Originally Posted by whoevea
well im kind of new at this. im not sure if i have bi polar or depression. i been on this computer for hours just trying ti figure out whats wrong with me..
I have posted here and on the bipolar board. I do not have bipolar, but borderline personality disorder which causes mood swings..sometimes badly. If someone put you on Lithium, it would seem they diagnosed you with some kind of unstable mood disorder. What is your diagnosis?
I will tell you I tried Depakote ER and it made me like a zombie, more depressed and I felt drunk in the afternoons. However, every person is different in how they react to a drug. If you have borderline, mood stabilizers are sometimes an option, but I have tried 4 and none worked out. So I am just on an antidepressant.
I would say to talk to your doctor and get a clear understanding of what your problem is. I hope you can find something that works for you. I know exactly where you are coming from. I have been going through this for 2 years and have not worked except for 2 months and that turned out badly.
So good luck, sorry I don't have more encouraging words for you. Hang in there, it will get better if you are determined to work at it to help things get better. Oh and I cannot make it without my therapist!!!
Let me know what the doc says.
Again, good luck!