Just wanted to welcome you aboard!!!
I for one am glad that you are here!! I have a 15 year old daughter who was just diagnosed this past year. It has been some rollercoaster ride and I have learned an awful lot from both sides of the spectrum here.
I also have a medical background in Pediatrics but this Bipolar is a whole different can of worms!!!
My daughter is on Seroquel and Lamictal....we had some hypomania breakthrough since my brother's health has declined....she seems to have been triggered by losses in her life and I am sure that has alot to do with what is going on with her now. the pdoc increased her Seroquel and we are increasing by 50mgs/day each week until we see some improvement. I think that we may have to have an afternoon dose since when she walks into the door from school we experience the most frustration/agitation. Right now we are on 200mgs in the am and 300mgs in the pm. We are working on stabilization. Anything you can share with us would be quite welcome....I have no idea what to expect in my daughter's future. The whole thing has knocked the wind out of us but we have come to realize that learning as much as we can about BP is essential to supporting our daughter. And that is why I am here and as I learn I go on to share it with others. It's a great place to seek support as well as offer it to others.
I am glad you are here and hope that you get as much from this board as I have.
Looking forward to seeing more of you around here.
(((HUGS))) ~ Goody