Re: Losing My Mind with bipolar teen
Hi, I'm sorry that you're having to go through this I know its hard and it sucks....but try to remember she's still your sweet little girl, that person is still in there.....she's just being driven by a confused teenager with a chemically imbalanced brain that has to handle being bipolar, which is tough for most adults, plus all the normal teen ager stuff. Try to think about the fact that life is really not easy for your daughter and i'm sure under that brave sassy persona, she's confused and scared and lonely. So even though she's driving you nuts please don't give up on her, just try to talk to her, normally, don't push the hard topics. make sure she takes her meds in front of you, so you know she is. Keep the meds in your posession, do not give them to her. Most of the psych meds we take have very high street values, that can be very tempting for a teenager with poor judgement.
and if you know she's taking the meds but they're just not doing the trick and keeping her stable, call her pdoc and get her in to get the meds modified.
Take care, stay strong, and just remember when you look at your daughter, that sweet baby girl is still there.