It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Bipolar Disorder Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-24-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: WI
Posts: 4,189
dreams in neon HB Userdreams in neon HB User
Today's Tdoc Appointment

Hi everyone,

I saw my tdoc today and it was a very productive appointment.

We began by discussing my recent IP stay as well as the difficulties I've been having with my rapid cycling.

I informed him that my pdoc just put me on Clonazepam and that I am now on day 2 without any rapid cycling. He was thrilled to hear that and told me that I looked like I was feeling much better. He is of the opinion that the Clonazepam should help reduce my cycling to once or twice a day which is what the original treatment goal of my pdoc was.

We also discussed my diagnosis of atypical bipolar. He explained that this is a specific type of BPI and falls under its own category just like BPI and BPII. He explained that what makes my bipolar atypical are my auditory hallucinations, delusions and paranoia.

I feel better having discussed this because now I fully understand my diagnosis and what it means. We also discussed other types of bipolar such as cyclothymia, BPI, BPII and BP NOS (not otherwise specified). I was a little confused about BP NOS because I thought atypical was identical, but what separates atypical BP from BP NOS are the fact that I don't have a separate psychotic disorder like schizoaffective, my primary symptoms are due to bipolar and I don't exclusively experience hypomania or mania since I get severely depressed during the autumn and winter months.

Just thought I'd let you know how my appointment went. It feels good to know someone else noticed my mood improving. That's a good sign because it means that this med is really working the way it should.
__________________
Atypical Bipolar I Disorder with Rapid Cycling
Meds:
Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 02-24-2009, 08:23 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,916
seaturtle HB User
Re: Today's Tdoc Appointment

neondreams,

Wow, I am so very glad to hear this! It sounds as though you may have hit pay-dirt at last.
I will be watching your posts to see if this lasts for you.

Understanding our illness is so important, I think, making it more possible to cope with them.

Thinking of you, you are such a trooper,

Seaturtle

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Update/Today's Tdoc Appointment dreams in neon Bipolar Disorder 13 07-10-2009 03:45 AM
Today's Pdoc Appointment dreams in neon Bipolar Disorder 17 06-03-2009 02:42 PM
Today's Tdoc Appointment dreams in neon Bipolar Disorder 22 05-27-2009 12:24 AM
Saw Pdoc Today katlin09 Bipolar Disorder 9 05-20-2009 03:22 AM
Today's Pdoc and Tdoc Appointment dreams in neon Bipolar Disorder 25 03-11-2009 01:29 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Abilify
Depakote
Lamictal
Lexapro
Lithium
  Prozac
Seroquel
Wellbutrin
Zoloft
Zyprexa




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



reesie (68), katlin09 (59), Administrator (24), TinoRock (14), bprapcyc (10), thatgirl141 (7), lynnlee (6), annii456 (4), ghelpmelivelife (4), goody2shuz (3)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1182), MSJayhawk (1015), Apollo123 (913), Titchou (862), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (760), midwest1 (671), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:12 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!