very unusual and hard to treat disorder (what the hell does that mean??). He changed her medicine AGAIN to something she tried briefly before, right after a return from theย  hospital. She only stayed on it two weeks, but she was in such a bad way already they switched her to something else.ย  He’s trying her on this in combination with some other medication and he told her she would probably always need a “cocktail” of drugs for her disorders. I used to get excited each time they switched her to new medicine, thinking maybe, just maybe, this would be THE ONE. Now I don’t think there is such a thing. I just hope this next ride on the mental roller coaster is not too scary.


11 Responses to “Possible Help and More Drugs”

  1. Dorothy Says:

    Ah…the “drug cocktail…a little bit of this, a little bit of that…until they find what works best. They started that with me four years ago and are still trying. To be honest I was a less than willing participant and then the alcohol didn’t help either, neither did the deaths. Better luck with your daughter.

  2. Aimer Shama Says:

    hm I don’t like the pic… bipolar is NOT a mask it… it is what defines our current facial expressions BENEATH the mask…

  3. Aimer Shama Says:

    Reblogged this on TheBiPolarized.com and commented:
    Great Bipolar/Depression site discovered ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. oh! What a great site. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • rainey Says:

      Your welcome. I thought it was a good one, too. Hope it helps. Let Fred know I am thinking of him. I miss his humor and insight. I hope you are “holding on”….that’s what we do, right?

      • Yeah, I will print the calendar for sure.

        And I saw other links that I think will help Fred as well. I am very sad he decided to delete the blog. We even almost got into a fight because of it. Even though I see him every day, I enjoyed reading his blog as well. But he doesn’t understand that.

        The good thing is that he starts therapy today again. I will definitely pass along your message ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Fred Says:

        @Rainey: I’m lifting my self-imposed ban on commenting for a moment to say thanks. SSG said you were asking about me, so thanks. Hope all is well with you.

        @SSG: No, I do understand very well. I just don’t care enough about it to keep the blog going.

      • rainey Says:

        Thanks Fred. I understand, trust me. I went for a year without commenting or blogging. I send my best wishes your way, and hope all goes well for you. When/if you feel the desire, stop back by and we can chat. You are a kind, gentle and understanding man, and I miss your insight.

      • Fred Says:

        Thanks, Rainey. I had a good time with the blog and feel it served my needs at the time but while I am still documenting my thoughts and ideas, I chose to do it privately because I feel it allows me to be more honest about how I’m feeling and reduce my impulse for doing the more fun stuff, which I like but does get in the way of other things I should be doing. I think I’ll comment on a couple of blogs here and there but that’ll be the extent of my WP experience at this point.

        Thanks for the kind words. I don’t think anyone’s ever called me kind or gentle before. I think you’re right. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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