My partner has been given a diagnosis of bipolar 2. He has been given epilim and is working his way up to a dose of 300mg over the next 3 weeks. He has just started the 200mg dose and is feeling very nervous, about everything. Would that be a normal reaction to the medication and will it subside?
His initial appointment was with the first gp we could get him into after he was having panic attacks all over Christmas. I think the diagnosis could be correct, but I want a second opinion to confirm, DH is not sure its the right thing either, and now with his anxiety peaking again on the medication he is very confused.
He has always been an anxious person, since I have known him. But it was really triggered by the births of our children and the purchase of our new house. He can't handle daily life at the moment, and has just left to do a few hours at his work, to calm down. Just prior he took my eldest to the tip to drop of a load of green waste. He came back, and told me with tears in his eyes to not trust him driving with the kids anymore. I totally respect him for telling me that. He is in so much pain at the moment, he can't stand to be around the kids, when they are yelling and being loud and not listening. He hates that they annoy him.
I dunno, I just need to hear other peoples experiences, because at the moment it is just so hard. So hard and stressful, and I just need a break from it all.
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