My bf has not been dx'd with bp but I have been told that it sounds like he does have it, that's why I'm posting here =0)
He is 20yrs old now. He was hospitalized when he was 16 because he tried to take his life. This year, on Tuesday July 26th, he was hospitalized again because, among other things, he was delusional, paranoid, and had not eaten or slept in several days. He was immediately put on medication and was released by the following Monday. He was under doctor's order's to continue taking Zyprexa and Depakote. He decided on this past Thursday night that he did not want to take his medication anymore because it made it hard for him to concentrate, think clearly, and drowsy. He seemed fine for the next day (besides for the fact that he was talking ALOT) and then I went to visit him today and he started talking about weird things again (like he was before he was put in the hospital - only not as much). It almost seems like he knows how to control it in a way. He puts on an act for some people and then he tells his thoughts and feelings to the people he is closest to (myself and his sister). He's getting paranoid again as well.
Tonight was his first night back at work and he just called his sister crying because he was depressed, scared, and paranoid.
I know he's frustrated, scared, and on an emotional rollercoaster. I feel like I don't know what to say to him... Is it normal for his emotions to be cycling this quickly - about 3 hours ago he was HAPPY???
Any feedback, similar experiences, advice... whatever - please!!!