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by Palli32 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:42 pm

Hi all,

How have you been
Its been months since i have posted something here

So i believe meds are not doing much with me so i have stopped meds... Currently looking for alternatives.

If you have any suggestions please feel free to share

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by MochaAdmin » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:49 pm

Palli32 wrote:Hi all,

How have you been
Its been months since i have posted something here

So i believe meds are not doing much with me so i have stopped meds... Currently looking for alternatives.

If you have any suggestions please feel free to share

Thanks

Hi again....long time no see. Palli, you've never really wanted to take meds, especially long term, so no surprise that you've stopped them now. Alternatives....don't have anything for you there. We're a Pro Med and Therapy site only.

The only way to treat BP is with meds and therapy. Pure and simple. no getting around it. And yes, that means we take them forever if we want to be stable.

Did you ever see a tdoc last spring after you said you would? How did that work out?

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by Palli32 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:55 pm

Yes mocha
Thanks for ur response
Really appreciate it

Coming to the point i did book for an appointment for therapy but that didn't turn out to be good... So i have waited and waited finally got a chance to speak to a tdoc last Wednesday
It was good i told her everything we discussed about an hour
Finally she said like you need meds n therapy
So i was like i dont want to take meds but i ll try therapy
Currently Looking for a pdoc best in india if possible i ll meet him n decide may be it would take a week r 2
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by MochaAdmin » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:13 pm

I'm glad you spoke to a tdoc. I hope you'll continue to see her. And hopefully you'll see that pdoc also.

Why are you so against meds? Why are you against being healthy and living the best life you can with this disorder? I know you mentioned what your father went through but that was a long time ago........things have changed......this is the 21st century.

The longer you go without treatment the worse and more often the Bipolar episodes will get. Is that a life you want to live?

Anyways, seeing the tdoc is a very good start.....good for you.

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by Palli32 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:17 pm

Mocha,

I am not against meds its just happens that i dont have any more faith on them. you are right my dad is BP1 and me BP2 as they say.

Let me tell you my story after started meds i have started to bloat and i changed from normal weight to above obese from 75 kg to 100 kg now 95
I feel there is no improvement i have taken meds like almost 5 years i have tried. I have seen another specialist pdoc recently he discussed and discussed and said it may not be bipolar and he needs more sessions to conclude.

I will be seeing him in a week for a week. Lets hope for best
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by MochaAdmin » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:03 pm

Palli32 wrote:Mocha,
Let me tell you my story after started meds i have started to bloat and i changed from normal weight to above obese from 75 kg to 100 kg now 95
I feel there is no improvement i have taken meds like almost 5 years i have tried. I have seen another specialist pdoc recently he discussed and discussed and said it may not be bipolar and he needs more sessions to conclude.

I will be seeing him in a week for a week. Lets hope for best

I hear ya on the weight gain to be honest. That might have been enough to turn me off meds. I'm just lucky I didn't have that particular side effect and didn't have to deal with the "vanity vs sanity" dilemma.

I hope you and new pdoc can figure out what's going on with you. It's always good to see/get a different opinion.

And sorry for sounding like such a bitch........ :oops:

Let us know how it goes, ok?

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by Palli32 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:13 pm

Hi all,

so i am getting a second opinion for my condition and said last time that this pdoc needed few more sessions to conclude

Now he almost concluded that i am not bipolar and I need to work on my personality, anger and relationships. So this is like good news and no meds

I feel i fought very hard to tell people that i dont need medication. This pdoc proved my point i am just happy to say this

Thank you

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by Mocha » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:20 pm

Hey, Palli......I'm happy about the second opinion. It will be great to start fresh and see what happens from there.

I would urge you to continue with the therapy though.

Thanks for letting us know....... :)

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by Palli32 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:12 pm

Hi all,

So the diagnosis now is not bipolar2 i am happy about it.
But pdoc said i have recurrent depression with obsessive personality which needs to be changed slowly which may take years. He prescribed escitalopram 20 mg for depression and asked me to meet in 2 months.

Any thoughts on antidepressant?

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by Palli32 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:12 am

Can someone tell me about escitalopram i am now not BP2 my diagnosis has been turned out to be recurrent Depression with OCPD i have started with 20mg Feliz S

Please let me know if anything

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by Pancake » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:13 am

Hi Palli

Escitalopram is an antidepressant. Like most of them, it can take a few weeks before you feel any benefit. Just watch out in case it sends you manic, hopefully not something you need to worry about if your diagnosis was wrong before.

Sometimes it's hard for the drs, mental health is complicated. I hope they have found the right answers for you now.
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